The Heron

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

All Stitching!

Hi there cloud friends! I hope you are all doing well and enjoying some great Fall weather.  We are finally nice and cool after the hottest summer on record.  We had 51 days over 80 (our normal is 25) and a record number of 90+days.  I have been looking forward to Fall for a long time.  I think you will agree that my longing for Fall and cool weather is reflected in the designs I have been stitching.  I tend to stitch fairly big pieces and frame most of them.  Well, I have this wonderful bowl that has been in my family for at least three generations.  I decided maybe it was time to stitch some smalls to put in this bowl.  That's what I have been doing.  Now I have to finish them.  I really wish I had the eye for finishing that several of you seem to have.  I will just have to try my best. Here are the smalls.


 This little witch is from PS book 140 Pumpkin Patch.

 The owl is from the same chart.  The fabric was my inspiration for this design.

 Quaker Boo! from The Sampler Girl.  I have always liked this design.
 
 This design is from Boo Moon by PS.  Just to let you know what a finishing slacker I am, this was stitched 2 years ago!

 This pretty design is by Nan Lewis of Threadwork Primitives.  It is called Pumpkin Watch.  Sorry for the very crooked photo!

 Here is the inspiration bowl.

 You can see this has been a very well used bowl. That's before I got hold of it.  I remember my mom chopping cabbage  to make coleslaw.

 I love seeing the marks left by hand tools.

This is my current project.  I am making this for Caleb and family.  I will be jazzing it up as it is for a family with children.  I have ordered several buttons and plan on using some of the metallic floss.  I think it's a great design especially for children.
Thanks so much for joining me and have a great week!