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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Something new in the hoop!

Hello nice people out there.....I am actually on holiday in a lovely warm place but forgot my camera cord so I can't  download my new pictures!! So I will do the post I ment to do before I left!  
 I am working on a queen annes lace for .....I think a pillow...but it might go in a frame....It has been a really fun one to do....I found this lovely linen at our local fabric shop and it is just perfection for stitching on...  lots and lots of french knots!!!!  I can see a speck of my blue pen under the green.... I just love the pens that wash away with a few drops of water...
 Before we left for our holiday.....I spied this piece of heaven in my garden.....it was my mum's birthday and it is the earliest I have ever seen a crocus bloom here in my New England garden....my mother was the most incredible person I have ever known ....she was the most amazing gardener and I am now the very proud caretaker of all her work and dreams....I just thought how wonderful to have this little bit show it's pretty face on her birthday.... I think she was saying hello.......xxxooo to my mum!
Nature is my heaven on earth.....this dear little thing pushing it's way up through the frozen ground to give us hope for spring.....and so so beautiful....the soft white ...the orange in the center....the gorgeous orange and yellow stamens....it just takes my breath away......such a miracle ....
Well...I am off to ride my bicycle in the warm sunshine!!!!!  Yea!!!  Happy Day to all you wonderful people!!!!  xxx

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  1. I love your queen Anne's lace, so pretty. How nice it is to have plants in your garden planted by your mum, and they come out in time to rember and smile or have a little cry. Much love.

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    1. Every plant is a memory...thank you....

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  2. Enjoy your holiday, we have lots of beautiful crocuses, snowdrops and daffodils here, spring is on it's way:-)

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    1. I have such spring fever ....when I get home I am going to start digging!!!! Can not wait !

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  3. You embroidery is so pretty, love it.

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  4. Thank you so much!!! I love your wools and weaving!!!!

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  5. Enjoy your holiday - your embroidery is lovely - as a beginner I've yet to manage anything as lovely :)

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    1. Totally enjoying our holiday....Thank you so much....we have not been able to do these things to often over the years so I am running with it!!
      As for stitching...it is really coloring with thread .....you just have to play with the stitches and find ones that look the way you like and go with it!!!!

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  6. Thats stunningly beautiful. xxxxx

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    1. You are so so nice to say so...thank you...it is so fun to do!!

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  7. I would pay good money for that needlework...quite lovely

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    1. Thank you Mr. Gray....I really appreciate the very kind words....Hope you have recovered from your difficult day in the pig pen.......I think I might have had a large breakfast cocktail after that episode!!!!!

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  8. Wow - your work is very beautiful. I would love to learn! Enjoy your vacation - I can't wait to check out your blog when you get back. The spring flower is so refreshing to see...come on warm weather:)

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  9. Love your needlework, so beautiful and delicate, you are clever.

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  10. Where are you holidaying dear friend?
    Hugs,
    Carol

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  11. Your work is a real lovely and so is the bloom! :-)

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  12. Your embroidery is divine Miss Holly, makes me want to start again, if only I had double the hours in the day!
    xo Sandi

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  13. Hello, lovely to meet you. Thank you for your comment over at mine. You're so lucky living in New England, I've always wanted to visit there, it looks so lovely. I keep telling myself 'one day'. Hope you're having a lovely holiday. xxx

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  14. What a beautiful piece of embroidery.

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  15. Thankyou ever so much for your enthusiasm for my chickens! I have to say there is equal enthusiasm here for your beautiful piece of french knot embroidery - I would love to wear a skirt of this - it's so lovely - you do have a fresh and simple style which I admire so much. Betty

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