Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Stitchin up some sun(flowers)!

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As the saying goes, it never rains but it pours... so not only did our good spell of sunny weather break today with lots of rain, here I am posting twice in two days!
But as it was just a rainy day we stayed home and I stitched on my latest wool applique pattern I got from Tanya at Friendship Crossing and her Etsy My Lil' Craft Barn.
It is coming along nicely
A close up of the sunflower~ so bright and cheery on this wet day and I'm reminded of a verse in Ecclesiastes 11 v7, ' A pleasant thing it is for the eyes to behold the sun.'



So I snapped a few pics of sunflowers shining their light around my home~
in a basket hanging from a shelf,

I made these sunflowers from a tutorial by Char Sethman on her blog A Pickled Pepper Patch

And Primitive Betty's wonderful talent and pattern that she shares in this cross stitch pattern~
love it!
And for the BEST ever pics of sunflowers, I love visiting with Farm Girl Kim at My Field of Dreams - she loves the sun!!lol! Especially in August! Visit her here!
Hope this brightens your day - even if you are scorched where you are!
Best wishes


18 comments:

  1. The pumpkins with the sunflower added makes me feel FESTIVE. I can't wait for fall. Is this done with wool?

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  2. Yes, Parsley the pumpkins and sunflowers are wool and the black background is wool felt.

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  3. Your woolie mat looks like it's coming along wonderfully Christine!! LOVE it!

    Those sunflowers certainly brighten up a rainy day! Cute cr. stitch pillow!

    Smiles,
    Tanya

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  4. I love sunflowers and pumpkins! My favorite things!!!! Your mat is BEAUTIFUL! I love it! I love the plaids. You are so talented!

    It down-poured here overnight- 2 inches! Lots of lightning! Oops, that storm was heading northeast... Sorry about that.

    Oh, sunflowers AND crows. Be still my beating heart! I love crows too! Lovin' that pillow! Oh man, no benadryl for me tonight! I might be flying over the pond to snatch some goodies. No, no. I know. Stealing is frowned upon...

    Love the felt sunflowers- I like how you have them displayed! Yellow looks so good against black.

    Good grief! More things in common.

    I am going to go check out "My Field of Dreams"!
    Blessings,
    Heather

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  5. love your wool mat! sunflowers and rainy days! enjoy!

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  6. Hello, oh those bright sunflowers make my day, wonderful wool work. Also love the pumpkins, the colors are so fine. Blessings Francine.

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  7. Hi Christine,
    love your new project of sunflowers and pumpkins! I haven't visited Tanya's shop in a while...... looks like she has some great goodies to offer everyone.
    We sure could use some rain here and many other areas around the States. I don't remember when we last had a clear day.
    Take care.
    Blessings to you and yours~

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  8. A perfect time of year for a sunflower design. I never tire of them.

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  9. I really like sunflowers too. The wool mat is so pretty. Please show when done.

    Felicia

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  10. I love your sunflowers and your pumpkins! Some wools are just made for pumpkin appliques. I too have been blogging more than usual. :-)

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  11. Awww I love sunflowers and pumpkins too...
    Lovely woolie piece and sweet pin cushion .
    Hugs xxx

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  12. Beautiful sunflowers!
    I love love love your woolie stitchery.
    Pumpkins and sunflowers JOY!
    Hugs
    Trace


    www.grannytracescrapsandsquares.com

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  13. Oh I love your sunflowers. You know I have never attempted to make them. Thank you for giving my blog a sweet nod. You are so kind Christine. I am so sorry your warm days were replaced with rain. But then how could Ireland stay so green? My brother visited once and he said, " You can never imagine how green it is." I always think about that.
    Have a lovely day, I hope you get to stitch lots and lots.

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  14. Love the sunflowers.
    We have some too :-) growing in the garden, at least I hope we have :-) The rain and the wind has done some damage. Oh, well... :-)
    Good to hear from you Christine X X X
    Lots of love, or should that be luvs. I get so confused :-) ha ha..
    :-) X X X

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  15. Thank you so much Christine. It means so much to me.

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  16. Hi Christine, Love your penny rug, love all of the beautiful sunflowers, thanks for sharing! hugs, Lecia

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  17. I'm losing ground here--trouble keeping up with my favorite blogs! Knew this would happen this time of year! i see the lovely wools you teased us with in your applique project...it's going to be wonderful!! How I wish I had some time to work on one! Sigh...and your cross stitch! SOOO sweet! Here in western Pa. we are green again---the lawn service piled on the fertilizer and with our abundant rain lately,the grass virtually exploded!! Beautiful cool weather is here too--in the 70's!! Enjoy your stitching!! --Jan

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