Tuesday, February 19, 2013

I Got Side-Tracked...

Sort of...

Kind of...


I haven't been working in my craft room and things are pretty much the same.  There's just too many more fun and interesting things to do.

This is what I've been working on:

Bride's Tree Ornaments
Brooke's Books Publishing
Just a few more stitches and the beading left.

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I've been blog hopping
and found this blog:
  and since I have an interest in learning Hardanger,
I joined this SAL.
(cuz I really need one more SAL, lol)

28 ct white Lugana
Vintage threads from my MIL

28 ct white Lugana
Vintage threads from my MIL

I was SO nervous cutting those fabric threads!
Still need to finish the center part and do the beading. 

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I participated in the
Great Backyard Bird Count
which was February 15 through 18.

There were 8 species that visited my backyard 
plus one very special visitor

 Not sure what kind of owl this is, 
but it sat and posed for me! 

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I wish I could say we're enjoying spring-like weather here, but we're not.  Today is very windy and very cold and the weather people are saying we're going to have a snow storm on Thursday.  They are saying that my area is right on that "line" between a little snow or a lot of snow and we could have as little as 2 inches or as much as 16 inches, depending on how the storm tracks.

Have a Great Week!



  1. Pam - Some really awesome stitching going on. And you are tackling Hardanger - you go girl! As to your owl I'm pretty sure it is a Barred Owl - Barred Owls are active during the day. See website: http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Barred_Owl/id
    Hope you enjoyed the participating in the Great Backyard Bird Count.

  2. I think you've done a lovely job with your introduction to Hardanger. I am going to check out the web link because I've always wanted to learn this technique.

  3. I want to learn how to do Hardanger too. My Oma and my mom do it. If we have money am planning to take a class in April. Your color choices and stitching are awe inspiring. Love the owl!

  4. Your stitching is amazing! I absolutely love "Love" :) I have always thought about doing Hardanger, as well. I will enjoy watching yours come to life.

  5. Amazing stitching! I love the owl! Great picture!

  6. Good for you trying hardanger, it looks absolutely beautiful! Good job! Someday....

  7. Pretty hardanger pieces. I'm going to check out the SAL.

    That's one huge owl!

    As you know, the weather up here is pretty frigid, too. I hope neither of us get the snow they're calling for on Thursday.

  8. Your Love piece is so nice and love the hardanger pieces.


  9. What a lovely idea to use your MIL's vintage threads for the Hardanger projects! I do so enjoy seeing all the different versions and your January colours are gorgeous -- would you allow me to add it to the Stitch-Along Gallery?
    Great job on cutting February, was that your first time?

    Ilke (also known as Mabel)

  10. Beautiful stitching Pam. Love your hardanger pieces.

  11. Your hardanger looks lovely! That owl is gorgeous. I want spring to come quick too!

  12. I so love your Valentine piece, Pam--all of those specialty stitches and the colors are so pretty together. And wow! I'm so impressed with your Hardanger progress--I am way too afraid to try it for some reason...

  13. Love the Love piece and I joined the Hardanger SAL just haven't stitched any yet. Lol

  14. Beautiful stitching - hardanger is so much fun and strangely addictive. You're already doing wonderfully. In the first piece you share (which I realize isn't hardanger), can you tell me what that stitch is that forms the center of the roses in the heart? It looks pretty, but difficult.

    Congrats on your special visitor - handsome!

  15. Lovely work! I remember cutting my first hardanger- big, deep breath & go for it! Yours turned out very well.

    - Lisa N.

  16. I signed up for the Mabel Figworthy SAL to improve my hardanger too. So far all I have done is collect the charts! Your 2 designs are looking great though - well done!


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