Sunday, August 28, 2011

"A Flock of Birds"......



BBD "A Flock of Birds"
BBD "A Flock of Birds" from My Heart is True
stitched on 32 ct coffee-dyed blue/white gingham
w/ my DMC selections

Something about this design stitched on the
gingham just spoke to me the first time I
saw it.   I don't know what it is about it but
it still does now that I have stitched it. 

BBD "A Flock of Birds" 2

I did make a few changes
(both planned & unplanned)
to suit my taste.

Hopefully this one won't linger in the
unframed pile too long.

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Stitching time this month has been very limited
due to my work schedule but I hope to remedy
this as things should settle down this week. 

Like most of you, I am being drawn to the
fall & halloween designs.  I picked up
the new JCS Halloween issue so hopefully
 I will get some stitches in this week. 


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I sure hope all of my northern friends made it
through Irene with no major damage or loss.

happy stitching....

53 comments:

  1. Very sweet Karen ~ a lovely choice of both threads and fabric xxx

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  2. oh it is lovely...I think I must try that linen.

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  3. Karen this looks great. I have always wanted to stitch this design. Made it though Irene without much of a problem, thank goodness. Glad she's gone though!
    ~Nan

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  4. A lovely finish. I just love gingham fabric but have never stitched on it.

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  5. Gorgeous - I've only tried to stitch on gingham once (smaller squares) and it left me boggle eyed lol - needless to say I didnt stick at it long lol xx

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  6. Such a cute finish!!!! It looks so nice with the gingham fabric~~

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  7. Cute finish. Making me want to search my stash for that gingham fabric I have...

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  8. Love the way this has stitched up on the gingham. Very pretty!

    Margaret

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  9. It looks lovely Karen and good choice of fabric too. x

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  10. Lovely on the gingham linen! You've inspired me to find something to stitch on gingham.

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  11. What a sweet finish! Great job, Karen. I love it on the gingham.

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  12. The gingham is a perfect choice as are your fiber choices! Just beautiful!

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  13. How lovely & the gingham is perfect. I know somewhere in my stash is a piece of gingham, gonna dig it up & plan a project.
    Looking forward to seeing what you will be stitching up next.

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  14. Wow, it's just gorgeous!! I love it on the gingham!

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  15. So very pretty Karen! I love your fabric choice.

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  16. I've loved that fabby from the get go. It's wonderful, and so are the birds. Grats on the finish. Can't wait to see it finished!!

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  17. Love your stitching , and it looks great on the blue and white material.

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  18. Nice finish,and so pretty on the gingham!

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  19. Looks great on that fabric. Lovely stitching.

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  20. I love it Karen! The gingham fabric is perfect!

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  21. Gorgeous Karen! I love the look of almost anything stitched on that gingham linen.

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  22. I love it, Karen!! I've never stitched on gingham, but I'll have to give it a try :)

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  23. Beautiful hun, I've never seen this pattern before and I am now on the "hunt" for it. LOL It looks great on that material also...can't wait to see it framed; I also picked up the JCS Halloween book today.

    Hugs, Shar

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  24. Karen,
    That's so pretty - no wonder you were drawn to it. It's hard to leave those we love so much just sitting! Hope things slow up for you at work so you can get back to normal. It's really tough when work takes up our stitching time; right? They just don't understand.

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  25. I love this finish, Karen. That gingham is so pretty!

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  26. I just love the gingham linen too! I have not used it before, but your pattern looks like it was made for it!! Can't wait to see how you finish it! Now you can get to those Halloween designs!

    Have good work week and pace yourself!

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  27. Your "flock" is darling - especially on the gingham! Hope you have some good stitching time coming.

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  28. What a beautiful flock. Love it. Congrats on this cute finish

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  29. Lovely finish! I love the fabric, it rally looks so good on it!

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  30. perfect! I love it....you did a great job!!!

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  31. It is stunning Karen :) Perfect!

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  32. What a sweet finish!!!! I do love it stitched on the gingham linen :-).

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  33. A gorgeous finish, congrats.

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  34. SO pretty, Karen!! Hope the work schedule lets up and you are able to spend more time doing what you love with your needle and thread.

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  35. I know just what you mean about some things that beg to be stitched NOW! It turned out beautifuly. I've been in the mood to stitch fall things too. Must be something in the air right now.

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  36. What a gorgeous finish! I absolutely love on that gingham fabric.

    The ornaments in your previous post are lovely:)

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  37. You're right, Karen; that fabric really does make the design zing!!
    Love it...

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  38. What a gorgeous little finish Karen!

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  39. Hi, I love your blog - you have some amazing stitching and finishing.

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  40. Cute finish. Take care and enjoy your stitching time when you get it.

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  41. Karen,
    Love your finish! Looks great on that fabric!

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  42. Believe it or not, karen, I agree with you about this design on checkered fabric. Yours turned out so pretty and I'm going to have to give it a try :) happy dancing!
    Babs

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  43. Beautiful! The gingham linen is just perfect for it.

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  44. It's a lovely piece. I like the gingham too. :)
    I just got that JCS book in and WOW, lots of great projects in there. Full sized pieces too, which I was not expecting. I thought it was all going to be ornaments for some reason.

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  45. Love this design and the gingham is great.

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  46. What a charming design! Your stitching is lovely and I really like your choice of fabric for this one.

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  47. Another wonderful stitched piece.

    Did you see the wonderful JCS Halloween issue? I love the Elegant Pumpkins and Hope. Even if I only stitch the golden yellow pumpkin I would be happy!!

    Fall... Halloweem isn't far behind!

    Autumn stitching....
    CSQ
    http://betweenthestitches.blogspot.com

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  48. Oh your Flock of Birds is so sweet! I love it on that gingham linen! Congrats on the finish!!!

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  49. Beautiful, love the choice of backing fabric.

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  50. Your Flock of Birds makes me think I should give gingham fabric a try. I love the look!

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