Sunday, July 8, 2012

Peace and Plenty....


I had another good stitchy week and
I in love with this finish.

Homespun Elegance "Land of Peace & Plenty"
stitched on 40 ct Lakeside Linen
w/ DMC

Although this was designed in 1990, it has
certainly stood the test of time. The
color palette is just so soothing...
it was a joy to stitch.


Oh to be a swan floating in a lake....

Having grown accustom to stitching simpler
designs, it was a nice change to have so
much solid stitching. The repetitive
stitching of filling in the hills and house
was so relaxing after the work day.



There is another design featuring a colonial
couple but they will have to patiently
wait a little while longer to be stitched.


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The title of this piece definitely makes me
think how thankful I should be.   I can't
imagine what the folks in Virginia have gone
through not having power in this heat!   
My heart definitely goes out to them
and reminds me to say thanks each day.

As always...thanks for visiting
and happy stitching!

49 comments:

  1. Karen, congratulations to you on your lovely finish! Love the colors and the critters!

    Robin in Virginia
    rlbrowninva @ gmail.com

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  2. that turned out so cute,,and now I am off to locate it,,awesome job.
    Devon

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  3. That is so adorable. I love the colors on it.

    And hey, It's only 100 degrees so far today here in VA.

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  4. Wow - that is gorgeous! I love the colors. And now I want to stitch it myself!

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  5. Just perfect yet again Karen!! I love your selections here lately and yes, you are definitely on a stitchy roll..... Keep up the great work..will see what's on the horizon~~~

    Stay cool my friend.... Always, Faye

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  6. What a great finish! This design most definitely has withstood the test of time. You can't go wrong with that color palette.

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  7. What a beautiful finish. I don't think I have ever noticed this design before but I should have!
    Margaret

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  8. Karen, your "LofP&P" is lovely ... easy to see why you enjoyed stitching it so much! Your work is beautiful! It will look great with the colonial couple as a campanion piece!

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  9. I've never seen this design and it is absolutely gorgeous ~ design, color ~ all of it! Great job!

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  10. Beautiful finish! Love the other design as well.

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  11. What a fantastic finish, Karen. I agree, this is a timeless design.

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  12. Oh how gorgeous! Congratulations, and I can absolutely see how you'd be in love with it.

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  13. Peace and Plenty is lovely - I can see why you are on a colonial kick!

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  14. Love your stitching , the design is gorgeous, hugs.

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  15. It is beautiful! Would not have guessed how old it is. :)

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  16. So beautiful, I do like the colour palette, its lovely

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  17. Wow!! What a beautiful piece!!! I would've never guessed it was from the 1990's!!!!!

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  18. What lovely piece... that is a oldie!!
    Good luck with your other piece

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  19. You are so right about this pattern standing the time. Love this color palette. And,the tray is fantastic, as well!!!
    I often wonder how people managed with out air conditioning. Especially when I think about the heavy clothing they wore!!! Whew!!!
    Linda

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  20. I love this pattern hun; I've never seen it before and now I'm on the "hunt"..lol I'm hating this hot weather were having and can't wait for the cool fall days..

    Hugs, Shar

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  21. What a gorgeous finish, stunning and beautiful! I've never before seen that design and wonder if she's still got it available for purchase? It is lovely! and your perfect, even stitching...absolutely beautiful!

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  22. Ooo I love this design, its absolutely gorgeous. The colours are beautiful.

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  23. What a terrific piece, Karen. It is really lovely!

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  24. Very beautiful finish! The design looks like it would be a very relaxing and peaceful one to stitch.

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  25. You just amaze me with your stitching! This is very lovely.

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  26. A gorgeous finish. Look forward to seeing your progress on the colonial couple.

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  27. Beautiful finish Karen! That design really is classic and does not look dated even though the design in over 20 years old :)
    Have a great week!

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  28. Very nice! If nothing else, this hot weather has been the cause of some great stitching. Stay cool and stitch on!

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  29. Great finish Karen! You always pick patterns that make people wonder where THEIR copy is! I saw the number 115 yesterday in our car, but it had been sitting a while. I know it was 102 at 7 pm and it scorched my skin! Even without the sun! I hear relief is on the way! Hugs!

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  30. Love your finish!!!! It's just so sweet :-).

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  31. Great finish Karen. An oldie but a goodie:))

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  32. Oh, I love it, Karen!! I think Homespun Elegance and PS older designs hold up so well to the test of time. And that new one you plan on starting some day is adorable :)

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  33. Beautiful work. I have always loved Homespun Elegance designs

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  34. As fast as Greased Lightning ... :-) but always so beautiful.
    Love the designs by Homespun Elegance.
    Hugs,
    Miss t.

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  35. Love it!!!! It's a beautiful finish. :)

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  36. Beautiful piece! Love it. The other piece will be beautiful as well.

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  37. Your finish is great. The colors are amazing!

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  38. These are just beautiful projects and your stitching is just beautiful! I am inspired to get both of these! I love them both!!

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  39. Oh, Karen! BEAUTIFUL finish!! Your stitching is always so perfect.

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  40. What a nice finish Karen! The colours are so nice in this piece.

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  41. Gorgeous finish, Karen! I think it most definitely stands the test of time. In fact, I think I'll add it to my stash pile to stitch one day. Love it!

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  42. Land of peace & plenty is perfect !

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  43. This is really a great and timeless design.. As most HE designs are, I think. And I know that I have it my stash, too. And yes, you are enabling me to pull it out and kit it up, lol. Congratulations on taht great finish.

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  44. What a beautiful finish Karen. Just gorgeous.

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  45. What a beautiful piece. Great work! :)

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  46. Dear Karen,
    I just discovered your Peace and Plenty finish (or better: I just recognized it), because I bought this wonderful chart on "my roadtrip" through the Northeast of the USA (in Williamsburg).
    I love to see it stitched here - your finish looks amazing!

    Hugs
    Hilda

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