Monday, March 3, 2014

Stitching, Adventure and Amphibians

So much has been going on that I've had little time to stitch.
I did have a chance to stitch a 'staff challenge' piece... twice.
First off, let me tell you just in case you're  near Richmond, Va this coming weekend...
Quilting Adventures is having 2 Virginia cross stitch designers coming for an Open House!
It's March 8th, 10am to 3pm 
Here's the link: Open House
We are having a cross stitch 'staff challenge' for the Open House...
I ended up stitching it twice because I love stitching with just one strand of floss (right) but you really can't see the variegation in the thread because the linen count is so low (30 ct).  I stitched it again (left) using two strands of floss and can see the variegation much better.

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I am going to try to make a floss tag using Vonna ~ The Twisted Stitcher's tutorial.
Fingers crossed!  I love stitching but the finishing part always scares me. 

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A new start... 'She Feeds them Well',  designed by Scarlett House

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I can't wait to stitch all those birds.
Last week we took the kids on an adventure.
We went to the Falls in DuPont State Park, NC , we went to the Georgia Aquarium  and then went to Stone Mountain  which is right outside of Atlanta , Ga.
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It was all so wonderful! ~  Spending time with the family was wonderful too! I just can't get enough of them.

Last week I also took a  FrogWatch class.  Talk about fun!!  We got to listen to and learn the 19 frog and toad calls in and around my area... Virginia.
The calls are amazing. Frogs and toads are declining in some areas and these cute little critters are very important. Plus they're adorable and I don't want them to disappear.
Once I learn my croaks, I can register and start logging in the frogs and toads I hear.

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This is a photo of  'Puff the magic Toad'. She is at Maymont where I took my FrogWatch class.
I'm in love!


Barb said...

Sounds like a great time with your family!! Our frogs or toads are just beginning to make a bit of noise. I always take that as a sign of
Spring! I would love to be near enough to see those designers!

Giovanna said...

Lovely stitching - the little red birds are adorable.

Carol said...

Hi Amy--I found your blog through a comment you left on Barb's blog... I so wish I still had that Richmond connection to visit the open house this weekend--it would be such fun! Two of my sons graduated from The Univ. of Richmond and we often stayed overnight in Glen Allen when visiting them:) We spent a lovely day at Maymont, too--your area is such a great place to live!

Love your stitching and I look forward to seeing your floss tag finish :)

Andrea said...

Lovely stitching. Looks like the family had a great time.