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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Tuesday's Treasure with Melody

Time to share something we treasure with MELODY  for 'Tuesday's Treasure's'. My treasure today is from the days when I used to cross stitch a lot. I loved the "Told In A Garden" series of cross stitches. I loved their simplicity and depiction of Amish life and they nearly always had a quilt or many quilts in their designs.
I fell in love with the "Country Store" as soon as I saw it all framed up in the embroidery shop and just had to stitch it. Well I have to say it nearly bought me undone and sent me crazy.
Now I can hear you saying "why is it a treasure if it nearly drove her crazy"? First look at all the tiny little jars and items in the store that were only one or two stitches in one colour......
Now can you see why I nearly went crazy. But the reason I treasure it is because it always reminds me you can achieve almost anything you set your mind to and I still think it is gorgeous. Reminds me that perhaps there was a simpler time.
What's something or someone you treasure today?

"Hexie Fever" Well thanks to all you 'hexie' infected stitching girls out there I too have become infected it seems and found myself doing this.

I have a little something up my sleeve regarding these and the several still left to stitch. I have had these fabrics for so long. They were are collection of gifts from some friends and were all fat 1/8 ths and I never knew what to do with them as I didn't really want to seperate them. So thanks girls! Now I also have to admit that the "old fossil" that resides within this hip and happened (not a typo either) woman presented herself and told me she didn't really enjoy glueing the hexie's down so to keep the peace I am back to tacking them individually which I find quite relaxing even if it does take a lot longer.
Have a wonderful day everyone. Don't forget to embrace the beautiful uniqueness that is you and you alone.
I am off to the movies with some lovely Yoga sisters and a spot of lunch.
Blessings,
Namaste,
Michelle xx

20 comments:

  1. I understand about not liking to glue the hexies. The first time I did that it seemed like I was breaking some unwritten rule??

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  2. I love the look of cross stitching but I would sooner try hexies - those are really neat! Thanks for your giveaway @ Melody's blog!

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  3. what a wonderful treasure Michelle and boy there would be lots of hrs put into that,enjoy your time with your yoga sisters.
    Namaste.xx

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  4. G'day Michelle. Your cross stitch is amazing. I really don't think I would have the patience to tackle it. But, like you said, anything can be achieved if we set our minds to it. Well done. Enjoy your day with friends. Take care. Liz...

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  5. It is lovely to see your cross stitch piece. I can appreciate all the hard work that has gone into it. It still stands the test of time and looks great.

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  6. I always love all your treasures... I may not always leave a comment but I do always stop by to see what wonderful things you have for us each week xxxx

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  7. The cross stich is glorious Michelle.

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  8. Your Cross Stitch is absolutley gorgeous and I do understand why it drove you crazy.
    Yes Hexie are a little addidtive LOL Love your embroidered centres.

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  9. gorgeous cross stitch and yes well worth the effort put in. Brings to mind my Nearly Insane quilt which did almost send me NI.Rather do hexies and if you just catch the corners while tacking it doesn't take much longer than glueing. Enjoy the film. What did you see?

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  10. Beautiful post and I agree entirely - stitching hexies is relaxing. I did try glueing but its not for me.
    Wonderful cross-stitch too. Not surprising, dear kindred spirit, but I always loved this range of patterns too.

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  11. Love your description of yourself as "hip and happened"! So funny. I haven't tried glueing hexies, but I'm not going to. Glue and I don't get along all that well at the best of times, and I can just envision myself with hexies stuck all over me, while I wander around wondering where they got to. Love your stitchery - a labour of love for sure. I'm visiting over from Melody's today. Nice to see what you're up to.

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  12. Love your cross stitch Michelle, but it would have driven me crazy too. Your hexies are lovely and I haven't glued any of mine in my queen size quilt either! Hope you had a lovely time at the movies xx

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  13. I love cross stitch and yours is beautiful. Lovely hexies too, especially with the embroidery in the middle.

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  14. Lovely cross stitch... such a lot of detail.... so... hexie fever... hmmmm... no hope.... addiction.... hmmmm.....
    Hugz

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  15. Your Treasure is beautiful, I can appreciate how much work when into doing it. Thanks for the giveaway at Melodys. Hugs

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  16. Im totally a glue gal with the hexies. If I had to tack them down my hexie quilt would take decades to get finished. Love your hexies Michelle. Goes to show that eventually all that fabric we have stashed will get used!

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  17. The cross stitch is gorgeous. I haven't tried any hexies yet but perhaps I should give it a go!

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  18. Your cross stitch is wonderful...as an ex cross stitcher I can understand why it sent you mad

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  19. Your cross stitch is gorgeous and a definite treasure . I enjoyed making hexes , I need to get back at doing something with them . I am anxious to see your plan for them hugs Sheila

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  20. Hello Michelle,

    Wow,just love your cross stitch. I find it relaxing to do and are quite addicted to it at the moment. I think the trick is to do a few small items between a big project, rather like other crafts.

    Hope you have a fabulous day.

    Bev.xoxo

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