Sunday, April 11, 2010

I followed the Yellow Brick Road ...

And look what I found at the end ...

I loved stitching this design, Primitive Wizard of Oz. I used the suggested fabric and threads, 32ct Raw Linen and a mix of DMC and Crescent Colors. It was stitched with one strand over two threads. Now I can't wait to get it framed.

Now I get to find something else to put in it's place on my rotation schedule ... wonder what it will be??

We had a lovely weekend here ... sunny but still a bit chilly ... perfect for yard work ... So Sunday I got my hands dirty and it was heaven! I forget how much I really enjoy working in yard ... even if it was mostly winter cleanup. But I did plant some ranunculus ... they are one of my favorite flowers. Such vivid colors. I found some at Trader Joes Friday night ... I've never seen them for sale as cut flowers. Of course I had to buy some and oh are they pretty ... they are the flowers in my blog picture.

The rest of my weekend was spent with family and friends, some soccer and racing too ... perfect way to spend a weekend don't ya think? *smile*

I hope you find your Joy in your stitches ...

I'm grateful for ranunculus ...

26 comments:

Cole said...

Great finish!! Have you decided how to finish-finish it yet?

JOLENE said...

Love your Wizard of Oz finish Michelle, it's a fun one.

CindyMae said...

LOVE the finish!! That is such a cute design!

Kathy A. said...

Very cool stitch - love this one.

Jane said...

Love your Oz stitch - I've not seen it before and it looks such fun to stitch!

Sherry said...

what a great finish! I love the Wizard of Oz so I have eyed this piece for quilte awhile.

Carolyn NC said...

Cute finish!

Barbeeque4 said...

That is a great finish!! It will look super framed!

Deb said...

Great finish!! Have you decided how you're going to finish it. And have you decided what your next piece will be. I wish I could be a rotation stitcher, but I really can't ever get into the swing of doing that.

Nancy said...

I love your Wizard of Oz sampler! You did such a nice job Michele! I'm definitely going to have to get this pattern.

mainely stitching said...

Beautiful finish - and the flowers are stunning.

Anna van Schurman said...

I'm a big fan of ranunculus too. I have some I should plant...soon!

Rachel S said...

That looks wonderful!

Theresa said...

I love this design, too~~~~
Great finish, Michelle!!!!

Sally said...

What a wonderful finish Michele! Love it!

Karen said...

Cute Wizard of Oz finish! Can't wait to see what you will stitch next!

happy stitches....or yard work!

Catherine said...

Wonderful finish!!

Siobhan said...

Congratulations on the finish, Michele!

dixiesamplar said...

Love Wizard of Oz! And that finish is to die for! Lovely...

HAPPY STITCHIN'
Terri

Suzanne said...

Congratulations on this fun finish!

Vonna said...

Yippity Dippity! The end of the yellow brick road...and what a beauty it is :)
Congratulations!!!

Shelleen said...

congrats on the finish.

Marie-P said...

Congrats on the Wizard of Oz finish, it looks great! Hey, I started mine....finally. I need to post a picture to prove it. :)
Love the Oz pics on your side bar.

Michele B. said...

It turned out great! Don't you miss stitching it? It's such an unusual design. I still have to get mine framed.

Brigitte said...

Oh, a wonderful finish!
We are also doing some yard work these day sand you are right, it feels so good to be outside after that long and cold winter.

Zelda said...

Wow!!! I am new to your site... you do amazing work!!! You have much to be proud.