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Thursday, September 24, 2015

A little bit more

Yesterday DH and I had a semi-sanity day (and no comments from the peanut gallery regarding our mental state, please and thank  We sometimes just get in the car and head out for parts unknown just to escape from the house and all that goes along with it.  We ended up driving through Algonquin Park (which, for those of you not from Ont. Canada, is probably the largest park in our province).  It was too early for the leaves to have done much changing of colour but there were a few red trees here and there.  We started the day having breakfast with our friends.  All in all a nice day, but no stitching got done at Chez Magpie.

I made up for that today and completed these two areas...

The bulrushes are primarily silk ribbon with some floss straight stitches.  The flower has a felt leaf and the petals were made using a woven stitch with pearl cotton; satin stitch and French knots.

EDITED TO ADD:  Linking up to the Super Mom- No Cape's Stitchery Linkie party HERE.

Today your quote is from Marcel Proust.... "The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes"  


  1. I camped in Alg Park with family many moons ago. Saw the Northern Lights. Thrilling.

  2. Well.....I wasn't going to mention your mental state....but....... =) Seriously though, how lovely for you and your husband to get out and enjoy your pretty little corner of the world for a bit. Love your two new embroideries. This Fall pillow of yours just gets better and better, doesn't it!

  3. Such a great quote and appropriate for me today as I look at this piece. I just noticed this morning that you are not embellishing seams. I like this approach to crazy quilt. The new additions add another dimension to the piece.

    have a great weekend
    xx, Carol

  4. Semi-sanity....tee hee.......... ........ ...................

  5. How delightful to just meander along the road to see the sights. I love to do this just like my parents did when I was a child. No freeways...just back roads. Lovely additions to your CQ. Love the cattails. Creative Bliss Dear...

  6. I call those getaways field trips, sounds delightful. Nice additions and progress.

  7. Neat bulrush and the woven petal flower is lovely.

  8. Semi- sane eh? I have just gone the whole hog these days for totally crazy! The Mother.

  9. Heh, we are allowed to take down time. I know you'll be stitching again soon.

  10. Anonymous7:14 PM

    Two weekends after this coming one, I'm driving north where the land rises and looking at the leaves. I have been planning it because I just want to get out and away and forget about the daily grind. =) I'm so glad you got a chance to get away and to such a beautiful place. Your finished parts on the block look lovely!

  11. It's been a while since Dave and I took a day, just the two of us and did something like that to get away from it all. So glad you and hubby were able to escape for a while.

    I love the new additions of the bullrush and flower to your fall pillow.

    Thanks so much for linking up to last week's Stitchery Link Party and for the link back. Aloha hugs!

  12. I love your woven portal flower and the bulrush. They are very effective!
    Barbara xx


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