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Photo A Day Challenge: Favorite Color…

Let’s see, it’s in here somewhere !

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I tend to like blues and greens the best.

I just like this picture because it has the blue of the sky and the water and just a pop of green.

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https://citysonnet.wordpress.com/2019/04/01/april-colors-and-letters/

 

Photo A Day Challenge: Patterns…

https://citysonnet.wordpress.com/2019/03/01/march-photo-a-day-challenge-2/

 

 

Photo A Day Challenge: Fiery Red…

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The way the sun was coming through the red drapes made this chair in a museum look like flames were shooting out of it.

https://citysonnet.wordpress.com/2019/02/01/february-colors-and-letters/

Centerpiece…

 

Stitching The Vineyard…

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This is my wall of Vineyard counted cross stitch projects. The Vineyard map in the upper left hand corner was the first one in 1993. Tisbury in the bottom middle was the last one in 2011. There were other non-MV projects done in between the Vineyard ones and I also did eight more of the Vineyard maps during that time too.

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These are not the only Vineyard counted cross stitches I’ve done though. The one closest to my heart is the Tabernacle designed especially for me by my daughter Deb. (please excuse the glare).

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The Tabernacle is my favorite place on the Vineyard for many reasons and so this picture means more to me than I can ever put into words.

This is my counted cross stitch masterpiece. My daughter Deb took a photograph of the Tabernacle… blew it up to an 8×10 and charted it by hand on graph paper. There might have been computer programs for that but this was the early 1990’s and she didn’t have one and I’m not sure we even had a computer!. She also bought the material and my daughter Patty bought the threads and that was my Christmas gift that year. All I had to do was sew it. People always ask how long it takes to do projects so I kept track. Over the course of 3 months I sewed a total of 138 hours… every inch of the picture is counted cross stitches… even all the blue sky… and there seemed like endless amounts of that. After it was finished we took it, along with the original 5×7 photograph and had it framed. For a couple of years I just wasn’t happy with the frame though so when I had my other MV counted cross stitches framed I gave this picture a new one. I also added a little plaque at the bottom that says The Tabernacle, Oak Bluffs – Martha’s Vineyard.

But I had said I couldn’t do it… ever… I would never be able to do counted cross stitch. Too hard. Too boring. I had too many excuses. Then my daughter Deb saw the counted cross stitch of the map of Martha’s Vineyard and the rest is history. We figured if I was ever to do counted cross stitching surely something Vineyard related would get me started. She even said that if I hated doing it she’d finish the map for me. Sounded like a good deal and so I began. One X after another… counting, counting every single stitch… but then it started looking like MV and I was pretty impressed and proud of myself.

We even got written up in the Vineyard Gazette… June 21, 1996

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Weekly Photo Challenge: A Good Match…

The prompt: This week, share a photo of a satisfying pairing from your own life. You should by no means limit yourself to edible stuff — You can mix and match places, people, objects, and activities that represent your idea of a harmonious, pleasing combination.

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You might find this match on a dressing table…

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… but it makes a better match as a salt & pepper shaker set 🙂

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And then there’s my favorite sandwich.. lobster, mayo, celery on a split roll with fries.. a classic New England match.

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https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/a-good-match/


Weekly Challenge: Ambience…

One definition of ambience is…noun 1.the atmosphere of a place.

I like the ambience created by this chandelier and three wall sconces.

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I simply like this picture, it seems serene.

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‘Tis The Season…

Starting to feel the sparkle and glitter of the season…

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…to be continued.


‘Tis The Season…

Starting to feel the sparkle and glitter of the season…

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…to be continued.


Pumpkins On Table…

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Plimouth Plantation – Plymouth, Massachusetts