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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Strawberry fields forever

Strawberry house by LHN
The colors in this piece are really pretty.
I changed the bird to blue.
I outlined the house in white.
This reminds of the Beatles song.
Also reminds me of Tom in heaven,
my step dad, who was a huge Beatles
fan.  We grew  up listening to this music.
We also share the same birthday.   Hello
dad in heaven.


A month in chalk.
I changed the colors a bit.
I liked adding the blue for the water.

I took  a 3 day vacation to Gaitlinburg, TN
Buckhorn inn
Such a beautiful place.  I started strawberry
house there.  I did hiking and stitching.  The 2 
most relaxing things for me.  If you are
ever in the area, I highly recommend it.
buckhorninn.com

 Smokey mountains 
A view from the bedroom balcony.
The cottage also has a screened in porch.



The Inn has a nature trail on the property
with different gardens.  It went so quick,
but doesn't it always.  

21 comments:

Joy said...

I saw the title of your post and thought you had stitched Strawberry Fields Forever by Blackbird Designs, which I stitched a few months ago.

Amy said...

Beautiful finishes!

Justine said...

Gorgeous finishes Cindy. I stitched Strawberry House last year but haven't finished it yet. I'm saving your post for inspiration!

Marilyn said...

Strawberry Inn is so pretty, the fabric is perfect!
That Nature trail looks so pretty.
Marilyn

Mii Stitch said...

Beautiful stitching and finishing!
I really like those clay looking charts :)

Vickie said...

Sweet work Cindy. You know what I like? That the new pieces you are creating and the ones you received from friends are displayed right there in your sister's home. I am glad you are doing better.

Annie said...

Your finishes are so nice! Love the LHN piece and your color changes on the chalk board!

Robin in Virginia said...

Lovely finishes! I like your changes as well as how you finished them. Glad you were able to get away. Thank you for sharing the scenes from nature with us.

Lynn said...

Strawberry house is so pretty, I think I have it in my stash, you have done a lovely finish on it, I am inspired to retrieve mine out of my stash and start it.

Lovely finishes!

Lesley said...

I love your finish,so pretty.
Great holiday photos.

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

Your strawberry house is stunningly stitched and gorgeously finished! I love it!
and Gatlinburg is a fabulous place! :)
Happy Weekend to you!

gracie said...

Wonderful pictures...thank you for taking me along with the great photos....very nice stitching....

Penny said...

Lovely finishes, Cindy! You always do such a great job with the finishing details. Gatlinburg looks like a beautiful place to visit - glad you could get away for a few days. And yes, vacations do always seem to pass much too quickly. : )

Lillie said...

Beautiful finish and lovely photos of your trip

Carol said...

Your finish is just beautiful, Cindy--that strawberry fabric accents the stitching perfectly! Love the little changes in your chalkboard piece, too!

I've always wanted to visit the Smokey Mountains and spend some time stitching as I relaxed on a porch with a wonderful mountain view. So glad you were able to get away for a few days--you deserve it :)

Enjoy your weekend (snow is forecast for here :(

Andrea said...

Beautiful finishes. Wonderful photos of your trip too, looks a special place.

Diana Burke said...

Love Strawberry House, and such a beautiful finish! Thank you for your lovely photos too x

Brigitte said...

Both finishes are gorgeous. I always love to see the strawberry theme on a stitched piece.
Thanks for sharing the pictures of your trip to the Smokey Mountains.

Our photos said...

Lovely your work!
Suzi

http://suzi7.blogspot.nl/

Angela said...

Lovely finishes :)

Cheryl Specioso said...

Love the cross stitching. Thank You for sharing the beautiful pictures of your vacation. Love them all.