Monday, October 29, 2012

An Owl and a Nursery or Two and a Give Away Winner

Design - "Vintage Halloween Owl"
Designer - Hinzeit
Fabric - 28 count Natural Light Jobelan
Fibers - DMC - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 18 October 2012
Completed - 28 October 2012

Interesting use of color - I like the bright lime green used to outline the letters.

On Thursday my Mom and I went to a couple of plant nurseries.

We admired all the wonderful glazed pots at Gray's Garden Center

We ended up buying a couple of ornamental kale...

...and some more Pansies and Violas.

I was really taken with the simple straw hat on the pumpkin!  Charming!

It being late October, I had to buy these three sets of salt and pepper shakers.

Then it was on to Down to Earth.

They had a display of darling metal goats.  Here are Mama and Papa Goat.

And here are the twins - Kid and Kiddaletta Goat.

I had a 20% off coupon and ended up buying the dragonfly whirligig on the right. 

We Have a Winner!
There were 25 entries for the Maryjo Koch book and the winner was entry #19: Melissa D. of Central Valley, California.
Melissa you need to contact me and provide your email address so that I can get postal information from you.  Congratulations!  It is a lovely book. 


cucki said...

aww super cute stitching..and beautiful photos of the lovely place..
i love pumpkins so much.
congrats to the winner xxx

Mary said...

Love the salt&pepper, what fun.

escargopotte said...

love post !thanks

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Well done Melissa. Hinzeit designs are very distinctive, I do like this one.

The Inspired Stitcher said...

I love this owl! It's a really great one. I love those metal goats too. I've got a soft spot for goats being a Capricorn and all!

Pam in IL said...

Another wonderful trip to market. The owl is adorable too.

Margaret said...

Love the owl! Love seeing the pics from the nurseries too. Those metal goats are so much fun!

Barb said...

That is a very cute owl!! I agree, the green sets the letters off. Great nursery shots and I love the salt and pepper sets!

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

What great pictures--I love the kale and the beautiful plant containers!

MelissaD said...

Woohoo - lucky day. thank you SO much for your generosity.
I love the look of the book - watercolors are always my favorite.

As I mentioned in my email - my friend and I each bought some of those same pumpkin salt and pepper shakers - too cute.
thank you again!