I am thrilled to report I have a finish with my Owl and Cactus cross-stitch.

Happy Dance

At our last check in I was here




I decided not to backstitch around the flowers. Attempting it a few times, I just could not get a smooth soft curved feel. One to take things quite literally, including directions and not working outside the box, I threw caution to the wind and left the flowers alone. I think it looks ok. Now to have it blocked and framed and it will be ready for gift giving.

For those of you celebrating Thanksgiving I wanted to wish you a wonderful day next week filled with lots of love and laughter and for those of you who aren’t, my wish for you is the same Β πŸ™‚ Ours will be a quiet day as all the children are scattered into the cosmos of life outside of Washington state with their children. We have decided on 2 cornish game hens in an orange marmalade glaze, wild rice and a favorite shredded carrot soufflΓ©.
Please take a moment or two to stop by the others in this SAL. There’s a lot of great projects in works. And if you would like to join along ~ please contact Avis at the link below and she will be happy to give you the details. It’s easy and fun!


22 thoughts on “SAL: OWL & CACTUS Finish

  1. claire93 November 24, 2019 / 2:21 pm

    happy dancing with you ^^

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  2. kathyreeves November 24, 2019 / 3:42 pm

    Hurrah for you! I love it as you have finished it, Sharon. Your Thanksgiving menu sounds delightful. Ours will be somewhat traditional, but quite pared down with just the two of us. πŸ™‚

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  3. gingerninjacrafts November 24, 2019 / 4:56 pm

    Yay, well done on finishing your fab project, it’s going to be a great gift for someone. Wishing you and yours a wonderful thanksgiving. Jenny xx

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    • nwpaintedlady November 24, 2019 / 5:18 pm

      Thank you Jenny ~ its going to a daughter living in Okinawa so I need to get done and in the mail!


  4. Renee Younger November 24, 2019 / 6:45 pm

    Congratulations! It turned out darling. I hope you have an amazing Thanksgiving. Your dinner menu sounds delicious!

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  5. Carole November 24, 2019 / 8:23 pm

    That looks fabulous! Congrats on the finish πŸ™‚

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  6. Deb November 24, 2019 / 9:23 pm

    Yahoo!πŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒ it’s wonderful,and charming …those puppy owl Eyes get me every time!😍 I’m going to be busy .. did I say busy! The children will all be here this coming week starting Tuesday nite through Sunday afternoon. That means 21 settings at the table…πŸ₯° Hubby is going to smoke a turkey on thanksgiving.

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    • nwpaintedlady November 24, 2019 / 10:07 pm

      Sounds absolutely wonderful, fun and festive and a smoked turkey….yum! Enjoy every moment and don’t forget to breath πŸ™‚ Sharon

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  7. Susan Nixon November 24, 2019 / 10:33 pm

    It’s beautiful. I think your decision was wise, and it looks great without. Happy Thanksgiving to you, even without children around.

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    • nwpaintedlady November 25, 2019 / 2:32 am

      Thank you Susan and glad you concurred on the backstitching on the flowers…Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family πŸ™‚ Sharon


    • nwpaintedlady November 25, 2019 / 2:36 am

      Hi Connie – I am not sure what you meant by “change between my sites” but I did get this just fine. I hope you worked things out. Sharon


  8. Jocelyn Thurston November 25, 2019 / 2:23 am

    A big high five from me as well for your cactus and cute owl finish. I also love that menu you have planned for next week. Sounds yummy. Yes the children do scatter and I left home to move here to Ontario to be near my two girls. Meanwhile, have a lovely day!

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    • Sharon November 25, 2019 / 2:10 pm

      Thank you. So now you have a new home and I think it’s lovely your near your two girls. I anticipate a move myself in the coming years to be by my youngest. Until then phones and internet will connect us and make the day lovely πŸ™‚ Sharon


  9. teamwilsun November 27, 2019 / 5:42 am

    Hurrah for your happy dance! I think not backstitching the flowers gives them a softer edge. Happy Thanksgiving to you, too!

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  10. Lindashee December 3, 2019 / 7:15 pm

    Very nice ! Backstitching can be tricky but I often find all it requires is a bit of pushing around with the needle tip. It looks great as is nonetheless

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    • Sharon December 3, 2019 / 8:53 pm

      Thank you. I haven’t done a lot of cross stitch and it does seem a bit tricky to get it to look right. Thanks for the tip πŸ™‚


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