Sunday, April 21, 2013
I want to thank everyone for reading my blog and leaving great comments. They mean so much to me. Before I get into my stitching I would like to say a few words about Boston and the wonderful people who live here. I was born in Boston, went to college in Boston and worked in Boston for a time. I now live on the Southshore. Boston is a kinda large city with a small town feel. When it was attacked last week my heart was heavy until I saw all the wonderful first responders, medical personnel, runners and viewers run toward the blasts to help however they could. I couldn't be prouder of the people and the city of Boston. Now that the bombers have been killed and captured, the city and state can start to heal. Please say a prayer for the lives lost and the 178 people who were injured. This is the Nantucket Girls Song by PPS. This is going to be a BAP. When finished on 36 ct fabric it will be 24 " x 14". I am about 3/4 of the way though. I am enjoying stitching this piece. These are the 3 sections I have done so far. Section 3 isn't finished yet. I love the nest in section 2. I am not sure why there is a windmill in the design. Eliza is vain. She is always looking at herself and combing her very strange hair. Sorry about the bad pics. I tried to take them outside but it was wicked windy. You can click on any of the pics for a larger view. I will be back soon. I have a wonderful win from Fiona in Australia to show you and a couple of flower frogs that I recently picked up. Until next time .... Happy Stitching! Deborah
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
I don't know where the time went. It's been very busy around here. Spending quality time with friends lunching and shopping. I have rediscovered Home Goods. Such fun. Took a trip to the western part of the state for some cross stitch. It's nice to see and feel the products. Started the dreaded spring cleaning. Have so much more to do. I always manage to get some stitching time in. I finished the September Word Play. I may have one more to do. I can't seem to find July. Don't you hate that. Next up was Strawberry Bird by Kathy Barrick. I loved this piece the moment I saw it. Couldn't wait to get it done. I used 32 ct. v. pearled barley linen and the suggested NPI silks. This piece was much smaller than the picture suggested. This is the frame I chose. The picture is funky and so is the frame. I couldn't be happier with the final product. Next up is Three Tulips by WTN. I used 36 ct homespun linen and the suggested over-dyed fibers. Even on 36 ct fabric this piece is large. 14 by 10. I think it will be made into a pillow. It is very Springy and happy. Now I am working on The Nantucket Girls by PPS. I am using 36 ct v butter cream fabric and the suggested NPI silks. This is a large piece. It will be 24 by 14 when finished. I am enjoying every stitch. Sorry for the dark pictures. You can click on any of the pics for a larger view. I want to thank every one for the wonderful comments on my last post. I am so thankful that you are all staying with me. Until next time ...... Happy Stitching! Deborah
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The one thing I don't like about blogging is the titles. I am not that imaginative. I have been stitching seasonal or monthly things for years. What I noticed is that that I haven't finished them all. Hence, the title. I have done 3 of the LK seasonal alphabets and needed to do summer. Now summer is done. It will go into an in and out frame. The colors are cheerful. My tastes have changed and I may give the whole series to a friend for her birthday. Next up was March by the DT. I have done all of them except March. I couldn't find a fabric that I liked until LSL added flagstone last month. The fabric is a beautiful gray with a hint of blue. So pretty. These will also go into a in and out frame. Love the shamrock leaves on the trees. Then on to my last two wordplays by WTN. I needed to do August and September. They will be made into door hangers. I still have 3 PS monthly designs to do but I will get to them later. I want to do 2 small St. Patrick ornaments for my bowl. Then it will be on to some of the beautiful new things from Nashville. I love the Stacy Nash design, some of the WTN designs and Strawberry Bird by Kathy Barrick. I have ordered the NPI's for it. Can't wait for them to arrive. I will end with a picture of Stella helping me make the bed. lol We will be getting the storm that so many of you have just gone through. Remember the mild winter we had last year? Maybe next year. Until next time .... Happy Stitching! Deborah
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
It's been a wild couple of weeks in Eastern Massachusetts. The blizzard dumped over 2 feet of snow, left my area without power for 5 days and left a lot of devistation in her wake. I lost many trees in the back yard and two beautiful Christmas type pines in the front. Thankfully none of the trees fell on the house. This past week end we got another 6 inches of snow. I love snow but I have had enough for the year. On to the stitching, which is why we are all here. I went to the framers just before the blizzard and picked up Nantucket. I love this piece. The frame is beautiful. Reminds me of drift wood. It isn't as blue as the picture would suggest. It's a gray blue color. Goes perfectly with the design. I have had many questions about the color of the house, yes I changed the color. I didn't have 2 of the called for color and changed it to King Mackerel by WDW and instead of the Barrel Cactus I used DMC 927. I like the changes. Here are three of my MA pieces in the mudroom. I will just keep adding pieces that remind me of New England. This is Blue Violets by BBD. I love BBD designs and have done many of them but I hate this piece. The violets aren't blue. They are all muddy purple in color. The floss they used for the stems and the vine are so close in color that you can't see a difference. The house is just plain homely. I am so unhappy with this design. This is Red Cottage by PSS. This piece I am crazy for. It's done on 36 ct v strawflower and is about 6x6 in size. I think that I will make it into a pillow. Not 100% sure yet. As I stitched this past week end while the snow fell, I had these beautiful daffodils to look at to remind me that Spring will be coming. Until next time ..... Happy Stitching! Deborah
Monday, February 4, 2013
I want to thank everyone for taking the time to read my blog and for leaving the best comments. I appreciate them all. I have been busy doing Valentine pin pillows. I have had the best time doing them. Hopefully Cheryl and I can get together soon to sew them up.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
on January 12th the cutest puppy adopted me. More on that at the end of the post. First up in the stitching part of the blog is J. M. Gardner in all her glory.
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
January is my first finish of the new year. It is a PS design stitched on 32 ct lambswool jobelan fabric and DMC floss. It turned pretty well. I changed one of the dogs to look more like Stella.
obsession love for frogs and scissors. Speaking of scissors, I bought 2 wonderful pairs of Dovo's with gift certificates.