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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

A Few Good Things

I received this beautiful scissor fob that Heidi made. She had a surprise giveaway on some of us that commented on her love of ironing. Yes, I said that she loves ironing. I thought that it looked great on these scissors.
I did this BBD design much earlier in the year. Just got around to framing it.

Alittle close up of the geese. Don't you just love them?
A close up of the frame. The pic is lousy but the frame does go well with this design.

Whipped up this little ditty, while watching Dancing with the Stars. Yes, dancing with the Stars-- what can I say. It's an Elizabeth designs from 2004. Came as a kit. I am going to make it into a little pillow with some great ribbon.

This is Clara Ellen by BBD. I'm using 28ct ant. ivory with the suggested fibers except for the avocado that they use for the house. All the other colors are muted and soft and the avocado is very bright. I haven't chosen a color yet but I will let you know what I pick.

I will be posting in a day or so because I have reached 100 followers ( thank you Edgar for being my 100th ) and that means a giveaway. I haven't put it together yet but I am thinking about 10 things. Check back.

I want to thank everyone for the wonderful comments on my last post. They mean alot. I am thrilled by the kindness of all you stitchers. Got to go put together a giveaway. Happy Stitching!

30 comments:

Hazel said...

Beautiful finsh and wips. I do love the geese. Fantastic scissor fob. Aren't Heidi's fobs beautiful. x

devonaz said...

Hi,,
I love the fob and the BBD is beautiful..the 2 little finishes I did are blackbird designs in there halloween book,,thanks for visiting my blog...

Annie said...

The BBD framed finish is gorgeous! I love that new one too. Kindred spirits here... I watch DWTS as well, stitching all the while.

BrendaS said...

Love your BBD piece. The frame you picked out looks great too.

I enjoy Dancing with the Stars too. Mindless entertainment to watch/listen to while stitching.

trillium said...

I really like the picture on your blog header. It's a pretty fall arrangement.

Dancing With Pussycats said...

How on earth do you stitch while DWTS is on? My eyes are glued to the show! I stitch while watching dramas, soaps, and movies.

And btw, the BBD is beautiful. Nice job!

Bekca said...

I love the colours you're using on Clara Ellen, they are very pretty. Great finish and framed piece, I'll stay tuned for the giveaway :) Happy stitching.

Berit said...

OMG, how pretty! You're the first person I've seen to start Clara Ellen. And that frame seems SO perfect. :)

An itch to cross stitch.. said...

Lovely stitching, I do love the little geese, so cute! look forward to your giveaway. :-)

Raggedy Ann said...

wow! Your stitching is absolutely beautiful!!!

Raggedystitches,
Louise

Karen said...

Nice stitching! The fob was such a nice treat...happy stitching.

Margaret said...

Love the BBD framed piece -- gorgeous! Love your WIPs as well!

natalyK said...

The BBD design looks wonderfully framed. I really like the Elizabeth design. Too Cute!! And a Fab Fob on top of all of that.

Sharon said...

Your blog is wonderful! Lots of beautiful finishes to admire. I am a new and now faithful reader!

Myra said...

What a wonderful scissor fob but I absolutely love your BBD finish. That frame looks fabulous with the design. Your little Thanks finish is very cute too.

DonnaTN said...

Heidi is a sweet heart. I have won some pretty quilted Christmas coasters from her. Your finishes are lovely, as always. I love Elizabeth's Designs except when my satin stitches look puny! Congratulations on your 100th follower.

Conny said...

Thanks for sharing these beautiful pieces. Love your Hare's Christmas and of course your BBD pieces.

Mary said...

Love those geese and your choice of frame looks perfect. Clara Ellen is also looking quite lovely.
Mary

Lois said...

What a lovely scissor fob! Your BBD framed finish is gorgeous and I love your new BBD start and Give Thanks will be lovely as a little pillow.

Sherry said...

Love your BBD progress - what a pretty piece! Love your scissor fob too - and congrats on your 100th follower...that seems so far away for me, although I am almost half-way there....

Catherine said...

What a beautiful fob!! Looks great with those scissors!

All of your stitching looks wonderful - I feel like I need to do some of my BBD patterns!

Lynn said...

Heidi did a great job on the scissor fob.
I love your framed BBD! The frame is perfect for the piece. Also love your new start. I look forward to the progress on this one.
Congrats on 100 followers!

Carol said...

Your framed BBD is a beauty Deborah--can you tell me the name of that one? I do love the geese (although not so much when they visit my pond!!)...

Sally said...

What a beautiful fob. Your framed BBD is gorgeous.

Love Clara Ellen. I love the soft, muted colours. Give Thanks looks lovely.

Siobhan said...

Woot! Congrats on 100 followers!

I love your framed sampler! You chose a wonderful moulding for it. Clara Ellen is lovely, too, as is Give Thanks!

D@isy said...

Congratulations on this beautiful work.
A big hug

Dani - tkdchick said...

What a beautiful fob!

Your sampler looks just lovely framed.

Your WIPs look great!

Angela P said...

Love the framed BBD finish! I haven't stitched a BBD yet really must get around to one as I just love everyone that I see :)

Pumpkin said...

Beautiful Deborah! I agree, the frame is perfect :o)

Lovely little finish and I'm sure you'll turn it into something sweet :o)

Your BBD WIP is lovely! Can't wait to see what color you make the house.

100 readers???? You're up to 200!!!!

Suzanne said...

Beautiful BBD piece and such a lovely frame. Nice little finish, I love these little Elizabeth Designs pieces.