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Friday, November 19, 2010

Another Busy Week and Some Stitching!

I won a great Thanksgiving giveaway from Nan. Included is a lovely towel, some Thanksgiving paper for the computer, A Thanksgiving pattern by LK, a skein of really nice floss from Carries creations and the best little pillow ever! Below is a close up of the front and back of the pillow. It's wonderfully tiny and I am going to attach some ribbon and make it into a scissor fob. Thanks Nan, I love everything.
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On Tuesday Cheryl and I made 2 batches of cranberry chutney. The recipe makes 4 cups. It's really yummy.

After we made the chutney, we put together this little darling. I think it turned out well. I got the ribbon at Hobby Lobby. It's an old HSE pattern.


I finished Snow White by LHN and am having it framed in a white frame. This was a really quick stitch and I really love the blue fabric by LSL.


I picked up Dust of Snow by PSS from the framer. The picture really doesn't do the design justice. It's really beautiful. If you click on the pictures they will enlarge for a better view.


A little close up of the girl and the trees.


Again the close of the frame doesn't show the beauty of the frame. It's silver with a darker gray over it and the inset has alittle gold.


This is my current WIP. It's another LHN called Winter Band Sampler. It's a change for LHN and I am loving it. Sorry for the bad picture. I just took the hoop off and took a shot.


It has been a busy week. Getting ready for the holiday, planning the menu and doing the shopping. I also went Christmas shopping and am almost finished. YEAH! Of course, I still have to wrap. Not my favorite thing to do.
I am over whelmed by the generosity of all my blogging friends. I love the comments and the emails. Until next time Happy Stitching! Deborah





28 comments:

natalie said...

I love the PSS piece! It's so pretty, and the frame is perfect for it. I just got the LHN band sampler in the mail, and I have to say that I am really looking forward to doing that one, too. Who did your framing? They did a great job.

Melissa said...

Gorgeous stitching! The chutney looks delicious. I love your progress picture. That's one of my favorite pieces.

Margaret said...

Wow, your stitching is all wonderful! And I love the giveaway you won too! That chutney looks so yummy. I bet my son would love it -- he loves cranberry sauce.

Catherine said...

What a fun give away you won! Love the idea of making the piece into a fob.

I love, love, love the Dust of Snow piece! The frame is wonderful. I might just have to get this one to stitch!

And your chutney looks yummy!

gracie said...

The stitching is very well done...they are beautiful.....the chutney looks fabulous!

Parsley said...

I almost FAINTED at all the cute stitchy items. OH MY!!!

Carol said...

Your Dust of Snow finish is stunning, Deborah--I think I'll have to put that one on my Christmas list!

Love the little turkey pillow and the LHN Snow White, too...

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving :)

DonnaTN said...

What a nice Thanksgiving giveaway! I love your pillow finish and the framed pieces too. Can't wait to see the progress on the other LHN piece.

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely gift received. Love your framed piece. Can't wait to see your LHN piece framed and more of the winter sampler I may have to get this one.

Lois said...

I love the frame for Dust of Snow, it sets your stitching off beautifully! What a nice giveaway to win, the chutney looks yummy, cute turkey pillow, love your LHN WIP and looking forward to seeing Snow White framed!

Kathy said...

I absolutely love the framing for Dust of Snow.
Love the stitching too.

The LHN Snow White is beautiful. A white frame will really look fabulous.

Cath said...

Beautiful finishes . I love the LHN Winter Band sampler . If you want to sell or swap the chart when you're done , please let me know . ;-D

Lynn said...

Dust of Snow is gorgeous and I absolutely love your choice of frame! I'm also looking forward to seeing Snow White framed. Your LHN WIP is also very nice.
That chutney looks yummy!! I'm the only one around here who loves cranberries. What a lovely Thanksgiving win. The pillow is really cute.

Brigitte said...

You are doing some very great stitching. Your framed piece looks wonderful.

Lee said...

You are really on a roll! I've been eying up Dust of Snow since it came out, but how can I buy it when I'm supposed to be NOT buying till February? And your photo showing its framing is so lovely! Oh, the pain! (but it's a good pain...)

Melanie said...

Such lovely things, as always! :)

Bekca said...

Congratulations on winning such a lovely giveaway, and Dust of Snow looks gorgeous in its frame. My favourite is still Snow White though - the little sleigh is darling! I hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving and happy stitching to you too :)

Christine said...

The Plum street Sampler piece is absolutely gorgeous! I love the LHN sampler too.
Congratulations on your giveaway win.

Sally said...

Congratulations on your lovely win:)

I LOVE all your finishes! And your WIP is just gorgeous!

Pumpkin said...

WOW! What a post Deborah! First all those goodies you received, especially that adorable teeny tiny pillow :o) Then a few fabulous finishes of your own... And your framed piece...omigosh! Just beautiful! I'm SO jealous ;o)

Melody said...

What beautiful finishes! I have the LHN winter band sampler in my stitching bag, but haven't started it yet. Your stitching is lovely, thanks for sharing. Also, I'm totally envious with your comment about being done with your Christmas shopping.... I haven't started!

Vonna said...

Quick I need a towel to wipe up my drool....everything is just gorgeous...I love that Dash of Snow! BEAUTIFUL!

vEr0n!c@ said...

What a cute pillow! Love that towel that came with it too. The frame looks great... very unique. Congrats on finishing Snow White :)

Elaine said...

Lovely give-away pieces you have won. All your finishes are just gorgeous! Such a stunning frame you chose for your beautiful stitches.
Hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving.

TinaTx said...

Some wonderful finishes you have there!
I so wish I was nearly finished with Christmas shopping - hey, I wish I had a good running start. I don't even have a list made yet!
Have a great Thanksgiving!

Berit said...

Okay, I especially love your Dust of Snow and that Cranberry Chutney--any chance you'll share the recipe? I just LOVE home-made cranberry goods! :)

Siobhan said...

Oh my goodness! Gorgeous stuff, both your finishes and the WIPs. I LOVE how your Dust of Snow turned out!

BrendaS said...

OMG! I absolutely LOVE Dust of Snow and the framing is just gorgeous! Seeing yours is really making me want to go stitch it.

I also love your LHN SNOW finish! Can't wait to see it with the frame you picked out. The Winter Band sampler is looking good too!

You are really on a roll:)))

Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!