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Thursday, February 3, 2011

WIP and Tusal

Still working on AaHRH! I thought that I would never finish the barn. It's progressed quickly after that. Sorry for the lousy picture. When I am done with this square I am going to move on to something different. Haven't decided just what yet.
Because I haven't done much stitching, I thought that I would show you a couple more of my flower frogs. This was my first one. It was given to me by my a dear friend, Jeanne. She bought it years ago in Baltimore and never used it. She gave it to me because she knew that I really wanted one. It's much prettier in person. It's beautiful cut glass. It remains my favorite. Little did Jeanne know what she started. You can click on any of the pictures for a better view.
, The frog on the right is one I found with Cheryl a couple of weeks ago. More cut glass with a silver base. Very pretty. The one on the left is one I found one day when Nataly and I were out shopping for anything stitchy. It's very shallow, but it holds the little scissors perfectly. The base has a floral silver border.
My TUSAL jar. You can see all the fall colors from AaHRH.

I am very close to 300 followers! I have started to put together my giveaway. I have a beautiful design from the Sampler Company with the fabric and floss, 5 other designs, some silk floss and a few other pieces of fabric. Oh, and alittle something stitched by me. check back next week and I will post the giveaway.

I want to thank everyone for visiting and leaving the best comments. I appreciate them all. Until next time....Happy Stitching! Deborah

33 comments:

BrendaS said...

Your barn sure looks like a lot of work but it is so pretty! I don't blame you for taking a break.

Your flower frogs are so nice. I have yet to find one for myself. Someday....

Have a good evening

Annie said...

The barn is well worth the effort!

Fun collection of flower frogs. It wasn't so long ago that I had never heard of these things!

Mouse said...

love the barn now much better colour :) and the flower frogs are much nicer than the ones that have been visiting me atm ..lol love mouse xxxx
www.talesofastitichingmouse.blogspot.com

Tricia said...

The flower frogs are pretty... but I like all the scissors better!! LOL!! :-) One can never have too many scissors!! Your stitching is coming along beautifully!!

Lisa V said...

I love your flower frogs, I can never seem to find any around where I live.
LISA V

Margaret said...

Love your Autumn at HRH progress! Great flower frogs as well. That's so neat that you're close to 300 followers!

Kathy A. said...

Oh your frogs are just so beautiful. I can see the sparkle in that crystal glass! And a very nice collection of scissors!

Pointed Stitcher said...

I love your block and am on the lookout for a flower frog :-)

Jan said...

Great progress on autumn, Deborah. And I love your flower frogs, they are all very unique.

Myra said...

I think buildings of any kind with all that fill in seem to take forever. Your block is looking great. Love your flower frogs - I always look for them when I go thrifting.

Catherine said...

The barn raising is finally complete! It looks great! Love your frogs and your scissors! I'm curious to know what is the most you would or have spent on a frog?

Carol said...

Those HRH blocks take a lot longer than you would think, don't they, Deborah? I do love this piece and broke down and asked for it for Christmas. Who knows when I'll get to it, though... Your stitching is beautiful :)

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely progress on your block. Love your scissor holders and tusal progress.

Christine said...

Your barn is lovely.
LOL! I hadn't twigged that the acronym for the design would be AARHRH!
The flower forgs look really pretty

Heidi said...

Hi Deborah! Love your AaHRH. I finally bid on a couple of HRH charts but do not hold a chance in winning them I think. I have my fingers crossed though. Also love your flower frogs. I have two but one I actually use for flowers and the second for my scissors. I bought it years ago before everyone started buying them. The prices have gone up sky high for them now. Do you ever use one for flowers? They make such pretty arrangements.

Hugs from Holland ~
Heidi

Elaine said...

Great progress on your latest block. I really love your shallow frog.

Pumpkin said...

AaHRH is looking fabulous! Btw, I love your header photo too :o)

Omigosh, your flower frogs are beautiful! I only have the one so I'm very jealous ;o)

Angela P said...

I have never seen a flower frog but they look lovely! AaHRH is an awesome design and I love the fairy in the header picture too! Might have to get around to stitching that one for my daughter :)

Lynn said...

Your AaHRH looks fabulous! One of my Tuesday night stitchers did this one and I know there is a lot of stitching in those blocks.
Your flower frogs are lovely! I've found a couple but I've yet to see one of cut glass or with the silver.
Your header is perfect for this month.

Michele said...

AaHRH looks great!

Lois said...

Great progress on your AaHRH block! It's looking great!

Sally said...

Gorgeous progress!

Love your flower frogs!

Daffycat said...

A perfect TU update! Your scissor frogs are so pretty!

Bekca said...

I love the gorgeous colours in AaHRH, it's coming along really well. Wow, that sounds like a great giveaway, I'll keep an eye out for it :) Happy stitching!

Lisa said...

AaHRH is looking great, lovely flower frogs, congrats on getting nearly 300 followers(1 to go)

Lisa said...

forgot to say your valentine fairy in your header pic is gorgeous

Mary said...

AaHRH has such gorgeous colors! Love the flower frogs. I am still searching for one. The fairy in the header is very pretty.

Suzanne said...

Beautiful progress on AaHRH. I love your flower frogs.

Rachael xxx said...

Oh Lovely lovely frogs, I have a few myself, although I haven't seen those cut glass ones, may have to look for one for my collection!

Siobhan said...

AiHRH looks great! I love your frogs, too. :)

Jamie Reft said...

i have just found this blog. I do needlepoint mainly but am returning to counted cross stitch. Your work is lovely.

Jamie
jcreft@comcast.net

Tracey said...

Just discovered your blog...LOVE your flower frog collection!! I only have one (so far!) but I see how it can become an "addiction" :^)

Lisa said...

Lovely progress on your HRH piece. Your frogs are gorgeous, I'm going to have to get myself one of those some day.