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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Instant Gratification

After doing some medium sized projects, I needed some instant gratification! This is what I am currently working on. I started it at my stitching group today. It's working up so quickly. I can see it framed in a white frame. It's called Singing the Blues by LHN. I am doing it on lt. mocha 32 ct. linen with suggested CC fibers. You can click on any of the pictures for a better view. All the pictures are kinda dark.
This is a ruler keep by SP. I did it on 32 ct. lt. exampler by LSL. I haven't picked out the felt yet, but I am leaning towards a gold piece. I had the really cute ruler by Kelmscott. I just have to find it. This one I can finish myself because it involves no sewing. Yeh!

This little cutie is from the current JS mag. I used waterlilly 32 ct linen instead of the guacamole linen. I will be making this into a pin pillow. Hopefully, Cheryl and I will have a finishing day on Friday.

Has anyone seen the soon to be released LHN piece, 13 Colonies. It is really beautiful. Go check out Diane's blog.
Thanks for visiting my little piece of MA. I really appreciate all the comments. Next time, hopefully, I will have finished this designs and have some baking to show. I will be making Irish Soda Bread ( 4 or 5 loafs) and some Irish themed dessert. Haven't decided on which one. Until next time.... Happy Stitching! Deborah

29 comments:

Leisha said...

Love your new pieces especially the Little House piece, but I love samplers! Can't wait to see the finished items!

Sylvia said...

Lovely little finishes. I hear you on gratification, its so nice to finish some things up quickly after working and working on a particular piece. Looking forward to seeing how you finish them.

Denise said...

Smalls help you feel accomplished. Yours are beautiful! I did see 13 colonies - I think it would be great with my patriotic things.

Have to ask - who's the designer of the Shamrock piece in your header picture?

Brigitte said...

You are showing some great stitching here. Everything is beautiful and don't we all need some small pieces in between the bigger ones?

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely stitching. Look forward to seeing your finishes.

Margaret said...

I love all your stitching! Great pieces! I really love that 13 colonies piece too. And the Liberty piece she designed too.

staci said...

Really cute projects...love that LHN piece. I haven't seen 13 Colonies, but I'm intrigued!

Maggee said...

I think I want that bluebird LHN piece, if I don't have it already--too cute! All your stitching is lovely. And you are making 4 ot 5 loaves of Irish Soda Bread (from scratch like me, I assume?)I try to make one each year... you are too good! Hugs.

Tricia said...

How fun to see Bloom stitched up! I have that on my To Do list!!

Annie said...

Super stitching. A ruler keep.. hadn't heard of that. But I'm always looking for new ways to use stitching. I'll have to check that out.

Laurie in Iowa said...

Lots of fun pieces.

Sally said...

Everything is gorgeous. I really love the SP piece. Looking forward to seeing it finished up:)

Love the look of the design in the latest JCS. Hoping it'll arrive on English shores soon.

BrendaS said...

Deborah, you're stitching is so beautiful and so inspiring. Can't wait to see your "finishes".

Have a good rest of the week:))))

Patty C. said...

Lovely patterns displayed - Nice progress :)

Christine said...

Three really pretty pieces there. I love the row of coral coloured flowers at the bottom

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Such pretty pieces! It is so nice to do some "quickies" every now and again! Yours are wonderful. I saw the 13 Colonies yesterday; loved it!

Carol said...

I love anything blue and this sweet LHN bird is just darling, Deborah. And I loved 13 Colonies, too--what a great design... Have fun making your Irish Soda Bread--yummmm!!

Myra said...

Great WIPs and I love your bloom finish. I am working on kitting up bloom for myself, such a pretty little design.

Melanie said...

Love your new pieces!!! :)

Daffycat said...

I love the Little House piece. What a pretty WIP!

Karen said...

Love your Bloom finish... can't wait to stitch this one!

Cute WIP.... happy stitching.....

DonnaTN said...

I love all your projects! I have seen the 13 Colonies piece and I gave it a good dose of hairy eyeball. I have a good recipe for Irish soda bread that is easy and delicious. Can't wait to see yours!

Pumpkin said...

You've got some lovely WIP pieces on the go again :o)

I love your finish Deborah! I think it looks MUCH better on the color fabric that you picked out :o)

Bekca said...

All of your projects are looking great. I love the little bloom freebie at the end, what beautiful colours. Have a lovely time baking and finishing!

Karoline said...

They're all looking lovely, great progress

Lois said...

What nice WIP's! Enjoy making the soda bread!

Suzanne said...

Great stitching! I really love the ruler keeper design, the colours are so lovely and autumn like.

Siobhan said...

Beautiful stitching! The blues in the LHN look so nice on the Mocha. I saw the Thirteen Colonies--I LOVE it! I knew I would, since it has Delaware on it! ;)

Lynn said...

Beautiful WIP! I spotted that Bloom design too and have been thinking of kitting it up. My favourite though is the LHN Bluebird. A wonderful spring design!