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Thursday, April 14, 2011

A Little of This and a Little of That

I did this lovely little piece last week, just in time for Easter. It was a quick and fun stitch. I didn't put in the words. Instead, I put in the year and my little odd initials.
I am crazy for this box. It's a very good buy. I will do other designs just so I can continue to have the box displayed. I may have to get the black one, as well.
I picked up this piece last week from the framer. I really love how it turned out. Below is a close up of the frame. It looks old and beat up, which I think works for the sea aspect of the design. The color of the frame matches the floss perfectly.

A month or so ago, Cheryl and I went looking for flower frogs. We were very successful. The picture doesn't show the true color of the glass, which is pink. I was so happy to find to find a pink bottom. I got more of them, which I will show later.
I have 400 followers!! WOW I am thankful for all of you. I am going to have a giveaway. Stay tuned for my next post. I hope that you will like what I have planned. Until next time...Happy Stitching! Deborah

39 comments:

Cindy's Stitching said...

The box is really nice. I love it.

Theresa said...

Love the box finish!!!!!! Where did you find it?

Farm Girl said...

I love the Shepherds Bush box, so pretty! The colours are perfectly soft and sweet.

vEr0n!c@ said...

I love your finishes. The Shepherds Bush one especially is so sweet. Your flower frog is so pretty! I've been collecting scissors lately and been looking for one but unfortunately I have yet to lay eyes on one here in Malaysia.

Lesleyanne said...

Both of your finishes are gorgeous. The frame does match perfectly. Lovely new scissor frog.

Denise said...

Where did you find that box? Perfect for your little lamb. I've admired Down to the Sea for quiet awhile. And your frame is gorgeous! Love that I can tell what 'my' initials will look like on it! Have to ask - is your middle initial R? And I've seen that color of glass at my Mom's - great you could find a bottom for your frog.

Solstitches said...

Two beautiful finishes. I love the box.
That is one of the prettiest scissor frogs I've seen.

Margaret

Siobhan said...

What sweet finishes!! The flower frog is SO pretty.

Margaret said...

Love your finishes -- very nice! I think that box is so cool too -- and I love the SB design in it! Nice flower frog too. It's a gorgeous one!

Jackie said...

Beautiful finishes! I love the aged look of the frame, it's perfect for the project.

Catherine said...

Lovely finishes! And that flower frog - wow!

Annie said...

Love that Easter box. It's just too cute with that bewildered looking sheep!

And the framed piece is just perfect for a summer beach house (which I'm sure you must own, yes? ;-)

Yvonne..... said...

What a sweet cross stitch piece. Just perfect for Easter....but, I am LOVING the pink dish that holds your flower frog. Oh My! It is gorgeous!!

Teresa said...

Love your finish. I have been looking for a flower frog, you are lucky to find such a pretty one.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Melanie said...

That box finish is adorable! I love it.
That frame is just PERFECT too. How come I can never find such great frames like that? *pout*

Riet said...

It's my first visit to your blog, I see you have stitch some PS patterns. I have finished a few weeks ago the April. I like your other works to and put your blog on my favorit list.
Regards from Holland, Riet.

Pointed Stitcher said...

Love your finishes, they are beautiful. Where did you find your flower frog?

Carol said...

What a gorgeous box, Deborah! I can see why you want to get it in black, too. And that frame is perfect for the seaside piece. Your pink flower frog is one of the prettiest I've seen--guess I need to go shop in Massachusetts :)

Myra said...

That is a gorgeous Easter piece - the box is perfect. And speaking of perfect...that frame surely is. Have a great weekend!

DonnaTN said...

Your box is fabulous! I love the little sheep and your lighthouse finish. Pink glass is so pretty. I'm glad you found a pink base.

Lois said...

What a lovely SB finish and what a great frame for the BBD piece!

Sally said...

Wow your finishes are lovely! I love the SB finish!

Julie M said...

We have a very hard time keeping those boxes in the shop. Too cute! I like the chart better without the words, good idea!

I am always on the lookout for a flower frog when I go out thrifting and antiquing but never find any, especially a pretty base like you found! Congratulations on a great find!

Lynn said...

Your SB finish is so sweet! It would be great if you could reuse that box for another stitch. It's really cute.
Pretty flower frog! I've yet to find a pink one.

Christine said...

Your box is beautiful and Down to the Sea looks wonderful in that frame

Bekca said...

I love your latest box finish, it's so adorable. I've never seen a flower frog like that before, it's very elegant. Congratulations on reaching 400 followers! Can't wait to see what you've got planned :) happy stitching to you.

Kathy Ellen said...

I just love your beautiful box finish and the SB design is just perfect for it! "Down to the Sea" looks great in the frame that you chose for it. Also, Congratulations upon now having 400 followers! Obviously, the secret to your incredible following, is that you always have great needlework and other "goodies" for us to see and be inspired!

Angela P said...

I just love the SB box finish too :) The BBD looks great in that frame, it does match the floss perfectly! Congrats on over 400 followers, I know I always enjoy visiting your blog :)

Dani - tkdchick said...

Wonderful finishing, the finishes match both pieces perfectly!

Blu said...

Love the SB box! The design is so cute and the box is very pretty!
Great frame for the BBD!

Pumpkin said...

I love him! Great finish Deborah! I was wondering about the box but I guess it's got a good rating ;o)

Your framed piece came out perfect!

I think that's one of my favorite flower frogs. I've been on the hunt for that one (because of the pink glass).

Congrats on having over 400 followers. WOW!

Parsley said...

Love what you've done with the box. SO CUTE!

Karoline said...

Your SB box is gorgeous and the framing is lovely, congratulations

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

That is a gorgeous Easter piece - the box is perfect and you did such a wonderful job of putting it together. Love your framed piece as well and yeah for you for finding such a pretty frog and bowl!!! Love, love, love the pink (my favorite)!!! Yeah for you!!!!

Nicole said...

Your finishes are so sweet Deborah! I love them!! :) And I love that flower frog!! :)

marly said...

Love the box but L O V E the little "blooms" pin cushion from your March post. How sweet! Enjoyed the read!

Suzanne said...

I love your SB finish! It's such a lovely box to display your stitching in. Great frame you chose.

awikkidwomanswords said...

Love the box finish, might have to get that pattern myself I've suddenly become a little obsessed by sheep

Susan said...

The box finish is great. I never would have thought of using my initials rather than the saying. Now I have to go back and look at a couple other patterns...