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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Betsy and More!

I put this little box together last week. I used charcoal chenille trim around the design. The little pin cushion goes on the inside. Click on any of the pictures for a better view. I must start taking my pics outside, so they won't be dark.

Betsy!! What can I say about her except I loved every stitch. The fabric is a soft gold color (not that you could tell from the picture). The floss is DMC. Below is a close up of Betsy. So cute. Don't you just love the black sheep?

This is come home by SB. I love these boxes. I took the glass out for the picture.

This is my latest start. Le Jardin de Lapin by Praiseworthy Stitches. The fabric is 32 ct. Chantilly Creme by LSL. A lovely soft pink. Using CC, GA and wks fibers. I was drawn to all pinks in the design. It's working up quickly.

Haven't had a picture of Sammi lately. Today is the first day in almost 2 weeks that it didn't rain and the temps were in the 70's. She's doing what she enjoys. Watching the street and barking at everything.

I need to thank everyone for the wonderful comments and emails. I did notice that a bunch of your comments from my last post just disappeared. Very strange. Until next time...Happy Stitching! Deborah

Friday, May 20, 2011

By The Bay Needle Art

The pictures are out of order and I am sorry about that. These are the designs that I bought. Blossom Hill Sampler, New England Winter and Pumpkin Hill. You can click on any of the pictures for a better view.

A few weeks ago Joanne and I went to York , Maine for the day. I love Maine and try to go often. There is so much to see and do all over the state. We stopped in Kittery and shopped the outlet malls. Always fun. They have the greatest candy store named Yummies. We always stop at Stonewall Kitchen. They make and sell condiments, jellies, the best fudge sauces, mixes of all kinds. They also have a wonderful restaurant. I had lobster mac and cheese. Not low cal, I know, but so darn good. During lunch, I mentioned that I thought Donna's new store was in York. After we checked out of Stonewall, we went looking. Her store is in the town of York. Very inviting from the outside. The store was actually closed the day I was there but her lovely husband was in the store because they were having computer issues. He let me in and he said that Sammi could come in, too. Anyone that lets my dog in, is good with me.

The store is small but beautifully decorated. This corner is the winter and Christmas section. Her new winter design is on the right in the middle.

This corner had alot of the flower and water scenes.

She does sell some fabric and fibers. It was wonderful to see all of her beautiful designs done and on the walls. They are so much more beautiful in person. I have done a number of the designs. I did Winter, Autumn, Summer and Spring Cove. I bought 3 designs while I was there. (of, course) the picture is at the top of the post.

I will be going back. It was a great experience. My Wednesday stitching group talked about going up and visiting. I hope we do.

Hope you enjoyed my visit to By The Bay. I will be back soon. Betsy is almost finished and I put my boxes together. Until next time... Happy Stitching. Deborah

Sunday, May 15, 2011

For The Love Of Betsy!

First, I need to apologize for the crummy pictures. It has been gray and rainy all day. Now to Betsy. I have wanted, OK really, really wanted this pattern. Betsy by Sheepish Designs. I have tryed to buy it on ebay, to no avail. I have tryed to win it from different blogs, to no avail. I would have started begging all my stitchy blog friends soon. A couple of weeks ago one of the blogs that I read mentioned that Em-Li's was now selling Sheepish Designs. I am so sorry that I can't remember who's blog I read it on. Anyway, I went to her site, copied the order form and it was in the mail the next day. I also ordered Sarah Saulter. They came the other day. I am still giggling like a school girl because I am so pleased to have this design. It took everything I had to finish what I was stitching before starting her. I am using 32 ct sand dune LSL with DMC. The fabric is a soft gold color. I just love every stitch.

This is June by DT. on 32 ct flax linen using VC silks.

This is another little box from BBD. It's in the Stitchers Journey book. I also did the little pin pillow for the inside. I will show all when I put it together. You can click on any of the pics for a better view.

This is Coming Home by SB. Quick and easy stitch. It will go in the cream box. (which I love)

Thanks for stopping by. I love all of the comments that you leave me. Next post will be about my recent visit to By The Bay Needlework in York Maine. This is the cutest little shop. I love Donna's designs and it was wonderful to seeing them all hanging
. So until next time....Happy Stitching! Deborah

Monday, May 9, 2011

13 Colonies and More.

I finished 13 Colonies over the week end. It's pretty large but I did enjoy every stitch. It was done on 32 ct navy bean by LSL using the suggested fibers.

A shot of the scene in the middle. I think that this part of the design really makes the whole thing.

A shot of the top with the crown.

I need a quicky to do while stitching the big piece so I picked up the new LK design. Really cute and quick. I did use a little imagination finishing this one. I am pleased with the results.

I made 2 of these. One for me and one for the giveaway. I love the chenille trim. It could be my new fav trim. That is all I have for this evening. We have been very busy around here keeping the house clean and spiffy as well as the yard. Both look good but the yard is really nice this time of year. Green and lush. The trees and bushes are in bloom. Have some flowers, too.

Thanks for stopping by and for all the great comments. Until next time....Happy Stitching! Deborah

Sunday, May 8, 2011

We Have A Winner!!

Just a quick note to wish everyone a Happy Mother's Day! I hope you all had a great day. The winner of the sewing box is Margaret of Days of a Sampler Lover. I will be stitching an "M" on her box. I want to thanks everyone that entered my giveaway. I appreciate all of my followers, old and new, and love the comments that you all leave. I will be back tomorrow with a bunch of stitchy stuff to show. Until next time....Happy Stitching. Deborah

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Finishing and TUSAL

Got together with Cheryl last week and did some finishing. Made three little pillows. The hares are done quite simply and the gathering basket one has some ric-rac on the edge. I like that one alot.

Finished the needle book like it was showed. Below is the picture showing the inside fabric. I love green and lavender together. It's a tri fold. I have a pair of scissors and a pack of needles in it.

These are the cutest. Very tiny and they are hanging on a small silver tree.

Last but not least is my TUSAL. You can see a bunch of green from 13 Colonies.
You need to check out Edgar's blog (Blacksheep). He is having a great giveaway! Speaking of giveaways, you can go to my last post leave a comment there for my giveaway. I need to thank everyone who comments on any of my posts. I appreciate that you read my blog and take the time to comment. Until next time...Happy Stitching! Deborah