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Saturday, June 4, 2011

A Finish, A Start and Tusal

Just a quick post tonight to show you what I have been up to. First, I want to thank everyone who left comments on my last post. I was overwhelmed with all the kind words. They mean alot. On to the stitchy stuff, I finished Le Jardin de Lapin. I am not sure that I want to add the words. I kinda like it as is. I was drawn to the pink fabric and all the different pink fibers. You can click on any of the pics for a better view. Lynn asked who the designer is.... Praiseworthy Stitches. I used the suggested fabric and fibers.


My start is Land of the Free by Blackbird designs. This little gem is in the current cross stitch and needlework magazine. I am using 32 ct vintage exampler linen and I didn't have all of the belle soie silk so I made my own substitutions using GA and CC fibers. It's a fast stitch. I really love it.

Last but not least is my TUSAL for this month. You can see all the pinks and greens from Le Jardin. Thanks for the concern about the tornado's that passed through my state. I live near the Cape so we only had severe thunder storms. The western part of the state was hit with the tornado's. My heart goes out to the folks that lost loved ones and to all who lost their homes.

Until next time...Happy Stitching! Deborah

38 comments:

Theresa said...

Gorgeous finish!!!!! I like it as is as well~~~ I've never seen their designs before, thanks for introducing me to a new designer~

Gabi said...

So beautiful finish. And I agree with you - I like it better without the words too.
Lovely new start of the Land of the free...and those scissors are stunning too.

Michelle said...

Stunning really nice. Good start on the BBD design x

Bertie said...

Le Jardin is fabulous and a sampler doesn't always need words....
I do love BBD, must have a look for the magazine in the UK:))
Sorry to hear about your blogger issues, same here so your not alone:))

Robin said...

Your pieces are beautiful. Your finish of the Praiseworthy Stitches is so much more gorgeous that the flyer. And I just love 'Besty'. She may be on my short list of must haves.

Cristina said...

I love both of your pieces, but the finish looks really wonderful.

Margaret said...

Oh I really like that Jardin piece! So pretty! Why have I never seen this one before? Nice! Love your new start too! It's so pretty! I'm glad you weren't anywhere close to the tornadoes. It's so scary. I thought I wouldn't have to worry about tornadoes if I lived on the east coast. I guess I was wrong.

Siobhan said...

Beautiful finish!! I love your BBD WIP, too. I want to do that one--I would love to do at least ONE patriotic piece per year. I always plan to have more but never quite get there.

Enjoy your week!

Chris said...

Hi Deborah!
It was 88 here yesterday! Boy do I miss New England. I prefer the sweatshirt weather.
Your stitching is so beautiful and man you are fast.
I need to hunt down that magazine for the BBD design :)

Happy Sunday!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Your Jardin sampler is so pretty. Congrats on your finish.

Myra said...

Jardin is gorgeous! I love the colors in that one. The BBD piece is lovely too - I MUST find that magazine!

Julie M said...

Beautiful finish and a cute start!

Teresa said...

Wonderful finish. Love the WIP especially the patriotic scissors.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

ArchangelDecker said...

Beautiful work!


I have the BBD on my to do list. I love your subs! :)

Yvonne..... said...

La Jardin looks great and I think it's perfect on its own without the words. I have Land of the Free in my "to do" pile and hope to get the threads pulled today. I'll be making substitutions as well since I don't have the silks. Thanks for sharing!

Jackie said...

Congratulations on your finish! I like it how it is too. Your needle has been busy!

staci said...

LJdL is beautiful! And I love your BBD start...I think I'm going to have to get that issue after all :)

Berit said...

Congrats on a so-pretty finish! Your new start is also wonderful.

Daffycat said...

Very pretty ORTs, Deborah

Nancy said...

La Jardin is beautiful! Love the BBD you started! Love those scissors too!

Karen said...

Love your finish...very pretty! Kudos on starting the BBD... coming along very nicely!

happy stitching....

BrendaS said...

Beautiful finish!

Love the BD piece. I just got the magazine yesterday and this will go on my "need to stitch" list.

Have a good week

Pumpkin said...

Gorgeous finish Deborah! Congrats :o)

I'm glad to hear you are okay.

Christine said...

That is a beautiful finish, I don't think it needs any words added.

DonnaTN said...

Beautiful stitching and I love the patriotic scissors and the fob that is attached.

Mary said...

A lovely piece Deborah. I think it looks great as it is. I love the matching scissors on your new start!
Mary

Suzanne said...

Wow, such a beautiful finish! The new start is very pretty.

Catherine said...

Beautiful finish and I love that BBD piece - I'm going to have to see if I can get my hands on that magazine!

mdgtjulie said...

Everything looks lovely Deborah. I'm glad you weren't hurt, and have said prayers for those who were hurt, or even had damage from the storms. Love the colors in Jardin. The people look so tiny!

escargopotte said...

so beautiful finish ! just lovely !

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Absolutely beautiful finish and I love it just the way it is! Congratulations!

I love the BBD piece you've gotten started as well. Great job.

Lesleyanne said...

A lovely finish and great new start. Your ort jar looks great too.

woolwoman said...

I;ve been having some trouble posting on certain blogs - I did not get to say how wonderful all your framed finishes are. I can't believe how fast you stitched Betsy ! Love it and 13 Colonies is wonderful - someone in my stitching group just started it and I must say it is more beautiful in person. Love Le Jardin also - all your things are so pretty. Enjoy your week! Melody

Meari said...

Your LJ finish turned out beautifully. Nice progess on your WIP.

Pointed Stitcher said...

Your finish is beautiful ;)

Lynn said...

Oh, it's such a beautiful finish! Thanks for giving me the designer name.
I love your BBD start! Whenever I see one of these lovely patriotic designs I wish that the Canadian designers would come up with some patriotic stitches. I'm envious!

Melanie said...

Beautiful finish!!!! :)

Sally said...

Love your finish! The colours are just so pretty.

Lovely start on the BBD piece.