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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Is It Really Summer?

First, I would like to thank everyone for all the great comments. They are greatly appreciated. The weather in New England has been cold and rainy for days (only in the 60's), so I am going to apologize for the lousy pictures now. I finished July by the Drawn Thread but forgot to take a picture before I left it at the framer to get stretched. I will show it next week. The pic above is the Summer Garden by LHN. It is so cute in person. The fabric is 32 ct. tundra (beautiful green color) with the supplied CC fibers. I believe that I (Cheryl) will make it into a pillow. You can click on any of the pictures for a larger view.

I think that Sandcastle Bay by Praiseworthy will be the next one up. The fabric is 32 ct vintage aqua mist by LSL. This is the beautiful color. The picture does it no justice.

I added to my stash with Autumn Alphabet by LK, a Sampling by Ann from SP and Mighty Oak Sampler by Chessie and Me. I love everything about the Mighty Oak. The colors are wonderful and that log cabin is awesome! Maybe this one will be next.

A couple of months ago Cheryl and I went looking for flower frogs and were very successful. This is one of my very best favs. The bottom is an art deco ash tray. Really cool. I will post the rest here and there.

Thanks for visiting. Until next time....Happy Stitching! Deborah







32 comments:

mdgtjulie said...

Grats to you on the finishes! Can't wait to see July all framed up! And grats on the new stash too.

Patty C. said...

Beautiful Flower Frog - Love the color & the Design !!!!!

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely progress on your stitching. Great new stash.

Gabi said...

Lovely stitching. Looking also forward to see your finished and framed piece.
Great stash. You're right, Mighty Oak looks great. LOVE your flower frog.

Christine said...

Great stitching and stash, Sandcastle Bay is gorgeous

Rachael xxx said...

Lovely stitching
Lovely stash!!! and you know that is a lovely flower frog, the ones I have are rather boring!!

Bekca said...

Your latest stash enhancement looks great and I can't wait to see what project you decide on next. Lovely flower frog!

Robin said...

What a cool frog. So neat that we stitchers are re-using these for our scissors, etc. Love the Lizzie Kate - Autumn ABC's. I've not seen that one before.

Annie said...

Perfect stitching on the LHN piece. That should make you think summer thoughts even if the weather isn't cooperating.

That Praiseworthy design looks like it will be a very fun stitch!

Jackie said...

What an interesting flower frog base! Love the green color. Great stash.

Your cooler weather sounds just wonderful. I'm already tired of sweating.

Michelle said...

Lovely new stash an d your stitching is lovely x

Ellen said...

Beautiful stitching!

Love your flower frog! That base is very unique and the color is very pretty!

Hugs,

Hugs,

Margaret said...

Your stitching looks great! Love the flower frog -- so cool! Great stash too! I agree on the weather -- it's been so weird recently! I'm sick of rain.

Alice said...

I like the log cabin too. I hope you get some nicer weather soon.

BrendaS said...

Nice finish and great stash. Can't wait to see your new start, it looks really pretty!

It's been cool here too but I will take it over the very hot and humid:))

Kathy A. said...

Lovely new start.
Love that scissor frog - it is truly unique.

Catherine said...

Great goodies!! I'm swooning over that frog!!

carol fun said...

A pretty finish - and I see a couple of new charts in your stash I need to find for me! - LOL The flower frog is gorgeous -- what a great find. Hope the weekend dries out - it is rainy today in my little corner of the world - good weather to stitch!

Mouse said...

lovely finishes :) love the lhn one haven't got that one yet ..lol love the stash you got and ooooo lovely frog too :) take care and happy stitching love mouse xxxx

Berit said...

Wonderful! :D And I do love that deco flower frog--it's just great. :D So many lovelies; how will you decide what's next!?

Chris said...

More wonderful stitching and stash! Heaven!
HAppy Friday!

Myra said...

The 90 degree temps here tell me it is truly summer. :o) Love your Summer Garden WIP, I really want to add that to my stash. Gorgeous flower frog - so unusual.

DonnaTN said...

The LHN is sweet and the coming attractions are great!

Suzanne said...

Thank you for your kind comment you left on my blog.

I am loving all your patriotic stitching. Nice finish on the July PS piece.

Great stash you have there and lovely stitching on your LHN piece.

Brigitte said...

Oh Deborah, what a nice little project this is. I rarely find summer charts that I really love but this is one.
And your next projects are already prepared and they are all so very exciting. Each of it will be a lot of fun to work on.

Pumpkin said...

Your new WIP is sweet Deborah :o)

Great new stash! Love that fabric!

That flower frog is AWESOME!!!! How cool is that one? Great find you lucky dog ;o)

Lynn said...

Your scissor frog is wonderful! I love that base.
Great new stash too.I can't wait to see the Mighty Oak when you get started on it.
Love the new LHN start!

Carol said...

We've had an unusually cool summer here, too, Deborah--hard to believe the 4th of July is only a week away!

Your new LHN piece is adorable and I love your choice of fabric for Sandcastle Bay--can't wait to follow your progress :)

Leslie said...

Great finishes. I love the July pattern. Hope that you are having a great summer so far.

Sally said...

What a gorgeous finish. It is so pretty.

Lovely new stash :)

Siobhan said...

I love your Summer Garden--very nice! It looks great on the Tundra. Nice new stash, too!

Congratulations on finishing July--it looks great!

Kathy Ellen said...

Your LH "Summr Garden" is really sweet, and it is so true that we need to feel like it is really summer here in New England! Your newest acquisitions are really great too...isn't it difficult deciding which one to stitch first?

Love your frog too!