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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

So Much to Stitch, So Little Time!

I was going to start Mighty Oak Sampler but, of course, I didn't have all the fibers, so I started Sandcastle Bay. I love it! It's slow going because of all the color changes but really worth it. It is done on 32 ct aqua linen by LSL and using the suggested weeks and ga fibers. You can click on any of the pics for a larger view.

I tried to get a closer view so you can see the little people and the dogs. I love the dogs and the whales and the fish. OK, I love it all.

Today my Wednesday stitching group started the seasonal band sampler from the Just Cross Stitch magazine. There are 8 of us doing this every Wednesday. This is going to be hard for me because I usually work on 1 piece until it's finished. Not much progress as of yet.

Had July stretched and picked it up today. Put it my in and out frame. Very cute. Love the fire works.

Picked up this July piece, as well. Again, put it in the frame I use for all the PS monthy designs.

I want to thank everyone for all the great comments. I appreciate them all! I also want to welcome all my new followers. I am getting close to 500, amazing! I haven't had a pic of my sweet Sammi in awhile. Here she is doing what she does best.

Until next time.....Happy Stitching! Deborah









31 comments:

Parsley said...

I SO agree with your post title.

Love all the WIPS and of course Sammi...she stole my heart.

BrendaS said...

LOVE your new start. Your needles are flying:)))

Your framed finishes are great and what a clever idea to have put them in pop in/out frames!

Sammi is just precious.

Enjoy your 4th of July

Michelle said...

I so agree with the title - love your new start x

And This Little Pig said...

Lovely starts, and yes Sammi is doing they all do best, looking at us with love :D
LiBBiE in Oz

DonnaTN said...

Your stitching is beautiful as always a treat to see. I love the title of your post cause that is exactly how I feel too.

Margaret said...

I love your projects -- you have good taste! I know what you mean about usually wanting to finish something and not doing something one day a week. But it's such a pretty piece! Love your pieces in their frames too! Sammi is so cute -- I think sleeping is what our pets enjoy the most too. lol!

Mouse said...

love the sandcastle one :) soo cute with the little bits of interesting in it .... I have got loads on the go atm ...and more to do yet so I can relate to your title very much :0 and sammi is sooooo cute :) love mouse xxx

Myra said...

Oh I just want to kiss Sammi's beautiful grey face! She is a doll. Lovely new starts - and the finishes in the frames are just wonderful. You do such pretty work.

carol fun said...

Great new starts - that Praiseworthy piece has wonderful details. Sammy looks so sweet - what a good doggie. Looks like the perfect way to spend the afternoon.

laurawilson25 said...

July really is pretty. How did you find a group to stitch with?

Leslie said...

Hi Sammi!!!

I love the sand castle finish. Gorgeous. 500 follwers.. wow, wtg!

Cindy's Stitching said...

what nice piece. Love the beach, scene. I picture of the dog made me laugh. How cute are pets.

Jackie said...

I certainly could use some more time...someone needs to figure that out for all of us! Love your new start.

Shannon said...

Everything looks wonderful! :)

Gabi said...

That title is SO correct. I need more hours in a day!!! 24 just don't do the trick!!!!
Sandcastle Bay looks great, so does your band sampler.
Love both frames.

Lesleyanne said...

Great post title - just how I feel at the moment. Lovely new starts. Your framed pieces are gorgeous. Sammi is gorgeous too.

Chris said...

I need to find more time to stitch. I am easily sidetracked.
All your stitching is so lovely.
Hugs to Sammi!

Catherine said...

Great pieces - both in progress and in frames!!

Sammi is so cute!

Tricia said...

What a great post! I love your progress pictures and your finishes. Stitching is so much fun!

Bekca said...

I love the Sandcastle Bay design! I haven't seen it before but it's certainly going on my wish list now. Loving your framed pieces too and Sammi is looking as sweet as ever. Happy stitching and best wishes to you.

Carol said...

Your new start looks like so much fun, Deborah! And what a perfect piece to be stitching this time of year :)

Love those framed July finishes--hope you have a wonderful 4th of July weekend!

Melody said...

Love, love, love your July pieces. I have the PS July sampler done, just needs to be stretched and popped into the frame... So nice to see yours done.

What a cute dog. Hope you have a great July 4th.

Sally said...

Your new start is gorgeous and it's lovely to see the series from the JCS being stitched. It looks so pretty.

Love your framed July pieces:)

ArchangelDecker said...

I love the work you've done! It's all so pretty! :)

Valerie said...

So TRUE! So little time to stitch! It can be maddening!

Love your WIP's and your finishes. Beautiful work!

staci said...

Lovely stitching projects! Your framed pieces look fabulous!

Nancy said...

Your Sammi and my Pudge would get along wonderfully! LOL They seem to love the same activity! Love your WIP! That's a great idea to have a pop out frame for seasonal pieces! Thanks for the tip!

mdgtjulie said...

Sammi is really cute. It's my first time seeing her as I'm a relatively new follower. (Grats on almost five hundred. Good for you!!) Love your new start. It's darling. Keep up the good work. Both frames are good looking on the pieces you finished up! They both look great!

Christine said...

Great July pieces and Sandcastle bayy is just gorgeous

Lynn said...

I love both of your July pieces! I think the fireworks are cute too.
And that goes for Sammi!

Pumpkin said...

I love seeing what you've been stitching :o) Can you tell me the designer's name of the piece in your header?

Your framed pieces looks fantastic as always.

Thanks for the cute picture of Sammi :o)