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Friday, July 1, 2011

Some Finishing and Tusal

Spent the day with Cheryl. Besides having a great lunch, good conversation and some stitching time, we finished Summer Garden into a pillow. Couldn't get a really good picture, but I am pleased with the finished product. The ribbon is great.



Not alot of progress on Sandcastle Bay but hopely this Sunday or Monday I can get in some quality stitching time. Lets hope.




I won a wonderful giveaway from Libby in Australia. Her blog is and this little pig. Hope on over, her blog is great. I loved this pattern and have wanted to do it, so I was thrilled to have won. She included the fibers which are silks and cottons. The really best part of the giveaway is the wonderful piece of fabric that she dyed herself. The color is beautiful and it smells divine. I believe that she tea dyed and baked the fabric. Can't wait to stitch on it. Click on any of the pics for a larger view.




Last but not least is my TUSAL for the month. I keep pushing the orts down. Think I am going to get a larger container. You can see the reds and blues from all the patriotic stitching I did.

Happy Canada Day to my Canadian followers. To all of us in the US....Have a great holiday week-end!


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




31 comments:

Lesleyanne said...

Your pillow looks great as does your ort jar. Congrats on the win. Lovely progress on your wip.

butterfly said...

Love Summer garden and Sand Castle Beautiful, also love your site, from a new blogger

Michelle said...

Oh just lovely x

Gabi said...

Sand Castle and Summer Garden are both looking gorgeous.
Congrats with winning the price. :)

Bekca said...

Your latest finish looks really pretty, as does your latest project - hope you get some quality stitching time soon. Happy stitching and best wishes.

Jackie said...

Congrats on your win!

Summer Garden is finished beautifully! Love the ribbon as well.

Margaret said...

Love how your finished your pillow! It's so nice how you and Dheryl do things together and have fun. Nice progress on your WIP as well. And nice prize -- cingrats!

Hazel said...

Summer Garden is beautiful! Lovely wip as well. Great post. x

Tricia said...

I really like your summer garden finish! And your wip is really coming along. The colors in that one are so pretty!! Enjoy your new stitching goodies. That looks like it was a fun package to open!

Lynn said...

That pillow is adorable! You do such lovely work!
Love your giveaway win. I've never seen that design before. Sandcastle Bay is coming along nicely. It's the perfect stitch for this time of year.

Melody said...

Love your pillow finish. It looks great. But I really love the Sandcastle piece. What a great design.

Catherine said...

Great pillow - great stitches - great win - and great orts!!!

Teresa said...

Love your pillow finish. What a great give away win. I really like the pattern.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Laurie in Iowa said...

Great finishing job on the sweet pillow.

Chris said...

I love the ribbons on your pillow, wonderful finishing.
It sounds like you and Cheryl had a perfect afternoon.
I am enjoying the pair of scissors that you sent :)

Nancy said...

Lovely finish! Sounds like you had an enjoyable afternoon with your friend! Enjoy your weekend!

Nicole said...

The pillow turned out so pretty!! Your wip is very pretty too! Great giveaway win too!

BrendaS said...

Summer Garden turned out beautifully! Nice progress on Sandcastle Bay.

Have a great 4th!

Sharon said...

Lovely pillow and your Sandcastle Bay looks great!

Lois said...

Summer Garden is such a sweet piece! What a lovely finish! Nice progress on Sandcastle Bay and congrats on a lovely giveaway win!

Mouse said...

love the pillow finish .. love that design :) and great orts and a fab win too :) take care love mouse xxxx

Leslie said...

How pretty! Congrats on the win!!
Have a great day

DonnaTN said...

I love the Summer Garden pillow. Your finish is great. Congratulations on the winning the goodies. Those colors look so nice on the fabric. Wish we could smell it too!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Love how the pillow turned out - it couldn't be cuter! Your WIP looks lovely and yeah! on the prize package!

Shari said...

gorgeous finish! Beautiful stitching....what a win!! Congrats!

mdgtjulie said...

Lovely TUSAL, Deborah. I see the blues you used, and reds and browns too. I love the finishing on Summer Garden. The bows of ribbon are great!! I still like your SB. The lighthouse in the background is cute! And grats on the win. That's wonderful.

Justflo said...

Lovely finishes.


Lucky you, what a great win.

Karoline said...

Gorgeous pillow, congratulations

Pointed Stitcher said...

Your Summer Garden pillow came out great.

Pumpkin said...

Your pillow turned out beautiful Deborah :o) Great job!

Congrats on the win. I bet it was a nice package to receive in the mail!

Quiltsmiles said...

Love your summer garden pillow finish, it's beautiful!
Jane