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Friday, July 22, 2011

WIPs and Wonderful Stitchy Stuff!

First up is my latest start, The Mighty Oak Sampler. I love this design and it's such a great stitch. The fabric is 30 ct weeks fabric called parchment. It's a yellow color with wonderful variation in color, not the color that the picture shows. I am using belle soie silks. I love the silks. They are a dream. There is quite a bit of over one stitching, which I love.


All the words, letters and the little animals and birds are over one. How cute is that squirrel?



And the birds.


I have finished Spring and will be starting Summer next Wednesday at group. There are different specialty stitches in this one and they make it interesting. This sampler will be gorgeous when finished. I have already found a place to hang it. You can click on any of the pics for a larger view.


I love all things stitchy related. I tried to resist this box but finally just gave in. It is so wonderful. The painting is perfect. I am going to keep my NPI silks in it. A wonderful addition to the craft room.


All my friends know that I have a thing for scissors. Really, who doesn't? I loved the new daisy scissors and the bunny needleminder. Had to have them. The other pair has become one of my favs. Scissors with jewerly. Does it get any better. The little crystal is green in color, which is my birthstone. Had to have them. See, I can justify anything. But really, aren't they just lovely.



A couple of new patterns. Brenda of With Thy Needle and Thread is becoming one of my favorite designers. Love the new Fall sampler. I need some floss before I start this beauty.


Lastly, I can't wait to do one of Donna's little designs. I bought the scissor fob to put it in. Very sea like with sand dollors and sea shells on it.

That's all I have for today. Hope I didn't bore you. Thanks for all the kind comments on my last post. I appreciate them. Stay cool. It's 100 here today and I am thankful for the central air. Until next time....Happy Stitching! Deborah














38 comments:

Margaret said...

Your stitching projects are wonderful!!! Gorgeous stuff! And your new stash. Yummy! I might have to go look at Donna's etsy shop for that scissor fob -- so cute!

Pumpkin said...

Bored? I don't think so! LOVE seeing what you're working on :o)

I can't imagine all that over one. Your SAL IS going to be beautiful. It's nice to see it being stitched up.

Look at all those goodies! Yes, I've had my eye on that rabbit minder and the daisy scissors ;o)

Nancy said...

Hi Deborah, I enjoy reading your blog.Love your WIPs, they're coming along nicely! I may have to break down and get that Stitch and Inch design. A woman was stitching one last week at my LNS.She was doing it on silk gauze and it looked great. I got the box too! Sigh...couldn't resist. Love the scissors. I haven't seen the birthstone ones! I'm an August bday and that looks like my birthstone. Thanks for sharing, Nancy in NY

Melissa said...

Lovely stitchy progress and great new stash. I hope you will start Brenda's Autumn sampler soon - that looks like another great design from her!

Annie said...

Both samplers look fabulous. I'm not really a sampler stitcher, but you are making me consider the one from JCS now!

Love all your new stitchy goodies. That daisy scissors is just the cutest!

butterfly said...

Love your stitching and all the wonderful new charts you brought, i also love to buy any thing to do with stitching

DonnaTN said...

Your new start and the SAL piece are both wonderful. I love all your new acquisitions. It is always fun to see what you are working on and your new finds.

cucki said...

wow..both of them are looking so lovely..i love all your new stitchy goodies..the daisy scissor is so cute.keep well dear xx

Catherine said...

Great stitches!! I am in love with that box, scissors and needleminder!!!

TinaTx said...

Your stitching looks fab! Love that box - I have been trying to resist it myself. And well, scissors, they just speak for themselves. And they are usually saying 'buy me!'

BrendaS said...

Deborah --
It's always good to see a post from you because you have such wonderful things to show us:)))

Love your stitching and your accessories are great too! I'm an accessory and scissor girl too:)

Pointed Stitcher said...

Wow, everything looks great. I love the box you picked up and those black scissors (I'm like you I LOVE scissors).

Mouse said...

ohhhh lovely ... having a drool fest at your stash .. love the charts and the scissors are adorable :) love mouse xxxx

Ranae said...

The WIP's are looking great.
I love them daisy scissors and never seen the birthstone ones, they are a must have for sure
I am liking Brenda's patterns too
Stay cool!!!!

Beth said...

Your Mighty Oak does look like it is going to be something special. But, your Spring is absolutely AWESOME - just gorgeous!!

Those stitchy things are great too. I go for periods when I am good and can pass items up, but then....

mdgtjulie said...

Wow, your stitching is really coming along. Your over one stitching is soooooooo neat. Just lovely! And grats on the finish too. Brenda is such a nice lady, she deserves to have lots of loyal customers. Grats on your newest acquisitions. Can't wait to see your fob completed.

carol fun said...

Oh I'm drooling over your new goodies. That daisy scissors is calling my name - LOL! I love your Mighty Oak Sampler. It is going to be so pretty!

Chris said...

Lots of wonderful things Deborah! Looks like you are having lots of fun!

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely stitching and great new stash.

Gabi said...

Your posts are never boring Deborah. I love your stitching.
Congrats on finishing Spring. What a lovely little sampler this is.
Mighty Oak Sampler is a beauty too.
So is your new box and scissors.

Kate said...

Beautiful stitching. I love the box. Enjoy your new stash.

wendy111 said...

So many yummy things. I love the little birds and animals and all your new stash - lucky you!

Lynn said...

I never get bored seeing all of your lovely stitching! The Mighty Oak is gorgeous and I adore your Spring finish. I can't wait to see what Summer looks like!
I have seen those Daisy scissors and considered getting a pair myself. They're sooo cute!
I also have placed a recent order with Brenda for some of her new charts and can't wait for their arrival.

Siobhan said...

Beautiful stitching! I love your new stitching toys, too. One can never have enough of them, right?! Congratulations on the finish!

Carol said...

Your samplers are both lovely, Deborah. I've been taking more and more notice of Brenda's designs, too--they're so pretty... I think one or two may just hop into my shopping cart on my next online order :)

Hope you have a great weekend...I'll be working in the AC all day today so that's good--stay cool!

Deb said...

Love your pieces. And all the great things that you bought, especially the scissors! Love the fob too - I might just have to get me one!

Quiltsmiles said...

Great acquisitions and nice stitchy starts. I can't wait to see how you finish them.

Jane

Michelle said...

Your stitching projects are wonderful and your new stash is lovely. Love the Daisy scissors x

Christine said...

Great stitching and beautiful stitchy bits. The daisy scissors are really pretty but they look as though they'd be a bit uncomfortable to use

Myra said...

Mighty Oak looks great! I am collecting the mags for the band sampler too - love the colors in it. Wonderful new stash - I had to get the By The Bay chart and a fob too! Have to finish up the Mystery Sampler first but I am itching to start on those little inchies.

Bekca said...

I love your latest stitching projects, but my favourite part of the post has to be those daisy scissors - how cute! Stay cool and happy stitching to you.

Peggy Lee said...

Oh I need to tell you.......I was going through my blogs, the ones that I follow. Yours shows me that you haven't posted in 2 years! Now what's up with that? I almost "cleaned you out". That would have been terrible! Major panic avoided!

Anywhoo.....I absolutely love your stitching and am reminded once again why I started to follow your blog to start with! I really need to figure out why my reader has not recognized your postings for the last TWO YEARS!!

Kathy Ellen said...

It is always a joy visiting your blog and seeing all of your latest stitching projects. Wonderful stitching as always:) Love your progress on Mighty Oak and "Spring" is really sweet. Who could resist that wonderful painted box and those great scissors and cute needleminder?

Love your new designs too! "With They Needle and Thread" is fast becoming one of my favorite designers too. Am loving stitching her Mystery Sampler!

Thanks for sharing all of your goodies!

Kate said...

Great stitching update - love that painted box and the daisy scissors

Dee said...

Awwwwwwww...what a sweet little squirrel on the Mighty Oak Sampler. So cute.

Sally said...

Your WIPs look fantastic. It's nice to see that one from the JCS mag being stitched.

Lucy May said...

Love your BD piece in your banner! I am working on that piece myself. I started it while on vacation at the beach. I love following your blog! Thanks for sharing and the inspiration!

Berit said...

Beautiful stitching; love your new stash! Also, you totally deserve those Scissor-y, box-y treats!