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Monday, September 5, 2011

A Finish, Finishing, TUSAL and a Giveaway.

Hope everyone in the US had a great holiday week end. The weather in southern MA was beautiful. Did a lot of yard work. Finally, the yard is cleaned up from the hurricane. Yeah! Went with friends to see The Help. I loved it. it was very well done. I would recommend it. Then we went for lobster. I love to end the season with a wonderful lobster roll. Yummy. On to the stitching, I finished The Breath of Autumn by Chessie and Me. I loved this stitch. It had many different stitches and a lot of over one. So pretty. I will post again after I get it framed.
I framed these over the week end with frames that were in my stash. Enquiring minds wanted to know what floss I used for the squirrel. It was Apples and Oaks by Silk 'N Colors.
I am crazy for Fancey Blackett! This one I took to the framer. Got a very wide old looking frame. I am pleased with the outcome.
Close up of the frame, which isn't as bright as the picture shows.
With the power being off for so many days, I lost tract of the TUSAL report. Better late than never. I just keep pushing them down.
Here is what the giveaway will be. Kind of. I will be adding fabric and floss for 2 of the projects. I just love the Schoolgirl's Work. Great reading and wonderful projects. With Needle and Thread also has some wonderful projects. The rules are the same as always. Be a follower, if not, join up. If you post the giveaway on your blog you will get another vote. Leave a comment on this post only. I will draw a name on September 12 th. Good luck to all. As always, thanks for the feed back. I love all the comments. Until next time...Happy Stitching! Deborah

114 comments:

Sherry :o) said...

I love your Chessie & Me piece - so sweet! I especially love the flower urn motif!

The frame on Fancey - I have seen this on a couple blogs now and it is a must do!!

What a cool giveaway - please enter me!

Catherine said...

Wow! What a lot of great things! Love the Chessie and Me - have it in my pile to do. The squirrel and BBD piece look great too.

Fancey Blackett is wonderful!! Whose pattern is that - love it!!

No need to include me in your wonderful giveaway - already have these books - someone will be very lucky!

CalamityJr said...

Fantastic finishes - the frame for Fancy Blackett is perfect! Thanks for the chance at your giveaway. You couldn't be more generous and one of us is going to be very lucky.

Natasha said...

I would love to be entered. I recently returned to stitching after a 6 month break. I am slowly working my way back in. Thank you
Natasha

Margaret said...

Love love love your finish!! Love all the framing too -- Fancy is just wonderful, as are the other pieces. Don't need to enter me in the drawing. I already have both books. :D

Shirlee said...

What a kind & generous giveaway! Please add my name to the drawing : ) I will post about it on my blog as well. I really like that Chessie & Me piece. I've gotta get that chart : ) Blessings, Shirlee

Marilyn said...

Oh, love the Cheesie and the squirrel, great job on the framing also.
Thanks for the generous giveaway.
I am a follower.
Marilyn

Kate said...

Fabu;ous finishes and I love the frames.
Please enter me into your giveaway draw - it looks fabulous.

Marilyn said...

Sheesh!
I meant Chessie, not Cheesie.
Yikes!
My apologies.
Marilyn

Teresa said...

You have been busy, love all the finishes.
I also enjoyed "The Help".
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Jackie said...

Love your Chessie & Me piece, your fabric choice really works wonderfully. Your other finishes are fabulous as well. I can't imagine trying to frame some of my own things. You've got an amazing talent!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Love your finish and your framing. I have both books so no need to enter me in your giveaway.

Mehitable1 said...

Hi, I just found your blog. What a wonderful giveaway.. Love the frame on your fall sampler. I am a computer dummy and don't know how to "follow" a blog other than bookmarking it.

samplerlover said...

Oh wow, on your finish and framing. The frame goes really well with the piece. I would love to enter your giveaway. I don't have either book.

pam said...

What is the chart on the Squirrel? I just love it. Chessie and Me is fab as well. Please enter me.

Thanks

Lisa V said...

Love all your framing work, especially Fancey, that frame choice is lovely.
I would love to be entered in the draw for the books please, I am already a follower.
Many thanks

pandy said...

I love the squirrel, thank you for naming the colour! I'll have to add it to my to-do list at some point. :D

Awesome giveaway, too, please enter me! :)

laurawilson25 said...

Such pretty finishes! I am a follower. Thanks for the giveaway!

MoonBeam said...

I've been following your blog for some time now, but just made it official. Love the very autumnal header and post. So appropriate for what was refreshingly chilly weather here in Cleveland today.

I love the Chessie & Me piece; I'm going to have to pick that one up. I like that it has different stitches in it.

Please enter me in your drawing. Thanks.

Bobbi

NerdGirlNicole said...

I cannot wait to stitch Fancey Blackett!...and the squirrel too! I am such a sucker for Halloween and Fall! Thanks for the chance at a giveaway...I'm new to the stitching blogs and this is the first one that I'll be entering :)

Shannon said...

Love your finish! The framing looks wonderful too! :)

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, these are all fabulous projects. TFS.

Heather said...

I love your squirrel piece and the Chessie and me piece. Both are lovely.

Penny said...

What a beautiful finish. I love the framing too! Doesn't seem to be popular to say, but I really love the squirrel. Already have both books-a lot to enjoy in both.

Julianne said...

I just saw the Chessie and Me piece today for the first time. Here it is on your blog! You did a beautiful job on it. I love the colors.

Thanks so much for the chance to win the new BBD book!

Katrina said...

Pretty finishes and I love all the framing :-)!

Yvonne..... said...

Love the frame you chose for Fancey - it's perfect!!

Ellen said...

Love your finish and framing! That frame is just perfect for Fancey Blackett!

Great giveaway, thank you for the chance!

Hugs,

Theresa said...

Love your finishes!!!!! The frame you used for Fancey is gorgeous~~~ They will make a handsome group of fall display!!!

Thank you for a chance of your wonderful giveaway~~

Judy said...

Love your Breath of Autumn and the framing of your other pieces. Please enter me in your generous giveaway, I am already a follower. Thanks for the opportunity.

Beth said...

I love all your framed pieces. I am so glad that you showed a closeup on the Fancey frame, because I would never have guessed that it would look like that from the other picture - way cool!

Valerie said...

Lovely finishes! The frames are just perfect!

I would love to be entered in your giveaway. I am a follower and will post a link on my blog! Thank you!

Jennifer said...

Fabulous finishes and a fabulous giveaway! I've been stalking the new BBD book, so I'm excited to see this in your giveaway!

gracie said...

Beautiful stitching...nice frame choice. I have been a follower and will post on my blog....wonderful gifts....I did not get either yet so it would be fun to win.

Myra said...

Oh Deborah, I just love seeing all your autumn stitching and I especially love Fancey. :o) The frame you chose is wonderful. I would love to be entered in your giveaway.

capecodgirl565 said...

I just finished Fancy myself, gotta love a witch dancing with a squirrel! I would love to be entered in your wonderful giveaway.

Faye said...

Lordy yes!! Count me in on this great fun~~ Everytime I look at Fancy, it makes me smile!! Thanks for the chance.....Faye

DonnaTN said...

Beautiful stitching and Fancie's frame is too. I already have both of the wonderful books, so I'll skip this give away and not be part of this one. I will look forward to seeing who becomes the happy winner.

Cross Stitch Queen said...

The stitching is absolutely amazing! The framing is so perfectly suited for the pieces.

I will post your giveaway on my blog's sidebar.

Soon I will have a giveaway to celebrate my 100th reader. Only 5 more readers to go.

CSQ
http://betweenthestitches.blogspot.com

carol fun said...

I LOVE all these finishes and your frames are the perfect finishing touch - so pretty!

Lizzy Pizzy said...

Your little squirrel caught my eye when you posted previously. I love the Chessie & Me piece too, combination of over 1 and over 2 always looks great. Fancey Blackett and frame are brilliant...
Thanks for yet another giveaway - please toss my name in
Liz x

FN said...

I love your Halloween/Autumn stitching! It is one of my favorite times of the year and your stitching is so pretty. I am a follower, so please enter me in your lovely giveaway--so generous! Frances
fnelson1@comcast.net

Glenys said...

Nice work. Count me in please.

Rebecca said...

So glad to hear your getting back to normal from the hurricane. I don't think I have ever had a lobster roll. Sounds devine. Thank you for a chance to win these two books. I do not have them in my library yet. I am new to following your blog. I really enjoy it and love the name of it.

Solstitches said...

Lovely finish and the frame for Fancey is gorgeous.
Glad to hear The Help movie is as good as the book.
Wonderful giveaway. I would love to enter and have also put the details in my blog sidebar.
Margaret

Sylvia said...

I absolutely love the frame on Fancey - plus Fancey itself is a hoot. The Chessie finish is wonderful as well.

Your giveaway is fabulous, and I would love to be entered.

Teresa S. said...

Sounds like you have survived Irene in good shape-that's great. Please include me for the giveaway. I'll post it on the sidebar of my blog, too!

Lesleyanne said...

Your finishes are gorgeous. Would love to be entered in your giveaway. Will post on my blog.

CATHI said...

Wonderful framing! Love the motifs, too! :o) I am a follower already, so please count me in!

Thanks Cathi

Siobhan said...

You couldn't have chosen a more perfect frame for Fancey! I love it. I'm going to have to remember that for when my time comes for framing. Love your other two pieces, too. You have a nice Halloween/autumnal thing going on there! Congrats on finishing up the Chessie, too.

I'm a follower, yada yada. Thanks for the chance to win the books!

Bekca said...

No need to enter my name in the giveaway thank you, I just wanted to say how lovely your Chessie and Me finish is. I can't wait to see it framed. Your other framed pieces look perfect, I do love the little squirrel. Best wishes.

Mouse said...

oooo just squeaked in ... love your squirrel framed .. have just made one up into a cushion for a friend .. photos will be shown later on once it has been received .. count me in for the draw if thats ok :) I am a follower love mouse xxxxx
www.talesofastitchingmouse.blogspot.com

Michelle said...

Wow what wonderful framing - it looks great. All your stitched pieces are lovely. Please count me in for your very generous and lovely giveaway. I am a follower of your blog and I will mention it on my blog also. Many thanks x
www.stitchcraftplace.blogspot.com

karamino said...

Pretty finishes and the framing is perfectly suited for the pieces. I posted your giveaway on my blog's sidebar. Thank you!

Cath said...

Lovely finishes , well done .

Please enter me for your giveaway , I will post it on my side bar , thanks,

Megan Chamberlain said...

I love all the latest finishes, especially the BBD 'Trix or Treat'.
Please enter my name in your wonderful giveaway, those pattern books look amazing and I would love to have them :-). I am a follower of your blog.

cucki said...

i really love all the lovely finishes..so sweet..and great frame choice..
the giveaway is so sweet..please count me in for this..
thank you..
love and hugs xx

Chris said...

Hi Deborah!
I love all of your fall stitching. Everything looks wonderful. The Chessie and Me piece is my favorite.
I would love to be entered in your giveaway.

Have a great week!

Christine said...

Great stitching and finishing and the frame you chose for Fancey is just perfect.
Please include my name in your draw

Susan said...

The frame for Fancey Blackett is perfect - love the design and the colors. Thanks for the fiber name on the squirrel.

Glad you got the yard cleaned up, we finished ours this weekend also - not fun.

I'd love to be entered in the give-away, I've been a follower for a while and will be posting on my blog.

Berit said...

Just popping in to say how nice everything is looking! :o The Fancey frame is just the thing! But, I will sit this giveaway out, please.

Cindy said...

great pieces and i would love to enter...am just getting 'restarted' back into the world of cross stitch and ohhhhh what wonderful stuff is available now :D

Kathy H said...

I do love the little squirrel. I hesitate to work on pieces like that because of all the "blank" spaces. I love to look at them though. I even have a few charts but haven't gotten the nerve to try them yet.

stormybrew57 said...

I love all of your beautiful finishes. Thanks for having a giveaway. I would love to be entered. Thank You, Beth N. (Stormybrew57@aol.com)

Cindy said...

Love your new finishes and the framing. I am a follower and would like to be entered into your drawing.

Thanks

Julie M said...

Love your finishes and your framed projects! That Chessie piece is on my wish list.

What a wonderful giveaway, I would love to be entered.

Julie said...

Super stitching and framing, what a perfect frame

Thank you for visiting my blog recently

Good luck to all who enter your giveaway

PatsyAnne said...

Would love to win - just a beginner but with my retirement "just around the corner" I'm hoping to work a lot of counted cross stitch and become a GOOD stitcher (lol)...

Kimberly R. said...

Love all your beautiful finishes and I'd love a chance to enter!!
Thanks :)
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

wendy111 said...

Lovely finish, lovely framing and lovely giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win and I have posted it into me giveaway sidebar of my blog.

Nan ~ Threadwork Primitives said...

All your stitched pieces are so pretty. Love the frame you got for Fancey. I'd love a chance to win your giveaway. I have been itching to see the new BBD booklet.
~Nan

BrendaS said...

Love your finish on the Chessie and Me piece and all your framing looks wonderful. You are also so full of inspiration:)))

Great giveaway for a lucky winner. Since I have both books, I will pass but good luck to all who enter!

jonette said...

Love all of your work! Would love to win!

Paula said...

After seeing your "Fancey Blackett" I am considering ordering it. I love stitching Fall and Halloween designs. You do beautiful work! Your post today has inspired me to pull out my cross stitching basket and start working on a new project.
Terrific giveaway. I would love to be entered. (I'm a follower too).
Have a great day!
Paula
pmcfee@roadrunner.com

xsgail said...

Great finishes! I'd love to enter your fabulous giveaway! I'm a follower!

ArchangelDecker said...

Thank you so much for the chance. I would LOVE to enter. I am a huge BBD fan.


Your work is very pretty. You did an awesome job on Fancey! :)

Marjorie said...

Love your new finish and really, really love Fancey Blackett...I am trying not to let too many charts follow me home but you're not making it easy! Please enter me in your giveaway anyway :)

Beauty Bonnet said...

Hi! Your stitches are very beautiful! I especially loved the squirrel design. I'd love to win your giveaway so I can enjoy the patterns/charts - I'm a new stitcher! - Tracy

Nancy said...

All your pieces are so lovely! That frame on Fancy is gorgeous! Your squirrel turned out great, I am itching to start on mine. I would love to be entered in your giveaway! Thanks!

Debra said...

The lobster sounds yummy! I love the frame you chose!! Greatr giveaway too!

Alice said...

I love seeing your finishes--especially the Chessie & the BBD. I'd love to win the giveaway and have become a follower today!

Melody said...

Love your finishes! Congratulations. Please enter me in your wonderful drawing. What a generous giveaway!

Thanks so much

Simple Pleasure said...

Exquisite stitching! I LOVE your frame choice for Fancey. I'm wishing for a lobster roll now. Thanks for such a generous giveaway.
Busy Hands...Happy Heart
Patricia

Quiltsmiles said...

Deborah,
You always amaze me with how many pieces you complete and so well too. I really love that Fancy Blackett piece you did, whimsical yet a bit folksy, it's too cute! The Breath of Autumn os a powerful piece to me and speaks to my heart.
Lovely giveaway books and with the additional partts you'll be throwing in it is another of your giveaways, that I would love to win.
Glad you were unscathed from Irene, we didn't fare as badly as many, just a bit of damage and no power for days. Just getting back to normal now.
Jane

Nancy V said...

Deborah,

Hello! Love your beautiful Fall/Halloween pieces. The frames really set them off nicely.

(I hope this comment goes through - several did not.) Thanks for offering a chance at your giveaway.

Happy stitching,
Nancy V
:-)

Tatkis said...

Oh, your finishes are so beautiful! Love the frames!
Thank you for a chance to win those great books!!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Lois said...

What a great frame for Fancey Blackett and love your other framing too. What a great Chessie & Me finish too! Would love to be entered in your giveaway.

Carol said...

I loved Fancey so much that I went and ordered her as soon as I saw her on your blog, Deborah :) Those giant dancing squirrels just make me smile and your frame is perfect! Love the Chessie and Me finish, as well...

I'd love to be entered in your generous giveaway--thanks for the chance :)

Sally said...

Your Chessie and Me finish is fantastic! Gorgeous colours.

Lovely framing. Wish we could find the beautiful frames over here.

I'd love to be entered into your generous giveaway please.

Pumpkin said...

Congrats on your latest finish! I can't wait to see what you will work on next :o)

FANTASTIC framing! I'm so jealous you have all these beautiful pieces ready to display!

I would LOVE to be entered in your giveaway! I'm a long time follower ;o) Thank you.

woolwoman said...

Hi Deborah - I am a follower of your blog - please enter me into your wonderful giveaway - loved your Fancey framed - gorgeous frame! thanks Mel mbryan10@comcast.net

marly said...

The only photos coming up are the Chessie and Me sampler and the corner of Fancey's frame. Well, just those two were enough to make my chocolate melt. I've never seen a frame like that - SO cool. And the sampler is wonderful in every way.

Mary said...

So pleased you are all back to normal after Irene.
Loved your Fancey and the frame is absolutely gorgeous - we don't have anything like that in our framing shops - and of, course it suits the stitching so well.
Would love to be included in the draw for your giveaway if possible.
Mary

Lynn said...

Fantastic finishes! I can't decide which one I love the most. We seem to have similar tastes. The frame on Fancey is amazing!!
I love the idea for your giveaway. Please include my name in your draw and thanks for being so generous.

Stitchinowl said...

What lovely finishes! My favorites are the Squirrel and Trix or Treat since I love when stitchers do a great job framing on their own. Nice work! Please include me in your generous giveaway.
Carolyn

Raspberry Lane Primitives said...

Hi Deborah: I am a new follower by way of farmhouse ponderings. I loooove your new piece "The Breath of Autumn"...it is just beautiful!
I would love to be entered into your giveaway. I will post on my blog as well.
Blessings,
patti ;)

Mindi said...

I'm not sure which I like more, the Chessie and Me piece, or Fancey dancing with squirrels! I think I'll have to acquire The Breat of Autumn, I'm a sucker for specialty stitches.

Zarazjuka Natali said...

how much I hope to win one of your wonderful gifts!
greetings from Ukraine!
Natasha

link on the right panel blog
http://zarazjuka.blogspot.com/

averyclaire.org said...

Oh my what wonderful gifts..hope I win.

Elisa said...

Beautiful stitching and finishing.
I would love to be included into your giveaway, I am a follower of your blog.
Elisa
liseylou1971@ymail.com

A Primitive Homestead said...

Just found your blog. Your work is wonderful. I would love to be ebtered in your giveaway. Blessings!
Lara

diamondc said...

Deborah: Your finishes are positively beautiful, I love the freame on Fancy Blankett, wow ot is stunning, the Chessie and me is one of my favorite patterns however I am so hooked on Blackbird Designs I need help finishing all the Blackbird stash I have.
Your squrril is so cute and of course the Trisck or Treat is adorable.
I am a follower and hope you include me in your lovely givaway.
Oh and lobster is my favorite seafood it is very yummy.
(Love you blog)
Catherine
diamondc

tinaweb said...

Thanks for the chance at your giveaway. I love Chessie & Me!!
Tina for Italy


http://tinaweb.splinder.com

Wagapapa said...

Love the squirrel!!

I'm a new follower of your blog and I would like to be entered in your giveaway, thank you for the chance!

I have also posted it on my blog's sidebar: http://wagapapacreations.blogspot.com/

Hugs from Bilbao,

Noemi
mimideusto@gmail.com

Judy said...

I love the Breath of Autumn sampler. I may have to purchase that pattern.

Please enter me in your giveaway. I have become a follower and posted an entry on my blog.

Thanks,
Judy
Attic Raggedys

Linda said...

Sent over by Attic Raggedy's. What lovely work you do! Fancey Blackett rocks! And the frame is beautiful. So is your home and yard! Green grass is rarely found in our corner of the parched southeast! Even Lee took the rain north and left us barely a shower!

trillium said...

The framed pieces look great. You got a lot done.

Please enter my name. I'd love to win.I'll post the giveaway on my blog tomorrow.

trilliumcreates AT gmail Dot com

Stamp With Jen said...

Love your Fancey finish!! Can't wait to add her to my stash too. Thanks for this giveaway, keeping my fingers crossed!

Laura said...

Everything is so pretty! I love the frame. Thanks for considering me for the giveway. What fun it would be to win!

Thanks again.

Laura S.

Pointed Stitcher said...

Wow, congrats on all the finishes and beautiful framing!! Such beautiful stitching. Would love a chance at your give away. :)

Sharon said...

Thank you so very much for your kind comments on my blog - you're such a sweetheart! You do beautiful stitching - you're a naughty enabler though - I'm seeing WAY too many projects that you stitch that I want to stitch for me too!!! LOL
I will definitely be following you - thanks for offering such an awesome give=a=way!!

Marcy said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win a giveaway! I agree with other posters, the frame is delicious. I'm guessing it was custom? Anyway, looking at all the autumn colors and themes makes me excited to pull out some autumn UFOs.

Happy stitching!

Meari said...

I am probably too late for this, but I wanted to say your finishes look great framed up.

Suzanne said...

Such pretty stitching and lovely framing!