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Monday, September 12, 2011

Some Finishes and a Winner!

I am still into the fall stitching season, so this was something i did last week. I would like to say that I go and pick apples every year but in reality, I go to the orchard store and pick the apples, apple cider donuts and cider. The picking thing is fun with kids and I don't have any. Cute design. I used 32 ct Luna linen, which is a pale yellow with a peach color. Looks wonderful with the colors of the design. I used the called for floss. When Cheryl is back to doing more normal things, this will be a pillow. You can click on any of the picks for a better view.
I love the hares. Sorry for the wrinkles. I used 36 ct butter cream linen and DMC floss. This will also be a pillow.
Sammi hasn't made an appearance in a while,so here she is. Still going strong in her 17th year. She is trying to be cute so I will give her some treats. Works every time.
This what I started over the week end. It's the Lord's Blessing. I am using 32 ct ant. ivory linen and DMC floss. It was the perfect week end to give thanks. On to the winner by random number thingy .....Siobhan!! Please email me with your snail mail address and I will get the books and stuff off to you. Thanks to everyone who reads and comments on my blog. I have had such fun blogging. I do love all the feed back. I need to thank everyone who told me to go to google chrome. It works well and I can see mine and everyone else's follower's. Until next time....Happy Stitching1 Deborah

47 comments:

CalamityJr said...

Great finishes, but I think the new start is going to be amazing! Can't wait to see it grow.

Margaret said...

I love your new start so much! Love your finishes too! Sammi is so cute! I can see why she manages to get treats. :D

Peggy Lee said...

Love the new start...and Sammi too!

Chris said...

Beautiful stitching Deborah! I love these fall designs you are doing.

Shirlee said...

Congratulations to Siobhan! Sammi is so cute! I'm whispering that bit about Sammi because Sophie, my cat, is within earshot. She doesn't like me to compliment doggies : ) Blessings, Shirlee

Annie said...

Love the finishes. Those hares are just too cute! Looks like a great new start as well.

Congrats to Siobhan!

Janice Boucher said...

Hiiii Sammi *waving*
~ to you too Deb! I love your Apple Picking sampler (it's definitely on my to-do list).
The Halloween Hares just put such a smile on my face! They are beyond cute!!!

Faye said...

I love all the stitches but yipppee! Siobhan was the winner~~~~~ WTG

Michele said...

love your finish and your starts are looking great! Those hares are adorable :)

Ranae said...

I love both your finishes
OMGosh now I am thinging of apple sicer donuts, yummmmm!!!!!
Sammi is adorable and congrats to Siobhan

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, these are both great. I love the Halloween one. Congrats to the winner.

Kathy Ellen said...

Congratulations to Siobhan!

Love your cute "Apple Picking" piece. We always love looking forward to picking the delicious fall apples too. Oh, I think that the "Lord's Blessing" is going to be a beautiful piece. I think that I would love to stitch it too!

Sammi is so sweet. Our little toy poodle, Meggie, who looks like a Boyd's Teddy Bear, is 10 years old and thinks that she is about two! Aren't our sweet little pets such treasures?

I'm a little behind on reading some of my favorite blogs, but I just want to tell you that I love all of your wonderful new pieces, featured in your Sept. 5th posting too!

Penny said...

Love your finish, and The Lord's Blessing is so pretty. Sammi is sweet.

Myra said...

You have been stitching up a storm! Love your finishes, especially the hares, so cute! Sammi is adorable as always. Have a great week!

Cross Stitch Crazy Mum said...

Beautiful pieces. Good Job

Catherine said...

Great finishes and a beautiful new start!
Sammi is so cute!
Congratulations to Siobhan!

Stitchinowl said...

Congrats to Siobhan! I love the Halloween hares - so cute. Sammi is so adorable!
Carolyn

Carol E. in AZ said...

Love your new start! I'm feeling fallish also! :) Thanks for sharing, and your Sammie girl is so stinkin cute!

Laurie in Iowa said...

All your projects are great... you've got me in the mood for fall stitching.

Kaisievic said...

The apple design is a great design - I really love it - lovely colours - who is the designer?
Lovely autumn designs altogether. Congrats to Siobhan for winning the giveaway.
cheers, Kaye xoxox

Theresa said...

Love your fall stitching~~~ Totally fit for the mood!!
Sammi is looking great!!!!!

DonnaTN said...

I love your fall pieces and of course sweet Sammi.

Veronica said...

Love CCN's Apple Orchard! It's a beautiful design. Congrats on the finish. Both your WiPs look great.

Sammi is adorable. I can see why her trying to be cute works ^.^

Lesleyanne said...

Congrats to Siobhan. Lovely finish and great new start. I too love the Hares but have yet to stitch one. Sammis is cute too.

cucki said...

beautiful stitching..and i love the new start so much..cant wait to see more of it..and congratulations to the winner:)

Siobhan said...

OH MY GOSH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so, so excited!! WahOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Thank you!! I did a double take when I saw my name! I will email you in a minute. Yeehaw! Thanks so much!

Love the finish! We used to go apple picking when we were kids and I miss that--in particular, I miss the pastries that I'd gorge on afterwards. LOL

Love the WIPs! The Hares are too cute.

CATHI said...

Lovely finish of the LHN design! We normally go picking strawberries and cherries (in early summer); we do with the apples like you do... ;o)

Best wishes

Cathi

Bekca said...

I love your Halloween design with the hares, how sweet. Congrats to the winner!

Michelle said...

Lovely finishes - congratulations to the Winner of your giveaway x

Patty C. said...

The Lord's Blessing is absolutely gorgeous - I just love it !!!

Mouse said...

oooo lovely finish ... love the hares and Sammi is adorable .... and i'm with you on the cider Hiic ..lol love mouse xxxx

Vonna said...

Wow, your Apple Farm is stunning and your new WIP is also fabulous! I also wanted to congratulate you on your blog being recognized in the Cross Stitch and Needlework magazine...how awesome to be recognized in a world-wide magazine!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Carol said...

Oh, those trick-or-treating hares are adorable! As is Miss Sammi :)

Congratulations to Siobhan!

Sherry :o) said...

Congrats to Siobhan! I love the Halloween piece you're stitching. I know about apple picking being much more fun with kids. The orchard I went to all my life is still open and I live near there -missed only autumns I was away at college. Now that my son hasn't gone with my husband and I for a couple years, not as much fun...one year I went by myself. I don't know what I will do this year - waiting on the macs & spys to be ready. Love me some apple pie and apple crisp with fresh apples!

Sally said...

Love your LHN finish and those hares are so cute!

Lovely new start too.

Nice to see a picture of Sammi again:) She is adorable.

Congratulations to Siobhan!

Melanie said...

Great finishes!!! I always love those little hares. I really need to get one of those patterns one day. :\

Congrats to Siobhan!!

Angela P said...

Love the apple orchard finish! Congrats to the winner :)

BrendaS said...

Beautiful finishes Deborah!

Congratulations to Siobhan:)))

Meari said...

Your apple finish is cute!

Congrats to Siobhan :)

Littlebit said...

Is there anything better than fall stitching!? LOVE the Hares..I did that one and can't wait to set it out a little later this month. Oh..and congrats to Siobhan!

Sharon said...

Oh my goodness - such beautiful pieces you're working on! You're going to have some mighty lovely treasures to share with us! :)
BTW - Congrats to the lucky winner!

Christine said...

Great finish on the apples design and I love your new start

Pumpkin said...

Congrats to Siobhan!

Lovely finish Deborah :o) Your Hares are so cute! And I think you picked an appropriate new project.

I can't believe Sammi is 17! WOW!

Mindi said...

I love both of your finishes! I've been in a fall mood since the middle of August, not sure why so early this year.

Sammi is looking great for 17.

Solstitches said...

Lovely finishes and a beautiful new start too.
Enjoy your Autumn stitching
Congrats to Siobhan!
Margaret

Lynn said...

Those hares are so cute, I must get around to stitching some of my own. I love the looks of your new start too. The colours are wonderful!
Congrats to Siobhan on her win!

Suzanne said...

Such pretty stitching!