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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Another Busy Week!

Hope everyone in the US had a great 3 day week end. We sure did. The weather was warm and sunny. Saturday Cheryl and I went to a cranberry harvest festival. It was great fun. They had wonderful food, showed a wet harvest on one of the bogs, lots of stuff for kids to do, crafts and everything cranberry. I bought the cutest towel for Thanksgiving and a beautiful table runner. The prices were cheaper than I could have made them. We also bought fresh cranberries for chutney and apples, that I made into a crumble. Yummy! Went to the movies with Joanne, we saw The Ides of March with George Clooney. I wouldn't really recommend it. Had Chinese food. Did some yard work. A busy but really nice week end.
I finally finished Rubie Owl. I need to thank Nicole of Nicole's Needlework. I saw that she was working on Rubie and I feel in love with the design. I loved every stitch even though I thought that I would never finish the grass. I did her on 32 ct Day's gone By. I really love this material. You can see some of the shading. Beautiful. I used the Belle Soie silk, as well.
I am crazy for these word plays by With Thy Needle. They are fun and fast. I did the finishing today. It came out ok.
Now I have to finish November's word play. The turkey is so great. I do have a thing for turkeys. Wild turkeys visit my neighborhood frequently. You can click on any of the pictures for a better view. I want to welcome some new followers to my blog. Thanks for visiting and leaving the best comments. I appreciate them all. Until next time....Happy Stitching! Deborah

44 comments:

Christine said...

Gorgeous stitching! I am sure I would be cross-eyed after doing all that grass but it really looks great!
I'd love to get those word play patterns too!
Inspirational!

Margaret said...

Wow, you are so fast with your stitching! Love Ruby Owl. The finishing on the October wordplay is so great! Love the November one too!

Tricia said...

Ooo! I hadn't seen the wordplay ones before. I love November's! Need to go add to my wishlist, I guess.

Mouse said...

ohhh Rubie looks fab :) that shading is amazing :) and those little word plays are sooo cute too :) love mouse xxxx

CalamityJr said...

So much to comment on! What a great weekend you had, you stitched Rubie Owl so quickly and it looks great, and I"m thinking I'm going to have to get on the word play wagon - you make them look to nice to ignore! Thanks for sharing.

pandy said...

Rubie Owl is so pretty :) great job! I can imagine the feeling of never thinking that grass would be done! I love the variations in it.

Berit said...

So pretty! I love how you have handled Rubie Owl's grass.

Karen said...

Kudos on finishing Rubie Owl! Love the Word Play designs too... needt to get those added to my stash soon!

happy stitching...and finishing!

Nancy said...

Rubie Owl is gorgeous! Word plays are so cute, nice finishing on the first one!

And This Little Pig said...

Lovely finishes all round Deborah! Rubie Owl is divine, but then again have a thing for PSS. WTNT word plays are beautiful, I think your October finish is more than OK, looks lovely, can't wait to see Novembers all done up as well. I so enjoy your blog.
LiBBiE in Oz

Laurie in Iowa said...

Congrats on finishing Rubie Owl... she looks wonderful.

Maggee said...

okay--that did it! Now I have to get November word play! You have inspired me! Your stitching is terrific! Congrats on the finishes! Hugs!

Laura said...

Fabulous projects all! and I LOVE your new header!!!

BrendaS said...

You sure did have a busy week! Beautiful stitching! Love the way you finished your October wordplay:)

MoonBeam said...

Wow, you've stitched both word plays already! I hope to finish October before October is finished.

DonnaTN said...

Your cranberry festival stuff is super! I love the Word Plays too!

Carol said...

I adore the Word Play designs, Deborah--beautiful work. I'm always amazed and envious at how much stitching you get finished each week!!

Chris said...

Beautiful finishes Deborah! I think your finishing on October came out great. I love these charts! I must order them :)
Have a wonderful weekend.

Catherine said...

The cranberry festival sounds fun! Wonderful finishes! I really like the wordplay pieces!

Beth said...

Cute towel and tablerunner. Rubie Owl is fantastic. Those word plays are great. It appears there are going to many of us shopping for them - LOL

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely towel and tablerunner. Your stitching is gorgeous.

Bekca said...

Congratulations on finishing Rubie Owl, it looks fab. It sounds like you had a really enjoyable long weekend. Happy stitching to you.

Annie said...

A lot of gorgeous fall stitching there!

Love your finds from the festival too.

Danielle said...

Great stitching! I love the word plays also. I am working on october now. Great fun.

cucki said...

wow..very lovely stitching..i love ruby owl..very sweet stitching..
and the october one is looking so stunning..well done dear.
hugs cucki xx

Penny said...

Cute things from the cranberry festival ~ I love cranberries. Your stitching is beautiful, I love the way you finished the October word play.

Vonna said...

My goodness look at all your cute, sweet, gorgeous finishes...amazing!

staci said...

Ruby turned out wonderfully! I've never seen the wordplay patterns before, I love how your's are turning out!

Lynn said...

It sounds like you had a great time at the cranberry festival. I love your purchases.
All your finishes look fabulous! I love that the word plays finish up so quickly. Sooner or later I'll get around to getting one.

Jackie said...

Congratulations on finishing Rubie Owl! The Days Gone By fabric you chose is a perfect selection. You're working on projects that are appropriate for the season. I never seem to manage that!

Kathy H said...

I love your word play pillows. I am always looking for a cute turkey design too as I really like to see them in cross stitch or appliqued on a quilt.

Kathy Ellen said...

So happy that you had such a wonderful trip last weekend to the cranberry harvest festival. I love the cute towel and pretty runner.

'Rubie Owl' is wonderful....love the verse. Your October word play pillow is wonderful, especially with the way you finished it. You are always so clever with your finishing!

Hope you are enjoying this sunny, although breezy weekend!

Beatrice said...

I love all of your halloween and thanksgiving stitches....the colours are always so pretty for fall.

Melanie said...

Congrats of finishing Rubie! It looks fab. :)
Sounds like a cute little festival. Something different other than the usual pumpkin festival.

Brigitte said...

You have some great new finishes. These word plays look gorgeous, what a great new designing idea by With Thy Needle.

Veronica said...

That's a really cute towel. Love it!

Beautiful finishes. I especially like Rubie Owl. It's a lovely design. This is the first time I've seen the word plays designs however. They're unique.

Hugs,
Veronica.

Sherry said...

The word plays are wonderful! They are the perfect touch for each month! Also Rubie is stunning! One day I will have to pick her up and start. The fabrics are the towel and tablerunner are just beautiful.

Pumpkin said...

Sounds like a fun time! What you bought is beautiful. It's cranberry time here and we LOVE fresh cranberries :o)

Rubie is just incredible!!!! I can't wait to see how you frame her ;o)

What a sweet finish! I didn't realize they had another word play out already.

Julie said...

The word play is a stunning finish

Mindi said...

Rubie Owl looks wonderful, and I love the wordplays! The finishing is adorable with the rusted bells.

Michelle said...

Rubie Owl is stunning - I just love that piece. Your finishing is so cute too!

Janice Boucher said...

I love the word plays. Could you tell me what fabric and count you stitched them on? The finish on the October word play is just perfect!

Siobhan said...

Great job on the finishes, Deborah!! I love how you finished off the October word play. I was on the fence about them but having seen yours, I can see me needing to get them! Super cute. Love your WIP, too. Rubie Owl turned out super great, too!

woolwoman said...

I'm behind on blog reading but I wanted to say how much I LOVE your Rubie's Owl - so pretty and what great fall colors - Love how your October word play came out - and already finished with Novembers - YGG - Melody