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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Doing the Happy Dance!

I need to thank all of you who encouraged me to keep going on PS November. It's done and being stretched for my in and out frame. Now that it is finished, I do like it better. The colors were just so hard...
I finished the November Word Play and it is now hanging. I ordered December today. I really love doing these. They are instant gratification and very easy to finish. You can click on any of the pics for a larger view.
A little stash enhancement came in the mail this week. So many lovely things, so little time. The trims are from Victoria Motto. I love the chenille trim. I will being starting the 12 Days of Christmas by LHN this week. I really like the fact that it is different. The LK Winter sampler is also really nice.
Finished December by DT. I really like this series and still have the first of the year to do.
I am going to end with a picture of my sweet Sammi. This was taken while we were in Vermont recently. Since this picture was taken she has started to fail some. Had to take her to the hospital this week. The medication they put her on makes her sleepy and dull. Hopefully, we can cut the dosage down. She is 18 yrs old and it's hard watching her age. I am on the coast of MA and we only had a dusting of snow and lost power for about 3 hrs. during the night. I did spend a couple of hours cleaning the branches from the yard from the very high winds. We still have around 250,000 people with out power. Thanks for stopping by and the comments you leave are so welcome and appreciated. Until next time.....Happy Stitching! Deborah

50 comments:

Carol E. in AZ said...

Beautiful stitching! I love the fall.

Who is the designer of the "give thanks" sampler? It's beautiful.

Mindi said...

I love all your finishes! The Word Play charts are great, and look like fun stitches.

I'm sorry Sammi is starting to show her age, its always sad when a 4-legged family member can't be the puppy you remember.

Christine said...

Beautiful finishes, I really like the word play ones.

butterfly said...

I love all your stitching and your blogger header.
Also love sweet Sammi, Hope you have a few more happy times with your pet . My Poppy is in her 17th year now and i would be so upset when she passes she was so ill a few weeks ago , but now running around again. Have a great week.

CATHI said...

Great finishes, I do not like the month November very much, but your November is gorgeous! :o) The other finishes, of course, as well!

Cathi

And This Little Pig said...

Great finish, what wonderful stash additions, can't wait to see them ALL stitched.
Sammi is really doing well for her age, all you can do is treat her like the elder statesdog she is, and spoil her royally.
LiBBiE in Oz

~*Shar*~ said...

Love your new stash; who has the December word play already? I love these even thou I haven't done any of them yet.

Congrats on the lovely finish also..


Hugs,, Shar

Kate said...

Congratulations on the PS finish. It looks great. The November Word Play is cute. Enjoy your stash.

Shari said...

what a great post......everything could be things in my own stash!!!
Like someone else asked....who is the designer of the top photo?
I have gotten Oct. & Nov. word plays but haven't started them yet. Now Dec is out???
great stash you got!! Enjoy! Every time I see the DT pieces, I love them more & more...
Poor Sammi...my Spyro is right there age wise..He is failing also...so sad..

Chris said...

Beautiful finishes Deborah!
and the stash! Wow! I love the stuff from Victorian Motto. Yummy colors!

Danielle said...

Great finishes! I love the word play patterns also.

cucki said...

very beautiful finishes..i love them so much.they are so cute..nov word play is so stunning..well done dear..and great new stash..
have fun and happy stitching xxx

Mouse said...

ohhh its lovely .. don't know why you didn't like the colours ... love the word play and your next to do list ... stash yummmmm:) really must get some of those trims ... and sorry to hear your furbaby isn't too good ... she is a cutie pie .. take care and happy stitching :) love mouse xxxx

Annie said...

Your fall stitching looks fabulous. The word play is such a cute piece.

I feel bad for Sammi. He looks so sweet.

Lee said...

I always love to see a completed PS! They never look like they'll be difficult, but they are so densely stitched that they seem to take a lot of work and a very long time. Well worth the effort, though! Love the trims - I think I need some of those.

Sherri said...

I love the colors on the PS November, but I can see how they'd be a bit tough to stick with. Congratulations on a great finish!

Catherine said...

Great finishes and wow, I'm loving all your new stash!
I'll keep you and little Sammi in my prayers, she's such a cutie!

Shirlee said...

All of your projects look beautiful! I am also thrilled that you mentioned Victoria Motto as I've been looking for chenille trim : ) Blessings, Shirlee

staci said...

Look at all your lovely finishes! Congrats on finishing PS Nov just in time for display!!!

Susan said...

Beautiful finishes! Lovely stash too!

Teresa said...

I can picture you doing the "Happy Dance". Looks lovely. Like all your new stash.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Berit said...

Adorable! (I mean your Nov. finish, but every single thing here is also applicable!)

Glad that you and sammi weathered the outage okay; we had a surprising amount of our area down after this weekend's snow, but thankfully we dodged that at our house!

I have a november-ish thing to finish; I wonder if you have inspired me to go work on that, or if I will start on the ornament challenge? At any rate, you have inspired me! :D

Laurie in Iowa said...

Your finishes all look wonderful. Great stash haul too. I hope your Sammi feels better soon.

Cari said...

Your finishes are fabulous !!! You have some quick needles there!! Hugs to you and sweet Sammi.

Carol said...

Your November finishes are both wonderful, Deborah! I know how long those PS pieces take, but they are always worth the effort...

Wow, Sammi is really getting up there in years... I had no idea dogs lived so long! Hope her medication helps her be comfortable and hopefully enjoy many more days with you :)

BrendaS said...

LOVE your November PS finish. November word play looks great too:))

Nice stash haul and can't wait to see your start on 12 days:))

Have a good week

Cindy's Stitching said...

how pretty. A nice fall piece. November word play is quite cute also.

Brigitte said...

Great finishes! And what a nice stash haul.

Bekca said...

Brilliant stash haul and congrats on such a gorgeous finish. Best wishes to you.

Julie said...

Super stitching. sammi is cute, it's so sad when much loved pets are ageing and become sick.

Barb said...

Hi Deborah, and Sammi of course, oh I love old dogs they are just so special. Hope she manages to hang on in there for a while yet although she is a real old lady.
Look forward to seeing 12 days progress mine arrived this week. I have just ordered the December word play and after seeing yours I may just have to give in (again) and order the other 2. Not attempted a PS design love to see them but not attempted one yet. Hope your weather does not get worse ,I suppose you are used to it over the pond,we only have to have a dusting and everything grinds to a halt.
Take care hug for you and Sammi.

Michelle said...

Beautiful finishes! I'm glad you kept going on the PS design. And I just love the rusted bells you've added to your November word play - isn't the December word play the cutest?! I'm sorry to hear that Sammi is not doing well. It is so hard to see them age.

Nancy said...

Love your finishes! Great new stash too!

Penny said...

What lovely finishes! Love the fox in the PS. Your stash enhancement looks fabulous. :)
It is so sad when our beloved pets begin showing signs of age. Hoping the medication helps. Sammi looks so sweet.

Jennifer said...

Beautiful stitching. Love PS designs. Sorry to hear about sweet Sammi.

Siobhan said...

Beautiful finishes!! Your November PS is just right on time. :) Love the Word Play, too!

I am sorry to hear about sweet little Sammi. I hope that the meds can be switched up a bit so that she is more perky.

Lesleyanne said...

Gorgeous finishes and new stash. Hope Sammi picks back up again soon.

DonnaTN said...

Love your stitching. The PS does have a lot of gray in it that looks great on the piece, but probably got boring to stitch. It was well worth it. Very nice stash too. Give sweet Sammi a kiss. It is so hard to watch our furry children grow older.

Vonna said...

Well, I sure do love your word play and your PS Sampler...I come here and see these gorgeous things and want go away weeping! I can't hold a match to you! I have started pining for the word plays myself...got 'em on my wishlist!
Hope your sweet Sammi is doing better, my Mama's doggie is having a hard time himself. Poor little guys...

Pumpkin said...

I knew you could do it ;o) Looks awesome!

Wow! Must be nice to have 11/12 done :o)

I'm sorry to hear about Sammi. I do hope she feels better soon. She definitely is an old gal but old gals can bounce back!

Ellen said...

Beautiful stitching, Autumn is my favorite! Love November Word Play too!

Great stash, I especially love the trims!

Hugs,

Myra said...

All of your stitching is so pretty Deborah. Please give dear Sammi a belly rub for me. It is so difficult when they reach a certain age.

Angela said...

All of your finishes are great but I love that PS one :) Wonderful new stash!

Melanie said...

Absolutely love everything you've done, especially love the word plays though. Sammi is so cute and sweet, but it's so hard when they start to slow down.

Melanie said...

Great finishes!!

So sorry to hear about Sammi. Poor little boo. :(

Lois said...

Great finishes and what nice new stash. Sammi is so sweet. I hope you can get her meds sorted so that she feels more like herself.

Michelle said...

Congratulations on the PS finish. Wonderful. Enjoy your stash. So sorry to hear about Sammi xx

Ivana said...

Beautiful autumn sampler, pretty colors!
Ivana

Veronica said...

Yays! November is finish. Doing the Happy Dance with you here :) Cute Word Play pillow. I'm drooling over your stash ^.^ You're early with December. Congrats!

Hugs,
Veronica.

Suzanne said...

Great finishes! I really love the 'Word Play' finish. Love the stash.