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Sunday, November 13, 2011

Finally, Some Stitching!

It's been awhile since I posted some stitching, so here we go. First up is Autumn Pinkeep by Helga Mandl from the Gift of Stitching magazine. I used ant. ivory 32 ct linen and lavender honey SNC silk.
I trimmed the little pinkeep in some rust colored chenille. Very cute.
Next up is the 12 Days of Christmas by LNH. I loved this design the first time I saw it and couldn't wait to stitch it. I need to finish the musical notes and then it goes off to the framer. I don't do that many Christmas designs because I usually don't like the colors but this one didn't scream red and green. Below is a close up of the bottom.

I am working on Christmas Tea by PSS. This is one that can stay up all winter. Below is a pic of what the design will look like when finished. I used a blue fabric instead of the called for fabric, which I didn't have. I am using the called for Belle Soie silks.
Before I close, I want to thank everyone for the wonderful comments, e-mails and the cards that I received regarding Sammi's passing. They touched my heart. She was a great dog. Hope the rest of your weekend is fabulous. Until next time.....Happy Stitching! Deborah

46 comments:

Siobhan said...

Deborah, what beautiful stitching! I love your finish, your almost finish, and your WIP. All designs that I'm anxious to get stitching!

I've been thinking of you--big hugs.

Sally said...

All of your stitching is gorgeous! I really like the LHN piece. I hadn't realised how gorgeous it was from the picture on the cover. Love Christmas Tea:)

Michelle said...

Lovely work Deborah - well done xx

Keeper of the Crowes said...

So happy to see your 12 days of Christmas done. I love this design, too, and hope to start it soon. Christmas Tea is adorable!
Linda

Julie said...

The LHN 12days is a beautiful piece, so lovely.

Lesleyanne said...

Great finishes and new starts. I must have missed the LHN one but it looks gorgeous.

Bertie said...

The little pillow is so lovely! Your LNH is great, I haven't seen this one before, love it:))

Shirlee said...

Beautiful stitchings! I recently purchased the Christmas Tea chart & am looking forward to stitching it : ) Blessings, Shirlee

butterfly said...

Love your stitching, and your header is beautiful.

Myra said...

Your stitching is always worth the wait Deborah. I hope you are having a great weekend.

Beth said...

Love all your stitching, but that Autumn Pinkeep is fantastic!! Those colors are just gorgeous!!

Mouse said...

oooo lovely stitching, love that rusty coloured chenille ... and oooo you're the first I've seen stitched of the twelve days and I love the pss piece as well :) love mouse xxxx

gracie said...

love them all! The thread color for the poinkeep is so lovely....

Laurie in Iowa said...

All your seasonal pieces look wonderful.

Stitching Cat said...

Deborah, so sorry to hear of Sammi's passing. I know how much you loved her. Your stitching and finishing is lovely, as always. I have Christmas Tea hanging in my dining room all year!

Margaret said...

Love your pinkeep finish! And the 12 days of Christmas really came out beautifully. Love that PSS piece too -- you don't have much more to do!

Christine said...

What beautiful stitching, I love the LHN one

staci said...

Beautiful stitching...congrats on your lovely finish!

cucki said...

wow all of your stitching is so so beautiful..and i so much love the pin cushion..so sweet..
lots of love for you xx

Ellen said...

Beautiful stitchings! Especially love your LHN 12 days of X'mas!

Hugs,

Theresa said...

Gorgeous finishes, Deborah!!!
The LHN one is sooo cute!!!! And I've wanted to stitch Christmas Tea for so long now... Need to dig it out right away!!!

marly said...

That autumn pinkeep is more than cute! Love your thread choice and the matching chenille. Everything in this post is super nice.

BrendaS said...

Deborah --
LOVE all your stitching. I especially like the Autumn pinkeep and the 12 days! Can't wait to see the frame you pick for it:))

Have a good week.

Annie said...

Beautiful pieces! Your little autumn pinkeep is so wonderful in those colors and that chenille trim! And the LHN sampler will look great for our holiday decorating.

Penny said...

So many lovely things to look at! I too, love the LHN 12 Days and am hoping to get it stitched for Christmas. You have done such a beautiful job of stitching and finishing! :)

DonnaTN said...

All 3 pieces are lovely.

Carol said...

Your blog has the perfect name at this time of year, Deborah--just made some cranberry pumpkin bread today :)

Your finishes are so pretty and I hope your stitching has offered you some comfort in the loss of your Sammi...

Kathy Ellen said...

Your stitching is so beautiful and inspiring, as always. I really love the sweet Autumn Pinkeep...such soft colours. The 12 Days of Christmas is just wonderful too...especially love the little scene at the bottom of the piece!

I almost picked up PS Christmas Tea! You know me and my love of "Tea" themes!

On a more solemn note, please know that my thoughts & prayers are with you, on the passing of your dear little Sammi.

Lynn said...

Your Autumn Pinkeep is sooo beautiful! I just love the colours in it. The 12 Days is sweet too! It's funny how some designs just don't seem to grab ahold of you until you see them stitched. Now that I've seen yours, I'm wanting to do this one.
I'm on a PSS kick right now. This one is lovely.

Rowyn said...

Gorgeous stitching. Love the LHN Christmas piece.

CATHI said...

Wonderful stitchery! Love all! The Christmas Tea by Plum Street Samplers is on my list, too... ;o)

Cathi

Bekca said...

I've never seen that LHN Christmas design before and I love it! Congrats on all the beautiful stitching, best wishes.

Sherry said...

These are just wonderful! I am wanting to get the PSS design for stitching!

Nancy said...

All of your stitching is just beautiful! I look forward to seeing your finish of Cranberry Tea!

Teresa said...

Love the pinkeep. Can't wait to see more of the Christmas tea.
I am behind in my blogging and sorry to see about Sammi's passing.
Hope the memories will bring you comfort.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Barb said...

Thanks for sharing a pic of your 12 days I too could not resist it and have it sitting here with all the threads but just so much to stitch and so little time! I have recently stitched Christmas tea and love it. The pinkeep is so pretty.You have acheived so much. I have been thinking of how you are getting on its a big miss isnt it. Take care .

Irlik said...

Oh, it's very cool! Beautiful!

Tatkis said...

Beautiful stitched designs!
The needlepillow is so lovely!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Patty C. said...

Oh, I just love the twelve days of Christmas - What a cute pattern ;)

Michelle said...

Everything is beautiful! I really want to stitch that Plum Street design - the blue fabric is perfect! And I love the LHN piece too - so cute!

Michele B. said...

Hi Deborah,

Just catching up on your blog. I've been a cross stitch retreat. I'm so sorry to read about your dog. I understand completely, I have two dogs myself. I love your finishes, they are great!

Michele
Dansville, MI

Mel said...

I just adore that ornament. I will have to go and print it off to do from my GoS magazine now. :)

Suzanne said...

This pin cushion is so pretty, what a lovely colour of thread you chose.

Pumpkin said...

Ahhhh....more fabulous stitching! The pin cushion is adorable with that trim. Your LHN piece is incredible! I bet this will look so nice all framed up :o) I love that PSS pattern.

Lizzy said...

Oh, what a gorgeous pynkeep, Deborah ~ and what beautiful colours ~ I love SnC's Lavender Honey... And Oh, I love your 12 Days of Christmas finish~ It is so beautiful~ I want to get started on it this week~ but with so much Christmas gift stitching I need to finish I don't know if I will get very far on it this year... and I love your Christmas Tea ~ I really want to stitch that one soon~~~ Blessings always in stitches...

Robin said...

Wow! Busy girl and beautiful work......I love the 12 days of Christmas best....I think. It is hard to pick a favorite.