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Friday, November 25, 2011

A Lot of Stitching and Tusal.

I hope that everyone in the US had a great Thanksgiving full of family, friends, love and wonderful food. I know that I did. Now that the house is cleaned up and the turkey soup is made, I can now concentrate on some more stitching. I finished December Word Play last week. I just love these designs. I used a 36 ct. mystery fabric and the called for fibers. Hopefully, I can get it sewed up this coming week.
This is Winter Wind sampler from the Jan./Feb. 2011 issue of Just Cross Stitch magazine. I used 36 ct. quicksilver linen and the called for CC fibers. You can click on any of the pic's for a larger view. It is prettier in person.
In between cooking and baking this week. I finished Take Joy by SB. I will be putting it in the box that they show on the cover of the kit. These little designs are so quick and fun to do. I would like to pass this design on. It would make a great ornament. I have some of the floss left. It may not be enough to do the design but you can use it to help pick your own colors. So just leave a comment on this post. If I have more than one person who wants the design, I will draw a name on Monday night.
This is my latest start, Winter Alphabet by LK. I am using 32 ct oatmeal or flax linen and the called for fibers. The white shows up much better in person. Because I refused to leave my home today to shop ( I am not that crazy) I managed to get quite a bit done. It's a happy stitch. Every square that you finish gives you that feeling of accomplishment.
Here is my Tusal for the month. They are very packed down. Next year I need to find a different jar. Thanks for all the lovely comments on my last post. I sure do appreciate them all. Enough the rest of the week end. Until next time.... Happy Stitching! Deborah

48 comments:

Kathy A. said...

Wonderful, wonderful stitches my dear. Your little ornament dish is lovely.
I put my orts into a larger jar each month and used the smaller for each part. There are some very interesting containers out there. Try the thrift stores. You never know what you will find - perhaps a crystal martini glass LOL

Keeper of the Crowes said...

Deborah,
Your top three projects are all sitting in my stitching bag! Can't wait to get started after seeing how beautiful yours look!!!
Linda C.

Rowyn said...

Gorgeous finishes. The word play designs look like fun stitches.

Lynn said...

I love your December wordplay! It's definitely tempting me!
All three finishes are fabulous. You've made great progress on your new start too.
I can't believe this year's TUSAL is almost over.

~*Shar*~ said...

Love your December Word Play; I just got mine in the mail and tea dyed some scrap material; I'm hoping to stitch it this weekend; this is my first one; I think I have to order the Oct/Nov ones..

Hugs, Shar

Ranae said...

Ok now I have to start word play.
I just added some bells to bleach to start the rust process so when I get it stitched I can finish it off like the model. Pretty SB finish

gracie said...

Very very nice stitching! I would love the opportunity to stitch the design.

Lesleyanne said...

Three lovely finishes. The more I see the Word Play one the more I want to stitch it. Great new start, on my to do list too.

Chris said...

Beautiful finishes Deborah!
It sounds like you are having a perfect holiday weekend.

Marilyn said...

Oh, all of your finishes and wips look nice.
Looks like the LK will go fast too.
I would love Take Joy.
Thanks!
Marilyn

And This Little Pig said...

Beautiful Deborah, even your jar of TUSAL :@
LiBBiE in Oz

Siobhan said...

Fantastic finishes, Deborah! Love your WIPs, too. I'm glad that you had a good Thanksgiving!

Kate said...

Gorgeous finishes, I've not seen the wordplay designs before - they are fab.
Great ORTs - I use a small dressing table pot for each month and then add them to a clear Christmas bauble.
I'd love to be entered for Take Joy.

Margaret said...

I love all of your projects! They're all so pretty! My ORTS are quite squished down too. I like it that way. lol!

pj said...

I would love to win Take Joy as I just received the box for my birthday and needed a design for it. Thank you and good work on your finishes. You have been very busy with your needle!!! pj in iowa pjstitcher @ mchsi dot com

Jan said...

Love these finishes, you certainly got alot done!! And I envy you with a clean house, my family is still here through this afternoon. BUT my trees are up and just need the finishing touches, so I will be stitching again soon!

Sherry said...

Wonderful finishes! I am looking forward to January word play. I always enjoy your blog and getting the chance to visit with you.

Catherine said...

Wow! I love all of your projects!! My orts are completely squished down too!

Tricia said...

Oh, what fun projects you've been working on ! I like the Word Play ones more and more every time I see them done. And I love Take Joy! Well actually I adore all the SB designs with sheep in them. : ) I'd love to be entered for this one! The LK alphabet is coming along really well, too. I think that needs to go on my wish list for Christmas. : )

Penny said...

Each of your stitched pieces looks lovely! The LK looks cute. :)

Nancy said...

Beautiful stitching! Very pretty projects and your work is lovely! It looks like you have been having a lot of fun. Thanks for the reminder of Winter Wind. I tucked the magazine away and completely forgot about it. I would love a chance to win Take Joy so please enter my name.

Diana said...

Your finishes are all great! December Word Play is on my list of things to stitch. I like SB and would like to be on the list for the Take Joy chart.

Julie said...

Lots of eye catching stitches you've put into beautiful projects, they are all beautiful.

Lovely new header pic .

Teresa S. said...

Beautiful stitching-you have been busy!

Judith said...

beautiful projects, happy stitching,
greetings Judith

Laurie in Iowa said...

Your finishes look fantastic and you've got wonderful WIPs too. Glad you enjoyed your Thanksgiving.

Myra said...

You have been busy! I just love the December Word Play..

BrendaS said...

Love your finishes Deborah:))). It is always fun to visit your blog

Have a good rest of the weekend!!

Susan said...

Beautiful finishes! I really like the Lizzie*Kate start - that is one pattern that is going on my wish list.

cucki said...

hello dear, beautiful finishes like always..i love them all so much..dec word play is so lovely :)and lovely jar full of lovely color floss.
keep well.
love for you xx

DonnaTN said...

You have been busy! All your pieces are lovely. I really like those word play designs too.

Christine said...

Beautiful stitching, no wonder your ORT jar is so full!

Leslie said...

gorgeous pieces. Your stitching is truly a work of art! Have a great new week.

Michelle said...

Some wonderful finishes x

Sally said...

Oh wow your finishes are lovely! The December Word Play is gorgeous and I just love Winter Wind. I love your SB finish too and would love to be in the draw for the chart please.

You've made great progress on your new start.

Anna van Schurman said...

Wow! You got a lot done. Love Word Play.

Brigitte said...

Oh yes, those finishes are really gorgeous.

Karen said...

Your needle certainly didn't take a holiday! Such lovely finishes.

happy stitching....

Marie-P said...

You have been busy stitching an array of beautiful designs!

Mel said...

It all looks just great!! :)

Dani - tkdchick said...

What fantastic finishes you had! Glad you had a great Thanksgiving!

Sharon said...

Gorgeous finishes!

Melody said...

Your stitching is beautiful.
I'd love to be entered into your drawing for the SB chart.

I've purchased some of the Word Play charts, but have not stitched any of them yet. Yours turned out great!

Thanks!

Patty C. said...

It all looks wonderful ;)

devonaz said...

Wow you needle is smoking,,it all looks beautiful..

Pumpkin said...

You have been on FIRE! WOW! I love all your finishes and your WIP will be just as lovely when completed :o)

Quiltsmiles said...

More beautiful finishes, congratulations. Like the looks of that word play chart and I wasn't aware of them. I'll be on the look out for them I'd love to stitch that SB design, thanks for the chance. Jane

Suzanne said...

You have such wonderful stitching projects going and beautiful finishes.