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Saturday, November 19, 2011

A Week Full of RAK's & Stitching!

First up is a very cute needle book that I received Thursday in the mail from Myra. You all know her from gr8dame's Place. Her sewing skills are excellent. She makes the cutest things. I don't know how she remembered that I love pink. Below is a picture of the inside, which had a skein of variegated floss and 2 pink floss winders. The card was so pretty. Thanks so much Myra!

A couple of weeks ago I went to the new Hobby Lobby in NH. It really is a day trip from where I live. I went specifically for this box so I could do all the wonderful little Halloween pillows from BBD. They didn't have any boxes the day I went. I came home with some floss but no box. i was so disappointed. This past weekend my friend, Nataly, went and look what she brought home for me. Yeah! You have no idea how excited I was when she gave me this gift at stitching group on Wednesday. Thanks, again Nataly.
Thursday night at my other stitching group, Joanne gave me this beautiful shawl that she knitted. The color is more rusty than orange. It's over 60 inches long and has a pocket on both ends. It is perfect. I was told that it is a prayer shawl and it is given to you when you have a lose. Whatever the reason, I love it. I can't thank Myra, Nataly and Joanne enough for the kindness that they shown me. Stitchy friends are the best.
On to my stitching, I finished Christmas Tea and off to the framer it went. It was a joy to stitch.
This is winter Wind sampler by PSS from the JC magazine. I love the whimsy of this piece. It is done on 32 ct quicksilver linen using the called for CC floss. The fabric has a really nice lavender undertone to it. I probably won't be able to blog before Thanksgiving, so I want everyone to have a blessed day with family and friends. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday and I have a lot to be thankful for. Until next time....Happy Stitching! Deborah

34 comments:

Rowyn said...

Great RAK's, what thoughtful and kind friends you have.

Christmas Tea looks lovely finished, and I can't wait to see Winter Wind all done - it's looking lovely.

Jackie said...

I keep forgetting to stop by my Hobby Lobby to see if they have that box. I haven't purchased the pattern yet either. Love the gifts you've received!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Kaisievic said...

You have lovely friends - they are all great gifts. I love the Christmas Tea design? Who is the designer? Is the pattern still available?

Hugs, Kaye xoxox

Blu Stitcher said...

What a wonderful RAK and your projects are lovely.

Margaret said...

Lots of lovely things you got! Love your stitching too! We don't have a Hobby Lobby. I'd so love to get one of those boxes. Maybe someday. I'll have to check it out -- there may be one north of here.

Sherry said...

Beautiful RAKs. Love the shawl. Your PSS Christmas Tea is lovely. Which issue of JCS is the PSS Winter Wind in? I don't sub to it but love this pattern and would be thrilled to do it!

Annie said...

You have some great friends to give you all those lovely things.

Love your stitching. I remember that Winter Wind piece... it still has a yellow sticky on the page! Yours is the first I've seen stitched up. Really looks nice.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Mindi said...

What a beautiful needlebook from Myra, and a wonderful surprise! I love the Christmas Tea piece, and every year I say I'm going to stitch it, and it never gets done. Maybe next year.

Lizzy said...

Oh, what beautiful, sweet and thoughtful RAKs, Deborah! I Love the prayer shawl... just gorgeous!

Christmas Tea is beautiful and I must add that one to my stash and get it stitched... I was going to get to it last Christmas and then time ticked on by... I LOVE Winter Wind ~ I have the chart and wanted to stitch it this year... alas time again~ I need to get busy, busy, busy ~ I can't wait to see yours... Wishing you a Blessed Thanksgiving... {{{Hugs}}} ~~~ Blessings always in stitches...

And This Little Pig said...

What lovely gifts, and beautiful friends. Stitching is great too :@

Happy Thanksgiving.

LiBBiE in Oz

Mouse said...

ohhh lovely RAKs from your friends .... I've got one of those boxes coming over the pond from a lovely fellow stitcher:) ... stitching looks lovely too :) love mouse xxxx

Beth said...

Both your pieces are great! And you got some wonderful goodies too!

Myra said...

Thank you for your kinds words Deborah - I am glad you like the little needlebook. I love the other gifts you received, you remind me I need to paint and finish my box.
Your stitching is gorgeous as always.
I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with love from family and friends.

cucki said...

what a beautiful needle book..so sweet..both of the pieces are so lovely..you really have some lovely friends..
your stitching is o lovely like always..
i wish you and your family a very happy thanksgiving day xx

Christine said...

Beautiful RAKs and great stitching

Bekca said...

Wow, you've received such lovely gifts, the shawl is perfect. Congrats on your latest finish and I love the look of Winter Wind Sampler. Best wishes to you.

Teresa said...

Glad you got to H.L. sorry they didn't have your box but glad Nataly found it for you. We now have one in Ca. 24.7 miles away. Love your finish can't wait to see it framed.
Miss your stitching group.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Penny said...

Stitchy friends are indeed the best! :) The shawl is gorgeous! Lovely stitching on Christmas Tea and Winter Wind too. Enjoy your Thanksgiving! :)

Pumpkin said...

Lucky you! Those are some wonderful and special gifts :o) I knew Myra was sending you something ;o) I wish we could get that box up here in Canada.

Christmas Tea is just beautiful and I'm sure will be a stunner when framed. Great progress on your Winter Wind.

I hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving Deborah. I'll be thinking of you :o)

Julie said...

Lovely witching and great RAK's. The shawl is beautiful.

Brigitte said...

You've received some very lovely gifts.
I also love Winter Wind and it's in my folder for next year's Crazy Challenge.It's such a pretty design and you have already stitched a lot on it.

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely gifts received. Great new start on Winter wind and your christmas tea finish is gorgeous.

Lynn said...

Lovely RAKs and beautiful stitching! Winter Wind looks like a fun stitch.
A very Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

Sally said...

Lovely RAKs you received.

Love your Christmas Tea finish. Lovely start on Winter Wind. I love that design.

BrendaS said...

Lovely gifts you received Deborah!
Great stitching finishes and WIP's. You are always such an inspiration:))

Have a Happy Thanksgiving:)

Michelle said...

I love your Christmas Tea finish. Its really pretty xx

Catherine said...

What a wonderful week of goodies you have had! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Patty C. said...

Wonderful gifts & that box is perfect.

Michelle said...

Oh I'm in love with the Winter Wind Sampler...need to dig out that issue. And I love your finish on the Christmas Tea piece too!! Happy Thanksgiving to you!

DonnaTN said...

Happy Thanksgiving! All your new things are lovely. Stitchy friends are the best.

Lois said...

What lovely gifts. Love your Christmas Tea finish and Winter Wind Sampler looks like it will be another lovely one.

Sherry said...

The needle book is wonderful. I'm going to check out and see if she has a tutorial. A needle book is on my list for next year to learn to make. And I LOVE Christmas Tea. I'm adding it to my wish list.

Marie-P said...

Where in NH is the new Hobby Lobby???

Suzanne said...

What great friends you have! Pretty stitching.