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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Doing the Big Happy Dance!

I hadn't planned on getting the seasonal sampler framed before Christmas but I just had too! I am so happy with this piece. The sampler turned out beautifully and I love the frame.
You can click on any of the photos for a larger view. With the frame this piece ends up being about 32" long. Sorry about all the pics. I just couldn't get it in one good pic. I joined Vonna's SAL of the CCN Cottages.
I am using 36 ct. vintage meadow rue linen and the suggested fibers. I will be doing the whole year on this piece of fabric. So far, so good. Today Cheryl and I did our Christmas cookie marathon.
Here is a sampling of our bounty. We made wedding cookies, frosted sugar cookies, coconut thumbprints, the chocolate crinkles appear not to have made the picture, butterscotch oatmeal cookies and chocolate walnut fudge. YUMMY! I have kept you all long enough, so until next time.....Happy Stitching! Deborah

53 comments:

Margaret said...

How gorgeous is your seasonal piece! Wow1 I love it, and the frame is perfect! Nice CCN Cottage start -- that was fast! Yummy looking cookies too. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

Shirlee said...

Beautiful stitchings & delicious looking treats! Blessings, Shirlee

Beth Pearce said...

I am dancing with you - that is really gorgeous!! And you are right, it is a perfect frame! I almost joined Vonna's SAL, but decided I already had too many things to get done next year. I will enjoy seeing your progress - January is very pretty.

Robin said...

Your piece is beautiful and the cookies look yummy!

Nancy said...

Your sampler is gorgeous! And, the cottage is very pretty. I will enjoy watching you stitch these. Yummy cookies!

Catherine said...

The seasonal piece looks amazing!! Your frame choice compliments it perfectly! Cute cottage - it will be fun seeing your progress on these as they come out. Wow - those cookies look yummy!

Melissa said...

Congratulations on the beautiful finish! You're off to a good start with the cottages too.

After all that work, you can reward yourself with a cookie (or two)!

Merry Christmas!

April said...

Beautiful Sampler !! I may have to start stitching those monthly designs by CCN. Yummy Cookies and Candies !!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Your seasonal piece is beautiful and the frame perfect. Those cookies/fudge look very yummy!

Chris said...

Fabulous finish! It is really beautiful.
What a wonderful assortment of cookies! Yum :)

MoonBeam said...

The sampler is beautiful...nice finish. The cookies look good enough to eat...some of our favorites on that plate!

Bobbi

Kate said...

Your seasonal sampler is just beautiful and the frame set it of really well.
Cookies look yummy.

Natasha said...

I absolutly adore your seasonal piece.. What a great addition to your decore!!

Way to go on the cookies I managed two batched this year...Maybe tomorrow I can crank out so more ;)

Merry Christmas
Natasha

Jeanne said...

Your sampler is phenomenal! Big congratulations - perfect frame too.

Your cookies look delicious...I wasn't going to bake any this year as husband is diabetic but now we are both missing some so I made up dough for 3 kinds last night and will bake them sometime in the next couple of days. Christmas isn't Christmas without cookies I guess! Have a great holiday!

Lesleyanne said...

Your framed piece looks gorgeous. Love the CCN cottage. Your baking looks yummy.

Michelle said...

Wow your framed piece looks stunning and y our cookies look so yummy xx

Stitching By A Cornish Sea Shore said...

A beautiful sampler, the frame really suits. Your plate of treats look scrumptious particularly the chocolate walnut fudge.

CATHI said...

What a beautiful sampler and frame! I intended to stitch this sampler as well, but I gave up due to many other projects!

Happy Holidays!

Cathi

Riet said...

I love it!!
Mery Christmas.
Regards, Riet.

Mouse said...

ooooooo doing a happy dance for you :) it looks fantastic ... and lovely start on the cottages sal ... I'm there just waiting for my chart to come has been posted but not arrived :( and ooooooooooooo yummies ... save me some ... scurrying quickly to get to yours before they all go heheheh :) love mouse xxxx

Siobhan said...

Fantastic framing!! Great choice on the moulding. Nice job on the CCN cottage, too!

Jackie said...

You selected a perfect frame for your sampler!

I can't believe you got all those cookies baked in just one day. Wow!

Wishing you a happy and safe holiday.

Christine said...

Your seasonal sampler is just lovely, yummy looking cookies too

Lois said...

What a great frame for such a stunning piece - congrats on the finish! Those cookies look so tasty and I love your CCN cottage too!

Carol said...

Oh, it looks grand, Deborah--so happy you were able to get it framed before Christmas...

Hope your Christmas is as sweet as those yummy-looking cookies--enjoy!!

Peggy Lee said...

Beautiful sampler and I love the frame you have chosen!
Oh my...I suddenly want to make more cookies.

blueladie said...

Beautiful finish on the seasonal sampler. I love the frame too. It really sets it off. Wish I could reach in a take a couple of your yummy cookies! :D TFS. Merry Christmas. Cathryn

dixiesamplar said...

Man, those cookies look soooo good, yummy!

That sampler is lovely; the frame is perfect for it. And I love your cottage finish...that SAL looks like a lot of fun!

Annie said...

That sampler is so gorgeous! I've eyed it in JCS for a long time. You make me want to stitch it immediately!

Teresa said...

Your sampler is just beautiful.
I love an old fashion frosted sugar cookie. They all look delicious.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

Your sampler is gorgeous! You do beautiful work!!

Berit said...

Gorgeous! I'd love it if santa would bring me a professional framing for a finish of mine!

Good going on helping him bring one to you. ;)

Sally said...

Ooh that is beautiful Deborah! Beautifully framed too.

Those cookies look delicious.

Jennifer said...

What a gorgeous finish! and the framing is perfect for it. I know you are so proud of this finish. It's lovely!

merry christmas, friend!
Jennifer

cucki said...

i love them all so much..
big well done..
love and hugs xx

Melody said...

What a beautiful sampler!! I love it. Who is the designer?

Also your January cottage is super cute.

Merry
Christmas!

Lynn said...

Your seasonal piece is stunning! It's great that you were able to get it framed in time for the holidays.
I was so tempted to join Vonna's SAL but I've got too many other things I'd like to stitch first.

Rebecca said...

Your seasonal sampler is wonderful. Where can I find the pattern? Who is the designer?

Rebecca Lake
blake@cfu.net

Ranae said...

Happy Dance! Happy Dance!
The frame is gorgeous, what a piece to treasure
Yummy treats
Merry Christmas and Happy 2012
Ho!Ho!Ho!

Angela said...

Merry Christmas! I love, love your framed finish :)

Melanie said...

So so so gorgeous!!!!!!

Merry Christmas chicky!! :)

Cathy B said...

Your seasonal sampler is awesome!

Judith said...

beautiful sampler, in which number was this from the just cross stitch?
merry christmas

Bertie said...

Your seasonal sampler is just fabulous!! Love the cottage!

Merry Christmas to you and yours :))

BrendaS said...

Deborah -- Your four seasons piece is just beautiful! The January cottage looks great too. I joined Vonna's SAL and just finished my January one too:))

Hope you had a very Merry Christmas!

Veronica said...

Your framer did a perfect job. It looks wonderful. Your January Cottage looks great on that fabric.

Hugs,
Veronica.

Gabi said...

Your sampler looks even more beautiful now its framed. I'm so in love with it.

Kathy Ellen said...

Your sampler is truly beautiful, Deborah! So nice that it was framed in time for Christmas. I love your January CCN Cottages piece too! Yummy looking Christmas goodies...wish I could sample some of them!

Karoline said...

Your Seasonal Sampler is gorgeous, congratulations

pat said...

this job is very particular and nice
happy new year
Pat

Sweet Sue said...

Your Four Seasons is def swoon worthy~length, framing, placement, everything! Yep, thought about making those brownies, cute as heck:)

Pumpkin said...

Uuuuuuuuuuuuu....just STUNNING!

Those cookies look SO GOOD! Not good for a pregnant lady to see those ;o)

Rebecca said...

Did you ever let me know who the designer of your Seasonal Sampler was. It is truly gorgeous. I would love to get my hands on a pattern.

blake@cfu.net