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Monday, January 23, 2012

It Has Been a Good Week!

It has been a good and very busy week here in New England. Got some stitching done and I will start with Elizabeth by LHN.
I started doing the woman and realized the her skin color and the color of her dress are almost the same color. Instead of frogging her face, I just put her away and moved on to Autumn by BBD. This went much better.
I really love this design and will be finishing this section and doing Winter before I go back to Elizabeth. It was an excellent mail week for me. My blogging buddy, Myra sent me this beautiful ort container that she made. The fabric is beautiful. I think that it is Blueberry Crumble by BBD.
The card so cute and I love the leopard bag that it was in. Thanks so much, Myra! I received some gift certificates for Christmas and I used part of one for last years Halloween scissor block and tray by Liberty Hill. I love these items.
I added my spider web scissors. Perfect. Theresa at Shakespeare's peddler had a really good fabric sale recently and I couldn't resist getting some. Aren't they beautiful!
We had our first real snow this week. Finally. I love snow but Stella, not so much.
She was really getting the idea that she needs to do her business in the grass and then the snow came. Couldn't find the grass. We spent alot of time in the snow.
One last picture of Stella in her Patriots jersey. I am not one to dress up dogs but Joanne bought the jersey and it came off right after the picture. We won the game so the jersey will have to be worn one more time for the Super Bowl! I want to thank everyone for the wonderful comments. They mean alot. I noticed that i have gotten some new followers. Welcome. I will try not to bore you with Stella pictures every post. It will be hard for me. Until next time......Happy Stitching! Deborah

51 comments:

carol fun said...

Oh so many pretties! Love the border on the LHN piece! I have the graphs for the BBD - and it is on my list of projects to start. Stella is adorable. I'm sure the snow was fun for her.

robindefender said...

Stella pictures are not boring. ; )

Sarah said...

Wonderful stitching and what a wonderful gift you recieved. Love the scissor block and tray and Stella is adorable.

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely stitching. A gorgeous gift received. Love your scissor block and tray. Nice new fabric. Stella is beautiful.

butterfly said...

Beautiful stitching, I just love stella what a pretty face, more photos please.

Stitching at Spring Creek said...

Your needlework is beautiful.

Please do continue sharing Stella pictures. Our pet children are just the best!

I love Liberty Hill things, the scissors addition is most appropriate.

Christine said...

Great progress on your stitching and the ort bag is lovely. The halloween scissor block and tray look perfect with your fancy scissors. Do you actually use those or are they just decorative, they look as though they might be a bit uncomfortable to hold?
Stella seems to like the snow

Lois said...

What great progress you are making on Autumn! It is looking lovely. What a nice gift from Myra and you've added some great fabrics to your stash. Love the Stella pics!

cucki said...

wow very lovely stitching..
and beautiful fabric stash..
the halloween scissor block and tray is just so sweet..i love it so much..
very very gift from myra too..
have fun dear..
happy monday xxx

Marilyn said...

Nice progress on your stitching.
Please post pics of Stella all you want! She is so cute.
Marilyn

Chris said...

Great progress this week.
I love the new fabrics. Hugs to Stella!

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

beautiful stitching ...

Lynn said...

Great start on Elizabeth. It's just too bad you have to do some frogging on her. It's just as well you put her aside for now. It gives you time to think things out.
Autumn is gorgeous!! I have the series of these but I know I won't get to them this year.
I could never be bored by Stella. She's just too cute!

Lucie said...

Great stitching and Stella is very cute :)

Peggy Lee said...

Your stitching is beautiful. That's weird about how her face almost matches her dress. Are they the colors the chart called for?
I like Stella's jersey! She's adorable.

Margaret said...

Awww, poor baby! Hope she figured out the snow eventually. So cute! Your stitching is so pretty! Love both pieces. I can see the difference in color myself between the dress and face, but I can see the colors are very close. Odd.

Jackie said...

Stella pictures sure don't bore me! She is a cutie!

Elizabeth is looking great and so is Autumn.

Leslie said...

What cute things. Congrats on the Pats win. It was a good game. Here in Baltimore we still cant believe that cundiff missed the goal. Sheeeeesh. Have a great new week.

CATHI said...

Wow, the scissor block is awewome, and you received wonderful presents! Nice starts!

Cathi

Carol said...

Very nice progress, Deborah--and how cute is that little scissors holder!! What fun :)

Wolfie said...

Keep up sharing pix of Stella...she is gorgeous:)

I love the fabrics you've got...sometimes I wish I lived in the US as you have sooo many wonderful shops online and IRL to go get fabric and threads...and patterns of course...I may have to save up a stash fund and go to the US just for some fun shopping...lol

Live in Orkney (just above Scotland on the map) at the moment, but in just about a week we are moving to Inverness...can't wait for the move...taking some time for stitching as well:)

Cari said...

I always look forward to your stitching...BUT I love to hear and see all about Stella. She's adorable!! Keep stitching and keep on with the Stella pics!! Hugs

Michelle said...

Wonderful stitching and what a wonderful gift you recieved well done. Stella is adorable x

Faye said...

Look at those fabrics! They are just dreamy looking!! And, isn't Myra the best??? Love the ort container...I use mine daily...

Great progress this weekend for sure and that little Stella is a cutie-patootie~~ Take care,

Faye

Teresa said...

So sorry about Elizabeth's face.
You did some wonderful stash buying. Love the ORT container. That might be an easy one to copy since you are looking for a pattern.
Stella is too cute in the snow.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Julie M said...

Beautiful stitching and wonderful goodies! Love the scissor block.

As soon as it snows around here the back deck suddenly becomes a bathroom for my dogs. Funny how a little snow can changes their habits.

BrendaS said...

Nice progress on Elizabeth and BBD:))

I LOVE that Libery Hill Halloween block. I haven't seen that before.

I never get bored with seeing puppy pictures and Stella is so cute. Keep showing them:))!!!

moosecraft said...

Seeing your BBD has me wanting to start mine! I have all 3 sections... just need the time! I enjoy the Stella pictures! Everyone loves the fur babies!

Pumpkin said...

Elizabeth is beautiful but I see what you mean. Shouldn't take too much to fix her though.

LOVE the BBD piece but still can't understand why there are only three seasons...

Looks like you got some fun things to make you smile but then again, you do have Stella ;o) You're not boring me with her sweet pictures!

Laurie in Iowa said...

That white stuff can be a bit confusing at first. I hope Stella grows to love the snow as much as my pups love it.
Your stitching is so pretty. I hope you can find a happy compromise to the dress/skin color.

Jenny said...

I love your stitching and your pictures of Stella. Both designs are beautiful and your gifts were delightful. Puppies and snow are so funny....it doesn't usually snow where I live...but one year it did and oh my goodness the kids loved it and our sheltie looked at them like " you have to be kidding me"...grins. Hope you are having a good day.

Susan said...

Perhaps Elizabeth is a New Englander! I remember being about that white in the middle of the winter! 8-) The BBD is on my list of starts for this year and I am really looking forward to it as all the progress pics I've seen are beautiful. Despite what my cats think, Stella pictures are never boring.

Mouse said...

oooo where to start ... love the elizabeth and the BBD and way to go on the cute ort bag and the scissors look fab in their new box .... and woo hooo re the pooping getting better ..lol love mouse xxxx

Anne said...

That Elizabeth is gorgeous, but I see what you mean about the matching skin and dress tone. Not good to look all ghost like!! Love the BBD loose feathers design. That ort bag is super sweet! I love that blue fabric!! Stella is darling, with that little bit of snow on her nose. Poor gal didn't know where to wee!

Deb said...

Your WIPs are gorgeous, but I especially love Elizabeth.

Love the ORT container from Myra too. I've never seen one like that, but it's great!

Hannah's PinKeep said...

Stella is such a sweetheart, and your stitching is beautiful! I'll be back to visit again soon -- enjoyed my visit here very much. Best Wishes, Jodi, Hannah's PinKeep

Veronica said...

Sorry to see the frogs have been visiting. Darn frogs! Autumn is progressing beautifully. Lovely orts container and fabric.

Stella's so cute, especially in her Patriots jersey :)

Hugs,
Veronica.

Deanne J said...

Sounds like it was a great week.

Keeper of the Crowes said...

Congratulations to your Patriots!!! I'm crediting at least part of the win to Stella and her jersey!!!! She is adorable! Keep the photos coming!!! Your fabric purchases are wonderful! And they were on sale!!!!! I have to agree, the scissors, block and tray are too cute!!! Your stitching, as always is beautiful.
Linda

Linda said...

We can never have to many Stella pictures. Great progress on your stitching. Love them both.

Linda

Catherine said...

Lovely stitches and great stash goodies!
Please do keep sharing Stella pictures! She's a cutie!

Myra said...

Stella pictures are never boring. :o) Your stitching looks wonderful Deborah. I am glad you like the little ort bag and I love your other stashy goodies as well. Have a great week!

Joy said...

Deborah, your stitching is just wonderful! I enjoyed exploring your other finishes and Stella...she is adorable. I appreciate you visiting my blog and I will definitely be back to see your lovely work.

dixiesamplar said...

Love the WIPs, and Stella is one pretty little lady (even in her Patriots jersey :o)

Sally said...

You're making lovely progress on your WIPs.

Love your little ort bag from Myra. I won one in her blog giveaway and love it. It's so handy.

You bought some lovely things with your GC. I really must sign up to Theresa's newsletter then I won't miss out in sales!

Cute photos of Stella:)

Mindi said...

Love your progress on both WIPs, they're looking beautiful.

So funny about Stella not knowing what to do in the snow.

Melanie said...

Heeehee! I love the Stella pics. :)

Karoline said...

Great progress on your wips, they're looking lovely.

Cute photo's of Stella

Julie said...

Lovely stitching. The scissor block and tray are wonderful.

marly said...

I'll never tire of Stella photos! The stitching is pretty darn nice too.

Suzanne said...

Beautiful progress on your stitching! I love your stash aquisition.