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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Pretty in Pink!

Another really busy week. Took a cooking class on Saturday. It was really good. Soups and stews. Perfect. Took Stella for her first Dr.s appointment and to puppy socialization. Will be taking her for more puppy play dates. I managed to get some stitching in. Did some Valentine pieces.
The first piece is Endless Hearts by Threadwork Primitives. I used my favorite pink fabric called Autumn Blush. I had a large piece of 28 ct. so I used it (even though I prefer a smaller count ) and the floss is CC wild berries and english ivy. I will be making it into a pillow. You can click on any of the pictures for a larger view. On the same piece of fabric using the wild berries floss I did Be Mine by the Sisterhood. I have more room, so I think that I will do the other design called Valentine.
When I get finished with the Valentine pieces, I will be going back to Autumn and then onto Winter by BBD. I really love this piece and have enjoyed every stitch.
Continuing with the pink theme, I will end with a picture of Stella in her pink collar. She is getting bigger and will be starting obedience school on Saturday. She does need it. The house training has gone very well but the rest, not so good. Hopefully, this will be good money spent. Time will tell. Thanks for all the wonderful comments. I love them. Have a great week. Until next time....Happy Stitching! Deborah

50 comments:

carol fun said...

Such pretty pink finishes! Stella looks adorable in her pink collar- hope the training goes well! So much energy in such a small package -wish she'd share - LOL!

marly said...

Soups, stews, stitching, and Stella. All good!

April said...

Pretty In Pink Stitching!! LOve how the bBD design to coming. Stella is styling in that pink collar!! lol

Lesleyanne said...

Gorgeous pink finishes. Hope dog training goes well with Stella. Love her pink collar.

Solstitches said...

Two beautiful Valentine finishes and oh how I love the BD piece. I must start stitching it soon.
Stella looks so pretty in her pink collar.
Margaret

Christine said...

Great stitching, I love the valentine pieces

Siobhán said...

Beautiful finishes! I love how your BBD is progressing, too. I need to get mine started before I see the stuff they come out with at Market--I know I'll want it all!

Stella is very pretty in pink. I hope the classes go well. We never did any classes with Duffy, but he's always been good--though he does, every so often, act like a 2 year old. LOL

cucki said...

such sweet pink finishes..i love them so much..
stella is looking so cute in her pink collar :)
love for you cucki xxx

Chris said...

Great Valentine stitching! I don't think that I have ever stitched a Valentine's day piece. I really need to work on my seasonal stitching.

Have a great week! Hugs to Stella!

Margaret said...

Love your stitching! All are beautiful. As is Stella! Hope obedience class goes well!

Bertie said...

Lovely valentine stitching! BBD is fabulous too, I love their work. Stella looks gorgeous, good luck with the training, she will be as good as gold:))

Nancy said...

I was just thinking about stitching for Valentine's Day. I love the two designs you stitched! Your Blackbird Designs piece is gorgeous! Such beautiful stitching you do. Stella looks adorable with her pink collar.

Carol said...

Your Valentine's Day finishes are adorable, Deborah. Would you believe I've never stitched a single one? I need to do something about that soon :)

Sure hope Miss Stella can learn some manners in obedience school--good luck!

Vickie Niggemann said...

Beautiful stitching. I love, love, love the pink! :)♥

Katrina said...

Love all your finishes!!! The BBD loose feather is just gorgeous. I already can't wait for their market releases, LOL.

Stella is so sweet!!!! I should probably take my two to obedience school ;-). They are spoiled rotten!!!!

Cari said...

All of your stitching is lovely !! You are one quick stitcher !! And Stella is adorable in pink!! Have fun at obedience school.

Leslie said...

Cooking classes sound fun!!!!! I love your new stitching, very pretty.
Good luck with the obedience training.

CATHI said...

Lovely stitching! Really wonderful! :o)

Cathi

Michelle said...

Love your stitching xx

Keeper of the Crowes said...

The Autumn Blush fabric that you're using, Deborah, is really pretty. I also like your choice of fibers on it. Stella is just too cute. I know you're really going to have so much fun with her!
LInda

Beth Pearce said...

Your Valentine pieces are darling! Love the fabric and floss choices. Stews and soups would be a wonderful class to take. Stella looks too cute in her pink collar!

Good luck with the training!

Teresa said...

How fun to take a cooking class.
Love all the Valentine pink even on Stella.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Pumpkin said...

Luv your Valentine's finishes :o) The colors look so soft and romantic.

Stella is just adorable but she does look like she's got a bit of the devil in her ;o)

Laurie in Iowa said...

Love your Valentine's Stitching and your progress on the BBD sampler.
Hope you and Stella enjoy training classes... she's very pretty in pink.

Sally said...

Gorgeous Valentine's stitching! Lovely progress on your BBD piece.

Aww Stella looks so sweet in her pink collar:)

MoonBeam said...

Cute Val pieces.

Love "puppy play dates"! How fun. I always had my first Dalmatian in a bright pink color, too.

Lots of blogs reminding me that I need to get back to my Loose Feathers Autumn...I haven't even started on the big bird yet.

Have fun with Stella.

Bobbi

Michelle said...

Love the Valentine's stitching you've been doing! Perfect fabric for it too. And your BBD piece is really coming along. I'm still waiting for my Winter chart to arrive.

Bernadett said...

Very nice programs and wonderful works.:)

BrendaS said...

Deborah --
Great Valentine's day finishes and your BBD is looking splendid.

Hope Stella does well in "school", she is such a cutie:))

Bekca said...

Your Valentines pieces are gorgeous, such pretty colours. I hope Stella has fun at her puppy playdates!
Best wishes.

Debbie said...

Stella looks so cute! Yes, the obedience training is worth it....if you get trained too! We even showed our dogs in AKC obedience shows at one point. Just like with kids...a little obedience makes it much nicer to be around them!

Mouse said...

oooo love your finishes and your BBD too and stella looks fab in pink .. sorry to hear your not having much luck with the other training but she is still young :)she looks very intelligent but boisterous ..lol love mouse xxxxx

butterfly said...

Lovely pink stitching and Stella looks so pretty in Pink

robindefender said...

I am sure Stella will shape up in no time. I love your Valentine-y stitching. Very pretty.

Ranae said...

Pretty Valentine stitching. I need to start my BBD, your is looking great
Stella will get better, puppies will be puppies, lol

Deb said...

Such pretty pink finishes. So perfect for this time of year!!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Fabulous finishes! I love each and every one! The BBD piece is really coming along nicely! Stella is adorable in pink!

Myra said...

Lovely, lovely finishes! I don't think you can go wrong with obedience classes. I think I learned as much as Lola did when we went and besides...it was fun.

DonnaTN said...

Love the autumn blush and your Valentine pieces and of course the BBD is wonderful. Good luck with Stella in doggie school. I never took either of my dogs, but I wish I had!

Julie said...

Beautiful valentine stitching.

Stella does look smart in her pink collar

Catherine said...

Lovely stitches! Stella is a cutie!

Nicola said...

Soups and stew, a good class for this time of year at least in the UK.

I am a great believer in puppy classes, socialisation is so important.

Beautiful Valentine stitching.

Angela said...

Great finishes! Love all the pink, especially Stella's collar :)

Heidi said...

Each year, I never get around to stitching for Valentine's. Your two finishes are lovely! And how did I get so behind that I have not yet met Stella. What a cutie!

Hugs from Holland ~
Heidi

Joy said...

Lovely "love" stitching. Isn't that BBD a fun stitch!

Raggedystitcher said...

Your stitching is absolutely gorgeous!!
:)
I just love BBD :)
Blessings to you!
Louise

Lynn said...

Very pretty Valentine finishes! I smiled when I saw Be Mine since I just posted my pic of its companion piece Valentine. Great minds think alike, lol!
Your BBD is coming along nicely too.

Brigitte said...

There's a lot of Valentine stitching going on on the blogs. Your two finishes are so pretty!

Meari said...

Stella looks so adorable with her pink collar on. :)

Suzanne said...

Such pretty pink finishes!