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Monday, January 16, 2012

Some Stitching and a Lot of Puppy Business.

I have managed to get some stitching in while Stella is sleeping or being crated. More on her later, but first up is Summer by BBD.
I really love this design and will be doing Autumn soon. After Summer, I moved on to February Word play by WTN. Love these designs! This is one of my favorite designs so far in this series. This on is done on 36ct LSL in a pale pink color called Chantilly Cream. I so enjoy doing designs on pink fabric.
I started Elizabeth Hancock by LHN. I am using 36 ct. v Examplar linen and over dyed floss. This is a very large design and will take some time to finish it. I usually work on only one design at a time but I will be doing other smaller designs while working on this one. Not a lot to show for many hours of work.
When you have had a dog for 18 years, you tend to forget things. Like how active they are, how house training is a big pain, how sharp puppy teeth are. Then you remember how much fun it is to play with them, how great puppy kisses are, how they love to go for walks, how cute they are when they seem to learn something new and that they do nap frequently! Stella and I would like to thank everyone for the wonderful comments. She is a wonderful addition to our household and she has made me realize I need more sleep! Until next time......Happy Stitching! Hopefully. Deborah

47 comments:

April said...

Looks like all that stitching you have been doing has worn Stella out! lol She is so cute! I love the stitching!!

Lesleyanne said...

Great new starts. Your finish is gorgeous.

Christine said...

Great stitching, those word play designs are lovely.
Stella is adorable

Annette said...

Oh I love your samplers. So beautiful. Stella is cute. Love your photos:)

Michelle said...

Lovely new starts - lovely photos xx

Starry-eyed stitcher said...

I really like the Word Play series - I am way behind with them though - I've only stitched December! I must sympathise with your puppy comments. We have a new Irish Setter pup, Bronte, who is wonderful - especially when asleep! Our older dog is nearly 9 and she can't believe this whirlwind either! Irene xxx

cucki said...

very lovely finish..beautiful new start..
hugs cucki xx

Siobhán said...

My kids would love another dog--in addition to The Fluffinator--but I keep reminding them that puppies are like little babies! Stella is such a cutie.

Love your Word Play & LF!

Sarah said...

Beautiful stitching and what a sweet photo of Stella

Melanie said...

Lovely finishes and you've made a great start on Elizabeth. Your new little doggie Stella is so cute, it's easy to forget though just how much work they are when their little, just like having a new baby.

Shari said...

everything looks great, but I especially love the word play....I have purchased all of them so far, except that one! And I haven't started any......must change that!

Chris said...

It is quite an adjustment when you get a young pet. I think you do forget all the growing up issues. But then there are always puppy kisses to make you forget those issues.
BBD looks wonderful and the Word Play is sweet too. Your Elizabeth start looks wonderful too.
Have a great week!

Margaret said...

Stella is so adorable! All the work is worth it in the end. Your stitching looks so great!

Peggy Lee said...

Oh I love the BBD and LHN pieces. Very nice!
Stella is so sweet.
Yes those puppy teeth are sharp! OUCH!!
Hope she lets you rest up soon.

robindefender said...

Your stitching is coming along fabulously! And what a sweet photo of your puppy. I know she's keeping you busy in such a happy way.

Carol said...

Beautiful work as always, Deborah. I adore the Feb. Word Play on the pink fabric!! Glad Stella is bringing so much joy into your life--I know it's a huge adjustment :)

Nancy said...

Your stitching is beautiful. I especially like the Blackbird Designs piece. There is something so beautiful about birds and stitching! Your puppy is very sweet!

Brigitte said...

Great finishes. I love the word plays for each month, they are really very creative. And you can also play with the fabric colours.
Very nice start on E.H.

Catherine said...

Love all of your project choices! I have finally decided to start those wordplay patterns....I couldn't resist any longer.
Aawww...cute puppy pic ~and ouch on the puppy teeth!

Denise said...

She's adorable - thankfully she sleeps so you can stitch! And by the looks of it - she sleeps a lot!

Susan said...

Stella is just too cute. We've been discussing a puppy, but I'm not sure it will get past discussing. Beautiful stitching. I haven't tried any of the word plays yet, but I am getting closer and closer to purchasing one.

Teresa said...

Can't believe you finished a summer piece. Febuary word play is my favorite.
All babies are so cute when they are sleeping. Glad you are enjoying Stella.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

BrendaS said...

Deborah --
As always your stitching is wonderful! Elizabeth is a lot of work isn't she? But I think it will be so worth it in the end:)

Stella looks so sweet all curled up on your blankets. There is nothing like a sweet puppy:))!

Pumpkin said...

Congrats on more beautiful finishes Deborah :o)

Stella is just so adorable! Just makes me want to give her loads of kisses ;o)

Nicola said...

Just as well they grow up quicker than children and all the work will be worth it hundreds of times over.

Elizabeth is looking good.

Penny said...

Beautiful stitching!
What a sweet, sweet little puppy! :)

Sally said...

I love your Summer LF and your February Word Play finishes.

Nice start on Elizabeth.

Aww what a precious photo of Stella:)

Sherry said...

Stella is beautiful! Congrats on the addition to your family. It looks like she has settled in!

Cathy Lloyd said...

My BBD Summer, Autumn, Winter is all kitted up as of yesterday and I'm ready to stitch it...although it's not on my WIP list! I have others to finish. Love reading your blog. Give Stella a friendly pat on the little head for me!

Ranae said...

Your wordplay is fabulous, I too love to stitch on pink.
Summer looks great. I just now ordered mine and received them the other day.
Stella is so adorable. We had a dog for 18 years too. It's been about 6 yrs though and I am now ready to get another one.
Happy Stitching!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Your stitched pieces look great. Little Stella is adorable. Another thing I don't miss about puppyhood is the teething/chewing... I always told my two pups... it's just darn lucky you're both so cute or they would have been shown the door for their destructive chewing.

Mouse said...

ooooo wonderful stitching as always ..love those word plays tooo and Elizabeth H is on my list of to gets and I can totally sympathise with you on the puppy training we got an 11 week old cocker spaniel Bentley ;) love mouse xxxx

Theresa said...

Looks like you have a bunch of lovely WIPs going!!!! Stella is tooooo cute!!!!! Please give her a big hug for me~

Pat said...

Love your BBD and Word play. Stella is so cute!!

Lynn said...

We have never had a dog, only cats but I got a taste of it when I visited my Mom over the holidays. They have a new Maltese puppy and boy, are they active! I don't know how you've managed to get as much stitched as you have. I'd be worn out!
I love both of your finishes. I plan on doing the BBD series and have just finished purchasing the charts.
Beautiful new start too! I'm looking forward to watching this one progress.

Cathy B said...

You and I have similar tastes; I'm working on BBD too - Summer is done and Autumn is started. I love their designs. I've also got Elizabeth Hancock kitted up and ready to go. You are off to a great start.

Stella is precious! It's worth the all the work for her unconditional love!

Lois said...

Love your progress on the LF and your Word Play is so cute. What a nice new start in Elizabeth. Stella is just a sweetheart.

Gabi said...

Love all your stitching.
Congrats on finishing your February Word Play. Looks lovely.
And Elizabeth will be another beauty.
Ahhh...the puppy looks like a little angel. Until she wakes up of course...lol.

Sherry said...

Stella is so sweet but you are right about puppies taking alot of time! Of course those puppy kisses are so worth it!

Mary said...

Lovely stitching!

Stella is adorable!

Starry-eyed stitcher said...

I'm really into the WMN Word Play series too, but I really popped over to see how Stella was doing - we have new puppies in common too. It will be fun to watch how they grow up. Irene xxx

Julie said...

Aww Stella is lovely.
Great stitching too.

Autumn said...

Love the word play pattern. I think those are on my list.

Aww..puppy again. I just love her!

DonnaTN said...

I just love to see your stitching progress. The Feb. Word Play is beautiful. Stella looks so sweet in her napping photo.

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Angela said...

Both of your finishes look great! Wonderful start on Elizabeth Hancock, it's a large project but it will be lovely when it is done.

Enjoy your puppy time with Stella, they grow up so uickly.

Suzanne said...

Beautiful stitching! Stella is a cute puppy.