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Thursday, January 5, 2012

Waiting for Fabric.

I wanted to Start Elizabeth Hancock but I didn't think that the fabric I had was large enough. So tonight I started the Summer LF design by BBD. I will be doing all 3 on 36 ct. lt. exampler linen with the suggested fibers. I did finish the Good Marriage by LK. I really love how it turned out. I have time to get it framed before my friends anniversary.
February by DT is ready to be stretched for my in and out frame. I really love all the pinks in this piece. I used 32 ct Autumn Blush fabric (one of my favs) and the suggested NPIs fibers. This design is full of wonderful specialty stitches. So many beautiful hearts.
You can click on any of the pictures for a larger view. I wanted to show some of my stitchy Christmas gifts. First up is what Cheryl made for me. A project portfolio and a matching needle book. So beautiful.
I also received 3 gift certificates to my favorite OLS and for Hobby Lobby. Sweet! Lastly, I received a new pair of scissors (can't have to many) and a VB tape measure. It was a very good stitchy Christmas.
I have been asked about my stitching goals for 2012. I am not that type of stitcher. After every finish, I go up to my craft room and go though charts until one speaks to me. I took a big leap for me and signed up for both of Vonna's SAL. These things usually make me nuts but I guess that is my goal. To remember stitching is fun and really relaxing for me. Thanks for visiting and for the wonderful comments. I love them all. Until next time....Happy Stitching!

42 comments:

Gabi said...

Looking forward to see Elizabeth. But you right, it's worth waiting for the perfect fabric. Love your new start.
Congrats on your gorgeous finishes. Love both of them.
The Portfolio is so lovely too.

Kathy A. said...

Your Marriage sampler is lovely.
The stitching portfolio you received is lovely. Beautiful finishing.

Blu said...

Gorgeous finishes!
What a lovely gift from Cheryl. That paisley pattern is just stunning.

Lesleyanne said...

Great new start. Your finishes are gorgeous. Lovely gift and scissors.

Michelle said...

What a lovely portfolio its stunning. Lovely new start - I am hoping to start Elizabeth Hancock as well shortly x

cucki said...

beautiful finishes..i love it..and lovely new start..
cute gift and sweet scissor..
have fun..
love cucki xx

Christine said...

Lovely finish in the marriage sampler, and the portfolio you received is just beautiful

escargopotte said...

lovely work and finishes !

Melanie said...

Both of your finishes are lovely. I've just started working on BBD but I'm doing it on the original 30ct and it seems huge, I wish I'd chosen a smaller count like yourself, great start though.

Peggy Lee said...

Marriage Sampler is beautifully done and I really like the stitches in February.
Well done!

Chris said...

I love your new start. I am really enjoying stitching this piece too.
February looks great and so does the Marriage of the Minds.
You had a wonderful stitchy Christmas. Beautiful gifts.

Margaret said...

Congrats on the finishes -- so pretty! Love the new start as well. Hope the fabric for Elizabeth Hancock comes soon. And your gifts -- nice! I didn't know VB made a tape measure!

Shirlee said...

Gorgeous finishes & lovely gifts! Blessings, Shirlee

Maggee said...

What lovely stitching Deborah! Your friend should be thrilled to receive that Good Marriage piece--it says so many good things! You did well in the present department--the portfolio and needle book are exquisite! Hugs!

Siobhan said...

Lovely gifts, Deborah! The marriage sampler turned out so well--love your finishes! Nice start on the BBD, too!

Nancy said...

Beautiful projects! I love the Blackbird Designs Loose Feathers, and I look forward to seeing your progress! The Lizzie Kate stitch is such a lovely gift for your friend!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Lovely gifts and congrats on your beautiful finishes too.

BrendaS said...

Deborah --
It's always fun to come see what you've been up to. Great finishes on both the L*K piece and the DT piece.

Very nice gifts you received:)) Lucky you!

Pumpkin said...

Congrats on your latest finish!

I love this series but I wonder why they are missing one season?

That is just gorgeous!!!! Your friend is one talented lady too ;o)

Patty C. said...

Lovely work.
I hope you enjoy your SAL

Teresa said...

Hope you find just the right fabric. Love the "Marriage". Wonderful portfolio you should enjoy that.
Have fun spending your gift certificates.

Carol said...

Love the February DT piece, Deborah--and I know your friend will cherish the Good Marriage gift for her anniversary...

What an amazing portfolio that Cheryl made--sure wish I could sew like that :)

Hope your SALs work out for you in 2012!

Natasha said...

I love how the LK turned out, Your friends will enjoy it :)

Susan said...

Beautiful new start and, as always, beautiful finishes! The project portfolio is amazing. Love the color combination.

Michelle said...

Lovely gifts!! And congrats on both finishes. I love your start on the BBD piece - don't you love the colors in it? Hope you get more fabric for your new piece soon too.

Stitching By A Cornish Sea Shore said...

Your friends will be so pleased with the Good Marriage. It will be worth the wait to have the fabric of your choice.

Lynn said...

A beautiful start and two lovely finishes! Now that's the way to start the New Year! Your stitching is so lovely Deborah. I really enjoy stopping by to see what you're working on.
I signed up for WIPocalypse but if something on my list doesn't speak to me then I'll just head to the stash and pick something else. If I manage to complete even a few on my list I'll be happy.

Beth Pearce said...

Good Marriage is gorgeous! As is your DT February! That project organizer is beautiful. You did do good at Christmas!

Mouse said...

oooo well done on the BBD design and defo better to wait until you have a piece large enough for Elisabeth .. another one for my to get list ..lol ... love your gifts the portfolio is gorgeous :) and agree with you re the scissors ...lol :) love mouse xxxx

Mel said...

So much great stuff and I see the cottages below are moving along at lightening speed.
So great. :)

Ellen said...

Gorgeous finishes! Wonderful gifts received especially the stitching portfolio!

Can't wait to see your progress on BBD's summer!

Hugs,

marly said...

You received some fabulous stitching gifts. And your friend is going to receive such a special gift from you. Very nice finishes.

Catherine said...

A post full of wonderful goodies! Lovely stitches and gifts!

Quiltsmiles said...

Deborah, Love your finishes. Glad too that your Holidays were shared with friends and much joy.
Happy New Year.

Jane

Penny said...

Pretty beginning on the Blackbird Design piece. Love the LK finish too. Your friend is lucky to be receiving such a lovely gift. The DT is so pretty! Wonderful gifts received too.

Melanie said...

Lovely finishes!! Great way to start off the year. :)

Lisa said...

What wonderful finishes! You use some gorgeous fabrics for your projects.
You received some lovely Christmas gifts as well.

Sally said...

Love both of your finishes. I have not seen that L*K stitched up before and it is gorgeous. Love the colours.

Nice start on the BBD.

You received some lovely Christmas gifts.

Julie said...

The portfolio is stunning, a super gift to receive. The marriage sampler looks superb, what a nice gift for your friend.
I hope you enjoy the SAL's

Terri said...

Congratulations on another finish! I'm hoping to stitch A Good Marriage this year, too.

Gems said...

I love all your stitching in this post, especially the Marriage sampler, You must be so proud with every piece, Gems

Suzanne said...

What beautiful stitching! You received some lovely gift.