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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

A Little Bit of Everything!

It has been very busy around here and I haven't posted in over a week. The time is flying so fast. I must be getting old. I do have some stitching to show.
This is a BBD design named called Easter Parade. I used 32 ct mystery fabric and the suggested floss. I will be framing it in a gold frame from my stash.
This is a little Massachusetts sampler by LHN. I think the design is called 1728 samplings. There are 4 designs in the group. I had done 13 Colonies and the Mayflower sampler by LHN for my mudroom and thought this would fit in perfectly. The fabric is 32 ct woodsmoke by LSL and the fibers are Belle Soie. I do love silks.
I put together my March WP as a door hanger. Cheryl put together the my SB Irish Hearts into a pillow for me. I picked green and light purple fabric that matches the floss pretty well.
I won this beautiful heart pendent from Marjorie at Moonsilk Stitches. Her work is stunning! Thanks Marjorie.
I, also, won this floss from Nancy at Victorian Motto. I have used her chenille and lace trim and look forward to using the floss. The colors are rich and beautiful. Now to find a project.
I picked up my Loose Feather finish from the framer. I had it framed close like they did. I just love it.
The frame is wide and the color has red tones which goes well with the alphabet color. Will end this post with a picture of Stella. She has gained 3 pounds and gotten taller. She has eaten through 3 harnesses, many toys, can jump on all the furniture in the house and is doing pretty well at school. The boxer is Harvey (from school) and he is quite smitten with Stella.
Thanks for sticking with me this long! I love all the comments. They are appreciated. Until next time.... Happy Stitching! Deborah

63 comments:

DonnaTN said...

I love to see all your stitching. They make me want to stitch all those pieces too! Glad Stella is doing well in school. Harvey looks like a sweet fella.

Veronica said...

Lovely stitching, Deborah. Your door hanger and pillow finishing are so cute! You're right, Marjorie does beautiful work. Yummy floss from Nancy. Any idea what you'll be using them for yet?

Oh, your Loose Feather framing is perfect. Simple and elegant. Love it!

Hugs,
Veronica.

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely stitching. Your framed piece looks gorgeous. I love your pillow and door hanger. Beautiful new threads. Stella is coming along a treat.

Michelle said...

Lovely stitching - I adore your Loose Feathers one xx

Annette said...

Hi Deborah, your projects are beautiful. I especially love your framed Loose Feather. I just received my order of flosses from Nancy at Victorian Motto. They are gorgeous! They truly are rich in color and pretty.
Annette - California

gracie said...

Great stitching...the frame is so rich looking. And Stella, well now, she is looking very attentive at school....or was there a treat nearby?

Ellen said...

Beautiful stitchings, I especially love that March WP hanger!

Gorgeous wins, just love that heart and those threads!

Hugs,

And This Little Pig said...

Stunning finishes Deborah, love the stitching and the framing, and of course Stella who is just thriving your can just see it.
LiBBiE in Oz

pam said...

great finishes dear

Chris said...

Beautiful post Deborah!
I love the way you had LF framed. I like my samplers framed close like that.
I love the Easter and Wordplay finishes too.
Congratulations on the floss and the wonderful heart that you received.
Hugs to you and Stella!

Annie said...

Love it all! Easter Parade and the March WP are so adorable! The framed BBD is going to look fabulous on your wall!

Julie said...

Stunning hardanger heart.
I love Easter parade, such a cute design.

Jackie said...

Stella is a cutie! Great stitching projects! The March WP is cute (and far less green than I thought it would be). Happy Leap Day!

Lisa V said...

Love the Easter Parade stitch, I have always liked this design.
Love your framed finish, what a beauty!

Margaret said...

Great stitching as always. I love how you finished the March piece. Love the framing too -- so pretty! Stella is adorable! So cute that she has an admirer in class!

CalamityJr said...

I love all your photos, especially Stella (of course!), but the Easter Parade design makes my heart smile. Thanks for starting my day in a happy way!

Michele said...

Lots of loveliness! That BBD is my favorite!

Catherine said...

Beautiful projects!! The frame you chose for the BBD compliments your piece perfectly!
Stella's so cute!

Shirlee said...

Such beautiful stitches & finishes & wins! Blessings, Shirlee

Maggee said...

Oh, Charming Tails!! One of my faves!! I used to collect them! My daughter has most of them now! You have some beautiful finishes! Love them all! Hugs!

Heidi said...

Wow...many wonderful finishes. I do love that frame!

I was going to look for your email but wanted to say thank you for the tree pattern but also the surprise with it! I hope to get to try it very soon. I am busy with two UFOs now that I want to finish first before I start on something new. :-)

Stella is really getting big and she is just beautiful.

Hugs from Holland ~
Heidi

Patty C. said...

Love the LHN !!!

Deb said...

Lots of wonderful eye candy!! So many wonderful finishes!

diamondc said...

Deborah: I love all your stitching projects, Blackbird Designs has to be my favorite designs. The dogs are adorable.
Catherine

Sally said...

Gorgeous finishes and WIPs. Your framed BBD is beautiful.

Teresa said...

Look at all your finishes. Just lovely.
Glad to hear Stella is doing well.
Hi to the girls today.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Cari said...

Girl you have some smoking' needles going on !! Love all of your work. The frame for the BBD is perfect!! And who wouldn't be smitten with Stella...she's ADORABLE !!

sunny said...

You do beautiful work. I especially love the Easter Parade!

Mouse said...

ooo well done on you finishes and starts and getting things back from the framer ...they all look lovely :)
well done on your win of floss too :)
and yeahhhh stella ... she has learnt to bounce on the furniture ...lol glad she is enjoying the school she looks very inquisitive in that photo :0
love mouse xxxxx

Keeper of the Crowes said...

My how Stella has grown!!! She is such a sweet girl. No wonder Harvey is smitten!! Your frame choice for the Loose Feathers piece is just perfect. It really is beautiful. I especially like your LHN piece. The silks are wonderful on that fabric. Can't wait to see Easter Parade framed.
Linda

BrendaS said...

Deborah --
Always fun to stop by your blog. You have many wonderful finishes! LOVE the March word play.

Stella is looking more grown-up everyday:)

Have a good week

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

I am loving the Word Play Series!! I need to start picking them up little by little and get them kitted up to do next year!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Oh my, so many lovely stitched pieces and I love the frame you chose. It's perfect for the piece.

Karoline said...

All your finishes are looking lovely especially your Loose Feathers, congratulations

Katrina said...

All your stitching is just gorgeous!!!! Sweet puppies too :-).

Ranae said...

Love, love the finishes.
The framed loose feathers is awesome.
You won some great goodies.
Fantastic eye candy post
Take care!!!

Natasha said...

WOW!! Great pictures :) I really like your BBD Easter Parade finish so springy.

Thanks for posting a pic of Stella she is a cutie

Pumpkin said...

As always, stunning finishes Deborah!!!! Your framed piece is beautiful and the frame is perfect for it.

Thanks for sharing a picture of Stella :o)

Love your new header!

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

Oh que de belles broderies, I love your stitching, and beautiful dogs ... bisous de France

Carol said...

I swear, Deborah, everything you stitch is something I would pick to stitch myself! I just adore Easter Parade and your March Word Play is so charming... You and Cheryl did a great job on the little Irish pillow, too.

And is Stella smitten with Harvey, also--too cute :)

Kathy H said...

I especially like the Easter parade. Very cute.

Littlebit said...

Lovely stitching..oh my..BBD Easter Parade and that Loose Feathers piece are amazingly beautiful!! Holy cow! I should not have looked!

MoonBeam said...

Every time I see Easter Parade I fall in love with it all over again. Love your Word Play. Your framed LF is magnificent. Congratulations.

Stella looks like a cute and happy little pup.

Thanks for all the eye candy!

Bobbi

marly said...

Oh my there's some good looking stuff in this post, including Miss Stella. Loose Feathers is beautifully framed.

Linda said...

Wow! Congrats. I love looking are all your stitching and finishing. Everything looks great.

Linda

Melissa said...

Wow, you've accomplished a lot. The framing looks wonderful!

Susan said...

Easter Parade is too cute! And I love the frame you chose for Loose Feather - it sets it off perfectly.

Quiltsmiles said...

Deborah, You amaze me with all you accomplish. Stella looks like she enjoys going to school. What a sweet looking dog.
THE BBD is gorgeous and that frame is perfect. Thanks for sharing and inspiring. Jane

PS Thanks for the nice compliment too.

Nicola said...

Can you beleive that it is March !!

Your stitching and choice of designs are beautiful as always.

Stella is growing up. I love the boxer but then I am just a teeny bit biased. LOL.

Lynn said...

I think I enjoy your stitching so much because we have such similar tastes in our choices. Easter Parade is sitting in a pile of charts beside me as a possible stitch for this month. All your stitching is wonderful!

Your BBD looks magnificent framed! They did an awesome job.

I can't believe how much Stella has grown already! She certainly sounds like a typical puppy.

Mary said...

Oh Deborah, where will I start with the comment? Everything is great. I love your March header and adore the Irish pillow; the BBD Easter stitch is lovely and the Loose Feathers is GORGEOUS!
Lucky you for winning the threads - it won't take you long to use them I am sure.
And last, but definitely not least - Stella looks adorable.
Mary

Jenny said...

Deborah, Your stitching is just beautiful, I love all of your finishes especially your framed piece. Lovely, just lovely. Stella is growing and looks just so adorable. I remember all the leashes and toys our yellow lab chewed through when she was a puppy. They bring such joy to a household though, what would we ever do without these furbabies...grins...

Siobhán said...

Stella and Harvey--I love the names!!

Beautiful stitching! Your framing is so nice--great choice in the moulding. I always like my stuff to be framed close to the stitching, too.

Joy said...

Lovely stitching and the framed BBD is beautiful!

Erica said...

Your Easter Parade looks lovely!
I am just about to start this pattern. Just waiting for the threads.

Anne said...

Gorgeous spring/march smalls you made! I'm loving that little sampler! Your march pillow is my favourite! I love the bells at the bottom!! Great for a door!! Lovely wins too!!! The BBD loose feathers looks amazing in that frame! Well done!!

Melanie said...

Love to see all the stitching! You are always working on the best projects. :)

Marnie said...

Color me green! I've been wanting to stitch Easter Parade for quite a while now. Maybe next year. Your little March door hanger is adorable. Super cute. Framing is gorgeous. Just perfect! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love that you comment from time to time. Happy Spring (almost)!

Brigitte said...

What a treat to see so many of your finished pieces. They look wonderful.

Kathy Ellen said...

I always look forward to seeing what you have been stitching, Deborah, and you have some wonderful pieces finished. Loose Feathers is gorgeous and I love the frame you chose for it. You must have been thrilled to receive that lovely heart, and Nancy's threads are beautiful too.

Stella is growing up so quickly! Raising a puppy can be challenging when they think that everything in sight is to be 'chewed up', but they provide so much love, don't they?

Tatkis said...

Beautiful finishes! I love BBD Easter bunny :)
Congrats with your wins!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Meari said...

Wow, your finishes are amazingly beautiful.

Ann H. said...

Love the pink frame Deb! It really brings out the colors in that piece!
Ann