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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Where Does The Time Go?

It's been over a week since I posted and really, I don't know where the time has gone. I have done some stitching. With Stella, it is getting hard to find the time without puppy interference.
I finished March Word Play. It was done on 36 ct v. butter cream fabric using the suggested GA floss. Then I finished the loose feathers designs Autumn, Summer and Winter. I really love this piece and was glad to get back to it. It will go to the framer on Wednesday.
Next up is a SB design called Irish Heart. Not a lot of work. I did it this afternoon watching a marathon of Joan and Melissa. Mindless TV. Perfect for stitching. I must say though it was funny.
Cheryl and I are going to have a finishing day this coming week. The SB piece will turn into a pillow. We have been hitting the antique places and have picked up some frogs and other cool stuff.
I just love these giant bobbins. I am going to wrap them with some of my lace trims.
I got a few different frogs. I just love this one. Very different.
The one on the right is very cool. It has a silver top with may holes. It polished up beautifully.
Cheryl found the blue frog for me when she was in Canada about 18 months ago. I had nothing to put it in until I found this lovely blue bowl. The frog fit perfectly. This is one of my favs.
We found this at a country store and I just had to have it. It is reproduction of an old sewing case. I am trying to get my stitching room more organized (much like the rest of you) and this case helped me a great deal. Thanks for taking the time to read and leave comments on my blog. I love the comments, they mean a lot to me. I have had some questions about Stella. She is doing well at school and getting big. She has a new boyfriend at school. Harvey is a boxer and is quite smitten with Stella. I will show pictures of her on my next post. Have a great week. Until next time.....Happy Stitching! Deborah

44 comments:

krayolakris said...

Your new goodies are very pretty! And where DOES the time go? down the rabbit hole? Looking forward to seeing your Stella photos.

Keeper of the Crowes said...

Deborah your pieces from the antique shops are fabulous! I too finished March Word Play this week,but I love the fabric that you did yours on! It's very warm and the fibers look wonderful on it. I need to do lots of catching up with my loose feathers, but seeing yours really inspires me to get on it! Linda

Catherine said...

Wow!love all your stitches! And those finds are amazing!! I especially like the blue frog ~ I've never seen a blue one!

Chris said...

Wonderful stitching Deborah! Everything looks great! I can't wait to finish Loose Feathers. I need to find some stitching time during the week.
You have found some wonderful treasures!
Hugs to Stella!

MoonBeam said...

Congrats on your LooseFeathers finish. I am green with envy.

Cute goodies pix.

Bobbi

Beth Pearce said...

I love all your stitching - the wordplays are really great. The goodies you got when out shopping are really cool! I love all the frogs, but that cabinet is to die for - great find!!

Teresa said...

Love all the goodies you have found. How fun it the sewing case. Let us know what you put into it.
Stitching looking fabulous as always.
Went to Joann's and got 3 different kinds of quiltd material all on sale. Hope to try it out this week.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Linda said...

Wow your needles been flying.
Great finishes. I love the frogs, I can't find any here where I live.

Linda

Margaret said...

Love your finishes! I look forward to seeing the BBD Loose Feathers framed up. Nice finds at the antique sore. Nice little sewing cabinet too! How cute that Stella has a boyfriend! Love it!

TeresaM said...

WOW! Love the sewing box and your stitching pieces are beautiful!

Melanie said...

Lovely new goodies!!!! Just love love the new/old sewing case in particular.
Great stitching! Still loving those word play designs I see popping up. I *really* need to get some of those.

CJ in OK ;-) said...

Your stitching is lovely congrats on the finishes. I really loved seeing your antique store fines, I may have to start antiquing on the weekends.

Jackie said...

Congratulations on your recent finishes! Love your flower frogs too - they're so hard to find here. I recently bought some bobbins/spools and wrapped some bits of trim around them. I love looking at them!

marly said...

Ahh. Puppy love! Years ago I made a lamp from a big bobbin and it was really nice. I have no idea where it is. Nice stuff!

Lesleyanne said...

Your stitching is gorgeous. Love your new finds.

butterfly said...

Lovely stitching , and I love the bobbins and frogs,the sewing box is fantastic.

Christine said...

Beautiful stitching, I love the Word Play finish. Great antique finds too

Debby said...

Love the stitching and really love the sewing box!!

Greetings from Debby,
www.crossstitchstyle.blogspot.com

Siobhán said...

Beautiful finishes, Deborah! I love those antique finds! The sewing case is sooo nice, and I love the giant bobbins!

cucki said...

aww i love all your stitching piece..they all so wonderful..
cute sewing box..
hugs cucki xx

Julie said...

You've sourced some lovely bargains, the drawers will hold lots of lovely stash.
The loose feathers is so beautiful.

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

oh I love your stitching BBD ...

bisous xxx de France

Nicola said...

I am drooling over the sewing cabinet and bobbins. What wonderful finds.

Your stitching as always is so beautiful.

Lisa V said...

Such gorgeous finishes, cant wait to see them framed.
I love your collection of frogs too.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Love the BBD finish and can't wait to see it framed. Love all your frogs, too and that cabinet! I would be beside myself to find one like that - repro or not!!!

moosecraft said...

So many stitches and they are all beautiful! You have inspired me to start my BB sampler today! It truly is a gorgeous piece! Great finds with the frogs, spool and cabinet! I had seen those cabinets around and have been thinking on one for my sewing room... ;-)

Sarah said...

Lovely stitching and what wonderful finds. The sewing box is absolutely gorgeous

BrendaS said...

Great finishes Deborah! Love all your new scissor frogs and the vintage spools. Lucky you:)

Ranae said...

Pretty finishes!
Fabulous finds!

Deb said...

Love all your stitching especially the BBD finish. I can't wait to see that one framed. It's wonderful.

And I'm jealous of your frog finds. I collect those too and haven't come across one in a while. They're beautiful! And the cabinet is too!

woolwoman said...

LOVE the Loose Feathers finish - can't wait to see it framed. The antique repro thread cabinet is just wonderful - I am coveting yours and really want one myself one day. Those wordplay pieces are so cute - I started stitching the first one and ordered the 2nd one but that is about at far as I got. Enjoy your week! melody

Annie said...

That's a lot of wonderful stitching!

And what a haul from the flea markets. Love that sewing case. It's just too cool.

Myra said...

Love, love, love your BBD finish! You have been busy. I am glad to hear Stella is doing well even if she does keep you very busy. Nice treasures you found there too.

Faye said...

Love the stitched finish Deborah~~ And, that cabinet you bought..wow, what a score!!! Good purchases for sure...

AND, Congrats on the wins from Jan..I loved finishing some things for her and that little heart pillow was one of my favorites.... Wayt to go!

Take care, Faye

Carol said...

I wasn't sure about the March Word Play, but seeing yours has me rethinking it. It really is sweet! Wonderful BBD finish and wow, I love that cabinet. You'll have to show us photos of your stitching room reorganization :)

Veronica said...

Wow Deborah, you certainly do stitch fast. Two more beautiful finishes. Congratulations!

Such lovely glass frogs, antique wood bobbins and that sewing cabinet is to-die-for. Do show photos of your sewing room. I love to see how other stitchers have their stash organized :)

Hugs,
Veronica.

Bekca said...

Time sure does fly! Congrats on the gorgeous finishes, I love March wordplay, it looks great. Best wishes.

Janice Boucher said...

Deb...I am so in love with those monthly word plays. So far I have Nov, Dec, and Jan in my 2012 to-do pile.
Those little flower frogs are so cute...I haven't seen any around here but I'll keep looking.

Heidi said...

You say time has gone by but what you do with your time is amazing! Another post of beautiful pieces all ready to be finished off to your heart's desire. What more could a girl want? Lol.

Love your frogs and bobbins. I have a bobbin wrapped with lace but also use my vintage bobbins from lacemaking for this. Have you ever seen those kind of bobbins? That sewing chest is amazing! What a great find and a thing of beauty.

Hugs from Holland ~
Heidi

Lynn said...

I love your finishes Deborah. The BBD is gorgeous!!
Your antique finds are amazing. I found a sewing case almost identical to that one this past summer on vacation. Unfortunately it wasn't for sale but just to attract people into the shop.

Kathy Ellen said...

I love your March wordplay, and am waiting for my LNS to tell me it is in so that I can start stitching it.

BBD 'Summer, Autumn & Winter' is beautiful too...love that design!
What terrific frogs and antique bobbins you have found, but the antique sewing chest is a real treasure! As always, it is such a pleasure to read this special post.

Joy in stitching, coupled with raising a very special little Stella, must fill your days with such happiness and fullfillment.

Michelle said...

Oooooh - I love those birds! And the sewing case... so pretty!

Dee said...

Adorable projects. I love the wordplay.

I must look at our antique shops for a frog. What a wonderful way to have your scissors right close by.

Pumpkin said...

Your time is going to stitching! LOL! Lovely finishes Deborah and I can't wait to see the BBD framed :o)

Oh my! Those flower frogs are lovely but I just about dropped when I saw your cabinet!!!! What an awesome find and I can see why you had to have it ;o)