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Friday, March 30, 2012

A RAK and a Finish and a Frame Up.

I received the nicest RAK from Angela of Hooked on Stitches. The box is lovely and I just love the design she stitched. The inside is finished a pin cushion. She finished it perfectly. Thanks so much, Angela, for your kindness.
I picked up my Massachusetts sampler from the framer this week. I am very happy with how it turned out. It will go nicely in the mud room with 13 Colonies and the Mayflower sampler. All of them are by LHN. On the MA sampler I used 32 ct. woodsmoke linen and the suggested fibers.
I finished the LK Spring ABC design. It is being stretched and I will post a picture after it's finished. I am currently working on Spring Fling by BBD. It is a small design and is working up quickly.
This is a very happy little stitch. The colors are cheerful and I love the fabric I chose. The picture doesn't do the fabric the justice it deserves. It is v. Luna by LSL. The color is a soft yellow with a pink undertone. Just beautiful. The weather this week end is going to be cold and rainy with the chance of some snow, so I know that this piece will be finished. I am hoping to find a frame in my stash. You can click on any of the pictures for a larger view.
I will close with a picture of Stella doing something she enjoys so much. Chewing! She is going to doggie daycare one day next week. I tell everyone that she needs to play with other kids but really I need the break. I think that I will spend the day stitching. Hopefully they will like her and she can keep going once a week. Thanks for taking the time to read my blog and leaving the nicest comments. They mean a lot to me. I see a giveaway in my future because I am only 6 followers away from 600. Amazing! Until next time....Happy Stitching! Deborah

35 comments:

Ellen said...

Enjoy your RAK, Angela's box finishes are gorgeous!

Love your Spring Fling, beautiful stitching!

Hugs,

Michelle said...

Lovely stitching and a wonderful RAK off Angela she is so kind x

butterfly said...

Love your header, i must get mine finished . Wow lovely RAK and your stitching looks beautiful.
Have a great weekend.

Lesleyanne said...

Great stitching and a gorgeous RAK from Angela.

Mouse said...

ohhh lovely Rak you received :)
gorgeous stitching as well on your part and cooo it has framed up lovely and sat here giggling at puppy day care .. hope she fits in well :) love mouse xxxxx

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

What a lovely RAK from Angela! Your MA sampler looks beautiful in its new frame and they'll all look beautiful together, I'm sure. Love anything BBD and your Spring Fling is no exception!

Have a wonderful weekend!

CalamityJr said...

What a treat, to receive such a lovely RAK! All your stitching looks wonderful, and Stella is as adorable as ever.

Vickie said...

What a great gift.:) Very nice stitching and framing.

Becky said...

All of your work is lovely - I particularly like the "Spring Fling;" beautiful colors!

Keeper of the Crowes said...

What a pretty little box. Angela did a beautful job. Speaking of beautiful, I love your Blackbird design, as well as the fabric you chose for your Massachusetts sampler!!! Stella is too cute!!!
Linda

Margaret said...

What a lovely RAK! And your framed piece is gorgeous! I love the BBD piece -- yours came out so beautifully too! Stella is really growing! She's a cutie. I hope she does well at doggie day care!

Shirlee said...

What a lovely RAK & I really like your BBD piece! Massachusetts looks great! I hope you will take a photo of it & the others when you hang it in the mudroom : )

Catherine said...

Aren't Angela's finishes great! Your framed piece and stitches look wonderful! Good luck to Stella in doggie daycare!

BrendaS said...

Very nice gift from Angela.

Your sampler looks wonderful. Can you take a picture of all 3 that you have hanging together?

Cute pic of Stella. She is really growing up.

Deb said...

Such a wonderful RAK from Angela! Your Massachusetts sampler is really pretty and I love your BBD finish. Anything BBD is great in my book!!

Laurie in Iowa said...

What a lovely RAK. I love the BBD design you're stitching... it just shouts Spring.
Hope Stella enjoys day care and gets along well with the other 'kids'.

sand said...

Great stitching. I lost out on this BBD on e-bay and haven't been back since. Anything BBD is my cup of tea. Would you be interested in selling? Anyhow, guess it doesn't matter what size man's or girl's lol best friend is seems they really enjoy these ropes our do sometimes the ropes bigger than them (yorkies 3). Debbie

Christine said...

Great stitching and the RAK from Angela is beautiful

Chris said...

What a sweet RAK.
I love the Massachusetts sampler. The BBD piece looks great too.
Hugs to Stella. The boys, Beau and Binx wear me out too, do think there is kitty day care?

Sally said...

A gorgeous RAK from Angela. So pretty.

Love both your finishes.

Awww Stella is so sweet:)

Robin said...

Congratulations on receiving one of Angela's RAK's. She always does such beautiful work! Your finshes are beautiful too! Love your Spring Fling!! Stella is a cutey-pie! Hope she enjoys Day Care and you have a bit of uninterrupted stitching.

Carol said...

What an adorable RAK from Angela! Perfect for a stitcher, too :)

Love your MA sampler--you'll have to take a photo of your New England wall in your mudroom to share with us once this one is up!

Hope Miss Stella enjoys her day out and makes some new friends!

Kathy H said...

Very nice stitching. I just love the little bird pincushion.

DonnaTN said...

I love the colors on both pieces. Stella looks like she is happy with her rope toy. My dog would shake her head so hard while holding her rope toy that she'd really hurt you if she hit you with it. She has finally out grown that, now she'd much rather fetch the thing than chew on it.

CJ in OK ;-) said...

So a mother's day out for you. Sounds like a good plan. Lovely stitching, Spring Fling is so pretty. CJ in OK ;-)

Veronica said...

What a pretty round box! The design Angela picked is too cute. Lovely frame job. Spring Fling is almost done :D Stella is adorable.

Hugs,
Veronica.

Bekca said...

Spring Fling is such a gorgeous stitch, it will be finished in no time I'm sure. Lovely RAK, I love the trim Angela has used. I hope Stella has a fab time at doggie daycare :)
Best wishes.

Julie said...

Spring Fling is so beautiful.
Lovely RAK you received.

Quiltsmiles said...

Congratulations! What beautiful finishes. I'm curious when you say your LK Spring is being stretched. What does that mean? There are no LNS around me and I did travel to RI last year to see MaeAnn and Gary who were terrific. Thank you so much for pointing me in their direction. Because I am still learning, I'd like to learn more regarding how to finish my cross stitch. You have close to 600 followers, that's wonderful that so many people enjoy your blog as much as I do.
Nice finishes. Jane

Michelle said...

Oh I'm in love with your Spring Fling WIP. I'm currently stitching something on vintage Luna and it's the perfect fabric choice for your piece. Love it. I wish I had more of these old Loose Feathers patterns - this one is super cute!

Patty C. said...

Lovely RAK
THE BBD IS BEAUTIFUL !!!!!!!

Faye said...

Love the spring piece....Such pretty colorS!!

Karoline said...

Spring Fling is looking gorgeous, great progress.

You got a lovely box from Angela and your framed sampler is also lovely.

Lynn said...

Gorgeous RAK!
Love the framing on the sampler too!

baukje said...

And here is number 600, congratulations. I LOVE your work, so amazing.