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Monday, April 9, 2012

A Little Bit of Everything.

I want to thank everyone for the wonderful comments on my last post. I just love them. I have started to put together a giveaway for having 600 followers, which just amazes me. I do know that the giveaway will include a flower frog , scissors and a little something made by me. There will be more, just don't know what yet. On to the stitching...
Finished up this little gem and am having it framed in a pink frame. Something different and very Spring like.
Had this piece stretched and I put it in my in and out frame.Below is a close up of the frame.
Stella is going to daycare 2 days a week for puppy socialization. They say she gets along wonderfully with people but is very shy around the other dogs so I decided to send her another day. She did much better on the second day. She will go 2 days a week for awhile. While she was gone I managed to get in alot of stitching time and some yard work. I finished the Prim Sisters piece. Cheryl will finish it when she comes home from Canada.
I also did this little piece that I can't wait to have finished. I really love this scissor pillow. I got the finishing lit so that the pillow will look just like the picture. So cute. >
Easter week end was quiet. I went out to brunch with friends and had some quality stitching time while watching last years Nurse Jackie series.
This is Blooms for Sarah from BBD. I love the design and it worked up quickly because you use just one floss. I did mine on 36 ct mystery LSL using the suggested SNC called Chocolate Caramel. So yummy. lol. You can click on any of the photos for a larger view. I did take a cooking class last Thursday night. They gave us a lovely dinner before class and then we made cupcakes! There were 10 women in the class and we worked in pairs. Joanne went with me.
We made chocolate cake filled with a peanut butter filling topped with chocolate gnache and crushed peanuts. They were awesome. The others made red velvet, carrot cake, lemonchello filled with homemade lemon curd and a chocolate vegan banana cake. We all took home everyone's cakes. It was a great time.
I will end with a picture of my baby. Isn't she cute? The bone she has in her mouth is one she can eat but she needs to carry it around awhile first. Thanks for visiting. My next post will have the giveaway. Until then....Happy Stitching! Deborah

60 comments:

BrendaS said...

Deborah --
Lots of GREAT stitching. I love that little piece at the top of the post. Who is the designer?

Cute pic of Stella. She is growing up to be such a little lady:)

Linda said...

Great stitching Deborah. The cupcakes look yummy.

Linda

Laurie in Iowa said...

Your stitching is lovely and those cupcakes look very yummy. Stella is adorable... I hope she enjoys her added day of doggie day care.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Wow look at all those lovely finishes!!!!

Those cupcakes make me want to drool!!!!

Margaret said...

All of your stitching is wonderful! I just love it! The food looks good too! Stella is adorable -- hope she likes doggy day care.

Mouse said...

oooo lovely stitching and that pillow is sooo cute I can see why you chose to get the kit :)
the cupcakes look very yummy :)
glad stella has settled in at nursery ..lol was worried about her ... Bentley is getting over his fear of other doggies too :) love mouse xxxx

Michelle said...

Beautiful stitching! I love your Sarah Tobias piece. I really need to stitch that one - it looks like a fun, quickish stitch.

Melody said...

Pretty finishes! I love the Spring piece, and the one that you finish into a long pillow is a great design also.

Your cupcakes look really good. Sounds like a fun get together.

Kate said...

Gorgeous twitching and I love your bunny header. Those cupcakes look yummy.

Theresa said...

Look at all these wonderful finishes!!!!! They are awesome!!!!!

Those chocolate cake is making my mouth watery...... I could have a bite just about right now!!!! Yummy!!!

Nice to hear Stella is socializing better with other dogs!! She is sooo cute!!!!!

Ellen said...

Beautiful stitching, love them!

Those cupcakes are yummy!

Lovely picture of Stella!

Hugs,

Kathy H said...

Love your spring piece. It is so nice to work on those beautiful pieces.

Krista said...

Wow, lots of great stitching! Those cupcakes look yummy, and baby is a real sweetie. Have a great week!

Phyllis said...

Your stitching looks great. Love the cute doggie!

Annette-California said...

Your framed piece looks beautiful. And the sampler of vase of flowers - which pattern is that? Love it. Okay I really also like your Prim Sisters piece. All your samplers look gorgeous. How fun to exchange cupcakes with ladies from your class - great idea. Now I want one of your cupcakes! They look so good.
600 followers? Congratulations - WOW!

Two Friends Crafting said...

Beautiful work and congrats on so many followers! I'm going to get my hands on one of those alphabets to stitch....someday!

Kelly
www.twofriendscrafting.blogspot.com

gracie said...

Wonderful stitching...precious pooch.

Patty C. said...

Everything looks perfect -i cant wait to see the pink frame. R

DonnaTN said...

Your stitching is always so pretty. I enjoy see your wips and finishes. If all the other cupcakes looked as good as yours do...oh man!

Joy said...

Super lovely finishes!! The cupcakes...mmmmm!! I adore the sewing pillow!

DaisyGirl said...

Sweet puppy! I've been thinking about getting another dog, it's been almost 2 years since Brutus went to Rainbow Bridge. I love your Prim Sisters! Have I stitched mine yet? Heck no! Just waiting to see the next project!

carol fun said...

I love these Spring-y finishes. Is that first one a BBD - do you remember the title? Stella is so adorable - she has such a sparkle in her eyes - bet she gets into some interesting situations. Take care!

Cathy B said...

Stella is so darn cute! Lots of great finished stitching projects too!

Veronica said...

Congrats on the lovely finish. Looking forward to see its pink frame :) Beautiful framing on Alphabets. Gosh, I want some chocolate cupcakes ^.^ Stella is just too adorable.

Hugs,
Veronica.

Grit said...

Wow, was für tolle, super schöne Stickereien. Eine schöner als die andere.
Und ein süßer Hund.
Liebe Grüße Grit from Germany

Ginny said...

Love your stitching, all the pieces are great! And your dog is very cute!!

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely stitching. I think the pin pillow will look great. Love the picture of stella.

Michelle said...

Wonderful stitching pictures thanks for sharing them. 600 followers wow thats fantastic.
Those cakes look yummy also. Cute dog xx

Christine said...

Congratulations on 600 followers.
Such a lot of stitching, and all of it beautiful! I love the Prim Sisters. Your cupcakes look wonderful too

Marilyn said...

Your stitching looks great, as do the cupcakes YUM!
Stella is soooooooooooo cute.
Marilyn

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

beautiful stitching,

bisous de France

Chris said...

Wonderful finishes Deborah! I am glad that you are having some stitching time and that Stella is having some play time.
The cooking class looks like it was a lot of fun!
Have a great week!

Sherry said...

You've been busy! Love the top picture in this post is the designer the same one that did the bunny in your header? They look like they go together and I love them both! So Springy. Hope you have a wonderful week with lots of stitching.

Solstitches said...

Lots of beautiful finishes.
Your Spring Fling is gorgeous and I love the Prim Sisters piece also.
The cakes look yummy and what a cute picture of Stella.
Margaret

Shirlee said...

Beautiful stitchings, Baby is adorable, & what luscious looking cakes! I have heard the word "lemonchello" every now & again & have no idea what it is but I love lemon so I'll have to do a bit of research : )

Carol said...

I adore your Spring Fling purchase, Deborah--the colors are so soft and pretty! And your Prim Sisters and little Dutch pillow are so sweet.

I hope Stella "comes out of her shell" more with her two days in puppycare... And it will be a nice break for you, too, to have more time to stitch :)

Enjoy your week, Deborah!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

What a wonderful set of finishes, Deborah! I really like the Spring Fling and L*K Alphabet. The alphabet looks like it would have been a fun stitch. Your blue pillow will be so pretty! Are you going to make the other pieces in the set??

Happy stitching!

Tricia

Susan said...

Beautiful finishes. The cupcakes look delicious. Ad Stella is really growing - very cute picture.

Anne said...

Such gorgeous stitching Deborah!! I love that first piece and I think it will be perfect in a pink frame! Sweet prim design too! I love the Dutch smalls! I think they will be perfect finished!! Those cupcakes look so scrumptious! MMM! Your picture of your puppy is so darling! I'm glad to hear she is getting along with the other doggies!!

woolwoman said...

OOOOOO - glad to see you are stitching that dutch sewing pillow - I loved it - it was one of the market things I really wanted - but it is currently still on the wish list. loved all your stitching and the baby is soooo cute with her bone. Melody

Catherine said...

What great projects! I've had my eye on a few of those.
Oh my, those cupcakes look and sound heavenly!!
What a cutie your Stella is!
And congrats on all of your followers!!

Quiltsmiles said...

What fun to attend a cooking class with friends. Glad you enjoyed it.
I Love your finishes Deborah. Your pieces always amaze me with their quality and how quickly you get them done. I am beginning to think that you are an insomniac! LOL (just kidding). Jane

Stitching Noni said...

Beautiful stitching! Congrats on 600 followers - wow! Love Stella & her bone. Good to hear she is starting to enjoy puppy care ;0)

Brigitte said...

Oh Deborah, such adorable stitched pieces. I love each and every one and I'm very curious to see how you will finish them. Particularly that scissor pillow will be interesting.

Tatkis said...

Beautiful finishes and processes!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Keeper of the Crowes said...

First things, first, Stella is just a doll!!! Your pieces are gorgeous. What a great selection of . Yummm! Your cooking class looks like it was so much fun.
Linda

Deb said...

I love your everything! You have finished some wonderful things! Those chocolate things looks absolutely yummy! And can I adopt your baby. She is just too adorable!

Lynn said...

OMG, Stella is just too cute! Sounds like the puppy training is working out well.
Your stitching is all so lovely. I just adore Spring Fling!

Julie said...

Congrats on 600 followers.
The cupcakes look real tasty, i could do with one of those right now lol
Beautiful stitching, the scissor pillow is fabulous

Kathy Ellen said...

Deborah~ BBD's 'Spring Fling' is lovely...can't wait to see it in the pink frame you have chosen. As always, you have so many wonderful pieces finished. Will look forward to seeing the little scissor fob piece finished too.

Now, those gourmet chocolate cupcakes look delicious and sound heavenly 'sinful'....no guilt, right:)

Stella is adorable, and I am so happy to hear that she is learning how to be 'doggy sociable' too.

Ranae said...

Spring Fling looks awsome as do all the other stitches.
Stella is a cutie that's for sure
Take care!!!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

I love Spring Fling and the frame on your alphabet piece looks wonderful! Darling finish on the Prim Sisters piece and that little pillow is going to be fabulous! Such a pretty shade of blue!
Stella is a beautiful girl!

Sally said...

All of your stitching is lovely. Spring Fling is so pretty as is Blooms for Sarah.

Cute photo of Stella:)

Denise said...

Your stitching is so beautiful! I really like the Prim Sisters piece. O my goodness those cupecakes look delicable!!!!
Happy Stitching
Denise

Melanie said...

OMG so much great stitching!!!!!!

Karoline said...

Beautiful finishes & those cupcakes look scrummy.

Line said...

some gorgeous finishes there :)

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Just found you and wanted to see your stitching. It is lovely, the chocolate looks good, and your baby is adorable!

Siobhán said...

That Stella just cracks me up! She is so cute. Beautiful stitching and finishes!

Teresa said...

Wonderful stitching as always. Would love to try one of your delicious looking cupcakes. How fun to take a class.
Hi Stella.
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