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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Pretty in Pink and a Giveaway!

Thanks for all the lovely comments on my last blog post. They mean so much to me. I think Stella is a hit. On the stitching front, I just love the pink frame. I don't usually go this way but for a seasonal piece, I think it works well. My framer has a bunch of different colored frames that I will be using in the future.
Cheryl and I spent some time this week to do some finishing.
We put together May word play (I just love these designs), Sarah Tobias pin pillow. The chenille that it is laying on is what I will be putting on the edge. lastly is The Prim Sisters. Below is the back of the Prim Sisters.
This is my favorite finish! It is A Dutch Sewing Pillow by GPA. I bought the finishing kit. I couldn't be happier with it. All the pictures are clickable for a larger view.
I finished this today. It is Summer Splendor by LHN. I think a little red frame would look nice. I also finished Maxim and Zoya by PPS. I don't have a picture but will show it after I pick it up at the framer. I have just over 600 followers and that deserves a giveaway.
This is what I have so far. Two BBD designs, Bohin scissors, flower frog, ort container, a cute notepad and a little pillow made by me. I will probably add some more little things. The rules are just be a follower! You don't need to put it on your blog. Stella would like to add a treat if you have a dog or cat, so please let us know which you would prefer. I will pick a name on May 1st. Good Luck! Until next time...Happy Stitching! Deborah


Michelle-ozark crafter said...

What pretty, pretty stitching! Huggles.

~*Sharee*~ said...

Love your stitching hun and great job finishing..lol I love the Word Plays also; I just ordered May..

Please enter me in your drawing; I have both a cat and dog...:) So either one is fine..

Hugs, Shar

Lesleyanne said...

I love the finished framing - the pink frame looks gorgeous. Your finished pieces look great. I would love to be entered in your giveaway. I have a cat.

Christine said...

Gorgeous stitching and finishing.
Please enter my name in your giveaway.
We are witthout a pet at the moment but we are planning to get a new kitten soon

butterfly said...

Beautiful stitching Deborah you have been busy love all your stitching and the frame looks great.
I have a little dog called Poppy who is almost 18 but thinks she is 6 months old ( she's a baby).

Tatkis said...

All finishes are just adorable - BBD design and pincushions, and Summer Splendor is so sweet!

Congratulations with the 600 followers!


Hazel said...

Fab framed finish. I would love to enter your giveaway. I have a puddy cat - 2! and they would love a little treat! x

Tanyusha said...

Congratulations with the 600 followers!

I would love to be entered in your giveaway. I have a cat.

Stitching Noni said...

Wow you have been busy. Great finishes and congrats on 600 followers ;0)
Would love to be entered into your giveaway draw - great prizes. I love the frog / oft jar - I see them on blogs but never see them in a shop to buy. Please let the lovely Stella know that I have 2 kitties & 1 doggie! Thank you ;0)

Cath said...

Love your finishes . The pink frame is great .
Please enter me for your giveaway ,we have two kitties . Thanks X

Mouse said...

ohh my.... well done on your followers :)
and love your pink frame :) the word plays are sooo cute and your wee dutch pillow is adorable ... OOOOO summer splendor looks fab .. still working on mine as a sal :)
would love to be entered into the draw and a doggy treat for Bentley would go down very well he says ;)
thanks for the change :) love mousexxxxxx

Jackie's Stitches said...

You've been busy! Your finishes are beautiful! The pink frame is great and I love the strawberries on Summer Splendor.

I'd love to be entered into your giveaway!

Krista said...

Your new framed BBD is so pretty, love the pink! Looking forward to seeing your Maxim and Zoya piece. I would love to enter your giveaway and my kitty Gigi would be very happy to get a treat :)
Have a great day!

Nicola said...

I have just recently discovered your lovely blog. Your BBD Spring Fling is goregeous and looks great in it's pink frame. Love the other finishes too.

If I may, I'd like to be included in your giveaway draw please. I don't have any pets.

Chris said...

Good Morning Deborah!
I really like the pink frame too! I looks lovely on this piece.
Great finishing, it is always so nice to have things finish finished.

Please add my name into the hat for this wonderful giveaway.
Please let Stella know that I live with 2 crazy cats!
Have a great week!

Siobhán said...

Fantastic finishes and finishing, Deborah! I love that pink frame. I have all the stuff to stitch that--just need to get it done!

I'll pass on the giveaway with thanks, since I was lucky enough to win one of your giveaways recently. Congrats on the followers!

Margaret said...

Love your finishes and your finishing both! You always have such eye candy to show off. Thanks for the giveaway. Mia the cat says hi to Stella. :D

Kate said...

Congratulations on your followers!
Love all the finishing - the framed piece is gorgeous and that Dutch cushion is just darling.
I'd love to be entered into your draw, we are pet less unfortunately.

Ellen S said...

What beautiful stitching and finishes!! your needle has been busy!! Would love to be entered in this wonderful giveaway!! I read your blog often,just became a follower!!! Love Stella's name!!!

Ellen S
I agree, love the colored frames!!!

Julie said...

A lovely post with lots of beautiful stitching to see. I love the Dutch pillow, so pretty.
Congrats on 600 followers!

CalamityJr said...

What lovely finishes! Congratulations, too. If I were the lucky winner, Woody would love to hear from Stella; those dogs have to stick together, you know.

Autumn said...

You always have such lovely projects to show and each time my wish list grows!

I would love to be entered and I think you know I have just a FEW dogs around here. Lol. No worries if I win because they share nicely.

Pamela said...

What great stitching and finishing! Love your LHN "Summer Splendor!

Please enter me in your wonderful giveaway! Thanks for the chance. I am a follower!

Laurie in Iowa said...

All your finishes and finishing looks wonderful. Love the pink frame and I think a red frame would be perfect for you latest finish.
I'd love to be entered in your giveaway. I have two Corgis who adore any type of treat.

Keeper of the Crowes said...

Your finishes are all so beautiful, it's hard to pick a favorite!!! :-) I'm really anxious to see Maxium and Zoya.

BrendaS said...

Deborah --
LOVE your finishes! You are always such an inspiration and an enabler too:) LOL

Great giveaway! My cats or dogs would be happy campers if we won:)


Janice Boucher said...

Love love love the pink frame. It's so perfect for that piece. The LHN Summer Splendor is certainly going to be in my to-do pile! (you know me and LHN charts! ) I would love to enter your giveaway. I have 2 cats - Major and Chloe, and a Golden/Lab named Benji. :)

Phyllis said...

Your stitching and finishing is beautiful! I would love to enter for a chance to win the wonderful items in your giveaway. Thanks so much!

Loraine said...

Gosh what a fun post! So many great things to look at. I love your framing. I think the pink frame is perfect for the piece.
I also love your little pillows, and stitching items that you finished. Wonderful! The Dutch Sewing pillow is so cute. I need to find the pattern, as that would make a great gift for someone.
Congrats on 600 followers! Your giveaway is fabulous. I would love to be entered. I have a cat, and she loves treats.
Have a great week!

ArchangelDecker said...

Thank you so much for the contest. I've never owned a scissor frog, so that would be an absolute treat. :)

Please tell Stella that our cats thank her for giving a shout out to all of the stitchy furry pals out there. :)

Lelia said...

Good Morning Deborah: what beautiful stitching!!! I recognized the Sarah Tobias pin pillow, I think I have that book and linen around the closet, too.

And a generous giveaway for your followers? You are awesome.

The Attic said...

Please enter me in your giveaway. I am a follower. Love to see all your finishes. You do such a wonderful job and you must be a very FAST stitcher.


Melody said...

What a beautiful group of finishes! I hope to get some of the word play charts stitched up in the future. Love those designs.

What a generous giveaway! I would love to be included in your drawing.

We have cats at our house! Hi to Stella!!

Vickie said...

Oh my Deborah! You have been busy!! I have two dogs. Please enter me for the giveaway. Thank you very much. I love the pink frame by the way. Imagine that.

Michelle said...

What stunning finishes - I love all of them. How kind to offer a giveaway xx

Kathy H said...

Congratulations on all your followers. I am one of those happy ones. I love the finishings you have done. I am always looking for new ideas instead of just framing the pieces.

Anonymous said...

Your finished pieces are all so beautiful. I am also a big fan of the Word Play designs.
I would be honored to be among the giveaway participants.
I do not have a dog or cat at the moment but my brother has a dog that I could give the treats too, so my anwser would be a dog.
Thanks and have a lovely week.

Dawn said...

Love all the finishes. The floral is absolutely beautiful. What a generous giveaway, I would like to be included in the drawing.
Thank you

selene said...

Your finished pieces look great. I would love to be entered in your giveaway, Thank you very much

Allenz said...

Love your giveaway. Lucy, our Boston Terrier, would love a treat from Stella. Thanks for offering such a wonderful giveway.

Linda said...

Congrats on the finishes. They all turned out great and I love the pink frame.
I would love to be entered in your giveaway. I have 2 dogs and several cats so anything from Stella would be great.

Thank you, Linda

Sally said...

Gorgeous finishes. That pink frame is just perfect and so pretty.

Congratulations on reaching 600 followers. I would love to be entered into your lovely giveaway please. I don't have a dog or a cat.

Bronzemom said...

Beautiful stitching!

I'd love to be entered into your giveaway -- I have a big, sweet flame-point Siberian cat named POOF.

bronzemom AT gmail DOT com

Carol said...

Such pretty finishes, Deborah--you and Cheryl make a great team :) I especially love that Dutch Sewing pillow finish--just darling! I'm hoping to get Summer Splendor started soon--it is adorable...

Paula said...

Deborah, I would love to be entered in your generous giveaway.
I am already a follower of you lovely blog.
Congrats on 600 followers.
BTW, I have a gorgeous all black kitty cat named Indy (sorry Stella).
Have a great spring day!

Theresa said...

Wow!!! 600 followers!!!!! Congratulations!!!!!! I can see why though, your stitches are just all so amazing!!!!!!

I would love to enter for your giveaway~ Thanks for the opportunity!!

Jenny said...

I love your stitching finishes. You do such beautiful work! My favorite is the Dutch Sewing pillow, but then again I have always loved anything Dutch...grins...I would love to be entered in your giveaway...congratulations on 600 followers...we have a yellow lab named Molly, and a black and white kitty named Patches...shhh they don't know that they are pets, they think they are people too...LOL. Thanks for sharing your amazing needlework, it truly inspires me as well as others. Give the adorable Stella a pat and I hope you have a happy day stitching!

Deb said...

Your have so many great finishes!! I love all of them, but especially the Dutch Sewing Pillow.

I'd love to be entered into your giveaway. Thank you for the chance. Oh, and I have a dog named Bailey - my partner in crime.

Anne said...

Wow! Congrats on 600 followers! I can see why so many follow you! You make the most lovely finishes!! I adore your current finishes and can't wait to see Maxim and Zoya, a design I really need to pick up and start stitching!!

I would love to be entered in your giveaway...so generous! As for my partner in crime, he's a big fat cat named Titus who loves anything with catnip in it!!



Sherry said...

Your stitching is beautiful! What a lovely give away. Thanks


Kris said...

Your Spring Fling is just beautiful and I love, love, love the pink frame! I would love to be entered in your drawing. I have a dog, Murphy.


Lisa V said...

Such lovely finishes.
I would love to be included in your giveaway please, I am a follower. I also have a dog "Jed" who just loves treats.

Monica said...

Congratulations on 600. I love the finishes. It's always a great sense of accomplishment. Please enter me in the drawing. mgoodreau@charter.net. I have a dog, Buster and he has a blog too: Totallybuster.bloodspot.com.

Jannie said...

Gosh! You got a lot of "purty" stuff done! Love that pink frame. I don't have a blog, but I would love to be entered into your giveaway - I am one of your 600. timandjannie@comcast.net We lost our dog a few years ago, but our Daugher has one & she lives nearby. Thx for doing this Deborah.

Katrina said...

Wonderful stitching!

Teresa S. said...

Wow-600+ followers! That is certainly worth celebrating. I seem to be stuck right under 300 and will do a giveaway when it goes over :)
Please throw my name in the giveaway, no animals in the house at this time-that is a sweet thought though.
Have a great one!
P>S> Love the pink frame on Spring Fling!

natalysneedle said...

A lovely giveaway and beautiful stitches as always. I would love to be included! See you at Celebrations!

Jen Bailey said...

Love all your finishes! Great finishing work! Please include me in your giveaway drawing, I have a dog and a cat so either extra would be appreciated. Thanks! :)

Veronica said...

Lovely stitching and finishing as usual. I really love your pink frame :) Makes the design looks sweeter than it already is.

I think Summer Splendor would go well with a red frame too. That would bring out the reds in the design nicely.

Very generous giveaway, Deborah. Not sure if I'm qualify to enter as I know that scissors frog must be pretty heavy and I'm all the way here in Malaysia.


MoonBeam said...

Lots of fun little finished projects. Good for you. A couple of these are on my to do list. I, too, like your choice of the pink frame.

Your giveaway is wonderful. Please include my name in the drawing. I don't have any pets, but my stitching pal's dog Ozzie loves presents! Stella is a sweetie. I love dogs, but have been without one for six years now, and find that it is just too easy not to have one...especially now that I live in a cluster home.

Again, nice work on all your little finishes.


Donna said...

Such lovely finishes. Love the Dutch Sewing pillow, too! I may have to hunt that one down.

600 followers! Wow. I'm impressed.

That's a terrific giveaway. My kitties say enter us!

Maryann said...

I love all of your finishes and the pink frame! Can't wait to see a red frame on LHN's Summer Splendor.
Please enter me in your drawing.
Happy Spring!


Ranae said...

The pink frame looks fantastic on your finish.
I love your finishes.
It's so nice to see someone else finished the Prim Sisters. Betty's should be coming in the mail soon, can't wait!
Please enter me! Fun stuff!
although I already have the Christmas Garden chart
We have a kitty

Ranae said...

I forgot to add congrats on 612 followers

Marie said...

Wow, so much candy fir the eyes. It is all so beautiful. I especially love The Prim Sisters Pocket AND the Dutch Sewing Pillow.

Wonderful Giveaway, I would love to be included.

Myra said...

That looks so pretty in the pink frame - so feminine. I love the finish on your Prim Sisters pocket - you did a great job. I would love to be entered in your giveaway and as you know I have a dog and 2 cats who appreciate any and all treats. :o)

Judy said...

Love your pink frame! wow, you did get a lot finished.
I love the Dutch Sewing Pillow, I will have to get busy and make one, hummm...which design will I use. Love the blue too.
Would love to enter your give away, thank you.
We have 2 dogs that we rescued, one was a street dog the other a greyhound.
Thanks for a chance to win such a great prize.
Judy in Kansas

sheravery said...

Your finishes are just lovely. I especially like your pillow finish. Congrats on your followers.

My Australian Shepherd says he would LOVE to receive a doggie treat. Thank you for the opportunity to enter your most generous give-away.


Ellen said...

Congrats on your 600+ followers! Love all your stitchings and finishings especially The Prim Sisters!

Wonderful giveaway, please add my name to the list! Thank you for the chance, I do not have any cat or dog!


Natasha said...

Lovely stitching. I especially like the LHN finish!!

My Dogs would be very happy with a small treat :)

Thank you and have a great evening!

DonnaTN said...

As usual, I love everything you stitch! Congratulations on the 600 milestone. It hasn't even been 2 years since I won your 1st give away. Thanks for all the great inspiration.

Grannystitches2010 said...

Beautiful finishes please enter me in your generous giveaway. I have a kitty kat and I am adopting two more in the next couple days. Thank you

Jonette said...

Enjoy your blog and your stitching is beautiful! Would love to win. I know my dogs would like a treat. Happy Stitching!

Stitchinowl said...

What lovely finishes. The pink frame is so perfect for your floral piece. Please include me in your generous giveaway. Thanks for the chance. My very spoiled dog would love a treat!

Melanie said...

I love the frame! I'm with you - I never gravitate towards the colored frames but I may have to try to branch out because this piece looks FAB. Super great finishes, all. :)

And congrats on hitting 600 followers!!!!!!!

Bernadett said...

Wonderful works and gifts.:)
I would like to play for them...:)
I am your follower.

woolwoman said...

No pets but thank stella for the offer - I would however LOVE to be entered into your wonderful drawing Deborah. I've been coveting that BBD Christmas Garden - you have some wonderful gifties you are accumulating for some lucky winner. thanks and congrats on your 600 followers - I was already a follower BTW - cheers and thanks Melody

JOLENE said...

What a fun post! Your pink frame makes the flowers pop, so picture perfect. I especially love the Prim Sisters, it is right up my alley. Congrats on 600 followers, that's a grundle! I would love to throw my name in your hat for the giveaway and I have three beautiful blue eyes cats that all LOVE treats! Have a fabulous day!


Poussy Stitches My Love said...

Very beautiful,

bisous de FRANCE

Patty C. said...

WOW - This is just awesome - i need to sit down - lol
(Please include me in the draw)

It is no surprise that you have so many followers - Great blog & talented lady !!!

Thanks for the fun

Beauty Bonnet said...

love your spring stitches, deborah! i am one of your 'quiet' followers. a dog treat with the loot, if i'm lucky enough to be chosen!

best, tracy

Susan said...

Oh my so much beautiful stitching to comment on! The pink frame is perfect - highlights the stitching but doesn't overpower and gives the feel of spring. I hadn't seen the LHN piece, love the colors and it has a weeping willow and strawberries - two of my favorites! Looking forward to seeing Maxim and Zoya framed, I have this one in my to-be-stitched pile (along with too many others)

Carolyn said...

All of your finishes are gorgeous Deborah. I recently discovered the "Thank You Sarah Tobias" pattern book from Blackbird Designs that you stitched the pin pillow from. How on earth did I miss that one? I also love the With Thy Needle and Thread word play door bells. The May pattern is next on my to do list -- hopefully I will get to it before May is over!

I would appreciate being entered in your drawing. We don't have a dog or a cat, though there is a neighborhood cat who thinks he owns us. :-)

Catherine said...

What a fabulous bunch of finishes! They all look so good! Congrats on all of your followers!!

Lynn said...

Love the pink frame! It looks amazing with that finish!
You and Cheryl accomplished quite a bit with your finishing. It all looks wonderful. I especially love the Word Play!
I would love to be included in your giveaway. You've collected such a sweet package too! Congrats on all those followers!!

Bekca said...

Congratulations on such a high number of followers! You deserve them :) I would love to put my name forward for the giveaway. It's such a generous parcel, any one would be lucky to win it.
I love the pink frame, I think it suits the design perfectly.
Best wishes.

Jennifer Ann Fox said...

I love all your goodies! Please add me and Miss Abbie (dog) to your giveaway. I'm already a follower and read your blog.
Thanks Deborah for being so generous.

Feathers in the Nest

Jody said...

Holy cow 600 plus followers! That's awesome! We all just love your blog and stitching for sure. I would love to have a chance in your drawing too please :) and almost forgot - love the pink frame!

lapappilon said...

I want to play with you...please enter my name....


Eva from Serbia

Sherry :o) said...

I did the LHN last year - not finished/framed yet. I had fun doing that piece and loved the red!

What a fantastic giveaway. I am glad I am catching up on blogging today, just in time to drop my name into the mix. I have a almost 8 year old puppy - lab...boy is he a puppy too!!

Your stitching is fantastic!

Jamie_M said...

I love your blog! I've been watching your blog since I saw it
in Cross Stitch & Needlework mag but just recently
signed up as a follower.

I would love to be entered into your drawing, I have a cat.
Stella is so cute!


Jan said...

You stitch and finish the most incredible things, Deborah!! I love the sewing pillow and Prim Sisters piece is adorable, especially with that special finishing on the back!

I would be so honored to received such a special giveaway...thanks for the opportunity! I have a sweet kitty named Boo...:)

Karoline said...

Wonderful finishes, congratulations

Vanessa said...

Congrats on your finishes! I think the Dutch Sewing Pillow is so beautiful! I have been a lurker on your blog for some time now and have finally started one of my own. I would love it if you had a chance to stop by.