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Thursday, May 3, 2012

So Many Celebrations!

I was so pleased to have won this beautiful pillow from Sharon at itsdaffycat.blogspot It now lives in my craft room happily on my wicker rocker. Thanks so much Sharon.
I picked up Zoya and Maxim from the framers today. I love the way it turned out. The colors in this piece are so beautiful. The frame is black with some gray. I think that it makes Zoya a little prettier.
I went to Celebrations in New Hampshire this past week with 3 of my friends from our Wednesday stitching group. Dottie and Phyllis are in the above picture and Diane is in the pic below. The empty chair next to Diane is where I spent a great deal of time. We had the best time. Stitch, shop and eat was our motto. We did it all very well. lol
They had the best booth of antique lace and buttons. This what I purchased. Aren't those little flowers the best?
A few charts I couldn't live with out.
This design is wonderful. When the pincushion is finished it will be added to the top of the wonderful wooden thread holder. On to the winner of my giveaway! I did the random generator thing and BrendaS was the winner. She has a wonderful blog called Brenda's Stitching. You all should check it out. I want to thank every one who entered the giveaway. Wish I could send something to all of you.
This is the piece I am currently working on. The letter B by Jardin Prive. Hope to have it finished soon. Thanks for taking the time to read my blog and for leaving great comments. Until next time......Happy Stitching! Deborah

50 comments:

Barb said...

The letter B is just lovely. Your frames look great too!

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Everything is so lovely! Looks like you guys had fun too.

Teresa said...

beautiful embroidery, did not know him, congratulations and good crosses.
Teresa

Christine said...

Maxim and Zoya are gorgeous! Great shopping too,
Congratulations to Brenda

gracie said...

I always knew the letter B could be lovely!

Mouse said...

oooo your Zoya and maxim looks lovely framed up and glad you managed to get some stash enhancement in and love the antique lace as well ... and the wee pin cushion is lovely from Daffy ... i've got one of those large cotton reels too its resting on and having a thinksky what to do with it ..lol
congratulations to Brenda too :) love mouse xxxxx

Veronica said...

Congratulations on winning the pillow. I'd coveted it too. It really is pretty.

I really like the carved design of the frame :)

Mmm... Stitch, eat and shop. That's the life. Happy to see you're living it to the fullest ^.^

Hugs,
Veronica.

Daffycat said...

I'm so pleased you like the pillow and tickled to know it lives in your craft room now.

Your little peacock pair looks awesome in the frame-up. This design is on my wish list!

Chris said...

It looks like you had a great time at Celebrations! I only went to this show once about 14 years ago :) It was a great time. Great stash!
The Jardin Prive piece looks great as does everything else.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Bertie said...

The frames are stunning, beautifully framed too!
The CON sounds fantastic, would love to do that one day. My friends were there and had a ball!
Love the PJ letter B, is a bit up my street that one:))
Congratulations on your win, a lovely pillow!

Vickie said...

Letter B is fabulous. Wow, Zoya and Maxim. :) Good for you for Sharon's pillow, I love it.

Margaret said...

Oh wow, I really love that letter B! I wonder if they have a letter C. :D Love your Maxim and Zoya -- it is just wonderful, and the frame choice is splendid! Nice pillow from Sharon, and lucky you to go to Celebrations for the shopping!

Annie said...

Sharon's pillow is so perfect for you! Zoya and Maxim look great, especially in that frame.

The Celebrations trip must have really been fun. You picked up some great goodies too.

I see so much blue and brown together these days. I'm working on little embroidery piece in those colors myself. The Jardrin Prive piece is so pretty and I bet it's a fun stitch.

Hazel said...

I have never seen the Zoya pattern before - will have to look out for that one. Looks like it matches perfectly with your cushion gift. xx

Catherine said...

Congrats on the pillow from Sharon! Your finish looks wonderful and that frame sets it off perfectly! Looks like you had a fun time at Celebrations, good friend and great goodies. Looks like you area close to finishing your B too!

Myra said...

It sounds like you had lots of fun. Your finishes are fabulous. I love the frame you chose for Maxim and Zoya.

Julie said...

Congrats to Brenda
Sounds like you had a wonderful time with your friends, the B is looking splendid.

Loraine said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend. Love the piece you are working on, and the wooden spool holder. Nice stash haul too.
Congrats to Brenda, and to you on a wonderful pillow win.

Donna said...

One of these years I'm going to attend Celebrations. I've stopped by in the past to visit with friends - back when I used to have to pick up DD from school. You might know some of my NH crew - I hear they embarrassed someone by singing her Happy Birthday!

Looks like you had a fantastic time!

marly said...

Great frame! And you picked some fabulous stash enhancers. Congrats to you and Brenda.

Laurie in Iowa said...

The gift pillow is lovely. You picked the perfect frame for the PS piece. Glad you enjoyed Celebrations.

Laura said...

So glad you and your friends got to go to Celebration. Stitching, stashing and eating with friends is the perfect way to spend time!

I wonder if you got to meet my LNS owner, Cathy from Inspired Needle. She had a booth there.

Love your gift pillow and your projects!!!!

BrendaS said...

Deborah --
Maxim and Zoya looks great in the frame you chose. Sounds like you had a wonderful time at Celebrations! Stitching, Shopping and eating with friends is the best:)

I'm so excited that I won:)) THANK YOU SO MUCH!

Love your new start too.

Grit said...

Der Buchstabe B sieht ja wunderschön aus. Eine tolle Arbeit.
Liebe Grüße Grit from Germany

carol fun said...

Love Zoya and Maxim - that frame is perfect for them! Sounds like a wonderful weekend - stitch, shop, eat - now there's a philosophy I understand! LOL

Lois said...

Letter B is lovely and as for Zoya and Maxim, well, I just love both your finish and the frame. Looks wonderful. I can see you had fun at Celebrations - what nice new stash you came home with!

Michelle said...

It sounds like you all had lots of fun. Love your finishes. I love the frame you chose for Maxim and Zoya. Beautiful xx

Angela said...

Love your WIP, Zoya and Maxim look wonderful in their frame and it looks like you had a fun with your stitching getaway :) Love the new stash too!

robindefender said...

Sounds like you had a great time at Celebration! Your framed birds look beautiful, and Jardin Prive piece looks smashing as well!

Mel said...

so much great stuff my dear! :)

Karen said...

I love your framed Zoya and Maxim... that frame is perfect. Love your gift from Sharon too. A nice addition to anyone's room.

happy stitching on your new project...

Jenny said...

Congratulations to Brenda! Love the framing and stitching and am so glad you had a good time with friends!

Penny said...

Maxim and Zoya are beautifully framed! Love your new charts and your letter B too! :)

Krista said...

What a lovely pillow! And I love that Zoya and Maxim piece too. Your WIP B sampler is lovely, I have never seen that one before.

Carol said...

Congratulations on your win, Deborah, and also to Miss Brenda for being the winner of your giveaway--couldn't happen to a sweeter person :)

Your framed piece is so pretty and I just love the letter "B" that you are working on... And all those goodies--lucky you!! Enjoy :)

Maggee said...

Congrats to BrendaS! I love your B by Jardin Prive--I am about 1/3 done with my M and loving it! They are such beautiful designs! Love your framed piece and the pillow is gorgeous! Wonderful gift! Hugs!

Jackie said...

I don't think you could have selected a better frame for Zoya and Maxim! It's the perfect final touch.

Did you take any classes at Celebration?

Teresa said...

Zoya and Maxim look lovely. Looks like you had a nice time on the trip. Love the lace and all your new goodies.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Katrina said...

What a lot of fun pictures!!!! Sweet gift and I love Zoya and Maxim :-). Glad you had a nice time at Celebrations too.

Lynn said...

Congrats on your win from Daffycat and congrats to the winner of your giveaway as well.
Zoya and Maxim look fabulous!
You have a wonderful knack for picking just the right frame for your projects.

Your Celebration weekend sounds very inviting. I love all the goodies you picked up while there.

Sally said...

Congratulations on your win from Daffycat. It is beautiful.

Your Maxim and Zoya is gorgeous. I've just bought Sergei :)

Looks like you had a fantastic time at Celebrations :)

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

I love the beautiful pictures !
bisous de FRANCE

Keeper of the Crowes said...

Oh my gosh! Your Maxim and Zoya frame is just perfect. The "swirls" in the frame remind me of feathers.
It looks like you might have shopped at my LNS's booth (Inspired Needle) at Celebrations. I have the Mini Quaker piece and am anxious to get started on it!

Patty C. said...

Awesome post - im marking this one as unread so i can come back & admire the beautiful stitching ;)
When i get off from work!

Myra said...

Oh that pillow is sooo pretty, lucky you. You always pick the best frames Deborah and your stitching is just lovely.

Anne said...

Congrats on winning Sharon's lovely pillow! It's so beautiful!! I adore the frame you got for Maxim and Zoya! They are a special couple aren't they?! Looks like you all had a wonderful time together stitching and lovely new stash too!!

Patty C. said...

Congrats to your giveaway winner. Love your maxim & zoya finish! Daffycat did a lovely job with the pillow. ;)

Karoline said...

Maxim & Zoya are gorgeous, great framing.

Sounds like a great weekend,you got some lovely stash

Kathy Ellen said...

Love the beautiful pillow you won from Sharon, and 'Zoya and Maxim' are just wonderful! It was so nice seeing you at Celebrations. There is nothing better than spending time with your stitching friends at a great venue like Celebrations. The letter 'B' is gorgeous!

Marie-P said...

I was at the Needlework show as well. I knew that there must be people there that I knew from Blogland. You did get some great stash at the show. I love the wooden thread holder. Did you take any classes? I am wondering if you are from that area?

How lucky to win that great pillow!

Zoya and Maxim look fantastic; love the frame that you selected.

Your Jardin Prive "B" is beautiful.