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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Where Does The Week Go?

First, I what to thank everyone for the great comments on my last post. I would, also, like to welcome my new followers. This week has just flown by. I have done some stitching and a lot of gardening.
I finished this piece last week and forgot to post it. It is the Summer Band sampler by LHN. It will stretched and put in my in and out frame.I finished the June Word Play this week and it will be done as a door hanger.
I did this piece last year and just had it framed. Really, the pictures do it no justice. The design is by PSS done on 32 ct. days gone by linen using the suggested silks.
Here is a close up of the frame. I will keep this one up all the time. I just love it so.
I picked this piece up today and I love it! It is already hanging in the craft room.
I started this last night while watching Dancing with the Stars and I learned that I really must pay attention to the stitching. So, I started again today. The piece is Dogwood Lace by Rosewood Manor. I am doing it on 36 ct. strawflower LSL. A beautiful pink fabric. The floss is baked apple by WDW. This piece will take awhile to do. I now know that I can't do this piece at my stitching groups, so I will be doing small quick pieces during group times.
I picked up this piece at Celebrations from the Inspired Needle's booth. This will be my first group piece. I got some emails and comments about the Inspired Needle. I tried to answer them but some of the emails came back so... let me tell how much I enjoyed visiting the Inspired Needle's Booth. Cathy had everything that a store would have. I don't think that she left much behind in her store. I went back 4 times and think I bought stuff each time. I am glad that she will be coming back next year.
I will close with a picture of some of my bearded iris. They are so pretty. Have a great holiday week-end! Until next time ..... Happy Stitching! Deborah

43 comments:

MoonBeam said...

You've been very busy. I like all of your pieces, and the iris are beautiful.

Happy stitching.

Bobbi

Barb said...

Your finishes are beautiful!!

Melody said...

Deborah, I love your Summer band sampler! This is a good series. I have to purchase the summer one yet. It is the only chart I don't have. I have only stitched the Winter one tho. I am trying to abstain from stitching many other things while forging ahead on stitching shores of hawks run hollow.

The Inspired Needle is a very nice shop. I've been to her Lemont store once, and would like to go again. It is about 3 hrs. away from where I live.

Annette-California said...

Oh Deborah! All your samplers are beautiful. I love the frames you've chosen. I can relate to you when you said that for one pattern you would not be stitching when you get together with others. Some designs do require our full attention lol. Yes I've been there and done that. Irises are spectacular.

Veronica said...

Summer Splendor looks awesome! Can't wait to see it framed. another Word Play design done. Congratulations!

Lovely framing! I love how smooth the frame for PSS looks.

Oooh... two new starts! Both are pretty :)

Hugs,
Veronica.

Chris said...

Wonderful stitching. I love the LHN finish, it is so summery.
I really am liking the little flower pot sampler too.
I am hoping to stitch some this weekend!
Have a wonderful holiday!

gracie said...

Summer Samplar looks great as do your other stitches....you have been busy!

Jackie said...

Congratulations on your beautiful finishes!

Some projects really require some focus or take me a while to get to a flow going. It looks like Dogwood Lace is coming along. Love the fabric and thread you've selected.

Julie said...

Super new starts the Dogwood Lace is going to be stunning.
The framing is perfect for your beautiful stitched pieces, i bet they looks lovely hanging on your wall.

Margaret said...

So much wonderful stitching! Love the two framed pieces, the frames are lovely! Everything is pretty! How nice that Inspired Needle was at Celebrations too. Nice start on the small! And your iris is gorgeous!

butterfly said...

Wow Deborah you have been busy , I love all your stitching really like the June ones. Your Iris are just beautiful. Hugs.

Vickie said...

Gorgeous stitches AND irises. :) I am going to check out LSL strawflower it sounds great.

Shirlee said...

Your stitching is beautiful & your framer does a fabulous job! I also love the irises : )

milly said...

Hi

I'm a new follower.

Your finishes are beautiful. My favourite is the LHN Summer Sampler.

Lovely photo of the bearded irises, they are very very pretty!

Maggee said...

Wow! You have been so busy! I didn't even know the summer band sampler came out! I haven't done spring--yet! Love all your finishes! Have to get Flower Pot Sampler, and now you have intrigued me with Dogwood Lace...quite nice! Hugs!

Kate said...

Gorgeous finishes and framing and a lovely new start - even if it's 2nd time around.
I love the "B" piece could you give some info on the designer please.
Thanks.

robindefender said...

You are working on some beautiful pieces, and I love your framed work, especially the PSS piece.

Carol said...

Oh, the June Word Play is adorable, Deborah! And I love the LHN Summer Band Sampler as well--lots of summer stitching going on at your house :)

It is such a busy time of year, isn't it? I just can't seem to keep up with all the outside chores and stitch as much as I'd like to...oh well :) Your bearded iris are beautiful--like a lemon meringue pie!!

Susan said...

Beautiful, beautiful finishes. The frames set everything off perfectly. The new starts are gorgeous. Love Dogwood Lace (I'm very partial to red).

marly said...

All the pieces are special but I especially like the PSS design. Beautiful frames too.

BrendaS said...

Deborah -- As always you have been a very busy lady! I love everything especially the "B" piece. So glad you like Inspired Needle's booth. Isn't Cathy the best??:)))

Have a great Memorial Day weekend. HOpe you find some stitchy time!

Dee said...

Beautiful projects. I LOVE the tree in Wisdom. So pretty.

Your framer does an awesome job too.

DaisyGirl said...

Love the word play! I want to do those one day! hahahaha

Michelle said...

Wonderful stitching my friend xx

Solstitches said...

Another lovely post full of eye candy.
I love all of your design choices - beautiful stitching.
Margaret

Melissa said...

Everything looks beautiful!

Mindi said...

So much beautiful stitching! I love those seasonal band samplers by LHN, and I can't wait to get back to stitching my Word Plays, I'm so far behind on them. Your Ruby's Owl looks absolutely gorgeous.

Lesleyanne said...

Love your two new finishes. Your framed pieces are gorgeous. Great new starts.

Lois said...

What lovely framing, all perfect for the pieces and two lovely finishes. I'm looking forward to following your progress on both your WIP's.

Bekca said...

You have been stitching up a storm Deborah, your work looks fantastic! I love the LHN design, it's gorgeous.
Best wishes.

Karoline said...

Your finishes & framing are gorgeous, congratulations

Lovely new starts

Deb said...

Great starts and wonderful finishes. The frames really are perfect for your pieces.

Linda in MA said...

Deb, loved the iris pictures. The yellow is just what I wanted. You need to correct the fabric for the Rosewood Manor piece so Vickee doesn't buy the wrong fabric.

Melanie said...

Busy busy busy!!!!! You always have the best finishes and framed pieces! :)

Anne said...

Gorgeous finishes! I really love that PSS design! Perfect frames too!

Yana Hanim said...

Hi deborah, I am a newbie stitcher :) I've been browsing some of ur posts and I love all of ur works!

Yuana

Jennifer said...

Love, love all your samplers, The frame is perfect for the LHN piece and the red one you are starting on is gorgeous!

Jennifer
Feathers in the Nest

Catherine said...

Beautiful pieces and flowers!

DonnaTN said...

Ohh, so much eye candy! Your Dogwood Lace is gorgeous, but I can see that it will be a concentrated stitch. Have a great Memorial Day.

woolwoman said...

I've been ordering from Cathy at Inspired Needle for a while now - she runs a very efficient internet business also - Love your finishes - WOW - Ruby Owl is in my stash - maybe I need to take another look - lovely! Melody

Patty C. said...

Everything looks just beautiful.

vitadolce63 said...

Beautiful works! I love lhn...greatings from Italy!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Congratulations on your finish!

Wow look at those fantastic framed pieces!!!!

Dogwood lace looks awesome!