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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Doing The Happy Dance!

My friends reminded me today during our Wednesday stitching group that I haven't blogged in a while. Time just gets by me during this time of year. Up until today, the weather has been cool. Great weather to work in the yard. Weeding never goes away. On to the happy dance. Dogwood Lace is finished and at the framer. She turned out beautiful. I love the pikish fabric and the baked apple floss. A close up of the middle. I finished July Word Play. It is done on 36 ct pecanbutter fabric by LSL with the suggested floss. So cute. I found this box in my stash when I was putting the craft room together. I think that I have had this box for 15 years. No kidding. It is a little beat up. It was time to do something with it. I found this design that will fit perfectly. The fabric is a very pale blue and the floss is SNC silk called sidewalk chalk. Hope to put it together this week end. Did some baking yesterday. These are bourbon chocolate cupcakes with strawberry butter cream frosting. So good. I will end with with a picture of Stella after our morning walk. She knows that she shouldn't be sleeping on the bed but she is so darn cute. Until next time.....Happy Stitching! Deborah

44 comments:

Melissa said...

MMMM! Those cupcakes look amazing! Congratulations on the beautiful finishes!!!

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Your finish is beautiful and your other stitchy stuff is awesome too. The cupcakes are pretty! LOL! I have to laugh at Stella! Guess that walk pooped her out!

Kathy A. said...

Dogwood Lace is so very beautiful. I love the color of the floss.
That Stella is a real character.

katica said...

All your stitching is beautiful! Congratulations on your happy dance... I love it - so much so that the Dogwood Lace pattern now on my wish list!

Your cupcakes look absolutely yummy and your puppy is just too cute!

milly said...

Stella is very sweet!

Congratulations on your finishes, they are both lovely!

The cakes look delicious!

Tatkis said...

Both finishes are just adorable! Congratulations!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Lois said...

Your Dogwood Lace piece is so lovely. Can't wait to see it when it gets back from the framer. Cute Word Play finish, those cupcakes look yummy and love what you're going to add to the box. Stella looks very comfortable there!

Mouse said...

ooooooooooooooo thanks for the cup cakes yummyyy ... ooo and the stitching fab ... love that cute box and that wee design ....
and awwwwwwww stella :)
love mouse xxxx

Nicola said...

Lovely finishes! Dogwood Lace is gorgeous in that red thread.

gracie said...

Very nice...and Stella, well she certainly has grown.

Vickie said...

Oh Stella! Congratulations on Dogwood Lace. Both projects look very good.

Annie said...

Dogwood Lace is just gorgeous. I wish my computer could show the fabric color better. I can't catch that hint of pink, but I bet it really enhances the design.

The word play series is so cool. Nice stitching on this one.

Have fun doing the box finishing. That looks like one from Sudberry, yes? They always make good quality stuff.

And oh those cupcakes! What a yummy treat!

Bekca said...

Ooh yummy, I've never tried strawberry icing before, it sounds delicious! I love the fabric you've used for this month's word play, such a lovely name for it too.
Best wishes.

Margaret said...

Congratulations on Dogwood Lace! Totally gorgeous! Love the Word Play too. This series is so much fun! Stella is adorable!

Leslie said...

Wow..they turned out GORGEOUS! ! Cupcakes look great too. Sleepy Stella looks so sweet curled up in bed.

Maggee said...

Congrats on finishing Dogwood Lace so quickly! It is a gorgeous piece, and I look forward to seeing how you finish-finish it! Now I am off to forage, since seeing those yummy cupcakes made me hungry! Hugs!

Siobhán said...

Oh wow, it is so pretty!! Beautiful finish! Love your blog header picture, too.

blueladie said...

Dogwood Lace is gorgeous! Well-done! I hope you will also post a pic when back from the framers. :) And of course cutie pie Stella. She's precious. Cathryn

Keeper of the Crowes said...

Fabulous, Deborah!!! So that's how my July Word Play is suppose to look! Very cute. Can't wait to see what goes on the box.
Linda

MoonBeam said...

Your Dogwood Lace is beautiful. And the Word Play is fun, as always. Luv the photo of Stella...she looks too comfy for words!

Bobbi

Lanie said...

Congratulations, Deborah! Your "Dagwood Lace" is so pretty ... love the red! This is the first time I have seen this design. Please be sure to share when it arrives back from framer.

Cupcakes look yummy!

dixiesamplar said...

Lovely finishes, Deborah! And those cupcakes look sooooo yummy :o)

ArchangelDecker said...

Congrats on your finishes. They look beautiful! :)

Melissa said...

HaHaHa, Stella! She knows. She's hiding her face so you can't see her! ;-)

Congrats on the big finish! And also on the July word play, very cute. That box will surely look wonderful when you put the pieces together!

RuthB said...

Wow! You got all that Dogwood stitching done in one week? Heavens -- can you train me to pick up speed like that with my needle?

Oh, and pass me a cupcake too.

Congrats on all the stitching accomplishments and on one darn cute pup!

Mindi said...

Those cupcakes look yummy! Dogwood stitches is a lovely finish, congratulations. Totaly in love with the July Word Play, that crab is just so cute.

Annette-California said...

Beautiful! Dogwood is beautiful. You did get a lot of stitching done in 10 days. Congratulations! I like the pecanbutter linen, July word play rocks - I love 4th of July. Oh my loaded cupcakes (bourbon) & the strawberry frosting..YUM!!

Rebecca said...

Great July wordplay. I just love Brenda's wordplay designs. Looking at yours I had sudden inspiration that when I come to do my July finish I am going to put the 2 family July Birthdays in mine. I think that would be a nice way to personalize mine. Thanks for the inspiration.
Neat you found the box and the perfect design for it, that's why you have to have a great big stash. ;)
Enjoy the first day of summer and all the other days too.

Myra said...

Wow, wow, wow! All of your finishes look amazing. I'm with Stella...after one of those cupcakes of course. :o)

Mary said...

Very pretty! The cupcakes look scrumtious too.

Jennifer said...

Veeeery pretty! I love the first sampler you finished. It's very lovely!

Barb said...

Those cupcakes make me hungry!! I do love both finishes. I've been thinking about doing those monthly projects. I love to see how yours look when they are finished.

sunny said...

Your Dogwood Lace is beautiful! I'll be adding that one to my Wish List.

Theresa said...

Gorgeous finishes!!!!!!!! I would love a cupcake, please~ ^^

Veronica said...

Beautiful finishes, Deborah. Congratulations! The Baked Apple floss name is making me hungry as are the cupcakes.

Lovely box. That pins and needles design will look great on it.

Hugs,
Veronica.

Chris said...

Congratulations on a wonderful finish! I am loving the July Word play too.
Yummy looking cupcakes.
I hope that you and Stella have a great weekend!

Susan said...

Congratulations on your finishes. Dogwood Lace is stunning. Looking forward to seeing your box finish.

Carol said...

Oh, that July word play finish is adorable, Deborah... I think I need to make those my monthly project next year--they are all so well done.

Love your Dogwood Lace finish, too--really lovely in the reds. Hope you and Miss Stella enjoy a relaxing weekend :)

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

Oh I love the dog !!!!! bisous de FRANCE

Catherine said...

Great finishes, yummy cupcakes and such a comfy dog!! Not much else one could ask for!

woolwoman said...

dogwood lace is just gorgeous - great choice of linen and fiber. can't wait to see it framed. I love the July word play - I am just getting my chart ordered and here you've already finished stitching it - guess Stella was sleeping in huh ! have a great weekend melody

BrendaS said...

Dogwood Lace looks beautiful Deborah! I'm sure you will have it hanging up very soon.

July word play is so darn cute! Love the little motifs in that one.

Stella is just adorable:)

Julie said...

Dogwood Lace is stunning and I do love the little box, lovely little design you have chosen for it.

Karoline said...

Congratulations on your finishes, Dogwood Lace is gorgeous