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Thursday, June 28, 2012

A Finish, Some Framing and a Win.

I picked up Dogwood lace from my framer and I love it. The frame is a cherry color. I would have wanted it wider but this was my only option. You can click on any of the photo's for a larger view. Next up is a small patriotic design by Chessie and Me. I did it on 32 ct mystery fabric using the called for overdyes. The best part is that i had the frame in my stash! I am always so happy when I have a frame that actually fits a piece. The design is only 3.5 by 3.5. I really love the crackle frame. The colors go very well. I won the greatest giveaway from June at Butterfly Wings June asked what my favorite colors are and I went with pink. She sent a package of wonderful fabric and trims. Pink lace, great bows, beautiful fabric, ribbon and the best little buttons. Thank you June! I feel very blessed. This is my latest project. It's called itty-bittys by Keslyn. I saw this at Celebrations and couldn't resist it. It was designed to be stitched over one on 28ct fabric. I wanted mine a little larger so I am stitching on 36 ct Magnolia fabric over 2. There will be 12 different blocks. It's done with all silks and I was lucky enough to split them with my friend,Phyllis. Before I end this long post I had to share a picture of Stella. This what she looks like when we take our walks. She focuses much better when she has something in her mouth. Fish is better than rocks, leaves, sticks or whatever she finds along the way. Isn't she darling? I am shameless. Have a great 4th! Until next time ..... Happy Stitching! Deborah

42 comments:

Patty C. said...

Ilike your finish, your framing, & your WIP!
Congratulations on your win ;)

Grit said...

Die fertige gerahmte Stickerei sieht wunderschön aus.
Herzlichen Glückwunsch zu Deinem Gewinn.
Liebe Grüße Grit

Christine said...

Lovely framed finishes. Congratulations on your giveaway win

Christine said...

Lovely framed finishes. Congratulations on your giveaway win

Julie said...

The cherry frame is perfect, it looks so stylish.
Congrats on winning June's giveaway, lovely goodies.

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Beautiful stitchings. I used to do big projects but have found crochet to be so much quicker so have practically abandoned cross-stitch though I do small projects ever so often. That frame in your stash worked perfectly with your patriotic design. Stella is such a pretty girl! Have a beautiful day. Tammy

Marilyn said...

Dogwood is beautiful, great frame for it.
The Chessie piece looks great in that frame also.
Stella is so darn cute!
Marilyn

Chris said...

Hey Deborah!
The framed pieces lookgreat. I love the color of dogwood lace and the patriotic piece is great.
Congratulations on your win.
The colors in your project are beautiful.
Hugs to you and Stella!

Jackie said...

Dogwood Lace looks fantastic! Did you do the actual framing for your Chessie and Me piece yourself? I'd love to hear more about how you do that!

Vickie said...

Stella!♥ Dogwood Lace turned out great in that frame. I cannot believe you just had that frame for the Chessie and Me piece. It looks perfect!

Nan said...

Very lovely finishes. Congratulations on your win, enjoy your goodies.
Take care!

Bev C said...

Hello Deborah,

Love the Dogwood Lace cross stitch sampler, the frame really sets is lovely.

Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Maggee said...

Love the frame--it is perfect for Dogwood Lace! And the Chessie piece in that frame is also a great fit--what a treasure that you had in your home! Congrats on your win! Lots of goodies there! I am liking your rendition of Keslyn's piece too... uh-oh! Hugs!

Sally said...

Your framed pieces are lovely.

Your latest project is so pretty. I haven't seen that one before.

Congratulations on your win from June. What a lovely package.

Aww bless Stella! She is so sweet.

Margaret said...

Your framing is wonderful! And your new WIP -- oh my! I love it!! Stella -- so cute that she does better with something in her mouth. What a cutie!! Congrats on the win too!

Beth Pearce said...

Love your Dogwood Lace, and I think the frame is just perfect! Your patriotic piece is darling, and the itty bitty's look like they will turn out fantastic!

Keeper of the Crowes said...

How could you not be shameless about Stella. She is adorable! I always look forward to seeing a picture! Your Dogwood Lace is magnificent as is the frame. I think that I may have to do that Chessie piece over the holiday. Love this frame too!!! Itty-bittys is beautiful. Such wonderful finishes, Deborah!!
Linda

BrendaS said...

Deborah -- Dogwood Lace looks beautiful as does the Chessie and Me piece. Great giveaway win and your WIP is really coming along. Your stitching is always beautiful:))

Stella is a cutie pie. I love seeing pictures of her!

Have a great 4th:)

Manuela said...

Hi Deborah,

die Rahmen passen super zu den Stickereien.
Gratulation zu deinem Gewinn.
Dein neues Stickprojekt gefällt mir sehr gut.

Greetings Manuela

Michelle said...

Congratulations on your win - beautiful stitching xx

Ranae said...

Lovely framed pieces. Love it when you have a frame at home to fit :)
Pretty WIP and Congrats on the pretty pink win

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Beautiful finishes, Deborah! I love how both of the pieces look in their frames. It's so fun to bring home framing and find just the perfect place to hang them.
Awesome new project you have going as well. It'll be gorgeous when done.
Stella is adorable!

Anna - Viola said...

Очень красиво!

Edgar said...

Beautiful framed pieces!!! And love the snap of Stella!!!

Melissa said...

Stella is cute!

Your framing is lovely, Deborah!

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Pretty stitching stuff and goodies! Stella looks so cute!

Mel said...

The frame looks perfect with the Dogwood piece. That is just a stunning piece of stitching. Congrats. I think it is a piece of stitching to really be proud of you did a wonderful job.

Catherine said...

What a great post ~ great stitches, great frames, great goodies and a cute pup!

Carol said...

I think your little Chessie and Me finish is particularly adorable, Deborah--I just love her designs and how nice that you had the perfect frame! Lovely framing on the Dogwood Lace, too.

What a great bunch of goodies from June--she is a real sweetie :)

Hope you and Stella enjoy a Happy 4th of July--stay cool!

Lynn said...

Dogwood Lace is breathtaking! A truly beautiful finish!
Love the little Chessie & Me finish too. I have this one in my stash and I'm hoping to stitch a Canadian version of it. You were so lucky to have a frame in your stash that worked for it.
June sent a marvelous package of goodies!

Melissa said...

I love the piece from Keslyn's. Beautiful finish! I love the frame!!!

Marie said...

Congrats on two beautiful finishes! I love the Patriotic design...so little. Lucky you to have the perfect frame in your stash for framing...that is luck. :D

You really are a lucky one...winning all that giveaway. As for me, I can't win a cake in a cake walk!

Love the picture of your adorable dog.

Melanie said...

Love the framing. Are you running out of room yet on your walls for them? I want to do some more up myself but I'm not sure where I can put them. lol

How cute is Stella with her fishy? Heehee!

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

oh very beautiful, I love the dog !
bisous bisous

Anne said...

It's beautiful! Perfect frame for a lovely finish! Your Chessie and Me piece is so sweet and that crackled frame is very unique! Congrats on your giveaway! Lovely gifts!! I adore your current project too! Stella is so cute!

Myra said...

I am loving me some Stella! She is just precious. Dogwood Lace looks fabulous but you know me, I just love that Chessie and Me piece. Of course I have my patiotism on right now so that may have influenced me a bit. :o) Have a great week!

Kathy Ellen said...

Oh Deborah...... 'Dogwood Lace' is absolutely stunning, and the cherry colored frame is perfect for it. Love the sweet patriotic piece in that great crackled frame too.

Congratulations on winning June's great giveaway.....love the fabrics and trims. I bought Keslyn's 'Itty-Bittys' at Celebrations too. It is a marvelous piece, and your stitching is beautiful, as always.

Blessings to you and sweet Stella!

Heidi Kuijer said...

Love you latest stitch but that Dogwood Lace piece is just WOW. Hope you enjoyed your 4th of July. I was so busy here and never got around to sending wishes to those I wanted to.

Hugs from Holland ~
Heidi

Karoline said...

Your framing looks gorgeous, congratulations

Meari said...

Your framed projects look great! Congrats on your awesome win.

Suzanne said...

Your framed pieces look beautiful and congratulations on your win!

Bekca said...

Your framed pieces always look so beautiful Deborah. I like having a few frames in my stash, ready for the perfect design. Congratulations on your lovely win!
Best wishes.