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Sunday, June 10, 2012

Some Pretty New Things.

Can't believe that it's been over a week since my last post. I have done some stitching but not as much as I would have liked. I caught the dreaded summer cold. It is much better now and I need to catch up on all the things that I didn't do all week. I have some progress on Dogwood Lace and would like to finish it up this week, if possible. I still love it. It is so much prettier in person. I did manage to do an exchange piece this week. I loved how it turned out so I did one for myself and one for Cheryl. Can't show it until the end of the month. When I don't feel that great and really don't want to do anything, I tend to shop on line. Good thing I am not sick often. This is some of my new stash. Two great pieces of LSL, Penny America. Book of Days and the July small, Liberty Sewing Pouch. All wonderful designs. Then I couldn't resist some of the newest With Thy Needle designs. July Word Play, one of the cute thimble pouch designs and Strawberry Hill Designs. I bought the box of Whitman's candies to finish the main design. I had to suffer though all those chocolates. lol. Belinda of Blue Ribbon Designs had some beautiful counting pins on her blog that she received from a friend. She posted a link to the etsy store where they were purchased. So I had to check it out. I am so glad I did. Amanda of beadin'handy has the most wonderful things. Her prices are really reasonable. This is what I bought. The spool is beautifully made and has either silk or rayon thread on it. The scissors and fob are beautiful. I picked one with lovely teapots. They are the same color as the thread. The other thing in with the scissors is a thread catcher. Check put her etsy store. I will end with a picture of my sweet girl, Stella. She is growing up quickly. She has matured and has lost her puppy looks. She has gotten longer and taller. She has the best disposition. She has been good for me. I now take 2 walks a day. Until next time....Happy Stitching! Deborah

42 comments:

Kaisievic said...

Great stash building. So glad to hear that you are over your summer cold. Stella is gorgeous!

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

All lovely and the puppers is adorable.

Grit said...

Die Stickerei wird traumhaft.
Liebe Grüße Grit

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

i love the dog ...

bisous bisous

Annette-California said...

Great new designs you selected for your stash:) Love your spool with scissors, what a great gift for yourself. Hope your feeling better, and shopping on line is good for you. How wonderful of Stella to take you on walks with her:)

Jackie said...

Dogwood Lace is looking fantastic! Love the red!

I found the BeadinHandy shop on Etsy. They hand turn their spools which is pretty cool. Gorgeous stuff! I hope you're completely recovered from your summer cold soon!

Michelle said...

Lovely new stash - glad you are feeling better. Your puppy is adorable x

milly said...

Stella is so cute. Dogwood Lace is looking beautiful.
Lovely new stash!
Glad you are feeling better now.

Chris said...

Wow! Stella is getting so big. It sounds like she keeps you busy.
Dogwood Lace is pretty beautiful in the pic, it must be amazing in person.
What wonderful new stash.
Have a great week!

Margaret said...

Your Dogwood Lace is so beautiful! Love all the new stash too. Stella really is growing. She's a sweetie!

Vickie said...

♥Stella Two walks a day, that is wonderful. Dogwood Lace is gorgeous. http://astitchersstory.blogspot.com/

Katrina said...

Stella is such a sweetie!!!! Love your stitching project, great stash and that scissor keep is too cute.

Manuela said...

Your Dogwood Lace is sooo beautiful.

Greetings Manuela

Nan ~ Threadwork Primitives said...

Stella is such a big girl now, my goodness. I am so happy for you and love seeing pics of her.
Nan

Dee said...

Love Stella's little ears. She's so cute!

Loraine said...

Glad you are feeling better. I love all of the new stash too.
Love the new scissor holder and fob. What a darling idea.
Take Care.

Beth Pearce said...

Dogwood Lace is gorgeous! Great stash enhancements!

moosecraft said...

Stella looks like a real sweetheart! Dogwood Lace is stitching up beautifully! You are pretty quick at it too! I just visited beadinhandy and treated myself to a spool with scissors and thread catcher! Yep... I shop when I am sick... and when I am bored... and when I am happy... lol! I just LOVE all things stitchy! :-)

Cari said...

You stitching is lovely. It's always so much fun to see what other stitchers stitch. Some of the pieces are so different from mine while others are the same!!

Your spool and scissors fob are beautiful too. I'll have to check out the easy store.

And of course your sweet girl Stella. She is just the best. And yes, I can see she has lost her puppy looks, but she sure looks like a lover!!

Happy Stitching !!

BrendaS said...

Dogwood Lace is looking really pretty! Great stash enhancements -- love everything you got:)

Stella looks so cute -- so glad things are going well with her!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Your stitching is beautiful. Lovely new stash... enjoy!

Angus Mhor said...

Sometime lurker here...I have a silly question...what IS a threadcatcher? How do you use it? And counting pins? I googled threadcatcher and came up with the wee bags used for orts/snipped threads.

Stella is muy cute and has the perkiest ears!

Chrissie

Cathy Lloyd said...

I hear ya on the summer cold thing...I'm suffering as well.. and now I'm off to Etsy for shopping thanks to you! PS..love your project!

Carol said...

Wonderful progress on that beautiful Dogwood Lace, Deborah! You'll be finished in no time, I bet.

Sorry to hear you've been sick, but the online purchases certainly must have made you feel better!! Not to mention all the candy in the Whitman's box... Luckily, Miss Stella is there to help you work off all those calories twice a day :)

Mouse said...

nothing like a bit of stash buying to improve how you feel ..lol gorgeous buys and I would have helped out with the chocolate you know ;)
hope you manage to get the stitching done and start to feel better soon :)
and stella you are soooo pretty :) love mouse xxxxx

Melissa said...

Dogwood Lace is looking VERY pretty! Great stash building. I also love that spool thingy you bought!

That's a lovely photo of Stella. She's probably thinking "you pointing that thing at me again?"

Julie said...

Stella is gorgeous,she has grown into a lovely young lady.
Super stash purchases.
I'm sorry to read you have been sick.

DonnaTN said...

I love the thread spool with the scissors and other stuff. The blue color is beautiful. Stella is becoming a sweet girl.

Heidi said...

Hi Deborah! Wow...coming here is always a treat. I have never seen Dogwood Lace before but I just LOVE it! Who designed it? Lots of beautiful stash to choose from when it is done.

Stella has lost her puppy look. She would be good for you in more ways than walking I am sure. We thought about getting a dog and walking is part of the reason.

Hugs from Holland ~
Heidi

Veronica said...

Oooh... Pretty new things, alright. Gorgeous progress on Dogwood Lace. I have no doubt you'll be able to finish it soon. Love the spool and scissors fob. Very, very pretty. That teapot is cute. So is Stella :D

Hugs,
Veronica.

Siobhán said...

Dogwood Lace is so pretty!! That Stella is pretty adorable, too. :) I'm glad to hear that you're getting over your cold--you have a lot of nice new stash to enjoy!

Leslie said...

I love your dogwood lace ~ gorgeous!!! Stella is a cutie too.

Sally said...

Dogwood Lace is looking gorgeous! Love all your new stash.

Stella is so sweet.

Catherine said...

Pretty stitches and great new stash! Stella is so cute!

Lois said...

What a cute picture of Stella! What nice new stash you've been acquiring and I love the spool and scissors. Dogwood Lace is lovely!

Keeper of the Crowes said...

I love seeing pictures of your dear sweet Stella! She is so cute! Looks like you and I had identical orders from Country Stitches!!! I'm suffering with you, as far as the chocolates go!!
Linda

Meari said...

Oh, I can still see puppy in Stella. :) She's adorable.

DL is just gorgeous. Nice stashing, too!

Bekca said...

I'm so pleased to read Stella has enriched your life, she certainly is adorable.
Wonderful stitching and even better stash enhancement. I look forward to seeing what you plan to stitch next.
Best wishes.

Michelle said...

Your WIP is looking fantastic! Great stash too!

Karoline said...

Dogwood lace is looking lovely, great progress.

You got some great stash

Brigitte said...

I feel so tempted by looking at your new stash. I really really shouldn't order new charts but my wishlist has become so long that I'll have to do something against it, lol. We'll see ...
Very nice progress on Dogwood Lace.

Lynn said...

I'm suffering with that summer cold now and haven't done a heck of a lot lately. I had to laugh when I saw that you made online purchases while ill. I tend to do the same thing! All your stash choices are just perfect.

Dogwood Lace is absolutely gorgeous! I just may have to stitch this one. It's so incredibly delicate looking.

Love the pic of Stella! She is just so adorable!