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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

I am Back!

It's been really busy around here for the last month or so. Some stitching has got done but not as much as I would like. I did 6 Halloween ornaments which I will show you after the have been finished. I am sending them to my blogging buddy Vonna to finish. She will do them do them a lot more justice than I would. I did pick up 2 pieces from my framer. Please excuse the photo of the first piece. The glare from the glass was terrible. You can click on any of the pictures for a larger view.
I had this piece matted because I wanted it to appear bigger than it is and I really love the frame.
I love Ghoul and the frame is one I have used many times. Where have I been? Here is a clue.
I took a really large boat and went to Bermuda. During a hurricane. The storm was of no issue to the boat or to Bermuda. We got there one day after the storm and you would never know that a storm blew by.
I love the pastel homes and businesses. The people are friendly and the shopping was wonderful. Look what I found!
A soft white flower frog. It was labeled to look like coral. I don't know about that but I sure love it. I will end with a picture of Stella. She is such a Diva -- she doesn't like to sit on anything that isn't soft. The picture is her sitting on Jo's feet under the kitchen table.
Thanks for taking the time to read and comment on my blog. Your comments mean so much to me. Until next time .... Happy Stitching! Deborah

36 comments:

Barb said...

Two wonderful finishes!! I guess a cruise to Bermuda is a great excuse for not blogging! Thanks for sharing the pictures of such a beautiful place!

Kathy Ellen said...

What a wonderful reason not to have been stitching! So happy for you that you were vacationing in such a lovely place, and that the hurricane did not spoil anything for you. Lovely flower frog! Stella is cute as always.

Blessings!

Lesleyanne said...

Both framed pieces look gorgeous. Look forward to seeing your ornaments finished by Vonna. Great pictures of your vacation home. Lovely flower frog. Great picture of Stella.

Grit said...

Beautiful stitching.
Liebe Grüße Grit

butterfly said...

Your stitching looks great lovely frame.
Love Stella what a sweetie beautiful face.
Your trip looked fab always wanted to visit there ,seen it on TV many times, hugs.

Marilyn said...

Great finishes, and great frames to with them.
Glad you had a good time on your cruise.
Stella is too darn cute!
Marilyn

cucki said...

your stitching is looking so lovely..and lovely frames too.
glad you had a lovely time at the cruise xxx

Chris said...

Hey Deborah!
The framed pieces look amazing. I love them both.
It looks like you had a great trip. I am glad that the weather wasn't an issue.
Hugs to you and Stella!

Vickie said...

Silly Stella. ;) What a great excuse for being away. Oh, the buildings look gorgeous. Such wonderful colors. I love that.

Annie said...

Gorgeous finishes. Great frame selection. That trip to Bermuda looks wonderful. So glad the storm was too scared of you to hang around!

Kaisievic said...

Gorgeous finishes - I love Ghoul - who is the designer?

Your Bermuda trip sounds wonderful and Stella is also gorgeous!

Krista said...

Wonderful finishes! Love the angel at the top of the Ghoul one especially. That cruise sounds like fun and Stella is the cutest! Have a great day!

robindefender said...

Sounds like you've been having a ton of fun! Your framed pieces look fabulous.

Margaret said...

Beautiful framed pieces! How great that you took a cruise to Bermuda! Glad the hurricane didn't affect you. Whew! It's funny -- my DD took a cruise to Bermuda this summer too!

Nan ~ Threadwork Primitives said...

Love both of the framed pieces. They look super. I just purchased the Turkey Love chart and can't wait to stitch it.
~Nan

Laurie in Iowa said...

Glad you enjoyed your cruise... I love Bermuda's pastel colors too.
Your framed pieces are lovely.

Cari said...

I love the frames you chose for your amazing work. Glad you had time to get away and enjoy a fabulous cruise. And sweet Stella...she's all that !!

Lynn said...

Great frames! Both pieces look terrific!
You are so lucky. I would love to go to Bermuda some day. It's on my wishlist. Bermuda or Barbados would do it for me. I'm glad you had a wonderful trip.

SewAmy said...

Both are beautiful. And the frames are perfect.

BrendaS said...

Beautiful framing Deborah! Glad you had a nice time on your cruise.

Siobhán said...

What beautiful frames, Deborah!! Lovely. I can't wait to see what Vonna does with your ornaments. :) I'm glad you enjoyed your little boat ride. ;)

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Love your finishes in their very pretty frames, Deborah! Ahhh, the Bahamas sound glorious! Stella is adorable!

Faye said...

Welcome home!!! I love all your fantastic photos of those pastel houses...Nice flower frog too!!

Can't wait to see the Halloween finishes.... Vonna has that special touch~~

Take care, Faye

DonnaTN said...

Your newly framed pieces are great. Bermuda looks lovely. Can't wait to see the ornaments.

Patty C. said...

Isn't it fun to get things framed - Wonderful work & I love the flower frog :)

Keeper of the Crowes said...

Your framed pieces are wonderful! How fun that you found such a great stitching find on vacation!!! Always love seeing Stella.
Linda

Carol said...

How nice that your cruised to Bermuda, Deborah. I've never been on a cruise, but hope to some day. Bermuda is so pretty, isn't it? I just loved the pretty pastel colors when we visited--and the people were so friendly, too.

Your framed pieces are so lovely--and I look forward to seeing your ornaments after Vonna has finished them. Between your stitching and her finishing--they're bound to look great :)

Nicola said...

Both finishes are beautiful. How wonderful to be able to cruise to Bermuda.


Stella is such a cutie.

Deb said...

Your finishes are wonderful and you picked perfect frames for them. The Bahamas sounds like it was wonderful and love, love the flower frog!

Michelle said...

Beautiful finishes - glad you had such a lovely time x

Myra said...

Your framed pieces look fabulous! I love the red mat. I am looking forward to seeing your ornaments too.

Catherine said...

Pretty stitches, great trip, love the frog and can't stop laughing about the pup sitting on soft things!

Lois said...

What great frames for both pieces! Sounds like you'd a fun trip and what a cute pic of Stella!!

Melanie said...

What a great little vacation!! I've never been on a cruise but they look like a lot of fun. Love the framed pieces too!!

Sally said...

Your framed pieces look fantastic!

Glad you had a nice vacation. It sounds like heaven:)

Cute photo of Stella :)

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