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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

My Favorite Time of the Year.

The weather is finally cooler. We are getting a lot of welcome rain. The leaves are turning beautiful colors. The mums and pumpkins are out front. It's my favorite time of the year. Because of the rain, I have managed to stitch a lot.
This is Be Ye Thankful by the Cross Eyed Cricket. The design is old ---- 1997. I have had it all these years and this was year to do it. It is at the framer getting a black frame.
I started Winter Plaid House by LHN. I am doing it on natural linen using some of the called for fibers. I changed the red and the green for what I think are more winter appropriate. Cheryl and I have been thrifting during the summer. I picked up this beauty for under 10.00.
It is hand painted from Portugal. I just love it. When Cheryl was in Canada she picked up this little beauty for me.
I didn't have a red frog. This a set. The very tiny frog sits on a little shelf. The whole frog is about 4 1/2 inches tall. I love the tulip shape. She is the greatest friend!
Just a little look into my kitchen for Halloween. I will end with a picture of my sweet Stella.
Until next time ...... Happy Stitching! Deborah

43 comments:

Nancy said...

Lovely stitching and decorating!

Dawn said...

Oh I love the Winter Plaid house, my pattern and supplies finally shipped today! Love the change in colors you have done. Beautiful halloween pieces.

robindefender said...

Love all your Halloween stitching
and decorating. Winter plaid is on my wishlist. Yours is looking great!

Pam in IL said...

Really enjoy looking at all your stitching.

Stella is so cute. I can tell she has a great personality!

Maggee said...

I stitched that Be Ye Thankful chart many years ago, and made a fabric frame around it. About 7 or 8 years later, I grew tired of it like that and made a 'cube' finish (for lack of what to call it) with it, which I like much better. I will be putting a picture of it on my blog soon--then you will know what I mean! Like that LHN piece and your header piece Halloweenies is too cute! Hugs!

Margaret said...

Love that CEC piece -- so cute! And the Plaid House -- what fun! I don't remember this one. Love all your fall decorating. And the two frogs -- wow! That one from Portugal is amazing. And the red tulip shaped one is beautiful too! Stella looks so alert and happy!

Annie said...

It's fun to find an older design in your stash and finally bring it to light. Beautiful stitching. And the LHN piece is going to be lovely too.

Love the decorations so artfully placed in your home.

And a great haul of new frogs too!

Cari said...

Your stitching is amazing and the flower frogs and vessels are simply over the top. However, my personal favorite, sweet Stella !! Hugs

Monica said...

I adore the Be Ye Thankful. I did it a few years ago. Beautiful stitching.

Parsley said...

Love the thankful piece!

Shannon said...

Very sweet! I love your Halloween decorations!

gracie said...

Very festive. What a beautiful face Stella has!

Jackie said...

You've decorated beautifully for fall! Of course, Stella is beyond precious!

krayolakris said...

Congratulations on your finish. Be Ye Thankful is a favorite of mine. I had it framed in black & display it all year. Stella!! What a cutie!

Beth said...

Like all your Fall decorating - wonderful pieces you've stitched and framed.

Veronica said...

Lovely stitching. I love the little motifs scattered around in Be Ye Thankful.

That's some gorgeous flower frogs you got there.

Stella is beautiful. Love her ears.

Hugs,
Veronica.

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely stitching and decorating. Stella is as always gorgeous.

cucki said...

Wow very lovely stitching and beautiful decoration . Xxx

butterfly said...

Sweet stella, How cute.
Love your new frogs .
All your Autumn stitching looks so beautiful.
And I have fell in love with your header, hugs.

Marilyn said...

Great stitched pieces and decorating.
Love the frog!
Stella is too darn cute. :)
Marilyn

Karoline said...

Congratulations on your finish, it's lovely.

You're decorations are gorgeous

Scattered Threads said...

Nice finds, decorations and a handsome dog.
Good progress on Winter Plaid House and l like the changes also. I've stitched Be Ye Thankful sometime ago. It is framed and I have this displayed all year in my home. Would love to see yours framed.
TFS.
Jackie

moosecraft said...

My favorite time of year too! Even when it's raining it's still cozy! All your stitching is wonderful. I love the bottom one... what's the name of it? Gotta love that Stella!

Brigitte said...

What a wonderful display of your fall and Halloween pieces. The CEC piece looks gorgeous and I'm looking forward to seeing it in the frame. I also have several rather CEC charts that I still love and that just wait for being pulled out and stitched. Maybe for next year's Crazy Challenge ...

Siobhán said...

Stella is just too cute! I love your seasonal displays, it makes me want to run and get mine out. Beautiful progress on your WIP!

Catherine said...

Stella is such a cutie! Loved seeing all of your stitches and decorating ~ thanks for sharing!

Loraine said...

It all looks wonderful! I did the "Be Ye Thankful" design last year, and I love it. It's a real classic for sure.
Your decorating is darling. I love your Halloween samplers.
Have a great one.

BrendaS said...

Deborah -- Be Ye Thankful looks great -- an oldie but a goodie! Love the new LHN design too.

Thanks for sharing pictures of your seasonal displays. Lots of inspiration.

Cute cute pic of Stella:)

Julie said...

Your kitchen looks very cosy with you decorations. You've been stitching some wonderful things.

Vickie said...

Hello Stella! Be Ye Thankful is just wonderful!

Samplers, Silks and Linens said...

i really love that be ye thankful chart - it really is so pretty - you didnt mention who the designer was? your autumn/halloween decorating is looking lovely - hugs and stitches, Amanda

Samplers, Silks and Linens said...

oops i went back to have another look at your be ye thankful chart and you do mention the designer - i need my eyes checked! im off to look for it - hope its not oop! take care

Michelle said...

Beautiful stitching and I love your displays x

Barb said...

I love those houses and the fall decorating is just lovely!! Stella is adorable, she looks so sweet!

Patty C. said...

Beautiful painted flower frog :)

Nicola said...

I just love the photo of Stella. Your stitching as always is beautiful.

SewAmy said...

I love all of it. I really love your header, who made this pattern?

Kathy Ellen said...

Hello Deborah! Your Autumn WIP's are wonderful, and what beautiful new 'frogs'! Autumn is my favorite time of year too. You have decorated so beautifully, displaying some of your great autumn needlework pieces.

Blessings!

Myra said...

Stella is a beauty! I love your latest frogs - so pretty.

Anne said...

Gorgeous stitching Deborah! I love the Be Ye Thankful design...so sweet! Beautiful frogs the two of you found. The red tulip vase is stunning!!

Carol said...

I was just driving home from work admiring the leaves and the pumpkins that adorn everyone's porches and lawns this time of year! I love autumn too, and your stitching is lovely, Deborah!! Can't believe how "grown up" Miss Stella looks--no longer a puppy, is she?

Dani - tkdchick said...

With your recent finish and all of your fantastic decor you are certainly ready for the fall season!

Lynn said...

This is my favourite season too and I do love seeing your seasonal decor. I love your Jim Shore witch....awesome!
Your recent CC finish is really pretty and I just love Winter Plaid. I think your changes to it will be great.
Love that red frog!! It's such a gorgeous shade and I love the fact that it's a mini frog.