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Monday, November 5, 2012

We made it through Sandy. The house is standing,as well, as the trees. Many branches down and lost power for less than a day. My friends and relatives on Staten Island and long Island fared okay. They don't live on the coast of the islands. They had some wind damage and lost power for afew days. Compared to folks they know on the coast, they were very lucky. My thoughts and prayers go out to all everyone that lost so much. The east coast is due for another big storm Wednesday and Thursday. Those folks really don't need anymore.
I picked up Baby It's Cold Outside from the framer. It came out pretty good.
The frame isn't as orange as the picture suggests. It's a warm brown. I have been working on Feast of Friendship by BBD. I am using 32ct. v buttercream LSL and the suggested GA fibers. I am loving this piece.
You can click on any of the pictures for a larger view. I took the picture in the house at night, so the colors are not showing as nice as they really are. Hopefully, I will be able to finish it this week. I would like to have it hanging up by Thanksgiving. I was reading blogs and saw that Joanne Fabrics had a new Gingher pattern. Off I went Sunday morning to find a pair and I was lucky to find Jennifer. Isn't she pretty?
Before I close I want to thank everyone for stopping by and leaving the greatest comments. Thank so much. Until next time ..... Happy Stitching. Deborah

41 comments:

Nicola said...

I like the gold beading on the frame, it compliments Baby so well.

Gosh another storm, life can be so unfair.

Gabi said...

Love your framed piece. Looks gorgeous. So does your Feast of Friendship. What beautiful colors. A very tempting design.
Very pretty scissors indeed :)

Lesleyanne said...

Your framed piece is gorgeous. Lovely progress on your Feast of Friendship. Love the scissors.

Annette-California said...

Your framed Baby It's Cold Outside looks so beautiful. Love the gold beading of the frame. It really pops your sampler - Spectacular job. BBd is looking gorgeous, your almost done:) Jennifer is very pretty, she compliments BBD piece your working on very well:)
love Annette

Patty C. said...

Baby it's cold outside looks beautiful & i love those scissors !!!

Kaisievic said...

So glad that you and your family are okay after Sandy. Love your framed piece and Jennifer is very pretty.

butterfly said...

Your work always looks so beautiful.

So glad you are ok after the storm, hugs.

Peggy Lee said...

Very happy to hear you fared the storm. Still praying for those who weren't so fortunate.
I love the finish and WOW...that frame!! Excellent choice!
All of your stitching is lovely.

Chris said...

Your Heartstring piece looks wonderful. So does your progress on the BBD piece.
I love those new Ginghers.
So glad you and your family made it through Sandy ok.
Have a great week!

Marilyn said...

Some great finishes Deborah.
Baby is very pretty in that frame, and you're making fast progress on the BB. That is a pretty piece.
Marilyn

Christine said...

Gorgeous finish and frame!
Feast of friendship looks wonderful!
Best wishes
Christine

Siobhán said...

I'm so glad that you did okay with the storm--please God you'll have the same report with this nor'easter!

Your stitching looks great--I L.O.V.E. that frame!

Krista said...

Glad you are ok from the storm too. Things are finally getting back to normal here in CT, most of us have power back. I hope you weather the nor'easter ok too. Just what we need! Love the framing choice for your finish. And Feast of Friendship looks great, such beautiful colors on that one.

Mary said...

Love your framing choice for Baby It's Cold Outside! So glad you came through the storm intact.

Jackie said...

I'm another one that loves that beading! The buttercream linen is gorgeous too.

So glad to hear you made it safely through the storm and without any damage.

Annie said...

Your framed piece looks beautiful. Great choice. Hope you can finish the BBD piece by Thanksgiving.. it's so perfect for the season.

Glad you fared ok through Sandy. Minimal issues for me as well. Just heartsick over the devastation this storm caused.

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

Baby is pretty, love her frame! And I love FoF too.
Because of you and so many others stitching "baby" I bought her yesterday... dear me.... :)

CalamityJr said...

So glad to hear you fared well during Sandy. Your header, newly frames piece, and current WIP are all gorgeous! And those scissors - I must go shopping. Those are "my" colors and my daughter is Jennifer, so surely I should own a pair, right?!

Cari said...

Oh my gosh Deborah....your stitching is amazing and you are amazingly FAST. I always love the frames you pick out for your pieces too. I'm so glad you made it safely through the storm. It has been heartbreaking to see the devastation. Enjoy your day!!

Dawn said...

The framed piece is awesome! Went to my LNS to buy it and she's sold out! Had to order it for me! You did a beautiful job.

cucki said...

wow your framed piece is so pretty..Lovely progress on your Feast of Friendship...
hugs cucki xx

Vickie said...

Love your header photo! And your framed piece and your WIP. You really know how to pick 'em and stitch 'em. ;)

~*Sharee*~ said...

Love your "Baby it's cold outside" and the frame is beautiful...I think I have to pull this one out of my stash pile today!!!

Hugs, Shar

Beth said...

What a great frame for "Baby". I love the beaded detail on it.

SewAmy said...

I so love both of these pieces. Just gorgeous. The frame is perfect for your 'Baby it's Cold outside'.

Catherine said...

I love your finish!! The frame is a perfect compliment.
And your current project is beautiful! Both are in my pile to do!!

BrendaS said...

Deborah -- I love the frame you chose from Baby It's Cold. Your BBD piece is really coming along. I'm sure it will be hanging before Turkey Day.

Glad to hear you made it through the storm OK. Have a good week:)

Linda said...

Baby looks great in the frame you chose Deborah. Great progress on BBD piece. So happy to hear you made it through the storm okay.

Linda

Nancy said...

Baby looks wonderful in that frame! Lovely progress on your BBD piece!

Ranae said...

Woohoo the finish looks fantastic in that frame
Love the BBD piece
I was lucky to get a pair of Jennifer's too, one of my favorite

Friendship Crossing said...

Wow~your needles must stay smokin' HOT all the time! You certainly get lots of stitching done, I'm jealous~LOL!
Great job and love the frame!

Tanya

Melody said...

Deborah,

Love, love, love the baby its cold outside piece. I just added the chart to my stash recently and now I'm more anxious than ever to start it.

Maggee said...

I am even MORE inspired to start Baby It's Cold Outside after seeing your beautifully framed version! And your BBD piece has some gorgeous colors in it.. looks real nice so far! Hugs!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Glad you made it through without much harm. Love your stitched pieces. May just have to start FoF - but no way for me by Thanksgiving!

Stay safe and warm. Be well!

Berit said...

Love your framed piece, and even the BBD which I didn't previously care for looks good here on your blog. :)

We also came through the storm alright, and only lost power for about 6 hours (split up into different instances, though). Some of our friends down the street only got it back a couple of days ago; too many major power lines down.

Snowing now outside my window, and it's rather coming down. Hoping it doesn't stick!

Sally said...

Glad you are OK after the storm.

Baby It's Cold Outside looks brilliant in its frame. It's such a lovely piece.

Gorgeous progress on your BBD.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Baby its cold is beautifully framed!

Congrats on finding a pair of Jennifers I think they're my favourite so far!

Myra said...

That is a gorgeous frame Deborah and suits the piece perfectly. Lovely new scissor addition too.

Kathy Ellen said...

'Baby It's Cold Outside' is great, and how perfect it looks in the beautiful frame that you chose. I love 'Feast of Friendship' too. Your stitching is always so amazing, Deborah. I admire your work so much.

Oooooh.....those scissors are really beautiful!

So glad that you and your friends and family fared well through the storms.

Blessings!

Karoline said...

Great framing on 'Baby' and Feast of Friendship is looking lovely

Leslie said...

I love the frame.. but then again, I love all of your peices.
Glad that you made it safely through Sandy. Hope that you have a great thanksgiving.