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Sunday, December 30, 2012

I Have Missed You All!

This has been the busiest holiday season. Something had to give and I am afraid it was my blog. Things are slowing down and I will pay more attention. I do love reading all of your blogs and writing mine and I have missed doing both. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! Mine was perfect. I did receive some stitchy items which I will share next time. I did some stitching this past month. I stitched Bear Tree Forest by LHN.
I used 32 ct V examplar by LSL and the suggested fibers. Below is a close up of the frame. I love this molding and have used it a couple of times. It's very woodsy.
Up next is my last finish of 2012! It's JM Gardner 1888 by WTNandT. I loved this piece. The colors are perfect for my family room. It worked up quickly and every stitch made me happy.
She will look much better the next time you see her. I plan on taking her to my framer this week. I used 32 ct v. light examplar linen by LSL and the suggested fibers. I started January by PS today. I still have 3 more months left to do in this series. Hopefully they can be finished in 2013.
I will end with a picture of Stella. How cute is she? Digging in the dirt with her nose. She needs to learn to use her paws.
I received this picture as a mouse pad from Santa. Yes, I need a mouse pad. My computer is on a wicker desk that has glass on the top and the mouse doesn't work on glass. So, I get to look at Stella whenever I am on the computer. I want to wish everyone A Happy New Year. Be safe. I will be home with Joanne and Stella eating Chinese food. Chinese food is a tradition that my husband and I started 39 years ago. It continues on. Until next time ...... Happy Stitching! Deborah

37 comments:

carol fun said...

Beautiful stitching! I love the JM Gardner piece -- so pretty! Hope you have a great 2013!

Barb said...

Wonderful finishes!! I think I need to add JM Gardner to my stash! Every time I see it I like it more! Such a cute little doggie!

Theresa said...

Love your Bear Tree Forest!!!!! The frame fits it so well!!!! Just beautiful~

Wishing you a very happy new year!!!!

butterfly said...

Love all your stitching Deborah, and the frame is beautiful.
Little Stella is a sweetie.
So happy you had a wonderful Christmas.
Wishing you all a HAPPY NEW YEAR, hugs June.

gracie said...

Happy New Year

Michelle said...

Lovely finishes - wishing you a blessed Happy New Year xx

Chris said...

Beautiful finishes Deborah!
Happy New Year to you and Stella!

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Marilyn said...

Great finishes Deborah, and cute, cute Stella. :)
She's grown a lot.
Marilyn

Sherri said...

Nice finishes. The PS peice looks cute. Which one is that?

Siobhán said...

Wonderful stitching! I love your JM Gardner. Nice start on the PS, too!

Happy new year!

Vickie said...

A neat 39 year old tradtion! Great mouse pad. Your stitching and the frame look fantastic.

Margaret said...

Lovely framing! Love your JM Gardner finish too, and the PS start is pretty! Love your Stella mouse pad. Love your Chinese food tradition too! Happy New Year!

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Welcome back! I really like the mouse pad!

Kimmie said...

Love the bears stitch....and Stella with her dirty nose. LOL

Happy New Year!!!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Your MM Gardner is beautiful. Congrats on your finish. Love the Stella mouse pad!

Susan said...

Beautiful stitching and framing. With a subject that cute, a mouse pad would be a must!

Maggee said...

Wow! You stitched up Bear Tree Forest quick! It was just released! Nice frame--it IS woodsy! Stella has grown lots! Have a great dinner--sounds good! Hugs!

BrendaS said...

Deborah -- BEAUTIFUL stitching and framing. You and I are on the same wave-length because JM Gardner was my last finish for 2012 too:)) I loved stitching it too:)

Happy New Year to you and Stella! Can't wait to see what you are stitching in 2013!

Annie said...

Gorgeous stitching. Stella looks very sweet. W
Hat a nice gift!

Wishing you a ver happy 2013!

Linda said...

Great finishes Deborah. I love your PS start. I just started February and still have all 12 to stitch. lol

Happy New Year
Linda

Carol said...

So nice to read your new post, Deborah--we've missed you!

Lovely, lovely stitching and framing--really like your new PS January piece. And what a wonderful gift that mouse pad of Stella is!

Wishing you a wonderful New Year!

Julie said...

Lovely stitching, happy new year to you Deborah.

Marnie said...

Love that frame! Beautiful stitching and sweetie puppy girl!

Catherine said...

Great stitches!! What a sweet puppy!

Heidi Kuijer said...

Beautiful framed finish. Are you setting new stitching goals?

Wishing you a new year filled with joy and creativity!

Hugs from Holland ~
Heidi

Brigitte said...

Oh Deborah, both finishes are so beautiful, a great way to end up the stitching year. I'm looking forward to seeing your progress on the monthly designs by Prairie Schooler.
Have a happy and healthy new year!

Angela said...

Lovely finishes! Happy New Year.

Mary said...

Lovely finishes and great PS start! Cute pic of Stella on the mouse pad!
Happy New Year!

Melanie said...

Lovely, lovely stitching!!! :)
I'm itching to do the Bear Tree one - those little bears melt my heart. Perfect frame for it!!!

Sally said...

It's lovely to see you back. Beautiful stitching.

Happy New Year.

Leslie said...

Happy new year!!! I love all of the projects but I especially love the bear forest.
Stella is too cute.

Karoline said...

Beautiful finishes & your wips are looking lovely

Happy new year

Teresa said...

Well I know what it is like to have all the holdiday stuff getting in the way. I am trying hard to get back into blogging. Love the bear picture. What's wrong with a mouse pad, I use one.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Patrizia Valle said...

Your LHN is fantastic !
Pat

Suzanne said...

Beautiful stitching! I hope that you had a wonderful Christmas and a happy new year.

Lynn said...

I'm afraid I haven't been blogging much lately either. Sometimes I need a break so that I can get some other things done around here. I could stay on the computer all day if need be!
I love both of your recent finishes. The framing is just perfect for Bear Tree Forest!