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Monday, July 30, 2012

Where Does The Time Go?

I can't believe that has been 3 weeks since my last post. Things have been crazy busy around here. I did the patriot exchange and should have posted a while ago. Nataly received my name and did she spoil me. Nataly is a friend of mine. We are in the same stitching group on Wednesday's and I was thrilled to receive something she stitched. The biscornu is stunning. The back is just a pretty as the front. She knew that I did not have one because my eye sight isn't good enough to do the finishing. Besides the fabric and the trims, the star, the pattern, a beautiful red candle holder that she uses as an ort container and buttons, she made me some of her great counting pins. The are done in red white and blue and they were mounted on a felt star. Awesome! I can't thank you enough, my friend. This is what I sent to Lynda. She said that she enjoyed the package. I know that I had a great time putting it together. I will be back in a couple of days to show the stitching and the trifting that I have done lately. Until next time ..... Happy Stitching! Deborah

Friday, July 6, 2012

Ititty Bitty

I hope everyone in the US had a great 4th of July. Mine was quiet, just the way we wanted it. A cookout and a lot of stitching. Please excuse the picture. My neighbor is mowing his grass near my patio and I don't want to get dirt on it. It is a fun stitch. The silks are wonderful! The colors are beautiful. The weather is going to be in the 90's this week-end (cooler than most of you ) so I see time in the house with the A/C. I did put this little design in a box that I had. The fabric is a light blue color, not the white that the picture shows. Cheryl and I did some thrifting a couple of weeks ago. I found this darling sewing case for $20.00. I will be painting it when the weather isn't so humid. Haven't decided on the color yet. I love the shelf inside for spools of thread. So cute. The blue frog and the green frog are ceramic. These I found with Cheryl. The one with the pansies, I found in my basement while I was looking for some decorations. I bought this many years ago, while I lived in Georgia, at a craft fair. I put a small pair of scissors in it. I had totally forgotten that I had it. Please excuse the weird format. Blogger wasn't too friendly today. Thanks for all the comments on my last post. I appreciate them so much. Keep cool and safe. Until next time ..... Happy Stitching! Deborah