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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Feast of Friendship.

I just don't know where the time goes. It's been busy here. I have the Christmas shopping done, not wrapped but bought. The yard is finally cleaned up for the fall. Cleaned some closets. I really hate to do them. The thing is that I finished is the Feast of Friendship by BBD and had it framed. Yeah!
I am in love with this finish. The only thing that I might have changed is the color of the house. They used 3 different colors for it. I probably would have used just one. The frame is gorgeous. I think it is perfect for the piece. The pictures really don't do the piece justice. It's dark here and I had to take the pictures inside. Nine of us from my Wednesday stitching group went on a road trip last Saturday. We went to Bush Mountain Stitchery in N. Brookfield, MA. It's about a 2hr ride each way. We had a wonderful time. I didn't need anything but managed to pick up some designs I have wanted to do.
I love Carriage House designs and was glad to see that she back and designing again. After our lunch in Sturbrige, MA we did some shopping. Went to a quilt store and a primitive style gift store called The Handmaiden's Mercantile. What a great store. Everyone bought something there.
I love Pilgrims and Indians and have a rather large collection. I got a pair of both and a great wool mat. I not sure why I didn't get the Indians in the picture.
I just love the Pilgrim riding the turkey. These were a few of my favorites. I want to wish everyone in the U.S. a Blessed Thanksgiving. I hope your holiday is filled with family and wonderful food. Until next time .... Happy Stitching! Deborah

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