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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

JANUARY

January is my first finish of the new year. It is a PS design stitched on 32 ct lambswool jobelan fabric and DMC floss. It turned pretty well. I changed one of the dogs to look more like Stella.
I have started a little Valentine piece but haven't done enough for a picture yet. I wanted to share some stitchy items that I received for Christmas. First up is a flower frog.
It is so much prettier than the picture. I have never seen an oval frog. It's about 7" long and the bottom is a beautiful purple glass. This was a total surprise because Joanne doesn't understand my obsession love for frogs and scissors. Speaking of scissors, I bought 2 wonderful pairs of Dovo's with gift certificates.
Love both pairs but the black ones are the best. My friend, Nataly, had this pair and I knew someday I would own them. They are called Tattoo because of the etching on outside and the inside of the blades. So beautiful!
I will end of with a picture of Stella in her new coat. She is such a girly dog. She actually likes wearing it. Thanks to my new followers! Glad to have you along for the ride. I want to thank everyone for the great comments. They mean so much to me. Until next time ..... Happy Stitching! Deborah

45 comments:

Peggy Lee said...

Congrats on the finish. It's beautiful and I like "Stella" in it.
That scissor frog is awesome! I've never seen one like it.
Love those scissors too. I am a nut for scissors.

CATHI said...

Great finish! And the scissors are gorgeous! Stella looks so cute with the new coat! :o)

Cathi

Lesleyanne said...

A gorgeous finish. Great picture of Stella in her new coat. Lovely scissors and scissor frog.

cucki said...

Aww super cute finish and very pretty scissors ..
Stella is looking so cute with her new cost
Love xxx

Annette-California said...

Your PS sampler is Beautiful! I do love PS designs. Congrats's! Oh those scissors are so COOL! Tattoo ones are so pretty. Lovely gift you got (scissor frog). Stella is so stylish:) love Annette

Marilyn said...

Nice finish, I like the little Stella in it. :)
Those are some great stitching tools that you have gotten.
The frog is beautiful,so are the scissors.
Cute pic of Stella, she looks like she doesn;t like the snow on her toes!
Marilyn

Julie said...

Super finish, great idea to make the little dog look like Stella. She looks so cute in her little jacket.

Siobhán said...

Stella looks very chic in her new coat! I have a few coats for Duffy but you can nearly see the thought cloud above his head filled with curses as he wears them on walks. LOL LOVE the finish, especially with Stella making an appearance. Nice gifts!

Chris said...

Stella! I love the way that you added her into your wonderful PS finish. Her coat is pretty awesome too.
What great scissors and a new frog.
Have a great week!

Manuela said...

Your January Sampler is beautiful.

Greetings from Germany, Manuela.

Theresa said...

Beautiful finish!!!! Perfect for this time of the year, too~~~~ And those two scissors are amazing!!! Love the detail on the blade!!!
Stella is so cute in her coat~~~
Have a great week!!!

Annie said...

Lovely finish and such a cute idea to 'personalize' the doggie.

Love the pretty flower frog and your gorgeous scissors.

Stella looks very stylish in her new coat!

Maggee said...

Stella should be very appreciative--such a nice coat! Your PS finish is terrific--gonna frame it? And I also have never seen an oval frog. But I will be looking now! I love my Dovos--have two pair. But Tattoo ones I really like better! Thanks for sharing. Hugs!

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

A beautiful finish Deborah :)
Stella is a doll!

Sally said...

Beautiful finish. I really love winter pieces.

Nice flower frog and love your new scissors especially the black ones. So pretty.

Aww Stella looks so cute! She definitely needs her coat with that snow. Still waiting for some over here!

Margaret said...

Beautiful PS finish! Love how you put Stella in it! lol about Stella liking to wear her coat -- so sweet! Ok, now I need those black scissors too. I love Dovo scissors. Time to save up! Love the flower frog too!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Love your PS finish. Stella looks very chic in her new coat. Those scissors are wonderful.

Vickie said...

I love that you stitched Stella right in. I love to do that with Mabel.
Sweet Stella. That last picture is so cute.♥

Teresa said...

Wonderful finish. I have never seen a oval frog, how fun. Love the new scissorss and Stella looks a bit warmer in the new coat.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Carol said...

Absolutely love this first finish of the year, Deborah, and your little Stella rendering on it, makes it even more special :)

She looks quite spiffy in her new coat, too!

Happy New Year to you!

Julie M said...

Beautiful scissors and flower frog! Love your PS finish too.

Mary said...

Congrats on the finish! Great frog and those scissors are beautiful! Tell Stella she looks so fashionable in her new coat!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

What a pretty finish! Congratulations!! I love the scissors, too. Both are so unique and fun!!!

Tricia

Janice Boucher said...

Happy New Year Deb!
I just love your PS January finish. You know me and Winter designs! :)
Stella looks great in her new coat...what a fashion-ista!

BrendaS said...

Great finish Deborah! Always love seeing the PS finishes.

I absolutely LOVE your new scissors -- I'm going to have to track those down for my "collection"

Cute pic of Stella!!!

marly said...

Nice finish, beautiful scissors. Great coat Stella!

Penny said...

Love your Stella personalized finish! She looks very pretty in her new coat! :) Pretty frog and I love the scissors, especially the black ones.

Kathy H said...

Beautiful sampler and those scissors are so pretty.

butterfly said...

How pretty Stella looks in her new coat.
Your stitching looks wonderful and your scissors WOW
love them.

Michelle said...

Beautiful x

Glenna said...

What a sweet coat on Stella. And what a great finish!

Sharon said...

Beautiful finish!

Catherine said...

What is not to love about this post! Beautiful stitches, frog, scissors (love!!), and an adorable pup!!

Sharon said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your finish! How fun that you personalized it to include Miss Stella. :)
The frog and the scissors are better than chocolate! Love your blog!

Suzanne said...

Love the finish, PS pieces are always so lovely.

The scissors are beautiful!

Melanie said...

Very cute finish!!! Stella fits in there just perfectly. :)

Robin said...

Love the pup and the frog. The frog is awesome. I have never seen one like this. Also absolutely in love with your PrairieSchooler finish. I am going to have to add that to my list of charts I want to do.

Patrizia Valle said...

Your finish is cute
Pat

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

thank you for the beautiful pictures, and stitching but I love the small dog ...

bisous from FRANCE

Keeper of the Crowes said...

I love how you changed your PS dog. It really does resemble your beautiful girl now!!! The frog is so pretty. I've never seen one like it before. Perfect place for all those gorgeous scissors!!! Stella looks darling in her new coat!

Patty C. said...

Lovely finish & awesome scissors !!!

Lynn said...

What a pretty scissor frog! Love your new scissors too.
Your PS finish looks wonderful. I love stitching winter scenes.
Stella is soooo cute in her little coat!! Does she mind the snow?

Ranae said...

I'm a little behind in reading and commenting
Congrats on the first finish of the year, the best part it's a PS.
Love the the frog, your new Dovo's will look fantastic in it

Michele said...

love your new scissors! where'd you get them??

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

I love your dog !!!

bisous bisous