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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Stitching During My Time Away.

I don't know where the time went. It's been very busy around here. Spending quality time with friends lunching and shopping. I have rediscovered Home Goods. Such fun. Took a trip to the western part of the state for some cross stitch. It's nice to see and feel the products. Started the dreaded spring cleaning. Have so much more to do. I always manage to get some stitching time in. I finished the September Word Play. I may have one more to do. I can't seem to find July. Don't you hate that. Next up was Strawberry Bird by Kathy Barrick. I loved this piece the moment I saw it. Couldn't wait to get it done. I used 32 ct. v. pearled barley linen and the suggested NPI silks. This piece was much smaller than the picture suggested. This is the frame I chose. The picture is funky and so is the frame. I couldn't be happier with the final product. Next up is Three Tulips by WTN. I used 36 ct homespun linen and the suggested over-dyed fibers. Even on 36 ct fabric this piece is large. 14 by 10. I think it will be made into a pillow. It is very Springy and happy. Now I am working on The Nantucket Girls by PPS. I am using 36 ct v butter cream fabric and the suggested NPI silks. This is a large piece. It will be 24 by 14 when finished. I am enjoying every stitch. Sorry for the dark pictures. You can click on any of the pics for a larger view. I want to thank every one for the wonderful comments on my last post. I am so thankful that you are all staying with me. Until next time ...... Happy Stitching! Deborah

36 comments:

Annie said...

Tons of beautiful stitching! I think I like Kathy's bird the best. The colors are so vibrant. But all the pieces look like so much fun to stitch!

Margaret said...

Wow, so many beautiful pieces! I love them all!

Marilyn said...

Wow, you've been busy!!
Great projects.
Marilyn

Laurie in Iowa said...

All your stitching looks wonderful!

P.J. said...

Wow, wonderful stitching.:-)

Barb said...

So many wonderful projects. I do love the Sept. Word Play as I taught for about 30 years.

SewAmy said...

wow and love that frame.

Faye said...

All are beautiful!!!!! And, you are so speedy!!

carol fun said...

Wow! You have been so productive! I love all your pieces, particularly the Three Tulips sampler. It is on my every lengthening list of pieces I want to stitch.
Happy stitching!

butterfly said...

You have stitched so much, love on your beautiful stitching, hugs.

Annette-California said...

Wow! You did some gorgeous stitching. I LOVE the bird piece you got framed - That frame is awesome, love it! the silks look soo rich in color. Love everything you have stitched. love Annette

Chris said...

Oh Deborah! What wonderful stitching! I love the frame that you chose for the Kathy Barrick piece.
Happy Spring :)

cucki said...

Wow they all looking so sweet x

Parsley said...

When I see these word play patterns I covet. Lol

Dawn said...

Love the Three Tulips, looking forward to starting mine!

Carol said...

Such beautiful stitching, Deborah! I think the September Word Play is one of my favorites in that series. If you don't find the July one, you're welcome to borrow mine--really!!

Theresa said...

You HAVE been busy while you were away!!!! Such beautiful finishes!!!!!

Michelle said...

Lovely stitching x

BrendaS said...

Deborah -- You always have such beautiful stitching and wonderful inspiration! I love all of them especially the Tulip piece!

Thanks for sharing:)

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

What wonderful finishes! I love them all but the WTN&T tulips I adore!

Julie said...

You've been working on such beautiful projects Deborah.

Maggee said...

So many lovely projects--love them all! But I will hold back from buying them, and live vicariously through your finishes for now! Thanks for sharing! Hugs!

Maggie O said...

Love the different pieces and colours!

Angela P said...

So many beautiful projects and congrats on all the finishes!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

You've gotten a lot of stitching done! Great pieces. I'm loving the Word Plays, too. The tulips are pretty, too. Her designs usually turn out bigger than I expect they will, too, but lovely anyway.

Sally said...

Absolutely love your stitching! Kathy's bird looks fantastic.

Anne said...

Superb stitching Deborah! Love the new Spring Bunny from WTNAT!! The framed piece is perfect too! I hope you find your July Word Play!

Ranae said...

Fabulous pieces!
I just love those word plays
I need to stitch three tulips, it's so pretty
Happy spring!!

♥ Nia said...

beautiful stitching :)

Susan said...

Very beautiful finishes. The bird went on my wish list the minute I saw it. The frame is perfect.

Melanie said...

Beautiful, beautiful stitching!! :)

Catherine said...

Ooohhhh....you have been busy!! Love all of your projects ~ and that frame is perfect!!

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

oh very beautiful stitching ...

Karoline said...

Your finishes are lovely, Strawberry bird looks particularly fine in her frame

Sharon said...

Such gorgeous finishes and framing!

Lynn said...

I just love everything that you finish! Our tastes are so similar. Three Tulips is waiting for me in my stash and I adore Strawberry Bird!
This one escaped my radar somehow.