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Sunday, June 16, 2013

I Have Been Busy!

I can't believe it's been 6 weeks since my last post. The time has flown by. Been busy visiting family and friends in New York City.Went to a 90th birthday party and a christening. Both were wonderful. Done lots of Spring cleaning. Things that needed to be cleaned for a very long time. The yard and gardens have been tended too and look pretty good. Been antiquing with friends. Found some great stuff. Went to Celebrations in May and had the best time with friends. bought some wonderful new stash. And, of course, I have been stitching! I finished Nantucket Girls by PPS. I will do a another post on that piece later. It deserves it's own post. I will start with May Basket by BBD. So cute.
I had this little frame in my stash. I love when that happens. Next is a design I bought at celebrations. It was a special from Rosewood Manor just for Celebrations called Afternoon Tea. It came with the fabric and wonderful silks. It was packaged with the tea cup.
I picked a simple white china cup. Just lovely. Next up is My Little Sampler by La D Da.
I used 36 ct mystery fabric and NPS silks. Framed in a simple black frame. I have joined some of the prim clubs. The next design is from the Little Stitches Handwork Club by Notforgotten Farm. This is Strawberry Basket.
The fabric is not pink. It has been raining almost daily here and I couldn't get a good picture. It's a 30 ct fabric that is a beige color. Thanks to Peggy Lee I used Distress It on the piece and i fell in love with the stuff. It makes the piece look so old. My friend, Nataly, made the strawberry. It was the first time she did one and it is perfect. Thanks, Nataly! Next is The Bee Skep by BBD. This is a sweet design. I used 36 ct strawflower linen and GA fibers. The frame is a cherry color. It goes well with the piece. You will note that I forgot to do the bees in the design. Oh well. I still love it.
One of the other clubs I joined is the Seasons of Chessie and Me club. I adore her designs and couldn't wait to do the first design. It's called Days of Liberty. The kit came with everything including felt and a beautiful hornbook.
I will post a picture of the piece after it's finished on the hornbook. Lastly, is a new design by WTN called The Sewing Bird. So cute. It will be finished into a little pillow. I used 36 ct exampler fabric withe called for GA and Wks fibers.
This post is long enough, so I will close for now. You can click on any of the pics for a larger view. Thanks for sticking with me after this really long absence. I appreciated all the comments I received on my last post. Until next time .... Happy Stitching! Deborah

52 comments:

Marilyn said...

Wow, you HAVE been busy!
Everything looks wonderful.
Marilyn

Karoline said...

You've done some gorgeous pieces, congratulatons

Vickie said...

Oh, very pretty! I especially love the Afternoon Tea. The frame is gorgeous.

Grit said...

Looks all fantastic. Great work.
Greetings Grit

Catherine said...

Wow! So many beautiful finishes! You've certainly been keeping busy ~ thanks for sharing!

Robin said...

What fabulous finishes you have created with your needle and thread! It would be hard to pick a favorite.

Robin in Virginia

Cathy B said...

Wow! This post was a feast for the eyes. Wonderful finishes!

Myra said...

All this eye candy was worth the wait! Lovely stitching. I am working on the Chessie and Me piece now and just love it.

Peggy Lee said...

Oh WOW! I enjoyed this post so much I'm going back for another look!
All of these pieces are awesome. You know I especially love the patriotic piece (surprise). You certainly have been busy. I know I couldn't accomplish all that in 6 weeks.
I really need to get busy and frame some of my stuff. It's all laying out on the spare bed right now. It will take me forever to get it all done...I'll be able to fill an entire wall!
~hugs

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

WOW! You have been busy and productive. Your completed pieces are all beautiful!

sunny said...

O.M.G. Such beautiful pieces! I want to stitch them all. Can't wait to see Nantucket Girl.

CJ in OK ;-) said...

Wow you have definitely been productive during your tome away. Everything is beautiful. CJ in OK

moosecraft said...

You've been busy stitching some real pretty pieces! Thanks for sharing!

Maggee said...

Great post! Love it all! Want to see your Celebrations stash too! Never heard of de-Stress It but will check it out. I was doing a piece that could use that! Thanks for sharing! Hugs!

Keeper of the Crowes said...

Oh my goodness, Deborah, so many beautiful pieces! I LOVE them all and have them all (well, almost all), lol!!! You've inspired me!!!
Linda

Shirlee said...

Goodness ... so many beautiful things! I am sending you an email : )

cucki said...

Wow everything is looking so beautiful ..
Love x

Julie said...

Lots of beautiful things to see, you've been so very busy.

CalamityJr said...

You've certainly been busy! Such lovely finishes, and the Sewing Bird will be done soon, too, I'm sure. Thanks for sharing; I'm sure we all have new ideas for stash enhancement, lol.

Melissa said...

Wow, you have been tremendously busy and productive. Beautiful finishes! Congratulations!

Susan said...

Beautiful finishes. Love The Sewing Bird.

BrendaS said...

Deborah-
As always you have some beautiful stitching! I'm in awe of how much you accomplish! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration. We have the same tastes because I have nearly all of your things kitted up and ready to stitch! Thanks for sharing:)))

Good to see a post from you!!

Lois said...

What lovely finishes Deborah! You have been busy both with your stitching and everything else.

Carol said...

So many goodies in this post, Deborah--I especially love the new Chessie & Me piece!! Congratulations on all of your beautiful finshes!

Anna van Schurman said...

You sure have been! Lovely pieces, well-framed. Always a pleasure to see.

Jackie said...

Wow! What a fantastic montage of lovely projects! You've been very productive!

DonnaTN said...

They are all beautiful. You have great taste in projects.

Barb said...

You have been very busy-wonderful finishes!!

Ellen said...

Gorgeous finishes, love them! I especially love WTN Sewing Bird!

Hugs,

Lisa V said...

All such beautiful finishes, I especially love the little sewing bird.

Penny said...

Wow! So many beautiful finishes to look at! Wish I could say I had been as productive as you have been. :)

Margaret said...

I can't believe how much you've gotten done these past few weeks! Wow! So marvelous! So much eye candy! One of these days I want to go to Celebrations. I keep saying that. lol!

Christine said...

What a lot of fabulous finishes!

Sally said...

Wonderful finishes! You always stitch such lovely pieces.

Annie said...

Well you certainly haven't been idle for the last 6 weeks! What a ton of beautiful finishing and you got the spring cleaning done too! Congrats!

Pat said...

Wow, everything is beautiful!!

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Such pretty things! Nice to have visited with you today.

Giovanna said...

Great finishes - well done!

Michelle said...

Wow you have been busy - adore every piece xx

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Such a pleasure to see all this great stitching and finishing!

Danice said...

beautiful stitcheries and frames. i really love the sewing bird. yes i love it when something i already have works for a new item. prim blessings.

Bekca said...

Hi Deborah, it's great to see you back in the blogging world! You certainly have been stitching up a storm during your absence. Your framed pieces look darling and I can't wait to see the finished horn book.
Best wishes.

Melanie said...

Oh my goodness, you've gotten so much done!! Loved seeing it all. It's awesome. :)

Chris said...

Wow! Gorgeous projects. I really love them all.
Happy Summer!

ricketyjo said...

I love seeing all the things you've been working on.. that first frame is really lovely and fits the piece perfectly! Pretty work!

Lynn said...

Wow, your stitching is gorgeous!! It was definitely worth the wait. I would be hard pressed to pick a favourite from all those lovelies.
I can see your summer is off to a great start and I hope it continues this way.

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

Merveilleuses broderies !
bisous from France

Marsha said...

What a wonderful bunch of stitching. Can't wait to see the unframed when they are finished. I also love the heading picture. Thanks for visiting my blog. I am now a follower of yours.

Parsley said...

Lovely work! I really like these pieces!

meggie said...

Hello

Just found your lovely blog through Parsley.
Your stitching is beautiful (:

Kathy Ellen said...

My but you have been busy stitching so many wonderful pieces. I picked up the Rosewood Manor 'Afternoon Tea' at Celebrations too, but haven't stitched it yet. Seeing your beautifully framed piece inspires me to pull it out soon.

Hope that you are having a nice summer. Can't wait to see more of your beautiful stitching again soon.

Blessings!

Bernadett Rauski said...

Wow,wonderful works.:)