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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Pretty in Pink and a Giveaway!

Thanks for all the lovely comments on my last blog post. They mean so much to me. I think Stella is a hit. On the stitching front, I just love the pink frame. I don't usually go this way but for a seasonal piece, I think it works well. My framer has a bunch of different colored frames that I will be using in the future.
Cheryl and I spent some time this week to do some finishing.
We put together May word play (I just love these designs), Sarah Tobias pin pillow. The chenille that it is laying on is what I will be putting on the edge. lastly is The Prim Sisters. Below is the back of the Prim Sisters.
This is my favorite finish! It is A Dutch Sewing Pillow by GPA. I bought the finishing kit. I couldn't be happier with it. All the pictures are clickable for a larger view.
I finished this today. It is Summer Splendor by LHN. I think a little red frame would look nice. I also finished Maxim and Zoya by PPS. I don't have a picture but will show it after I pick it up at the framer. I have just over 600 followers and that deserves a giveaway.
This is what I have so far. Two BBD designs, Bohin scissors, flower frog, ort container, a cute notepad and a little pillow made by me. I will probably add some more little things. The rules are just be a follower! You don't need to put it on your blog. Stella would like to add a treat if you have a dog or cat, so please let us know which you would prefer. I will pick a name on May 1st. Good Luck! Until next time...Happy Stitching! Deborah

Monday, April 9, 2012

A Little Bit of Everything.

I want to thank everyone for the wonderful comments on my last post. I just love them. I have started to put together a giveaway for having 600 followers, which just amazes me. I do know that the giveaway will include a flower frog , scissors and a little something made by me. There will be more, just don't know what yet. On to the stitching...
Finished up this little gem and am having it framed in a pink frame. Something different and very Spring like.
Had this piece stretched and I put it in my in and out frame.Below is a close up of the frame.
Stella is going to daycare 2 days a week for puppy socialization. They say she gets along wonderfully with people but is very shy around the other dogs so I decided to send her another day. She did much better on the second day. She will go 2 days a week for awhile. While she was gone I managed to get in alot of stitching time and some yard work. I finished the Prim Sisters piece. Cheryl will finish it when she comes home from Canada.
I also did this little piece that I can't wait to have finished. I really love this scissor pillow. I got the finishing lit so that the pillow will look just like the picture. So cute. >
Easter week end was quiet. I went out to brunch with friends and had some quality stitching time while watching last years Nurse Jackie series.
This is Blooms for Sarah from BBD. I love the design and it worked up quickly because you use just one floss. I did mine on 36 ct mystery LSL using the suggested SNC called Chocolate Caramel. So yummy. lol. You can click on any of the photos for a larger view. I did take a cooking class last Thursday night. They gave us a lovely dinner before class and then we made cupcakes! There were 10 women in the class and we worked in pairs. Joanne went with me.
We made chocolate cake filled with a peanut butter filling topped with chocolate gnache and crushed peanuts. They were awesome. The others made red velvet, carrot cake, lemonchello filled with homemade lemon curd and a chocolate vegan banana cake. We all took home everyone's cakes. It was a great time.
I will end with a picture of my baby. Isn't she cute? The bone she has in her mouth is one she can eat but she needs to carry it around awhile first. Thanks for visiting. My next post will have the giveaway. Until then....Happy Stitching! Deborah