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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