Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Fun in the Sunshine State!


Look at these pretty squares from my friend and partner, Kathy Roberts, from Australia and Oklahoma! She and I were Fair & Square partners, as you may recall from my earlier posting. I love the tiny alphabet for my granddaughter's quilt. The threads Kathy sent are interesting and so thoughtful, too. Especially interesting are the which Kathy says are newly produced hand-dyed and wound by her LNS in Australia. The feel of this thread was awesome. I've asked Kathy for a color chart.
Jessica, my perfectly lovely only daughter, should be happy to know that her "Mermaid of the Pearls" has risen out of the depths of the WIPs and is back in Mom's lap frame. I've been stitching on her for the past 3-4 days, and enjoying her again. Found some counting mistakes, however, but I'm not going back or frogging....no time to do that....I'm just compensating and forging ahead. Once I get through this section of the front "tail/body" then the miscounting will be taken care of and I can resume well. I hate I made a mistake, but can't find it, anyway! I'm sure none of you have done this....
Jess is just happy that the Mermaid is getting attention! LOL
This is the Glendon designs "Pumpkins..." that Martha (Goin' Stitchin'...) and I, and some others from our EGA and Sunday Stitchers' Group are SAL for the Fall. Not a difficult piece. I may not add the leaves at the bottom. And, I'm thinking of stitching them on black fabric or opalescent...
Just a note to all my friends who've been following the saga: Our house in Massachusetts finally sold...closed on it today. It's finished and we can be at peace about that. I appreciate your thoughts and prayers and lifting me up over these past months. Thank you so much for your emails and sweet words of support and caring. You've been the best of friends during a difficult time. Love you each one....and you know exactly who you are!


I want to express my deepest appreciation to Juls who is under some kind of personal deception and gave me the SMILE AWARD!!!
Thank you, Juls!! I can't believe it! I'm so glad to make you smile. You make me smile! If anything I write can make you and anyone else have a day that gives you a moment of joy in your heart, I'm just delighted.

It's my pleasure, as before, to pass along this gift by choosing 10 others who make me smile and tapping them with the official:

You Make Me SMILE AWARD!!!


1) Lizzie of Lizzie's Kindred Spirits for taking such pleasure in her double twins and being a great mommy with lots of personal style, to boot!


2) Mrs. Stagg of the Merryville Chronicles who in her own little world has created a hide away for me and others to believe in times past that were more beautiful and more gracious and serene....in a little Village far away...


3) Carol of Garden of Stitches who proves that you can count on some things always being there...somewhere in NH somebody is stitching and keeping the faith...


4) Deb in CT, my Stitching Cat friend in thick and thin over the years, always stitching beautiful things, always somebody you can trust for the truth, always steadfast with the best sense of humor!


5) Juls....back at you, dear friend!!!


6) Carissa the happy heart in Canada! Wow can she stitch and knit. I'm in awe of her fairy-light shawls, her stitching and her smiling, fun attitude. Carissa's the friend I'd like to take a roadtrip with!!


7) Isabelle.....bella little French girl....heart huge as the Eifel Tower....


8) Sally quietly being who she authentically is. I love that about her and she always makes my heart smile.


9) Vonna....thank you for sharing and always giving more than you take. I see your radiance coming through everything you "say" online!!


10) Helen....Lena Lou....your stitchery, your kindness, your gentle color selections delight me and make me smile. I love having you as a stitching friend, and I'm so glad you blog!


Please go visit each of these wonderful stitching friends and see for yourself how great they are! You can find their blogs on my side line....


Hugs and thank you each one for always leaving me a note. I check to read what you have to say because it's like talking to you every night, and you mean so much to me. Please keep in touch! Hugs, Deb

21 comments:

Chelle said...

Thanks for sharing the Glendon Place design, it's awesome!

Kajsa said...

Congratulations on selling the house! Your Mermaid of the Pearls look great, can't wait to see more.

Kathy A. said...

Your exchange is lovely. I know where you are coming from with an error in your piece. I am working on a Christmas tree. I had to rip the entire thing out and start again since the mistake kept compounding itself. The pumpkin pattern from Glendon Place is beautiful. They sure make some nice patterns.
Glad your house is sold and you can close the door on that part of things.

Barbara said...

Okay, did you change your blog template or is my brain finally fizzling out? It looks great!

Congratulations on your house sale! I know what a load off your mind that must be. And congratulations on your smile award - you are indeed one of those most wonderful bloggers who always makes me smile. :D

monique said...

Pretty threads! What kind are they?

monique said...

Forgot to add... I like the new look of your blog :)

Carol said...

I am still soooo far behind! I love those squares Kathy made for you!

Vonna said...

I love the squares and they are just beautiful! She did a perfect job for you, didn't she?
I love that GP pumpkin pattern!
The mermaids shall be most lovely! And thank you for your sincere words and sharing with us your smile winners. I feel most honored and humbled with your kind words. You make me smile, Deb :)

Kathy A. said...

BTW - you mentioned a quiche on Teejay's blog - and the recipe is?
email me at drewsgrands@hotmail.com please.

Juls said...

No thank you! And be looking for a little gift in the mail soon!

I have that pumpkin chart and have been looking for a reason to start it! Is this it??? Should we start a blog to post our progress?? just a thought!

Patti said...

I love your blog and THANK YOU so much for your gifts. You really are a treasure that is for sure. Lots and lots of love Patti xxx

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Wow! Thank you, dear friends, for such sweet comments! Hugs, Deb

Miokka said...

You moved the furniture! Love the new look!
Missed you tonight! It was a stitch, like always!
It will be fun to watch the mermaid!
xoxo

tintocktap said...

I love the words at the top of this post - a timely reminder of certain things!

And those pumpkins look lovely!

Lauren said...

Lovely squares! I love pumpkin patterns - that one is so different and colorful!

I love your Mermaid - she looks sparkley already!

Congrats on the house!

tkdchick said...

Oooh I love your F&S

Sally said...

The mermaid is beautiful Debs. I bet your daughter will be delighted to see she is being stitched on again:)

Looking forward to seeing your progress on Pumpkins. It looks a fun design to stitch.

Good to hear you have sold your house! Congratulations!

Sally said...

I forgot to say that I didn't know whether to say thank you or not for the You Make Me Smile Award as I did not know if was me or not. Lol! I know there must be other bloggers out there named Sally. But if it is me thank you from the bottom of my heart. I feel a bit silly now!

lena-lou said...

Hi there Deb :) You certainly make me smile and thank-you so so much for the honour of the award and your very kind words about me !! WOW this is very lovely of you :-))
I have loved catching up with your blog and see you have a beautiful new grandson who looks adorable many congratulations :)) and well done on selling your house and I really liked reading the wise words of 'every woman should know'.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend Deb.

Carissa said...

Thank you so much Deb!!! you truly are an angel :) and you make me smile all the time :) Hugs hugs hugs :)

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

It's for you, Sally!!! LOL
Love,
Deb