Wednesday, January 16, 2008

What On Earth Is Deborah Doing Now?

OMG, I just loved stitching my first hound on St. Reatham's. If there are any mystery readers among us, who can resist a little hound or two??? He's one of many on the trail of a bunny who's never going to be caught. But, throughout this piece there look to be several symbols of fanciful, myserious thingies. I was stitching this and watching the 1st segment of American Idol...so disappointing. I'm not sure I can do it again this year. The try-outs are so heartbreaking!! :[
Did I ever show you this? It was a piece that my friend, Deb (Cat Tails) and I did some years ago. It was such fun with all the threads and different stitches. I'd forgotten all about it down here in FL, but found it cleaning out my husband's bedside armoire drawers...one of my storage places. The finisher had fun, didn't she!!?
I have been wanting to introduce all of you to my dear friend, Elaine. She's my friend in my neighborhood who has been through the lung cancer surgery and chemo this past few months and is recovering so beautifully. Elaine, Darlene and I are called "the girls" around our poolside group because we're always going out to dinner together every single week (they go several times a week!). On Tuesdays we love to go to Outback Steakhouse because of the hot fudge sundaes!! ...and the steaks, too, but not the veggies..:] ...that's Darlene's standing choice. And, we go to other places that Elaine and I choose on other nights.
Elaine and I decided to get together to stitch on our "Strip Club" strippy quilt for the day. Why am I always pictured ironing!! LOL We bought the same strip grouping for the class, so it's been fun. Next week we'll hope to get more done on this, and less eating. She made a delicious gourmet steak salad for lunch w/ garlic bread...and we raided her bowl of chocolates for dessert. We grumbled about the quilt strips not being even, and we discussed the girls in the neighborhood (what else!?), and we discussed books and broken bobbins. And, finally decided we both needed an afternoons nap from so much work!!


Here are a couple of the completed blocks above. Sweet and shabby! Don't look too closely...there may be steak stains! :o

I'm keeping up in the Neighborhood! Here's the start of my block in Leslie Saunder's for our RR. Isn't her piece darling as is? Anyway, I chose "June Morning" and the house there. This is the first time I've been brave enough to be the center block, but I thought I would just take the plunge....
Hope it's going to be okay...:f

Good evening to all you stitching Queens, you Wonderful Women of silks and sparkling threads, you Princesses of silver and golden scissors!
Deb

18 comments:

Itching To Stitch said...

Glad you got to start St. Reatham. I love that pillow, quite fancy :). Leslie's RR looks great and a fun one ;)

Juls said...

Oh my !!! You are busy!!!!! And now you've gone and made me hungry as well!!!! Everything looks wonderful! I was fine at stitching group today and promptly took a long nap when I got home!!!! Let's talk over the weekend!!!!

Barbara said...

Deb, what a fun & energetic post! I wish I could pal around with you girls (though I would take a pass on the steak - is there fish available? LOL!).

That's a great start on St. Reatham's - I love this project already! And your NRR is fabulous! What a great design you're using!!

Cheryl said...

Hmm im hungry for all the food you mentioned and its only 8am here LOL
Love the block you have pieced together for your quilt. The RR is looking good too.

Wendy said...

It sounds like you have a great time with your poolside friends. Weekly dinner out with the girls is a fantastic way to spend the evening, especially enjoying the hot fudge sundaes!

Nicole said...

Oooh, I love that Goode Huswife design! it's so pretty! Deb, now there are two pictures of you ironing out there in blog world! Everyone is going to think all you do is iron - lol! :)

P.S. have you seen these??
New Cat's Whiskers

Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

Hi Deb, thanks so much for coming by my blog and encouraging me with your sweet comments! I love these pictures of your friends, finishes, and finds. :) I found your book blog, too! Looks like you have some awesome reads on there. It's hard to balance our love of reading with our love for stitching, isn't it? :)

Stitching Cat said...

Deb- love seeing the mitten again! Girls, it really is so much prettier in person! I framed mine and have it hanging by the front door -- so that you will have your mitten(s) when you go out into the cold. Miss you Deb! Love, Deb

Sally said...

Lovely start on your new project, Deb, and the RR looks fantastic!

tintocktap said...

Wow Deb - I'm always amazed (and jealous) at all the things you find time to do! Sounds like you have such fun with 'the girls'. Enjoy yourself!

The Silver Thistle said...

You're making me hungry too, lol. Such lovely pics of your time with you friend and you look so cute. Pretty lady :)

Can't wait to see how St REatham comes along, I know you'll make such a super job of it. And your neighbourhood house will be lovely too.

You've been busy, busy, busy as always.

Carol said...

Leslie's RR looks fantastic Deb - I can't wait to see more of what you are adding to it :-)

Patti said...

Deb
I am so pleased to see you started St. Reg and I love the color you picked too. Boy are you ever busy! Lots and lots of love Patti xxx

tkdchick said...

Wow that pillow is just so fun!!!

Kajsa said...

I love that pillow! Great new start too!

Michelle said...

Great start on St. Reatham. Good for you stitching on the center square of the RR - good choice on the house. Your quilting looks beautiful!

Margie said...

I love your SR start. I'm going to save that little bunny for last. :-)

Lelia said...

Goodness. Quite a newsy post! Enjoy all your projects ...