Saturday, May 30, 2009

Finally Fotos!!! :]

I've been such a long time without updates of my stitching because of the one thing and another that I've whined to you about. So, finally, I have something to show you. Hope you like them...



Let's have Marie's and more Marie's to start this show, want to???? She's always the best....


Above: a very sad pic of a lovely sampler I've just started...."Sarah Siddal" Go see it as a better pictured chart on Scarlet Letter. I've only started the border. I wish you could see the very lovely colors. Not switching these to silks...some things need to just be cotton floss, don't you think??? :)


Below: Shepherd's Bush: "Quaker Heart" I'm stitching this one as a little respite one between all the biggies calling me on my Rotation. It's just so sweet...aren't all of their designs? I happened to have this handmade necklace that matched so well. Focus was off....don't worry, I'm figure it out one of these days!!! :PMore Marie in our future.....



My update on "The Plantation Sampler," along with a necklace I'm making for Jessica (DD), and a gorgeous letter packet I just found of...Marie Antoinette! I'm not sure what could make one sigh more than that with joy. LOL


Testing, testing....amber light on the progress of my "As Days..." Can't really see the progress well, but take my word for the fact that the little critters are there, the tree trunk and branches are there and I'm starting on leaves! I really love the look of this one and keep experimenting with colors as I go.



A fiddlin' around with this camera will be helpful, I can see. This is an update of my "Beatrix Potter Quaker Sampler/Ackworth School" SAL. Did the "no-no" and pressed this and all other pieces, so I could get better pics.... (Are you reading this, Nicole?) I stayed away from my threads while pressing!!! LOL Just pressed the linen. :) I'm continuing to love this color linen, which is Porcelain. It has some very nice blush colored markings in the over-dyeing.

I have a couple of more things to show you, but they have to wait until they're received from friends or posted to our Friendship Sampler sites.

So happy to be able to send some pictures to you. I know the next ones will be better.
Tuesday is my 59th birthday, ya'll!!! LOL Surprise! I think DH and DD (Jessica) have something up their sleeves. My "naughty" children(now all grown up) always have had a "race" on my birthday and special holidays to see who's the first to get a card &/or gift to me....and of course, which "morbid wretch" is the last to have remembered and come through for Mom! LOL They love this competition.
This year, JASON has won the first card to get to mom round!!! Thank you, Jason, Honey....you always said you were the one I could really count on! :]
Also a salute that means my "Stitching Birthday Twin," Barbara of Mainely Stitching will be having her birthday, as well, on June 1st. Happy Birthday, dear Barbara. I hope your package gets to you in time! Fingers crossed.... :)
Have a wonderful weekend everyone. I'm thinking of you, and will be checking in with you on blogs all weekend.
Love and hugs, Deb


PS: Special love and thanks to all of you, my friends, and family who have sent lovely thoughts, greetings by mail and email, phone calls, prayers and gifts this past year. My 58th year was not my best healthwise....now I'm hoping to be past that and going on to better things in my 59th!!

25 comments:

Margaret said...

Oh I love to see your WIPs! Did you have to remind me of the Plantation Sampler? lol! Anyway, you have some great ones there! Happy birthday to you too! Enjoy your day on Monday -- and definitely better health to you too!

Miokka said...

Happy Birthday to YYYYYYOOOOOUUUUUU

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Happy Birthday dear DDDDEEEEEBBBBBB

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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hope your day is wondertastic!!

Enjoy & eat cake!

Love your WIP!

lena-lou said...

Best wishes for you having a lovely Happy Birthday on Monday and every good wish for the year ahead!!

Love all the WIP pictures :)

Take care x

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Thank you for the birthday wishes, Sweet friends! Love ya! Deb

Deb said...

I absolutely love all the WIPs that you have going. Several of them are on my short list to do hopefully soon. And have a great Birthday. I'll be celebrating right along with you (kind of) as mine is on the 31st! Hope this year brings you a lot of stitching time and the best of health.

Patti said...

I really love all your WIPs. And here I have sat all afternoon with this new computer on my lap and I don't like it much but tomorrow I stitch again. I hope you have a great day on your Birthday on Monday and I will be thinking of you. Lots and Lots of Love Queenie xxx

mainely stitching said...

Well, birthday twin, wishing you a most marvelous birthday - although I think you'll notice that the first is on Monday rather than Tuesday. LOL!

Your stitching projects are all so wonderful - each is more beautiful than the last, and that's really saying something!

Take care, and enjoy a wonderful weekend!!

Cindy said...

Hope you have a wonderful birthday :)

Jan said...

Happy Birthday to you, Deb!! Hope your day is extra special!

Love your works, they are all just lovely. I especially love the SB and that border so far, on The Plantation Sampler! Wow!

Nicole said...

You are making beautiful progress on all your wips Deb! They are all so pretty!! Happy Birthday on Tuesday! I hope it's a good one! :)

Jeanne - WillowTreeStitcher said...

Happy Birthday dear Deb! I hope next year brings you better health and lots of happiness. Your WIPs are beautiful!!

Tracy J said...

I just started Quaker Heart today and have almost finished it already, I should be done with it tomorrow. How nice to have a quick finish occasionally after some of the biggies that I have done recently.

Also, I have just won Plantation Sampler in a drawing and am considering starting it soon. Yours looks so lovely so far, are you using silks and what kind of fabric are you using? I was considering 36 count cream edinburgh. Attic Needlework has model samplers like these and they are just so lovely, I hope I can do it justice. Do you have any tips?

tintocktap said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DEB! Hope you have a wonderful day being spoiled rotten! LOL Your WIPs all look gorgeous - I think I've got the Quaker heart in my stash - thanks for the reminder!

Siobhan said...

Have a WONDERFUL birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!

Love all your WIP photos. Beautiful eye candy!

Isabelle said...

A very Happy Birthday to you , Deborah :-)
Many many sweet thoughts for fou and I hope you have a better health this new year which is beginning for you .
Cheers from Fance,
Isabelle

Sally said...

Happy Birthday Deb!! I hope you had a wonderful day:)

All of your WIPs are gorgeous. You always choose such lovely things to stitch.

Joke said...

Happy belated birthday, and I hope this year will bring much health, joy and happiness!

Kajsa said...

Happy Birthday! I hope it was a great one!

Lovely pictures, thanks for sharing.

Carol R said...

Belated Happy Birthday Deb!

Brigitte said...

Very nice pictures of your WIPs.
Sending you very happy belated birthday wishes!

Cheryl said...

Im late in wishing you a happy birthday Deb! Hope it was a good one and i also hope your 59th year is a better one :)

Wendy said...

Its been wonderful visiting with all your lovely WIP's! I've missed your birthday but sending belated wishes and I'm hoping it was all you dreamed for.

Michelle said...

Ah such lovely things in this post. I love them all! Happy birthday to you!!

Heather said...

You have been busy! I like all of your samplers, the plantation sampler is so pretty, the border on it, yum! I hope you had a beautiful birthday!

Hazel said...

Happy belated birthday wishes!!! Love your wips and especially the new Sarah one. Beautiful. x