September 28, 2008

Rhapsody In Red Part IIII.....

At long last Rhapsody In Red part 4 is finished. This set marks the end of the smalls so it's on to the casket next. I hope you've enjoyed the journey as much as I have.

The cover photos:

Chatelaine, Needle Book, Thimble Nest & Needle Threader

And a few additional pictures:


posted by Deb at 8:44 PM | 12 comments
September 27, 2008

PIF from Tammie.....

The mail brought a lovely PIF from Tammie. She stitched a beautiful needlecase and included goodies, needles, fabric, charms, a miniature journal and yummy chocolate that was gone in a flash. :)

Thanks again Tammie for including me in your PIF, I need to get busy with mine!

I'll be back tonight or tomorrow with RIR4 pictures...

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posted by Deb at 11:19 AM | 3 comments
September 20, 2008

I'm here.....

Just a quick post because the emails are starting to come in asking if I'm okay - I am, just feeling the licks of the whip from over in Thailand. :) I'm racing to finally get Rhapsody In Red 4 finished and as always, I am way behind in replying to emails.

I'll leave you with pictures of the effect the rains have had on the yard and the recent flooding from Ike.

It started with the rains in July - a hole about the size of a basketball. The rains in August left this -

Filled it with concrete and had a plan for topsoil and sod next spring until both Gustav and Ike came through and collapsed a portion of it -

This is the park next to the Missouri river after it had already crested. Those are park benches you see in the water -

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posted by Deb at 10:43 AM | 4 comments
September 13, 2008

A Queen, at last.....

After what seems like a 100 pictures, here she is at last, at least this was the best of the lot. I used silk ribbon on both the ruffles and the curly ribbon at the top. Hidden in the folds of the ruffles are tiny crystal pins matching the yellow-ish stripes in the sheep.

Shepherd's Bush - Queen Sheep

I've had a few e-mails asking why I changed the saying over in my profile (how observant some of my readers are!) - seems the insanity one was popular. :) I'm not saying it won't be back but for now, the new one is more appropriate for some things I'm going through.

There's so much nasty weather every where you look right now, please everybody be safe.

As always, thanks for visiting!

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posted by Deb at 9:22 PM | 15 comments
September 10, 2008

HOE Needleroll exchange from Marion.....

My needleroll arrived all the way from The Netherlands, isn't it bright and sunshiny and cheerful? Thanks again Marion!

Queen is still not cooperating, I can't seem to get a decent picture but tomorrow is another day. Gosh, who knows, I might actually set some kind of record and post every day this week!

Thanks for visiting!


posted by Deb at 10:30 PM | 5 comments
September 9, 2008

HOE Needleroll exchange to Alison.....

I was glad to hear my HOE Needleroll exchange package arrived today. It traveled to Alison in Australia and as always I was worried until I heard she'd received it.

I used a design from Keepsake Stitches called Bunnies In The Berry Patch. Instead of a normal needleroll, I stitched a front and back so it is joined on both sides instead of just down the back. Both the lace and little bunny were from my stash, there's a reason I pick up odds and ends, just never know when they will come in handy. :)

I tried taking pictures of Queen this afternoon but the lighting was terrible so I guess I'll be back again tomorrow.

'Til next time.....

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posted by Deb at 8:43 PM | 5 comments
September 8, 2008

PIF from Margaret.....

Today was one of those mail days I love and my postal person doesn't. :) I "thought" one of the packages I received was for the HOE Needleroll exchange, instead I was surprised with Margaret's PIF package. She sent a gorgeous journal with a stitched piece from SALexandre attached to the front, a notepad, chocolate (alway yummy), a pen with a gold butterfly on the case, tea, a wonderful handmade card and wrapped it all in jelly bean paper. :) I can't stop touching and looking at the journal, my picture really doesn't do it justice.

Also in the mail today was a package of fabric. I'm sure that's not exciting to most of you but to me it is, I love fabric and stash is stash. This package held a special fabric that I thought I'd never find again, it's one I use quite a bit and goes especially nice with the Carriage House Samplings stockings. It was pure dumb luck that I stumbled across it again and to be sure, I ordered enough to last a while.

That's it for now, I'll be back with those exchange pictures soon and Ms. Queen in her final form.

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posted by Deb at 7:27 PM | 2 comments
September 5, 2008

A little of this.....

and a little of that this post.

New floss drops with tiny little heart flowers in pinks and reds, much cuter than the picture, hard to get a good picture when it's gray and overcast.

The latest little sheep kit from Shepherd's Bush, I really wasn't sure I liked this one but it didn't take very long at all for it to grow on me.

Shepherd's Bush - Queen's Sheep

This unexpected gift came from Wawanna at Dazzling Ornaments. My picture does it no justice, the workmanship is just outstanding.

I also finished my needleroll for the HOE exchange, on time too, can you believe it!?! I'll be back soon with photos.

My thoughts and prayers are with all who have been affected by the hurricane(s) and tropicals storms. Be safe please.

'til next time, thanks for stopping by.....

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posted by Deb at 9:41 PM | 5 comments