Monday, August 22, 2016

Long time no see. Lots of news!

How is everyone? Have lots of new so get ready to read a book, lol!
I did participate in the facebook January challenge. Have lots of WIP's in the works. However, I had some interruptions. Two to be exact!
Was at the work yard on July 4th. Loading things in the portable garage for a move. Closed the door and left for the night. Next afternoon i was throwing pipe in the front of the garage. Heard a desperate cry. Went outside to see if a kitten was in distress. No kitten to be found. Went back into the garage, moved some plyboard and found a hungry, cold, dirty and desperate 6(or8) day old kitten under a work bench. Apparently she was put in the garage the day before and we didn't know it. This was the second time we rescued this kitten. Ferral mother(Fuzzy Butt) was no where to be found this time. Quick trip to the vet for kitten milk and a bottle. The Vet warned us she may not live. I didn't even name her for a few days. But, kitten fought to live so I named her Bridget. Celtic for feisty strong.

So tiny. I weighed her two days after we started bottle feeding her and Bridget was 3.1 ounces.
Kitty burrito after her bath.

 About 10 days later another, older kitten needed to be saved. Maya is about 11 days older than Bridget. Since then these two little fur balls have taken over the house.
 Okay, well we have an adult home and no where to put up breakables. DH found this at a local thrift shop for $20. We had wood, and mesh, for the door. Added casters and we have a kitty condo.
 Which the girls love. They even go back to it when I am busy and they need a nap.
 Best kitty toy ever!!!

When I am not busy they are a purring machine!

 Okay, on to stitching! Several major finishes so far this year! HAED on FB, started some challenges. Already have too many WIP's and decided to work on Mini Autumn Cat. After stitching one page for the challenge. I kept stitching and finished him. Started in 2012 I am very pleased this one is finally done.

Another big finish is HAED Fun Guys Snowballs stocking. Both Autumn Cat and Fun Guy were started in July 2012 and so it was fitting to finish them both in the same month.

 The following finishes are pat of my january challenge pieces.
Lizzie Kate April Flip it
 Lizzie Kate Sweet Land
Lizzie Kate snippet
Lizzie Kate Wanted snippet

 HAED challenge 1 was this!
 Finished the bottom pages enough to start challenge 3
Parking! HATE IT!!! half of the challenge page done. Had this been cross country stitching the page would have been done days ago. But, it is a challenge after all.
Oh, the Alice needleminder is from Gina's Needleminders on fb.

These are lemon seeds from store bought lemons. Wanted to see if they would actually grow a tree. The empty looking cups are avocado seeds. Hubby hopes that there will be a tree sprouting as he loves avocados. I don't care for them myself. But, if they sprout it looks like I may need to learn to deal with them.

I have more challenge pieces waiting for beads and finishing.
I have also started designing my own patterns. Drawings and charting is the easy part. Stitching out, and editing my own designs are another thing! I do like seeing my ponies come to life and hope there will be many more. Here are some that I have finished and have PDF's for sale on ETSY.
 This is Christmas Holly Pony stitched on Polstitches Crocus fabric
 September Pony and January Pony. Will have a pony for each month.
 February Pony available in both small and larger size.
The start of October Pony. Am a lot further along and realized I hadn't take a picture yet. Stitching this on Polstitches Crushed Apple fabric. Beautiful color for autumn pieces.

My design company is DWH Pony Stitches
If you are interested my ETSY store link is

Come Join me on my facebook closed group. I hope to have a SAL, at the begining of 2017, when I have more designs available. Plus a freebie, or two, are in the works.

Really appreciate those who have hung on and are still following my blog.
Happy stitching!


Honeybee said...

Wow, you've been busy! Looking forward to more kitten pics--they are adorable. Your finishes look great and your pony designs are very nicely done--good luck with your new shop!

Rebekah said...

Wow you have some beautiful finishes. And those two kittens are so adorable, what a nice story and names. Good luck with your pony designs, they are very nice.

Preeti said...

Cute kittens !! Your projects are beautiful and your pony designs are very sweet:)
One suggestion, insert your company links as you insert images, people prefer a click than copy pasting the entire URL.

Linda said...

Your furbabies are so cute Deb. I love kittens. Congrats on the absolutely stunning finishes. I love the way you finished off the Lizzie Kate designs.
Your pony designs are adorable.


Donna Pheneger said...

Your work is beautiful but I am so impressed with your designs! Gorgeous work! You are soooooo talented.
Your kitties are coming along so well - they knew who to find for their new mama!

Mii Stitch said...

Beautiful finishes!!!! They all look beautiful :)

Meari said...

The kittens are soooo adorable. I'm glad they're thriving and doing well.

Your finishes... Wow! They're always so nice. Good luck with your new business adventure.

Le trame della Galaverna said...

Wow it is a very beautiful post
I adore your kittens
Many compliments for your needle works

Sandie said...

Loving all your finishes. Especially the 2 LK snippets for Christmas. Might have to hunt those down!
Your two kitties are coming on well - amazing what love and care will do for those small critters. We're cat people, but have decided not to get another until after we give up the travelling - not fair to keep putting them into a cattery while we go off and have fun.
You might shame me into a blog update myself too!

Justine said...

What a fantastic update - you have been busy! Congratulations on your awesome finishes especially the HAED. Perfect for autumn which is fast approaching.
I love the LK Christmas finishes and that polka dot fabric is fabulous!
Sweet kitties, they are very lucky to have found you.

Tiffstitch said...

Holy finishing frenzy Batman! Those are some fantastic finishes! I like your ponies, very cute.

gominam said...

Adorable kitties, so cute. Totally in awe of all your finishes, lovely!

Pamela said...

Great finishes. Those kittens are just adorable. How can you get any stitching done with them around? So very cute!

Faith... said...

Wonderful update Deb! I just LOVE the kitties and hope they bring you many years of joy. Great stitching and finishing on all your projects. You have a flair for the finishing.

Best of luck with your new venture! They are cute designs and I am sure you will be successful.

Rai Rai's Stitches said...

Kitten love!!!! We had a kitten show up here last night. It had a collar, so we know it's not a stray. Friendly as could be. Walked right in the house and used the litter box. Then without so much as a k, thx, by, was gone.

Brigitte said...

You have such a lot of finishes to show, just stunning. Congratulations on finishing two HAEDs, they are just gorgeous. And so many ornament finishes! Great progress on your other WIPs.
Nice story about your new kitties.

Heather said...

Wow den so much great progress! And the kittens are absolutely adorable!

Heather said...

Obviously supposed to be Deb lol stupid phone :)

Weronika said...

You've stitched a lot of lovely things Deb. Your kittens are really adorable. Good luck with your plants. I was always eager to have my own lemon tree but I never tried to plant one.

The Eskimo's Wife said...

Oh my goodness, aren't brand new little kitties just the best things ever? Love the condo you made them ~ very good idea. So glad you found them and took them in.