March 09, 2011

well, hello!

Anyone still out there? Hello! It's me, Andrea, and yep, I'm still kickin', chickens! Not sure how time flies by so quickly and how four months have passed since I made a decent post here! Yesterday I was at my eye doctor, getting my annual exam for contacts. Except that it had been TWO years since I'd been there. NO WAY! She showed me my chart as proof, since I didn't believe her, lol! Why is it, the older we get, the faster time flies? Oh well. You know that expression...time flies, whether you're having fun or not!

Anyway. I'm blessed that even when my life gets busy and hectic, I am still able to stitch. So I have lots of stitching to share, almost too much! My plan is to break it up into several posts. Also been doing a LOT of cooking and baking...if I'm on your list on Facebook, you already know this, lol! Sometimes I think I post too much about food. But it's a passion, as well as my stitching.

This is a little something that I stitched a long time ago and sent out for finishing. Love what she did with it!



Love is All You Need
Freebie by Bent Creek



Will be back with more that I've done, but for now, I must share a couple of gifts I'd received for Christmas.

Becky sent me this adorable little cupcake pincushion she made.



I think the design is from Blackbird Designs, but not 100% sure. It's just the cutest bitty thing you've ever seen! Thank you so much Becky, sorry to be so late in posting about it!



From my dear friend Patti:



Design by Carriage House Samplings. Filled with crushed walnut shells and also finished by (?), isn't it beautiful?



OK, one more from me ;-)



Bent Creek Winter Snapperland
I'd stitched this one a while back and sent to my sweet friend Tobie, to do her magic on it. I LOVE what she did :)




The fabrics she used couldn't have been more perfect! I have more Tobie finishing to share with you later :)



That's all for now. If you're still around after all these months, thank you from the bottom of my heart. I promise to come out and play more often ;)
xoxo

30 comments:

BeckySC said...

I can't tell you how HAPPY I am to see a post from you :) You have been missed :)
Love ALL your stitching and each finish is SO special :)

hugs my friend!
Don't be a stranger :)

Cindy's Stitching said...

What pretty pieces. And the added touches are so nice.

gracie said...

I said to anyone who might be listening...is that really a post from Deep Fried Cupcake that I see??? is Andrea still there??? Nice to hear from you!

Denise said...

Glad to see you back! Your presents and finishes are awesome! Can't wait to see the rest!

Daffycat said...

Yay, Andrea's back! Ha ~ once you are in a reader...you can't escape! Welcome back to blogland, dear!

Deborah said...

beautiful finishes! Glad to see you back.

Cindy in Virginia said...

Andrea! Hey, good to see you! I absolutely love all of your new stitched goodies...I especially love the "All You Need is Love" pillow, what a great idea...I actually have that stitched from many years ago and never did anything with it. I might copy youra, lol! And, a question...I see a picture of a Sprinkles cupcake...did you come to D C, or is Sprinkles a chain? I had a cupcake identical to that one recently.

Nancy said...

Hi Andrea! It's wonderful to hear from you. Glad you have been enjoying both stitching and cooking. As always everything you have shown photos of is just gorgeous!

Michelle said...

So happy to see you posting. And post about food any time! Love the beautiful finishes - they are stunning. Such a cute little cupcake pincushion too! And that CHS piece, oh my, I need to stitch that one!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Hi Andrea, I was wondering where you've been. You given us all some lovely eye candy. It all looks wonderful.

Joy said...

Happy, happy to see your wonderful finishes! Better hang on to your "finisher", she does lovely work. Oh, how I wish I lived next door...stitching and good food!

Happy Stitching...hugs

KsMaryLou said...

Cupcake you're back! Yeah! I've checked your blog so many times since you last posted, and if it weren't for FB I would have really been worried about you. Your finishes are great.......I always love to see what you've been stitching. Hey, how about some pics of the pups.

Margaret said...

It's so good to see a post from you! I love the pieces you stitched! Nice presents from Becky and Patti too! What a feast for the eyes this post is. Can't wait for more! (I'm greedy. lol!) I know what you mean about time passing so quickly. Isn't it awful?

Donna said...

Welcome back. Love all the stitching! We have missed you. Can't wait to see new posts and pics.

JOLENE said...

Glad to hear you are still kickin' chickens! lol...and stitching, too. I am in love with your "farm animal" pincushion. Too cute for words! Smiles....

Bine said...

Hi Andrea, so good to see you are back to blogging :)And I so enjoy to see all this nice stitching and finishing. - Can't wait for the next post to be published...

Dovilė said...

so pretty pieces:)

Brigitte said...

You've stitched and finished some gorgeous pieces. And you've received wonderful gifties. Enjoy them all.

staci said...

Such beautiful inspiration! Gorgeous finishes and gifts Andrea!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Wonderful finishes, Andrea! I can't wait to see what else you've got to show us! I love the kicken chickens expression- I thi.k that is my new, favorite phrase. You really do come up with the funniest things. I'm still laughing over the rock star from mars exchange! Love ya, girl!

Vinniey said...

Welcome back, Andrea! So many beautiful stitching and finishes. I love them all. "Love is all you need" are too cute! Beautiful pincushion from Becky. Have a wonderful week.

Sally said...

Welcome back Andrea :) A lovely post with lots of goodies. Love the BC finish.

Katrina said...

Everything is just so pretty Andrea! Love it all. It's so nice to see a post from you too.

Blu said...

Good to see you back. And with so many lovely finishes!

Melanie said...

Such lovely finishes, all of them!! It's nice to see a post from you. :)

Melissa said...

Nice to see you Andrea! You've stitched some lovely things, and got some nice ones in return!

Sharon said...

4 months really? I guess because I see you on facebook that I didn't notice. However, when you come back with such gorgeousness I realize what I have been missing. Fabulous projects and finishes.

Dana Orsborn said...

Hi Andrea!

Daisy and I love these pieces!
We hope you have a great weekend!

-Dana & Daisy

Siobhan said...

Okay, I just typed a comment and got a 'service 503 unavailable' response, so if a comment shows up twice--just figure it's my enthusiasm for seeing a post from you. :) I'm so glad you're posting again! Fantastic finishes!!

Lois said...

Good to see you posting again! Love the finishes and what nice gifts you received. Love the BC finish Deb did. I have that stitched (umpteen years ago) and have never finished it into anything but having seen yours ...... well, I hope you don't mind if I end up being a copycat at some point?!