I finished up another little ornament for my Halloween tree.
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
I finished up another little ornament for my Halloween tree.
Sunday, September 26, 2010
The winner of the mish mash box of goodies is Bonnie of The Stitcher's Abbey! Congratulations Bonnie - I hope you enjoy all the little things I made.
Friday, September 24, 2010
Norma. It is in my favorite color and just look at that cute face! I have already taken her for a test drive on the lapel of my winter coat - won't I be stylin'? She also sent a little snowman cross stitch ornament kit which will make a nice addition to my tree. Thank you so much Norma. I truly feel blessed.
Thursday I spent quite a bit of time sewing and have made a project bag, and a bird ornament to add to the giveaway box. I plan to put one more thing together this weekend before calling the giveaway complete. I also worked on a couple of RAK's that will be winging their way outta here soon. :o)
I hope you all have some wonderful plans for the weekend doing whatever it is that you love to do.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Freebie from Homespun Elegance
(portion of design)
28 ct dirty linen/DMC fibers
Finished as a flat ornament
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Carol sent me this wonderful Halloween ornament for my birthday.
When I arrived home from work today there was another package waiting for me. (I just love surprises, don't you? Sweet Vera (no blog yet but we have to work on that LOL) whom I met through Peggy Lee's blog sent me this wonderful little pillow.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Julianne had my name and she made this wonderful pillow with a design by the The Trilogy. Her stitching and finishing is impeccable and I just love the black ric rac trim. The little blackbird button is a real treat too! Lucky, lucky me to have received this beauty. Thank you Julianne!
I had the honor of stitching for Susan and since she has let me know it has been received I will show you a picture of it too. :o)
Waxing Moon Designs
28 ct evenweave/DMC floss
Sunday, September 19, 2010
|Waxing Moon Designs|
After admiring Faye's seasonal tree for quite some time, I headed out for Hobby Lobby yesterday with my 40% coupon to purchase one of my very own. I had fashioned a Halloween tree from an old flower pot and a branch from the cedar we cut down in our yard. I am trying to decide whether to leave the Halloween tree and wait to start using the new one or take this one down and redecorate.
Monday, September 13, 2010
I hope you all had a wonderful start to the week. My Monday was pretty good...for a Monday. :o)
Sunday, September 12, 2010
I have been spending some more time at the sewing machine. I made this candle mat and am thinking of making up some of these to sell. (It would look nicer if I had a candle in a color to match.) It is quilted and measures 10" square. I am trying to decide what a fair price might be. I am thinking in the $10-$12 range, what do you think? Along with a jar candle it would make a nice $15-$20 gift.
design by Cathi http://cathisstitchingblog.blogspot.com/
28 ct natural linen/CC & DMC
Monday, September 6, 2010
and last but not least
I think I am going to make a garland with raffia or twigs and have lots of these "flying" underneath my mantle this fall.
I did find some information on John T. Pullen whose name was in the little book I found. (Gotta love those Google guys) Pullen Memorial Baptist Church still exists in Raleigh, NC - it was begun in 1884. Mr. Pullen was a lay leader in the church. I sent an email to the church secretary to see if she can help me with a little more information on the book itself. I found it very interesting to read about the history of the church.
Back to the grind tomorrow folks! I hope you all had a wonderful, relaxing weekend.
Sunday, September 5, 2010
A big thank you to everyone for the comments and well wishes on my last post and for entering my giveaway. I am still thinking of what to put into the box - I have lots of ideas. If you haven't entered, there is still plenty of time.
DH and I decided to stroll through the flea market today. We were looking for a saw to cut down a cedar in our front yard that is leaning quite precariously over our driveway. (Actually, DH was looking for a saw. I had other treasures in mind. LOL) DH did find his saw for $2.00 and I was rewarded with these for my $3.00 investment. :o)
I found the beautiful hand crocheted table scarf first. It is quite large and will be very pretty draped over my mantle. I can't help but think of all the work someone put into this beauty and I was able to purchase it for $1.00. At another booth I spotted the little book first and didn't ask the price because I thought it would be more than my $5.00 budget could stand. I then saw the skeleton key and paid $1.00 for it. Then I asked the price of the book and he said I could have it for $1.00 too. It was a day for dollars and I have 2 dollars left over for my next treasure hunt. :o)
Lola stayed inside for this photo session while my little familiar Ziggy acted as my assistant. Poor Ziggy has had another encounter with yellow jackets or fire ants, not sure which, but he has lots of little bumps and scabs on his ears. Crazy cat is so curious he will stuff his face in any hole he thinks might house a critter and sometimes he gets a big surprise.
I hope you are all able to enjoy a long Labor Day weekend. I have tomorrow off and am hoping to spend a little more time at the sewing machine.
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
This blog was also started in September. September 26th, 2007 to be exact. Wow! I can't believe I have been blogging for almost 3 years and have posted 326 times. Thank you dear readers for providing me with the inspiration and encouragement to keep on keeping on. I would also like to thank those of you who shared your addresses with me for my little RAK mission. I usually try to surprise someone at least once a month and just maybe it will be you next time. :o)
Now you know I couldn't let such milestones pass without also having a little giveaway of some sort. I really don't know what might end up in this giveaway as I just decided I needed to have one but you can bet it will involve some of this fall themed stuff you have been seeing in my blog posts. I have several other ideas for little projects involving fabric and the sewing machine and some of those will probably go into the giveaway as well. If you want to be entered in this giveaway to celebrate my birthday and my blog anniversary with me, just leave a comment on this post. I will draw a winner on September 26th. As I decide to add things to the giveaway, I will announce them here.
Now then. Do you want to see something cute? I mean really cute? I just think this little thing is so darn cute even if I did make it myself.
I told you it was cute! I set out to make a pumpkin pincushion that really looked like a pumpkin and this was the result. I am so enamoured with this little thing. (It doesn't take much to make me happy.) I am already envisioning several of these in different sizes and fabrics sitting on my mantle this fall.
I hope you are all enjoying a good week. My husband's family is evacuating from Carolina Beach tomorrow because Hurricane Earl is just too close for comfort. Please say a prayer for those in the storm's path as it has the potential to be a bad one for those on the east coast.