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Sunday, December 2, 2012

December Already???

Hello dear friends!  I just can't believe December is here.  Our temps were in the upper 60's today - sure doesn't feel like December.

I had big plans to drag out the Christmas tree and decorations and deck the halls today but Mr. Big Bad Migrane came to visit and the hall decking didn't happen.  I did putter around and finished a wee ornament.

Sled and pattern from dixiedarlin.com

After seeing these little sleds on several blogs I just had to get some of them and start stitching.  They are just the cutest things and will make a nice addition to my tree.

Earlier today while doing some mindless surfing I started looking at trencher bowls.  Looking at them and seeing the prices reminded me that I had a couple of unfinished wood bowls given to me by my mother years ago.  Out to the storage building I went.  Luck was on my side and I found one of them in the very first box I opened.  A bit of Briwax and a lot of elbow grease later...



I can already see it filled with some greenery and a couple of prim pin pillows for Christmas.  :o)

Thank you for visiting and for your lovely comments.  Wishing you a headache free week ahead!

26 comments:

Catherine said...

Oh yuck on the migraine ~ I do hope it has gone away and will leave you alone! They are no fun at all!
Aren't those sleds so fun to do!?! Did you see the bird ornaments they have added?
I love how your bowl turned out ~ you'll have to post a pic with it all decked out!

Loraine said...

Your bowl is fabulous! Love the ornament too.
I hope your headache goes away real soon. Migraines are no fun!

Jackie said...

So sorry to hear about your migraine. Yuck.

LOVE the bowl! I had no idea they were called trencher bowls. My mom has one that I just love.

I think your stitched sled is a perfect ornament!

Barb said...

Sorry about that awful headache. My DD gets them so I know how bad they can be. Love the sled and that bowl! A great find. It will look wonderful with greenery and a few prim pillows!

Miss Pants said...

Sorry about your migraine. We just decorated today b/c we were all sick last weekend.

I love the sled! I vaguely remember seeing this when the design came out. It's super cute! And your bowl came out very pretty with all your polishing.

Faye said...

Sorry to hear that bad headache returned..... Ugh! But you really spiffed up that bowl lady!! It's is wonderful and I can already see some of your creations in it!!!! Nice!!!

Karen said...

Hope you are feeling better! I love that bowl.... can't wait to see what you do with it.

happy stitching....and decorating!

Daffycat said...

The little sled turned out so cute! I love your waxed bowl...that briwax is awesome stuff.

I do hope you are feeling better. * hugs*

Deborah said...

So sorry about the migraine. The bowl is beautiful! I am not sure how you used the briwax with a headache, though. I think the stuff is stinky.

Vera said...

Hi Myra, Sorry about the migraine...hoping it has left by now. Love, love, love your bowl and that little sled is too cute!!

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

bisous from FRANCE

butterfly said...

Poor you, hope you are feeling better.
I use to get headache's twice a week and would have to stay in bed they were that bad for about 3 year's , cross fingers I don't get any now.Love the bowl it will look fab for Christmas.hugs

cucki said...

Your bowl is Wonderful..i love the ornament too.
I hope your headache goes away real soon. ...love cucki x

Annette-California said...

Hope you feel better soon. Love your bowl. I didn't know they were called trencher bowls. Love how you finished your sled ornament. Was it stitched on perforated paper? If so was it easy to stitch on paper? I have a chart that requires perforated paper and I'm leary about it.
love Annette

Chris said...

I hope that the migraine has moved on and you are feeeling better for the week!
The ornament is so sweet. I also think that the bowl is awesome. Isn't it satisfying to use something that you already have :)

Christina said...

I love those sledges! Luckily Dixie Samplers ship to the UK...woo hoo! I think I just heard my husband taking the Visa card out of my purse! Lol.
Hope you're feeling better soon Myra.

Shirlee said...

Sorry about the migraine ... I pray that it has taken a hike : ) What a cute sled! I need to look into that : )

Carol said...

Oh, what a perfect bowl, Myra--and the fact that it was passed on by your mother makes it all the more special. I can just see it brimming with your lovely stitched pillows for years to come :)

Sure hope your headache disappears soon--this busy time of year is no time to be slowed down by a migraine... Take care now!

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

Perfection was found in that bowl! and you "made due" with what you had :) LOVE IT!
Those sweet little sled ornaments...darling!

Vickie said...

Precious sled.
I have a big dough bowl for my smalls. I didn't have one sitting around though. I wish!!

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

I hope you're feeling better, Myra. I can't believe it's December myself. I am in denial.

Emma/Itzy said...

Hope the Migraine has shifted. Your ornament looks so sweet! :)

Siobhán said...

Agh on the migraine! I hope it passed quickly.

What luck, having that bowl in your stash! It will be perfect for all of the wonderful smalls that you do. Love the ornament!

Maggee said...

My daughter and her three daughters get migraines, so I know how bad they can be and I pray it has gone away for a long time! Love the trencher bowl... Am going to add it to my list of things to look for when thrifting, etc. Hugs!

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Hi Myra,

Hope you are migraine free and having a lovely day!
Oh that little sled is gorgeous!
Can't wait to see that cute bowl all decked out for Christmas! :)
I have uploaded lots of things to my blog. If you can please stop by and take a look and leave a comment.
Lots of hugs

valerie said...

Great job on your ornie and your briwax bowl is a-maz-ing! Wow! And it would be a perfect display vessel for smalls! Hope your migraine wasn't too terrible. I used to get them all the time but miraculously only get them once in a while now.