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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Why must one have a title anyway?

Hello friends!  Whewie!  Is it evermore windy here in NC today.  I went outside to take a few pictures and it felt like the hair was going to blow right off of my pointy head. 
 This little guy looked like he was hanging on for dear life.  I just love how he is all hunkered down on the fence.

I did a little finishing this morning.  Here is the 4th Lizzie Kate Halloween Rules ornament.  I was supposed to have all 12 of them finished by now.  You know what they say about the best laid plans doncha?  This will be the last one for this year as I am pretty much in full on Christmas stitching mode now.  I'll start back on them in January and hopefully finish them all in 2013.  (I heard you laughing!)


I finished the Plum Street Samplers piece into a simple pillow.  I auditioned several trims but in the end just decided to add a button to each corner and call it done.  This will be a nice addition to my Thanksgiving mantle display.


I just noticed I now have 200 followers!  Thank you all so much for visiting my little corner of the web.  I really appreciate all your encouragement and friendship.  I do believe a little giveaway is in order.  How about I stitch or sew a little something just for the winner?  If you would like to be included, please leave a comment on this post.  You must be a follower of my blog as this is a giveaway for my followers only.  I will draw a name next Saturday and then get busy making something especially suited for the person who wins. 

Wishing you all a fabulous week!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

A Fun Friday

Hello friends!  Yesterday I had the pleasure of meeting up with Vera and her friend Leslie for some lunch and socializing.  Vera doesn't have a blog but I know many of you "know" her from her comments on your blogs.  Here she is preparing to enjoy lunch at David's Restaurant in Asheboro.


After lunch, we wandered around downtown Asheboro for a bit of shopping, chatting, and just having fun.
I introduced her to the mosquitos we have here in the South:


And warned her of the dangers of runaway trains.  :o)

Isn't this mural fabulous?!  The light is a real, working light on the side of the building.

I don't know what it is about us stitchers but we always have to come together bearing gifts.  Vera gifted me with one of her fabulous knitted and felted wool bowls and this beautiful bird hook. 


And I made for her this little pillow.

"Treasured Friend"
Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe
Unknown blue linen/Victorian Motto flosses


I have said it before and I will say it again, there is just nothing better than fun times with friends!

My thoughts and prayers are with those of you on the east coast who are in the hurricane's path.  I hope you are all prepared and will stay safe and sound.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Boo!

Isn't this card from Norma fabulous!?  It just made my day to open the envelope and see these googly eyes.

We have been enjoying a glorious fall weekend here in NC.  I love fall but I do not love seeing all those leaves swirling around and landing in my yard.  Sigh....there is lots of raking in my future.

I did a bit of finishing for Chris recently and since her stitching is so dang pretty I just had to share them with you.  (She has already shared on her blog)

A little pillow with chenille trim.

A jar wrap.  I honestly don't know how Chris makes such tiny little perfect stitches.  My claws just can't do it.  And I just love the candy corn button she used on this one.

A larger pillow with some cluny lace trim and a button.  I left this one open so Chris could stuff it.  I do believe this is one of my most favorite Halloween designs.  I stitched it last year and finished it as an ornament for my Halloween tree.

Now, lest you think there has been no stitching going on here...I present to you a finish!

"Give Thanks"
Plum Street Samplers Freebie
32 ct raw linen/DMC floss

I haven't decided how I will finish/finish this one yet.  I have very little to display for Thanksgiving and this will make a great addition to my decor this year.

Thank you for stopping by!  I am off to enjoy this beautiful day.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

A Bright Spot On A Dreary Day

Hello friends!  Brrrr.  Fall arrived in NC last night with rain, wind, and temperatures in the 50's.  Makes me want to snuggle up in a quilt with a cuppa something warm.  (Which I have done a couple of times already today.)

After visiting Lone Star Merchantile with Chris I was inspired to do a little quilting.  Using a charm pack of Seasonal Gatherings fabric by Primitive Gatherings and some of the hand dyed buttons from Victorian Motto I came up with this:


It looks great hanging next to my Halloween tree.  :o)

Then, I decided to get to work on the holiday pillow kit I purchased.  It was fun to be able to incorporate my love of sewing on the machine with some hand work.  Toss in some gorgeous wool and I was having my own private party!


The pattern is by Buttermilk Basin and I just love the prim look of this pillow.  It will be a nice addition to my Christmas decor.  Even Mr. Crow had to join in.  ;o)

Doncha love the "tarnished" tinsel trim?


I hope you are all enjoying a lazy Sunday.  Thanks for stopping by!