Friday, November 25, 2011

From this to a finished project I started stitching all of these ornaments last year finished stitching before the first of the year but never made them into a finished sate, the  Little House Needlework ornaments are from the 2010 series I need to finish stitching the last of the series.

 The Bear ornament is from the Just Cross Stitch ornement issue I think he is so cute I stitched him way last year, the other ornaments are something I stitched I cannot tell you how long ago I donot remember the artist so sorry.

 The Little House Needlework In a Pear Tree is going to be a stand-up ornament on my sofa table it is kind of large and will look good with my fake fruit bowl, the Blackbird Designs picture is from a class I took with Alma and Barb in 2009, it was going to be a pin cushion, I really needed a small picture for a skinny wall in the kitchen I think this will do, the Reindeer pillow top is going to be hung on the wall in one of my bathrooms I just donot need another pillow so hanging it will be a nice addition.
O.K. I was able to upload the pictures today I plan on trying to upload the beautiful box Linda made for me tomorrow I left it at a stitching spot and need to go pick it up, it is a stunning box and came with lots of goodies.
My most wonderful Husband and I stayed home yesterday and layed low it was fabulous I made turkey wings for me and thighs for him, along with baked potatoes, squash and homemade gravy with dried cranberries in it, no dessert that is something we will have today.

Blessings to you all.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Trouble posting

First of all I want to tell Linda how sorry I am about not posting pictures of the most beautiful exchange she made for me, this was through the (Blackbird Designs Exchange) I have had so much trouble so I decided to just post a BIG Thank-you to her, the box she made me is oh so beautiful, I was so excited and wanted to post a picture but blogger is giving me trouble, Thank-you Linda, I had such a wonderful time with you and hope we can get together again soon, you are a real hoot to be with and such a lovely Lady.
 I have been very busy and have lots to show so wish me luck in posting pictures this week I will try again on thursday.
My most wonderful Husband and I are staying home for Thanksgiving we are going to have our own dinner and just laze around for a while and eat lots of apple crisp after turkey dinner.
I am stitching on a couple of things, one is Nora Corbetts Halloween Fairy ( in the Cross Stitch and Needlework magazine 9/2008) I am just about done with the stitching about one hour on that and then adding the rest of the beads which will take about a half hour, the next project is With Thy Needle & Thread Birds Of a Feather,  ( Brenda Gervais)I have the outside framing almost stitched it should only take me about an hour to finish the frame and then I can do the inside stitching the birds tree and everything else, I am also working on a Jeannette Douglas Three Pines Sampler this was a (retreat project)  from last april, I made a mistake and had to rip and rip so I put it aside, last week-end I did kit up about 20 projects for next year, some are large and some are small I will just have to decide which project to start with after I finish up the three I am working on now.
Happy Thanksgiving to you all.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

A little update

 I was a little busy making penny rugs for the retreat at Totino Grace Retreat Center, Cindy and Marsha put this event on twice a year once in october and again in febuary for a full week-end.
We have so much fun and such good food.
The above rug is made with real wool pieces and felted wool.
I hand stitch these all, no machine is used to do these rugs.
 The gold and black one is all wool felt, I love this one so much I am going to make one for myself next week,  the rug below is also hand done I am almost finished with this one I just need to add a few more pieces and will post a finished picture soon.
Retreat as always was a hoot, we had Tammy come and give us an update on the kits that are put together for Childrens Hospital, these are cross stitching kits with needle thread fabric and chart, a parent can stitch while visiting their child or while the child is sleeping, (these are donated kits)
We also had an  auction that is where my two kitty rugs went to, there was a little battle going on for them it was fun to see.
I did manage to make scissor fobs with beads I forgot to take pictures they also were on the auction I made five I think they were lovely and so did someone else they were all  won by bids.
We also had our stash auction this is a big hit everytime we get together, I was bidding on a couple of piles with some great patterns, but I was not the big bidder oh rats.
We played the dice game on saturday morning you get to steal from another person if you get doubles, Cindy and Marsha have a box full of goodies if you end up with nothing at the end of the game you can pick from the box, so you still get something at the end of the game.
 We had a baked potato bar for lunch on saturday it was the best the potatoes were gigantic, for dinner  we had a pasta bar it was fabulous,   we had a brunch on sunday morning with lots of yummy things to eat.
I should get going I am so tired I had a long day up at 03:30 home by 19:00.
Good night everyone.