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Friday, October 24, 2014

Gumdrop is Done!

I just put the last bead on Gumdrop!  This will make a very cute Christmas ornament.

This morning I put together the Pumpkin fandangle.  The colors look more orange in person.  It is so much fun to be getting things done.  I also 'found' my birthday ad Christmas present today.  I stumbled on a deal for a perfect sewing machine (Quilter's Dream) cabinet.  It worked out perfectly.  My son helped to get it here.  I will be spending the weekend putting stuff away!!!!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Lots of Things Happening

 First up is Gumdrop the sheep.  This is another Christmas ornament designed by Cathy Jean. 

I have also been working on the embroidered witch's hat.  So far we have "Member in good standing of the Black Hat Society".  Fancy frilly writing is making this more difficult.  I hope to get more done on this soon.

I have the front and back stitched for the pumpkin fandangle.  I found the hanger and made the tassel.  Next up is putting it together.

I cut this out, found the hanger and put felt on the back.  Ready to go!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Cranberry Farm and Christmas Jewels

 Two more finishes.  I made the ornament yesterday.  It is Cathy Jean's Cranberry Farm House.  I was happy to be working on this one.  These small ornaments are working up quickly.  I will need several for gifts soon so it is good that I am getting them done now.

I went searching for a certain heart shaped thread palette.  I found it in a 'take it on the road' kit that I haven't touched in years.  This was a Mill Hill jeweled ornament that I worked on while Jack was getting chemo so many years ago.  Once I found it, it dropped everything and had to get it done.  I will need to cut it out and put a bit of felt on the back.  Another one done!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Two More Finshes

 Blissfully Unaware by Hands On Design was completed yesterday.  I have stitched almost every day with trips out and about in between.  The colors are fantastic this fall.  My favorite saying this year is the "My Favorite Color is October".  How perfect is that?  The reds, oranges, yellows, browns and greens are all coming together to make a beautiful sight. 

Today I had to find something new to stitch on.  I chose Kathy Jean's Down Jinglepot Road that was in this year's Just Cross Stitch ornament issue.  Well, here it is done done and done.  On to finishing for this one.  What to work on next?

Monday, October 13, 2014

Many projects have kept me busy.

Busy weekend!  I decided to spend some time in my room.  I have many things to work on in there.  Here is Saturday morning's accomplishments.

 I was able to frame the pumpkin tree which was good as it is nice to have it out for this time of year.
Then I put together the Witch mouse complete with broom made with a tooth pick.  Today I decided to play with the hardanger pumpkin.

Here is a close up of the two smaller pieces.  I also did some cross stitch on my main project.

Today I decided that I wanted to work on a crazy quilt witch's hat.  It is a kit I purchased many years ago.  I have the pieces ready for embroidery.  Tomorrow I may have to go get some tracing paper to aid with this project.
And to top off the weekend, I have lost my voice.  I didn't realize it until the UPS guy stopped by.  Within a few words, my voice was reduced to a squeak.  Apparently I had too much fun on Saturday night at my 40th high school reunion.  I hope it is better tomorrow.  No pain, just no voice.

Friday, October 10, 2014

If You .....

The moon and bats are done.  Now we have a lot of written parts.  I think I have been making some good progress. 

Update on camp: We settled on the layout this week.  It has now gone to the process of making the drawings.  So I am waiting once again.  Construction won't be happening until next spring.  I hope to make several quilts to decorate the new camp with.  Stay tuned.....

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

It is Fall Y'all

I have been in awe of all the beautiful colors I get to see each day.  I keep trying to get a good photo but they just don't capture the great colors.  This is from my back yard.  Look at that sky! 

I finished it!  Just Nan's Pumpkin Tree is ready for framing.  I thought I might get to it today but it didn't happen. 

Then I started HandsOn Design's Blissfully Unaware.  The bulk of the stitching is that moon.  Wow there is certainly a lot of it.  I love the fabric.  Just perfect.