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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.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Lots of Jack O Lanterns

They all have faces.  The ghosts and the Jack o Lanterns.  Plus a few spiders and bats!  Next is the tree truck with one white pumpkin.  Then beads and a charm.  The end is in sight.  What will be next?  I should so something other than Just Nan. 

On the Camp Front:  the layout is under review.  I have very little space and I need it to do all we need.  So I spent some time this weekend reviewing ideas as to how to lay out the rooms in camp.  On the one hand it is easy because there isn't a lot of space.  On the other hand is is difficult because there isn't a lot of space.  I am done, for now, thinking about it.  Tomorrow I will forward the ideas to the builder and see what they think.  More to follow.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Pumpkins and more pumpkins

I am really tired of pumpkins.  I like them.  I love the colors but these little guys were a pain to stitch.  I do believe the main part of the tree needs black and the charm.  Then the base and I am done.  The ghosts and jack - o - lanterns get a lot of black back stitch to make them real.  I am considering flower thread or size 12 perle cotton to help with the process.  For now I am just happen to be this far along.