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Friday, October 31, 2014

2014: Happy Halloween





Just a bit of progress on the snowmen.  Stitching hasn't been a priority of late.  Leaves are falling and that means I spend time dealing with them.  There will be at least one more day of leave grinding.  I have also discovered Zentangle.  Meditation doodling.  Very cool and fun.  There is a rumor that I might see the drawings for the new camp today.  Also I am told that my father's chair (bent metal frame) from the front porch is being cleaned up and refurbished.  Guess what color it will be!!!  Purple!!!  Thank you Butch.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Snow In Love and Tree Fandangle

 I started another Christmas ornament.  This is Snow In Love by Little House Needleworks.  I didn't get very far but it is a start.

Today I had housework to do and then I spent the afternoon in my room working on the fandangle  I finished the first one, except for the red beads.  There is a mistake.  So before I get anything else done, I want to make the matching second (back) fandangle.  I need to duplicate the mistake.  Argh!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Guess Where I Spent My Day!


I have a new addition to My Room.  It is a Horn Quilter's Dream Sewing Cabinet.  It fits in quite well with my stitching room.  I fussed and figured and moved things around and then I just had to spend more time in that room so I spent the day stitching in the sunshine.

I decided that I need another fandangle.  So I started this Christmas tree one.  It was fun to work on.

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?