Saturday, November 26, 2011

Start of the Christmas Season

Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and survived Black Friday.
This year I was lucky on all fronts.  Enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner at Mother in laws all she wanted me to bring were rolls.  Some how didn't seem quite fair, but I was not going to argue.  As for the Black Friday I left that up to the kids so that freed up time to get some stitching done.  I managed to finally finish this bag by Stacy Nash I think it turned out pretty well.  I hope you can see it well enough, while I'm pretty proficient in the finishing department, photo shoots have room for lots of improvement.

Back with cute little pocket

Since I have been so lucky this year I would like to spread it around a little.  I have an extra copy of this wonderful magazine.  Have you seen it???  Well it has a little something for every needlewoman.
  Wool work, Needlework, and Quilting.

A few pictures of the projects within this issue


So if you would like to have a chance to win this, just tell me what form of needlework you do in the comments or drop me an email.  If your out of the country I will be glad to split the shipping with you.  I will draw a name on Saturday the 3rd of December. Good Luck!
Now for those of you that know me know that I can not go for very long with out starting some thing new. So why start small....I had to start this scrap quilt.
A few of the blocks that I have done.  Right now I'm up to 140 only 500 more to go....
What did you do over the long weekend?
Well I'm heading back to the sewing room, see you next Saturday with a Winner.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Keeping Calm

This post is all about keeping calm, why might you ask?  Because I won big on Liz's month long give away!  Liz added one item to the giveaway for the entire month of October, it turned out to be an inheritance.
Everyone in the house had to join in opening the treasure box.
Danny right away started reading the ledger entries and Koo was inspecting the box.

 I'm sorry that my photos are not more artistic but you can get an idea the shear amount of wonderful goodies.

Every thing will be put to good use even the box it came in.
I wish you all could come by for a day of crafting.
Stop over at Liz's blog and etsy because she has lots of wonderful items that could be yours.
As for keeping calm a sip a vino can always help on that front.
I mentioned that I would show you Candi's B-Day present and here it is. 
A bottle of wine in its own special bag with directions.
It was a very easy stitch and you can make one of your own.
Just check out the The Primitive Hare this design is free,  but she also has some other awesome patterns. 
I can't wait to get my hands on her advent calender.
Hope you get lots of stitching done this week, Christmas is just around the corner.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Whats preventing blogging

Gosh I can't believe it has been one month since my last post.  That must mean I have been busy doing great things.... but I really can't find all of those great things I have done.  I applaud all of those faith full blogers that come up with interesting things Daily, I just don't know how they do it. 
I did find a few things to show you.

These tomatoes are a bonus from my job.  I work in a soil testing lab, but our building also houses some of the states extension specialist that have been perfecting the tomato.  I must say they are doing a wonderful job, these made great BLT's that we had for dinner.

Another thing that kept me busy was Danny decided that the deck had to go so....
I know it looks like he was doing all the work, but someone had to take the pictures and load the truck.
This next picture is not for the faint of heart.  While we were working on the deck the neighbor's cat would come over to help.  He must have thought that we needed some nourishment so he brought a snack.  It's a little vole, these tiny fellows have the softest fur. I sorry that his little life was cut short.

Now I did get some stitching done, just not as much as I would like. 

A pincushion

Autumn on Marigold Lane

And a start on a Christmas gift

I will be doing better this month I do have another finish to show you, but since its a birthday present I want Candi to see it first.
Hope everyone has a wonderful evening.