Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Some Halloween stitching......

This week that has passed was a quiet one at home for me which I always love! I have spent a lot of the summer running around so things settling down are nice. I was able to get 4 small finishes done this week! The first one is a Prairie Schooler design from the book cardinal birds. I love this ornament a lot and made this for my bedroom Christmas tree. The other designs are fall and Halloween related... I made another Schooler design as well from the October book, the picture I have does not do it justice at all. The other 2 finishes are Lizzie Kate's as you can tell. On the welcome fall one I went a bit over board I think with the finishing. Last Halloween I had gotten these pearlized pins and they have been sitting in storage forever waiting to be used. The pictures I took for some of these I think my camera just does not do my work any justice because anymore I have a bear of a time getting my camera to take a good picture. So bear with me on the quality of the pictures! This week is starting to pick up for me though, I have some back to school meetings to go to and finishing shopping before school starts in less than 2 weeks. Thanks for stopping by and for all the kind words!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Small finish and a new start

I finished last week my August angel from the barefoot angel of the month club from Curtis Boehringer. I know the finishing is simple on this one just did not have it in me to go all out and finish it off more than I did. I also have started working on a new start this week, the design comes from a cross stitch book of patterns designed by Mary Englebreit. This is a bday gift I am working on for a friend. When I seen this pattern it was calling to me! This one is a bit different for me because the entire block will be stitched so I really need to make sure I am careful. It is supposed to be a picture of a cottage in the country side when it is done. A lot of back stitching and detail work and beads needing to be sewed in when this is done but I think it will look great! Things here are back to normal. The 9th my son turnbed 13 so my dad was here in town to visit so I am now finally getting my house in order after having people coming and going this week. Thanks for stopping by and for your kind words!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Happy August!

Well we are upon August now, next month it will be fall, yea!!!!!! I know there are many out there that love the summer but I have never really been fond of it to begin with, me and heat do not do well! The weekend that ended was a wee bit busy. My son turns 13 on Monday the 9th so this weekend we had a bday party and sleepover for the kids that attended, it was great fun for all of the kids, I was amazed at how they never ran out of things to talk about! Had a few issues in the evening hours but all in all it was good. Soon school starts here for my son as well, the summer is rolling along quickly! I have a few small finishes to share the first one is by Curtis Boehringer from the 3 for 2 club for August, the other finish is by Bent Creek and it is called August rings. I like how this came out a lot, I just wish I could get a better picture! Thanks for stopping by and for your comments! Have a great week!