Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Lots of Goodies to Share

I finished a little pillow for my friend Becky. I told her she could give it away but not to sell it in a garage sale. It was from a Secret Needle kit but I put two patterns together and did my own design. I had fun with it and then finished it into a long pillow filled with crushed walnut shells.

I received my HoE ornament in the mail yesterday from Amy. It is a freebie from Lilybet called "Joy". I love the finish and it will be easy to store when it isn't on my little tree. I love the tree in the pattern.

Tonight my friend Becky gave me a little Halloween ornie from her cat Tobias, that I took care of while she was on her journey to Chicago. I love the pattern and the cats eyes seem to glow. She did a really nice job. I will share pics of the projects.

School is going well. We have started on the Christmas musical and the kids are doing great. We had friends from Montana visit us this weekend and we had a great time. Of course there is the frenzy of super cleaning the house and trying to cook everything they like because we only get to see them once a year.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Christmas Ornament

I finally finished my little Christmas ornament for HoE. We had a teacher's meeting on Friday and I worked on it furiously during the meeting. It really helps me concentrate on what is being taught. Then we had a fall break today so I was able to finish my exchange and get it in the mail.

I used a pattern from the 2004 Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornament issue. It is a HeartStrings/The Artist's Collection. I stitched it on fabric from my stash and used the threads that were suggested. I made it into a little pillow ornament with gold beads all around and then I made a little hanger with beads that I had. The fabric on the back is from our little quilt shop located a few miles from Okmulgee.

The little bowls that are in my photos are made by my husband. I use them to hold the beads for my projects. They are perfect.

Our weather has been grand and I have flowers to plant so I had better get busy. Hope you days are filled with goodness and joy. Peace and blessings to all.