Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Win a gift certificate for the Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe

Go check out Victorian Motto  and enter in her great giveaway.  It is a good one.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Completed Hometown Ornaments

I finally finished my 2 ornaments that had been completed for weeks but I just couldn't find the time to finish them.  Life has been crazy for this old music teacher.  We are going through accreditation at my school and I am a committee chair and so I have had lots of meetings and extra work to do besides teach.  So life gets a little hectic sometime.
I used Daffycat's (Sharon Bennett) little Ribbon Reindeer pattern and Lindy Jane Designs, an Oklahoma Christmas pattern,  I used opalescent fabric and the suggested threads.  I finished them with beats around the edge and a fabric hanger from the fabric on the backs of the ornaments.  I really enjoyed making these two ornaments.  One is filled with some crushed walnuts shells and crushed lavender from my flower bed. The other is just flat, not filled.
I want to work on my finishing skills with projects for me but there never seems to be the time. 

I have started a Becky Boo's Christmas angel with the hanging ornaments.  I have done Halloween and July 4th.  I would also like to do her Easter project.  Do a few stitched everyday and they will get done. :)

Monday, October 1, 2012

Received My Halloween Exchange

I received a precious"Little Owl Sampler" by Knotted Tree NeedleArt which was in the 2012 Just Cross Stitch Halloween Edition from Erin.  I love it.  Erin chose such cute fabric for the backing and finished it with purple ribbon. She included some cute sticky notes, hot chocolate, and some DMC Mouline thread.  I will use all of it.  It is hanging on my Halloween tree in our entry.  It looks perfect with all of my other exchanges that I have received.

Received My HoE Hometown Ornament

Two weeks ago my dear friend and stitching partner, Becky, presented me with this darling Christmas ornament.  She changed the word Oklahoma to Okmulgee to personalize it.  She chose a design from Mulberry Tree Graphics.  She finished it with beads and a wire hanger.  It is so pretty and I will truly treasure it.

I know you must be thinking:  why has she waited so long to post this?  If you knew how my school year is going you would not ask that question.  First I am teaching 14 classes, so my days are filled to the brim.  I am also heading a committee that is working on our school's accreditation. That is taking a bunch of my time.  By the time I get home which has been between 6 and 7 or later and then I get up at 4 the next morning, that doesn't leave much time.  My dh says, "I'm glad you stopped by to say hello!"