Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Recent finds.....

...and some not so recent, from my supply stash, just waiting for their new "do".
And these are just a few of the things from my stash.  I'm almost afraid to dig too deep but if truth be known,  I should probably pull everything out and take inventory so I know exactly what I have to work with for this holiday season.
Yesterday, I did pull out my stash of wool felt and cut out stockings.  
So last night, I curled up in my chair to watch season premiers on CBS and began stitching on them. 
I can't remember the last time I started stitching on holiday things this early!

Hope you are having a great week!

Enjoy your day!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

My New "Boss".....

Here she is at 2 months....Isn't she beautiful?!  Mama went back to work on the 1st and rather than putting Rylee in daycare (not that aren't good ones out there), I will be staying home to take care of her. 
She's a doll.  Our first day was a little rough....the morning was just fine but certain baby  issues arise and put that on top of first full day away from mama and that can certainly make a little girl cranky.  But we're all good now and have gotten into a routine that I'm sure will change as she gets older. 
Right now, she'll take a pretty good nap after breakfast so I can use that time for work....
either on handmades or on alterations.  
Liz is working at a school so I have weekends, holidays, snowdays and summer break "off"....not that I think this is a job....I consider it a privilege that I get to do this.  And you all know how I've been missing my creative time and this is allowing me to get some of that back. 

I think I mentioned awhile ago that we sold the truck and trailer.  Well, John did find a job driving a dump truck. 
 There will still be some working away from home from time to time but it's much different than what it was.  We are just SO thankful that he found that job when he did and he really likes it.

So, some major changes over the past couple months and we're adjusting. 
I can't believe it's already the middle of September!
Time for weiner roasts and hayrides.....
and  breakin' out the bluejeans, boots and sweaters.
Time to clear off the hearth and clean out the fireplace.
John and his brother got a start on the firewood cutting the other day but it's gonna take lots more!

Enjoy your evening!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

More finishes to share...

Before I get to the finishes, I'd just like to take a moment to remember all those who were lost
on that dreadful day 10 years ago.  To their families and friends, thoughts and prayers are with you.
We will never forget.


Penny rugs, dolls and cats.....along with a few other things...
...have made their way to the mercantile. 
Some have already found new homes.

My kitchen counter and table  are covered with lots more in the works.
I've been working on some pillows and will share a pic of them once I get them finished. 

Sew much to little time!

Enjoy your day!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

A Finish to Share...

I hope you had a fantastic Labor Day weekend!

After months of picking up and putting down, I have finally finished 'YULE Sampler', a design by
The Primitive Needle.
It has taken it's place on my sampler wall and will hang there year round.

Over the weekend, I finally got the chance to start the Samplermakers challenge.
Using at least two of the motifs of several that were charted by member Jennie Lynn, this is what I'm
starting with....
I'm not sure what the finished piece will be yet...I'm just stitching, figuring it out as I go.

Open house is THIS weekend and I've been stitching up a storm...alot of works-in-progress....just awaiting finishing touches which I hope to get done today!
But first, I have some bananas thawing on the counter to be made into muffins so I'd better get started!

Enjoy your day!