Friday, November 1, 2013

Accomplishments! Yes - 2!

Ahhh!  Sitting down on a Fall Friday night on the 1st of November with my favorite beverage - a vanilla chai tea in my 100 Years of the Butter Cow cup.

It seems like the perfect time to show you a couple of my accomplishments for the week.

 First accomplishment was finishing my piece for the Primitive Hare swap.  After much consideration I decided to finish it using a box I had in my stash.  I painted the box and then mounted the stitched piece on top and finished it with some cording.  Inside I made the bottom right box magnetic to hold needles.  The bottom left box has been padded for pins. The top right box has been outfitted to hold a pair of scissors and the upper left box is just fabric covered.  I was having a bit of a dilemma on how I was going to secure the scissors and received some wonderful ideas.  I had myself all set to use one of those ideas when down at my sewing machine I spotted my velcro.  It was like a giant light bulb turned on over my head that I could use this wide velvet ribbon in my stash and the velcro.  I sewed it to the fabric before attaching the fabric to the form core.  I was so tickled that it actually worked.  I do not know the person this is going to and instructions forbid us from contacting the recipient so I can only hope and pray she likes what I've done.

My second accomplishment was finishing Pear Tree by Little House Needleworks.  I started this ornament in 2010 when my mom was terminally ill and I would sit with her so dad could go out and run errands.  At some point I put it down and never picked it up until last week.  It brought back so many memories of the wonderful conversations Mom and I had when I started it.  It was a joy to finish with thoughts of her while I stitched.

It is the first ornament I've stitched for my own tree - YEA!  Now to start one of the many others I have kitted and read to go!

I'm making fast progress on Red Riding Hood by Primitive Hare so I'm going to start another project.  It is The Christmas House Sampler by Blue Ribbon Designs.  I've seen this one stitched up a couple of times and it is just gorgeous!  I'm using the DMC color options and stitching on a piece of 28 count Clay.  I plan on putting my first stitches in this project Saturday night.

My third accomplishment was finally making a trip to the park out back of my house for a few Fall photos.  Unfortunately, the colors aren't as beautiful as in years past but still managed a few beautiful photos.  Here are a few of my favorites.
Boat house
Canadian Geese


Covered bridge
Tree roots
Walls covered in graffiti

Approaching covered bridge

Looking through bridge from one end to the other
Roof inside bridge

This tree stands out.
I'm also closing in on a finish of two books.  I expect to finish The Race by Clive Cussler this weekend along with Ruby Brooch by Katherine Lowry Logan.  I'm already thinking about my next book to start and am leaning toward The Bride House by Sandra Dallas.

Off to do a bit of stitching or maybe reading!

1 comment:

  1. Lorrie--Your piece for the swap is wonderful! What a nice surprise for someone! And also love your photographs. Especially like the ones inside the covered bridge. And it's great that you finished that Pear Tree ornament, with the sweet memories of times with your mom.


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