Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Finishes and Flowers ...

Happy Wednesday! Can you believe that August is almost over! The weather here is lovely, sunny and 70-80 with that cool autumn feeling in the air in the morning .. Autumn is my favorite time of year, sliding right into Winter which is almost my favorite! lol ..

I'm doing a bit of Halloween stitching right now .. if you remember if stitched up BBD's Cat last week ... this week I finished La-D-Da's Smell My Feet, which was from last years JCS Halloween mag (as was Cat). I used GAST Raven and DMC 368 (I think that's the right number lol) and stitched it on some of my coffee dyed fabric .. I'm thinking of having this made into a cube, which some fun black Halloweeny fabric that I have .. maybe a really wide black satin ribbon wrapping along the sides up to the top into a bow .. hmmmmmmm :)


I mentioned a few weeks ago that I was really behind in a private ornament exchange I'm in .. well I'm now officially caught up! wooo hoo!!! All three ornaments and goodies have arrived :) Here's a picture of the ornament I made for Karen. The design is called The Bird's Carol by Praiseworthy Stitches, from one of the JCS Ornament Issues, but I don't remember right now which year :( Included in the picture are some goodies I sent along with the ornament. I forgot to take pictures of all the ornaments before they left for their new homes .. so I'll have to wait until the other two owners post pictures before I can share with you ...


I was playing around with my camera yesterday and some pretty Sunflowers I had picked up at the grocery store over the weekend .. I love how Sunflowers come in all kinds of combinations of yellows and oranges and reds .. aren't these lovely??

I really like this view ...


makes me smile :)


Hope everyone is having a great week!

Find your joy in your stitches ...

I'm grateful for Sunflowers ...

14 comments:

Nancy said...

I love your Smell My Feet! I really need to get that magazine out and look through it. Your sunflowers are gorgeous!

Kathy A. said...

Love love love the flipflops. Love the stitchy friend flipflops too.
Nice work on Smelly Feet. Lovely exchange. Your sunflowers are beautiful.

Carolyn NC said...

Great stitching and finishes!

mainely stitching said...

Those sunflowers are MAGNIFICENT! :D

And your Halloween stitching is gorgeous. The JCS ornie you stitched is a favorite of mine. Must look up that issue and see if I can get it done for this Christmas. :)

Tracey said...

Your ornie is gorgeous! And so are the sunflowers! I will have to look at that JCS issue again.. in fact it is sitting out so maybe that will remind me..

Tonya said...

Love the sunflowers. My favorite flower!!!

Linda said...

Michele....SMF is soooo cute. I've started it too...I need to pull it out and get busy on it.

Love your Christmas ornie and all the goodies for Karen, she will love them.

Happy stitching...hugs, Linda

Sherry said...

Wonderful stitching! And the sunflowers are just beautiful!

Cheryl said...

Beautiful sunflowers! Beautiful stitching too :) I hope you have a good weekend x

stitcherw said...

Trick or treat looks wondeful, I love that design and it will be great worked up as a cube. The sunflowers were so pretty as well. Cooler here now too, feels like we are going to have an early fall.
Sue

Siobhan said...

Beautiful finishes! I love that Smell My Feet. I need to stitch it for this year's Halloween. Yeay on the ornaments!

CindyMae said...

Your stitching is looking great! I just love that pattern, its too cute!! Love the photos of the Sunflowers! Great!

DaisyGirl said...

Yawhoo! Come on down! You have just won and totally, fabulous Halloween bundle of the year!
Scoot on over to DaisyGirl's home to see the bowl of destiny 2!
DaisyGirl

Suzanne said...

Great Halloween piece and ornament. I love your Halloeen scissor fob, it'e really neat.