Sunday, November 21, 2010

Sunday Night ...

Hope everyone had a great weekend ... are you all ready for Thanksgiving? I can't believe it's only a few days away. I love Thanksgiving ... family, football and good food ... what's not to love! lol Last week Monica (my daughter-in-law) came over for a visit and brought me the cutest fabric pumpkins for Thanksgiving ... if you remember I shared some pictures of pumpkins she made for Halloween ... she's getting really good at making them ... they look so cute on my kitchen table.
Last week I finished BBD's Waiting For The Harvest ... I liked stitching this design until I got the my initials. My initials were too wide for the original design, so I stitched to keep the design square ... I really wish I'd left the initials off, for found a small alphabet ... funny how you can be in love with a design when you start on it, but my the end of it you are just kinda ho hum about it ...
Blackbird Design's Waiting For the Harvest
fabric - misc piece of linen
floss - GAST Dark Chocolate

I finished this cute design by Ladybug Lane Design ... it was in the 2010 JCS Ornament issue ... it was a really fun stitch ...

Joy ornament by Ladybug Designs
fabric - misc fabric
floss - Victorian Motto - Burgandy

I started this sweet design Friday and finished it on Saturday ... I just LOVE it! It's a freebie from Tanya, The Sampler Girl ... I can't wait to finish it and enjoy it for Christmas this year ... thanks Tanya for the freebie!
Christmas Eve freebie by The Sampler Girl
fabric - hand dyed by Staci
floss - dmc

Don't forget my 4th Blogiversary giveaway ... drawing is on the 24th ... just leave a comment on my blogiversary post ... Good Luck!

I hope you find your Joy in your stitches ...

I'm grateful for time with my stitching girlfriends ...

21 comments:

valerie said...

Fabulous finishes! I like how your BBD turned out despite the frustration. I've heard the same issue with other ladies with M names.

The pumpkins from your DIL turned out nice!

Lesleyanne said...

Gorgeous finishes. I love the fabrics you have.

Harmien said...

The pumpkins are cute! So are your finishes - including the BBD finish!! Perhaps you could put it away for a few weeks, and then when you take it out, you might just love it again...!

Faye said...

Tell Monica those pumpkins are too cute!!! I love them!!!!

And, I love the fabric choices you have surrounded your stitchey pieces with....decisions, decisions, I think I need to do the Ladybug Lane one myself!!!

As usual, very nice job! Faye

Vonna said...

VERY cute pumpkins!
And your finished ornaments are cute as buttons!
Happy Thanksgiving!

Sally said...

I love your finishes Michele! Tanya's freebie is so sweet. I want to stitch that one myself.

Catherine said...

Great finishes! Love the colors you used on Tanya's freebie!!

Love the pumpkins! Perhaps she can make "snowballs" for the winter season!

Nicole said...

Great finishes Michele!! You've been busy! Can't wait to see how you finish your ornaments. :)

Jan said...

Your pumpkins are so pretty!!! Love your small finishes too, adorable!!

natalyK said...

Your stitching is beautiful!

Deborah said...

I love the fabric pumplins! Your finishes are lovely.

Daffycat said...

Goodness, that turkey pumpkins is too adorable by far!

Lovely finishes and pretty Christmas fabrics!

Melanie said...

Great stuff!
The stuffed pumpkins are adorable. Just love them. :)

Nancy said...

All of your stitching is beautiful, and so are the fabric pumpkins. What a wonderful gift! Don't you love Tanya's freebie? I have it printed out and can't wait to stitch it! Happy Thanksgiving!

Carolyn NC said...

Pumpkins are adorable! Great finishes!

Nan said...

Love, love, love the pumpkins.
And of course your stitchies are adorable too.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Michele B. said...

Of course that freebie is right up your alley with the reindeer. How many reindeer have you stitched? I think your BBD came out great - hope it grows on you.

Sharon said...

Great finishes! Congrats.

Tonya said...

I love the pumpkins!! Those are really cute!!! Happy Thanksgiving!!

Siobhan said...

Great finishes!! I love the pumpkins, too.

Patty C. said...

Everything looks great