Monday, September 24, 2012

Been stitching ...

Happy Fall Ya'll :)

I do love this time of year!!!  and I've been in the stitching mood too ... which is wonderful!  Soooo good for the soul.

First up is a sweet freebie from Pamela at  I stitiched it on a piece of hand dyed fabric from Isabella of The Primitive Hare ... love the fabric and the words :)

The next finish is October Curls, part of the Bent Creek Snapper collection ... love this sweet pumpkin!

I think I'll be stitching on Part 2 of the L*K mystery sampler ... would really like to get it done this year :)  Are you doing any Fall stitching or have you jumped right into holiday stitching?  I have a few ornaments picked out ... just need to kit them up.

A few weeks ago I received an envelope from 123 Stitch ... not having ordered anything recently from Joanne I was surprised to find this lovely chart when I opened the envelope.  Along with the chart was a sweet note from someone that wanted to stay anonymous.  Thank you whoever you are ... the chart is adorable and I can't wait to stitch it ... I'm thinking it would be a wonderful wedding gift for someone.

On the health front .. the steroids didn't work for me and this recent flare up I'm having ... the good news is that I've taken a leave of absence from work so I can concentrate on my health (and my stitching *smile*)

I hope this first week of Fall has been good to you and I hope you find your Joy in your stitches ...

I'm grateful for Fall ...

Friday, September 14, 2012

Crafting ...

Happy Friday!  Hope your week has been a good one.  Mine has been filled with crafting and IV steriod infusion .. sounds like much fun doesn't it! lol

Well the crafting has been a blast! Monica and I have set aside Tuesday's as craft night ... this last craft night was working with vinyl.  We found some fun designs online and had our master vinyl guy make them up for us.  My son Chris has a side business doing car graphics and car wrapping with vinyl ... comes in handy when the girls want to play with vinyl too :)  Last week we took and sprayed the glass jars with frosting.  Tuesday they were ready for the vinyl ... we thought they turned out really cute!  We're going to add wire hangers to them and maybe hang a bell or two off the hangers.  I filled up the Jingle Bells car with red bells and a tea light candle .. it looked adorable :)  I think they'll be more of these in our future ... great little gifts for the girls at work.

I've been stitching a bit ... sure goes slow these days ... but so nice to have a needle and thread in my hands again!  I'll having some pictures to share soon :)

BTW, I can't believe I missed this freebie post from Paulette ... look at this!!  It's soooo me :)

Ya know I'll be stitching this one up soon!

Have you received your JCS Christmas Ornament issue yet?  I got mine in the mail yesterday ... love quite a few this year ... The ornament from The Primitive Hare is one of my favorites and I can't wait to kit it up.  Do you have any favorites yet?

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

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

I'm grateful for stitching  ...