Thursday, November 25, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
I use buttons from my stash to hold the ends together.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
The roses are blooming on in the yard and I picked a few, added some rosemary, and a few fallen leaves and mums. Lovely!
I have been admiring this tree for years and finally decided to capture it in a picture. It is so beautiful in the fall colors.
Mom has done some lovely counted cross-stitch pictures and we like to change them with the seasons. This one with the foxes has a story that goes with it. I started this picture about 25 years ago... finished about a third of it, and put it away, thinking I would get back to it. Mom found it recently, and decided to finish it for me. So it was a joint effort, and only took many years to complete. I love it! The colors are perfect for the dining room.
The second picture depicts fall scenes, and always makes me smile, thinking of everything that goes on in just a few months. The time flies by so quickly; it's good to savor every minute. I'm thankful for so many blessings.
Bling is what it needed. I have had these filigree leaves forever. I attempted to sew them on, but the fabric was too tough, so I settled on E6000 and glued those puppies on.
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Craftily Ever After has this great Keep Calm printable that I printed out and framed in my 40% off Michael's frame.
I got this great plate at the goodwill months ago and it looks great with this vintage turkey printed on card stock. (Sorry about the smudged glass )
I stitched this from a coloring page that I got off the Internet on a linen napkin. It turned out great, and I love it. Im sorry I don't know where it came from. Coloring pages can make great pattern for embroidery.
It looks great on top of the TV with a pumpkin candle and an Owl.
I also whipped out this Give Thanks Banner from At Second Street.
Thank you all you wonderful bloggers out there and have a wonderful Sunday evening .
Friday, November 12, 2010
With both John and I (but especially me) moving slower than usual we decided to go on a drive and spend the day together. We headed out of town towards Tulelake Wildlife Refuge and the Lava Beds National Park. It turned into a beautiful sunny day. I took my new camera to play with and thought I would share some of the better shots with you.
Big Buck in the grasslands near Tulelake. On the other side of the road are alfalfa fields that keep him and his herd of lovelies well fed.
I think the rock formations are so interesting and beautiful.
Hope you all had a good Veteran's Day. I have been doing a couple of Thanksgiving projects and I will share soon
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Our cousin, Steve is getting married this weekend, so Pam and I joined forces to gift him and his bride Jennifer with some hand-crafted things.
A pretty package went off day before yesterday, so they should have it before the big day.
Pam embroidered some dishtowels, and I knit some dishcloths, and added a couple of bottles of liquid hand soap.
The close ups are of Pam's beautiful embroidery.
Did you notice the new look Pam has given us? Those are her ducks at the farm.
It is good to be back to crafting and thinking about other things. We are all so grateful for family and friends, and for all the prayers and blessings that have happened along the way. Even the weather cooperated and I didn't have to brave the snow and ice on the mountain roads between here and there.
The roses are still blooming here... and the fall colors are so beautiful. Thoughts turn to Thanksgiving and all the things we have to be thankful for. When I was walking O'Reilly this morning, two different formations of geese flew over us. They were very low, and you could hear the air rushing through their wings, and their honking calls. I love autumn.