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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

A Favor To Ask?

I want to try my hand at designing a sampler and small stitched pieces, but I'm looking for a specific alphabet (or at least the font name)!  It's similar to one used by Stacy Nash and Jenny Hoffman of Country Rustic Primitives.  It's a primitive slanted script.  I don't have a single alphabet book and I don't mind purchasing one, but I do need it to have that script.  If I even had the name of the font, I could try to chart up something myself....If you can help, please let me know!!!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Never Forget

December 7, 1941...A Date Which Will Live In Infamy...

2,403 Americans dead and another 1,178 Americans wounded.

Newsreel of the Attack on Pearl Harbor:

And to remember the USS Arizona...USS Arizona

1,177 men rest at the bottom of the harbor, encased in the Arizona's rusty hull.  In the Navy's known history, there hzs never been a ship that has taken so many of its crew down with her.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

I'm On A Roll!

I can't believe I'm actually accomplishing things!  Even with my kitchen/pantry still a total disaster area (are we on week 2 or 3 now of everything item from my pantry on my breakfast room table?)!  I can show you two cross stitched pieces I did "years" ago (from my drawer of shame) that I have fashioned into little pillow ornaments.  They are from Shepherd's Bush ~ the Be-Attitude Series ~ Be Merry and Be Jolly!  I've got them listed in my Etsy store, but I won't cry if they don't sell ~ LOL!!

For all the stitching I've managed to get done, I'm just not feeling the Christmas spirit this year...very tired and not enthusiastic about decorating the house and having everyone over on Christmas day and then undecorating the house!  Over the years, I've managed to downsize Christmas...I used to have a tree in every room of the house ~ I must have been insane!!  Now, I have a little 3-foot tree that I set up in the living room on a pedestal table.  My sweet DD and her hubby came over today and brought little Hayden to visit.  Christa made dinner and decorated my tree for me ~ I love her just for that!!  I'm just going to keep it minimal this year.  I have two Rubbermaid bins and that's what I will store Christmas in ~ if it doesn't fit, I don't keep it!

Anyhoo, I'm hoping you all are having a happy and productive weekend!

P.S. ~ I'm having trouble keeping up with reading all my blogs, but I continue to be inspired by all the beautiful work everyone has done!  Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the inspiration and eye candy!!!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Scrappy Penny Pillow Cover

I finished a little scrappy penny pillow cover which I have listed in my Etsy shop! I raided my scrap basket for this and used some Osnaburg for the background and a black/tan checked homespun for the back! It is 12x12 ~ you can get an insert at either JoAnn's or Hancock's. I think I'll have to make a couple of these myself!!

Hope y'all have a wonderful day!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Just A Quickie...

Just a little quickie today...

I found this cute pattern in a pile of stuff I was going through. I don't even remember when I got it. I will not be using it and was wondering if someone out in blogland would like it? If so, leave a comment here on this post and Wednesday morning I'll pick someone and mail it to that person. I guess this is a contest of sorts, but not really ~ just wanting to find a good home for a cute Indygo Junction pattern!!!

Hope y'all have a happy Monday (if such a thing is possible)!!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Feeling Accomplished!!

I love the feeling of accomplishment when I actually finish stitching a piece and then really "finish" it!! And I'm enjoying that feeling right now! I finished La-D-Da's Bird In Hand last night and made it into a cute box. I got the paper mache box at Hobby Lobby, spraypainted it Espresso Brown (which is what I had on hand), and lined it with some fabric I had in my stash which was absolutely perfect for the piece ~ the pinwheel flowers on the fabric really matched the pattern. All I needed to do was drab it some with some Rit Dye (Tan). Then I mounted the stitched piece on top of the box and used some chenille that I also dyed to trim around it. Ta-Da!!

I hope everyone had a wonderful, peaceful Thanksgiving! Now, go forth and stimulate the economy!!!!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

No Stitching Lately

Well, I had hoped to do some stitching this past weekend, but it was not to be...we discovered pantry moths in our pantry ~ Yuck!! So the entire weekend was spent emptying the pantry, throwing out food, and cleaning. These are pantry moths:

And here is the empty pantry (with holes filled in with sheetrock mud) and most of the food and stuff all in our kitchen....

Is there an upside to pantry moths? Why yes, there is! A totally redone pantry with new paint & new wood shelves ~ I hate that wire shelving!!! Plus, throwing out tons of stuff never used. I mean, really, how many years does one need to keep that bottle of vanilla extract?

Anyway, I hope to get more stitching done this long weekend (five days off for me ~ yay)! 

And now, I have just have to leave you with this offering from YouTube!  It's hilarious!!!