" I like living. I have sometimes been wildly,
despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow,
but through it all I still know quite certainty
that just to be alive is a great thing."
I have had the last few days to myself since my husband is off on one of his backpacking trips. I had hoped to get a lot more done but I am very happy to check off a few things from my list.
First let me say "Thank You" to all the kind suggestions on "Grumpy". I tried adding grass but just couldn't get it to look right so I took the easy way and just left it. I bought one of the cording tools and boy did it help when I made the cording to go around it. Normally I was twisting the floss by hand (that's OK with doing a small ornament) but I am in love with my new toy. Here is "Grumpy" ready to leave to it's new home.
I told my nephew that when I posted about his pig sale I got new followers, but when I posted a picture of my brother I lost a couple. He thought that was the funniest and said well chicks love me ( I wish that boy had some confidence).
My daughter loves to wear aprons. Once a month she helps serve at our Seniors dinner at church and wears a apron to match the season. She wanted one for September. Here she is modeling her newest addition.
I bought a pattern for a key chain holder and thought I could replace the back material with a cross stitch. Didn't really realize how small the back panel was so I was limited to how big the stitched area could be. I need four "Thank You" gifts for an upcoming event so this is what I came up with.
This is the pieces stitched. The design is only 1" by 3".
They can hold a chap stick, USB stick, money or anything you want to carry with you.
When I attended the Stitching Retreat last fall in our goodie bag was small samples of linens. I had this small square of orange and a Doodles pattern for scraps and made this floss ring. This was my first eyelet, there must be a easier way to put them in.
She is about a 3 1/2 inch circle. She is backed with the same material she is sitting on.
In reading blogs last night several were on the east coast and experienced to some their first earthquake. Living in California that's all I know. Don't get me wrong I know they can be devastating but I will take a earthquake any day over your tornado's and hurricanes. I like that you get no warning and after a few seconds of shaking you straighten out the pictures possibly picking up a few items and then you are on your way. I would not like hearing for a week it is coming, boarding up windows, and stocking up on supplies. I do not want to find my belongings five miles down the road in someones tree or have everything soaking wet. For those getting prepared for the hurricane my heart goes out to you. I hope those who felt the earthquake yesterday and calmed their nerves. We all have some kind of natural disasters that we must overcome. Stay safe and live life to the fullest.
Always keep love in your stitches,