Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hi all!

I'm ready for Thanksgiving! Are you? I had one stop to make for sour cream and I am done.

I thought I would show the two Christmas stitching that I knocked out in two days. Yeah, it didn't take long!
Ho Ho Ho freebie by Pineberry Lane and Peace Bird by Rosewood Manor found in the JCS 2012 Ornament issue.

Last weekend I did have a finish finish, Joy to the World
Please ignore everything in the background! This design is also found in the 2012 JCS ornie magazine. The back fabric is the same as the bottom and trimmed with that big chunky chenille, and finished off with the kind of metallic gold bow and three tiny rusty bells. I feel like I make an awful lot of flat ornaments so now I'm going to concentrate on pillows for a bit!

I thought I'd throw in a Halloween finish, you know I've got to!
This is Waiting from the 2012 Halloween JCS issue. See?! Flat ornament! Haha. The same ribbon used for the bow I used for the trim. Then I attached the Mill Hill bat charm on the moon. It's just a tiny thing!

I mentioned snow in Arizona some posts back so I thought I would put up a couple pictures! This is my driveway, lol
Once that sun comes out, it's byebye snow! It was gone by noon. And those of you who have been to Jerome, the ghost town, which is on the other side of the mountain from me, here ya go!
The Jerome Grand Hotel at the top center is said to be haunted. You have to be on a waiting list to stay there Halloween night. The hotel was a former hospital and my 73 year old aunt was born there. So there you have it! Snow in AZ. Also, you can drive two hours east and north to go skiing! And no the tourism board here is not paying me:))

I'm off to have another slice of pizza! My efforts to lose a few pounds is on hiatus!

Happy Thanksgiving! May the day be filled with food, family, and fun!

Sunday, November 15, 2015

November Gifted Gorgeousness

Greetings from a gloomy, chilly Arizona day. Calling for snow showers tomorrow, Noooooo! I'm so not ready.

How are you all? I excavated Whoo's There? by PS out of my ever moving pile of WIPs..

And before..
Pictures are looking pretty gloomy too. I spent yesterday adding more to the house, the tree on the left, and the fence while watching the last two Pirates of the Caribbean movies, and the Shining. Still haven't remembered to stitch in the Owls other leg on the left! It's starting to look great and will be even more once I fill in that whole diamond area.

I joined the PSS 12Days bandwagon and this is all I have!
Haha! My attention has been everywhere except on this. I've picked up some smaller WIPs here and there, made a new start for a gift and didn't realize the crown will take some time. I'll work at it but I have other projects I can use for gifts.

I won a little contest Tiffany of Tiffstitchesablog held. She asked for people to eyeball her gorgeous creation to find any missing stitches and I could certainly see how that was possible on this particular stitching. Well, I found a missing stitch that she didn't know of and I won! She just sent me these great fabrics..
The pictures just aren't getting any better! Linen in the left hand corner, the other two evenweaves. And the pink is just a ginormous size. Thank you Tiffany! I have projects lined up for these.

So I'm sure you heard that Stitch from Stash is no more by now. I can certainly understand Mel letting it go. These past weeks I've been a bad girl as far as stashing goes and I added a few more things to my pile..
Yeah, I was monitoring her website on these. I hemmed and hawed and finally said 'Just Do It!' It sits near my craft table acting like the elephant in the room, mocking me. It would work up so fast, but I enjoy looking at it as is. I know, weird!

I also bought this..
When I'll start this I don't know. After Mel sent out emails stating the end of SFS, I did what any self respecting quarterback says after winnng the Super Bowl and what he's doing after the game..I said Going Shopping! So I should be receiving more stash here pretty soon! 

This past week I hadn't done any stitching. Mr. Vertigo decided to stop in and stay for the entire week. It's not as bad as I've had, I just have to be careful getting out of bed, bending over. It sucks but I think I'll have it for the rest of my life. It gives me a headache which I'm not sure is from the vertigo or because I stress out over having it again. I found stitching gets my mind off of it. I can't let Mr. Vertigo win so I'll just keep keepin' on and hope it will disappear for almost a whole year like before.

Take care everyone! I'm appreciative of your comments so keep them coming! 

Prayers to the citizens of Paris. I'm totally horrified at the hatred some groups have and I think our world has changed drastically. Je Suis Paris.