Saturday, November 29, 2008

My Clemson Tigers rock...again!!!

Well...we beat our in-state rivals again this year and it was great! Cold, drizzly, cloudy day for football but it was a great day! Way to go Tigers....see you at the bowl game!!!!!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

2S4U Sketch#14...

I decided to make a card using the Kazan's wonderful sketch at 2Sketches4You. This is hopefully the first of many Christmas cards I hope to make for this holiday season. Hope everyone has a happy Thanksgiving holiday and please remember our troops who make celebrations like these possible.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Sunflower Sampler finished...

Well...I started this in January of this year. I have always loved this design and had actually started it on linen back in 1993. I had very little stitched and just decided to start over this past year. I finished most of the stitching by March and it then bacame a UFO. Thanks to Let's Stitch, I was able to finish it during Friday's stitch-a-thon.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

It's a Boy!!!!

Welcome baby Connor to the world, born early this morning to my brother and his wife. My brother is beside himself he is so happy and I am very happy for them. I can't wait to meet my new nephew this weekend. Now....I just have to finish the date on the sampler and get it framed by Saturday!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

LK Ornament....

I have always loved this LK design from one of the JCS ornament issues. This was the first cube I evered finished and found it while unpacking Christmas stuff. We just moved into a new house and I forgot I had done this last year. The gingerbread man "button" is actually a miniture tree ornament that was part of a 4-pack for 99 cents at Walmart. It is made of resin and thought it fit perfectly. I haven't check this year to see if they have them, but they were too cute for the price. Thanks for looking and happy stitching!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Some finishing done....

I finally finished some ornaments. Finishing is not my favorite thing and I need to look around the web for some more ideas! The first two were stitched in previous years from the JCS ornament issues and the third was just stitched from a freebie.

These were all stitched last year and are from the JCS ornament issues.

I just stitched the first and third this past weekend. The middle was stitched last year and all are from the JCS ornament issues.

I have some other Christmas stuff I want to stitch so I doubt I will get anymore ornaments done this year. Thanks for looking and happy stitching!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

2S4U Sketch #13

I really love these sketches at 2Sketches4You and this is my take on Kazan's sketch 13. The temps are still reasonable during the day and chilly at night so I am still soaking up the Fall feeling. Now ... to shift gears to Christmas cards!

Monday, November 10, 2008


I am on vacation this week and have been waiting on this "retreat" for a long time! I took a week in November last year and got so much crafting done for Christmas that I am implementing the tradition of my annual craft retreat! I do plan the obligatory work day in my house and will tend to all of the household chores I have been neglecting since we moved in our house two months ago! The rest is reserved for stitching, papercrafting and shopping for new crafting stuff I don't really need! So much to little time.

This is BC "Rise & Shine" that I finished last night and framed this morning. I have had this design for years and it was a pretty easy stitch. I love the way it turned out and will display in my kitchen.

In addition to the framing, I made some clay buttons using my Sculpey clay to use on SB's "Merry Christmas" pattern. I stitched the design on a smaller count than the design recommended and the JABC buttons provided are too large. They are baking in the oven now and I hope to paint and finish that today also! Not sure how they will turn out and will make the executive decision to elimnate if they don't work. I also have 9 ornaments that are ready for finishing and hope to do that today. I am not much one for finishing and have to be on a roll so I just may have to drag some other stuff (i.e. needlerolls, etc) that need the sewing machine and knock it all out! to Hobby Lobby & AC Moore where I am armed with coupons for both. I am sure there is something I just absolutely have to have!!!!

Happy crafting!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Blue & Brown day...

I saw this little gift bag in the Dollar Store and thought it would make a great carrier for some handmade cards. My SIL's birthday is this week so I made her some monogrammed note cards in the color scheme of the gift bag.

I liked the combination of the blue and brown and made some more cards for upcoming occasions. One will be given to a co-worker who is retiring at the end of the year.

I also stitched two ornaments last night and cut the fabric backing to finish them. I decided I might as well finish my other stitched unfinished ornaments while the sewing machine is set up. I cut and pinned the fabric backing and now have 9 ornaments to sew. I was shocked at how many unfinished ornaments I have. Hope to get them completed tomorrow. Can't wait to add them to the Christmas tree this year. I will definitely post pics once finished.

Monday, November 3, 2008

SB "Be Thankful"

I finished the stitching on this a few weeks ago and finally finished it tonight into a cube. I didn't have the buttons so I made my own using clay. I like the pumpkins but had the hardest time with the leaves! I guess I can change them later when I get a chance to visit my LNS.


Saturday, November 1, 2008

My Clemson Tigers rock!!!! they at least won! I love college football and especially love my Clemson Tigers. They won a big game (at least for us) today and I got some stitching done on my WIP...BC "Rise & Shine". Nervousness makes you stitch faster. settle in for a good night of college football. Go Tennessee ;) !!!

Just in time.....

I finished my LK "November Flip-it" stitched on a kitchen towel just in time. I appliques towels to match and will display in my kitchen. Of course...I dared my hubby to touch them. Hopefully I will finish BC "Rise & Shine" so that I can stitch the December Flip-it before the month ends.

2S4U Sketch#12

I like this sketch from 2Sketches4You and decided to make a birthday card for my brother, who celebrated this past week. Better late than never is my motto! The paper is from DCWV Fall Stack. The patterned paper has a light blue background but it doesn't come through on the pic unfortunately.