Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Lots Of Finishes (Picture Heavy Post)

If I haven't already mentioned it, I am going to attend the Pals Fall Fling in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. I am taking Milsey and the children and we leave next Tuesday for the retreat. I have been fast and furiously preparing for the trip and that means lots of stitching. We have to bring several items for exchanges and so I have been trying to get those items ready. This first pinkeep is a freebie design from The Primitive Needle.

This pinkeep is a Little House Needleworks thread pack pattern called Pumpkins.

This flat fold is a design from Lizzie Kate and it was an early birthday present for Miss Bonnie. She loves it and so does her cat Domino. We lost it for a few minutes this afternoon and found it under the kitchen table. Domino has impeccable taste!

These two pyn pillows are from La D Da and can be found in this year's Just Cross Stitch Halloween ornament issue.

This tin finish is from Plum Street Samplers. I filled it with candy corn for Halloween and if you look closely you will see that it says Take One My Pretty.

I am just tickled to death with everything and am hoping that the various recipients will enjoy them as well. I may post before I leave but if not, have a wonderful week!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

End Of Summer Colds and Fall Stiching

It has been a rough couple of weeks around here what with all of us having end of summer colds and all. Finally went to the doctor for something totally unrelated and ended up on antibiotics for an upper respiratory infection. I have been on the medication since last Wednesday and am feeling sooooo much better. We have been staying home a lot lately and I have been stitching up a storm. I finished two projects over the last week or so. The first is a Little House Needleworks piece called "Love One Another" and the second one is a La D Da piece from this year's Just Cross Stitch Halloween ornament issue.

Early this morning, we went to Jacksonville for an Herb Festival. I bought a bunch of herb plants for my fall herb garden. I sure hope that they do well. I have decided to attend the Pals Fall Fling in Myrtle Beach this year and can hardly wait. There are only about two and a half weeks until the retreat and I am so excited. This will be my first stitching retreat. I hope to make many new friends and get a lot of stitching accomplished (probably more talking than stitching). Well not much else is going on, have a wonderful weekend!