Tuesday, November 29, 2011


Happy Turkey Hangover Week!

     I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving.  I love this time of year when we spend time with our family, relax (hopefully) and eat til our pants no longer fit.  Thanksgiving was a time of overindulgence for me.  I know I will be miserable after the turkey, noodles, rolls, sweet potato casserole, ham, pumpkin pie, etc, etc.   I just can't stop myself until I feel, well....BLAH!  Thank god for elastic. 

During Thanksgiving break I was able to finish this little cutie.  
Thanks to Karen for the idea to finish the box off with a bow. 
Turkey Love

Now I'm off to start on Christmas. 
I absolutely refused to start a holiday until one is finished. 
Therefore, I probably give the appearance of being behind. 
 I started on Stickideen von der Wiehenburg's Christmas Quaker Bellpull this week. 
I'm fairly certain it won't be complete this year but I've loved every stitch so far. 

Thank you for stopping by to visit and catch up.  I appreciate your visits and comments.
Keep on stitchin' on,

Saturday, November 12, 2011

I Made it Home in Record Time...

I didn't get a ticket, I didn't speed (much) but I'm pretty sure I made record time getting home with my stitched pieces.

The First Thing I Did...
when I came home with my framed pieces today was actually hang them on the wall. 
I have been waiting on these pieces since September and was so excited to finally have them in my hands that I couldn't wait to get them up so I could admire them every time I walk by. 
The two framed pieces are designs that I stitched this summer.  I started free bird at the OOE retreat and purchased Bless This House on the way to the retreat.  I think these two pieces are part of the reason I haven't had many blog posts this summer/fall.  It took quite a while to stitch them and then off to they went to the framer. 

Bless This House
Plum Street Samplers
Free Bird
The frame is actually a very deep red that matches the fibers in the design. 
The camera doesn't quite capture the real beauty.


Thanksgiving is a favorite of mine.  I love to stitch for Thanksgiving and
I am delighted to have finished Thankful Quaker. 

Bent Creek
Thankful Quaker

Bent Creek
Thankful Quaker
My holiday shelf is starting to fill up.  I've combined Autumn and Thanksgiving. 
One day it will be full for each holiday.  *Crossing fingers and stitching furiously*

I hope the upcoming holidays are joyous for you. 
 It is hard to believe that it is time to stuff the turkey and deck the halls.   
I came across this picture on a friend's facebook page and found it refreshing and hilarious. 
Every year I am amazed at how retailers try to out do each other. 
I notice that a lot of Black Friday sales are starting at midnight Thanksgiving night. 
Will you be joining the millions of people trying to grab the deals?

I'll be back soon with more finishes.  I dedicated most of the Fall to preparing for the Pals Fall Fling.  I have pictures to share of friends and finishes but they are on another camera and I can't find the cord. 
Until then...

Keep on stitchin,