Tuesday, November 30, 2010


I received this pattern a long time ago from Sylvia, but I do not remember her blog name and it is not on the pattern. If anyone can help me out I would love to give her credit for the beautiful design. I finished the stitching last week but just got the piece finished today. I sewed a ring on the back to hang it. I love the pattern for this time of year. I decided to do it in one color so it would go with any room color. It is a gift for a friends of ours.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Christmas Decorating Is Done

The first tree I put out is this little button tree that my daughter Terry made me many years ago. It will sit on the desk by my phone. The picture is not taken there because there was too much stuff to be able to show it off well. This post has a lot of pictures. Enjoy them.

This is my ladder shelf with Christmas things hug from the pegs.

Our tree all decorated. I will take you around it and show you some of the hand made ornaments I made and others made. I make a new one every year to give with my breads as gifts for friends and family. Click for a better view.

My three happy snowmen made of wood.

This snowman is made on a small flower pot.
Felt snowman.

This gold ball was decorated with a bit of lace, beads and ribbon.

This is another ball decorated with lace, ribbon and flowers.

This is a circle of lace with a Christmas Santa head glued on. Very easy to make.

This angel is made with Yo-Yo's. The body was stretch so the center is behind her head and the wings were gathered around the middle.

Cross stitch fabric bag are also easy ornaments.

Wooden bird houses that I bought and added the snow and the birds.

This is one of the first ornaments I ever made. It is painted on red cardboard because that is all I had at the time. It has to be over 50 years old and they are on my tree every year. I think I make nicer ones now but these will be there always.

This is one of the ornaments Hubby's grandmother sent us for our first Christmas. That was 44 years ago. We prize them since she is no longer with us.

She also crocheted this one that same year.

This is one of mine again. Velvet stocking.

This is the tree topper I made a few years ago when I could not find a country topper. She sits on my ladder the rest of the year. I am sure you have noticed the garland in some of the pictures. I also crocheted it over a gold bead garland I bought. I think I have 4 lengths of it.
Tree with the lights on. It is a slim tree since our room is not too big. This is the second year for it. Before we had a regular size tree. But it took up a lot of room.

Hope you enjoyed the tour.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

This is a bead kit a friend bought and could not figure out how to make. She ask me if I could figure it out and make it for her. It is all sewn together with a needle and thread. She would like 2 more just like it. She gave me the beads for them too. It is sitting on a full 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper. I am not sure how she plans to display it but I will leave that up to her. It took the better part of 2 days to finish it. I had to get up and walk away from it at times so I did not go crazy looking at the beads and remembering which holes I had to sew through next. Click the picture to get a better look.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Now for Christmas

Hubby and I set up the nativity in the park in front of our church every year. We usually do not do it till the Friday or Sat. after Thanksgiving but this year because of the weather coming in (2 or 3 inches of heavy rain). We decided to do it the day before Thanksgiving. This has been done by us for 37 years now. It belongs to our church but where we put it up in at a Y in the main road that runs through our town, so everyone traveling south sees it. It has a light under the roof so it is visible at night too. That is when it looks best to me.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

I want to wish everyone out there a Happy Thanksgiving. I am so thankful for family, friends and our troop who let us have the freedom to celebrate as we wish. Have a great and safe day.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Two More Pair of Slippers

Here are the last 2 pair of carry along slippers I have knitted. They are very comfortable.

Monday, November 15, 2010

3-2-1- Winter Tote Bag Swap

This is the tote I sent to Rhonda in Texas. She received it yesterday, so now I can post it. I love the way the tote came out.

This is a close up of the stitchery. She chose a winter tote rather than a Christmas one so that is what she got. I do not know if she gets snow where she is in Texas but the tote gives her some.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

A Little of This and A Little of That

I have a couple of finishes. These are knitted pincushions. They were very easy to knit and put together.

Here is my first pair of knitted slippers. You just knit them in a rectangle with 2 eyelet rows and sew up the ends. They are very comfortable.

My Christmas Cactus are in bloom . This is my white one.
This is a yellow one. I love them both. I lost my red one last winter. It was very old.

This is the sunrise this morning. Those are the trails the jets leave in the sky.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Veterans Day

We need to honor all our service men and women today. Those who are serving now and those who have served in the past. We would not be a free country with out them.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

3-2-1 Tote Swap

This is what came in my mail today from Grace. This beautiful winter tote was filled with more than I could get in one picture. This picture has the tote, Bucket Bag pattern, Maine calender, blueberry fabric, a pin cushion and a needle keeper.

This picture has 2 neat quilting books, a bunch of fabric, a neat puzzle in a tin, some delicious nuts and a neat card. Thanks so much Grace. I really love it all. I just hope I can keep hubby from eating all the nuts.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Trial Skirt

A friend of mine saw this skirt idea at Ucreate and ask me to try it for her daughter because she is not a sewer. I think it came out okay. It was not too hard to make but took some time because of its size. Sometimes small things take longer than larger things to make. I am sure she will be very happy with it.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Last of Craft Show Leftovers

These are the hats and scarves sets I have left. The blue scarf is longer than 36" but the rest are about 36" long. The set on the right is a dark green with no fringe. They are $10.00 US each.

These are the ornaments I have left. I have many of each one. The top row are crocheted. The second row are a crocheted angel, a bead and bow wreath, Lace circle with different resin items in the center. The bottom row is crocheted wreath with berries and Felt heart with stitching and buttons. They are all $3.00 US each. If you are interested in any of these items just e-mail me. Click on the picture for a closer look.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Sneak look and Winter Weather

This is a quick look at the project I finished today.

We were suppose to get snow over night but this is all we got. Just a dusting. North east of us got several inches of wet snow. Better them than us.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Win Received

I won a give away from Nola and it came today in the mail. Lovely fabric for Christmas. Thank you so much Nola. This is what it looked like when I opened the envelope.

This is the lovely fabric inside. It is beautiful. I can't wait to figure out how I am going to use it.

Thanks again Nola.

Monday, November 1, 2010

More Things For Sale From Craft Show

These are tatted necklaces hung on ribbons, so you can adjust them how ever you want. These are $2.00 each.

Here are some of my tatted earrings. They are $5.00 each or 2 for $9.00.

Here are my hair clips. They are $3.00 a pair or 2 pair for $5.00. These are the Christmas/ winter ones.

These are the same price but the brighter colors.

If you are interested in any of these items please e-mail me. Remember Christmas is not far away.