Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Recent Doings

I got a letter in the mail with an ad for my local EGA newsletter. It was from a needlework finisher reminding us of the Oct 19th deadline for Christmas finishing.  Can that really be happening already?
So I frantically pulled out the Renaissance Designs Seven Snowmen Grinning and guess what?
It is finished!!


Yes, I made a lot of changes from the stitch guide.  Why do a serendipity stitch when a diagonal mosaic will do the same and the compensations are much easier?  :) And pom-poms with floss are .....well, limp.  I like a button far better.
So this one is already at the finishers along with Maddie Button and a Christmas ornie. I am having Maddie made into a frameweight.

Here are the results of this morning's work in the garden.  I even found my first potato on top of the ground.  Those are beets in the blue colander.  Six zucchini and seven cucumbers. I have given away so many zucchini people are starting to run away when they see me coming  :)

I finally got some more samplers hung on the wall.  I rearranged my sampler wall in the entryway and this is the result.

And here is the new arrangement above the couch left top-City Stitcher Adam & Eve, left bottom-LHN Melicent Turner, center-L'Atelier Perdu Stitch Me Club 2012, right top-Mary Glover, right bottom-Hands to Work This Is The Day

I spent Sunday at a retreat put on by my local quilt shop. I made the pincushion above (on an adorable Mason jar) and the crocheted ribbon necklace below.

And I got a good start on this wool applique table mat. I like the combination of fall and 4th of July on this project.

Here we are hard at work in the lovely sunroom.  The sunroom is on the far left in the picture below.

Isn't our hostess' home beautiful?  It is in a rural area on several acres.

On Thursday a group of stitchers from my local EGA guild is taking a field trip to author Debbie Macomber's knit shop in Port Orchard, WA.  (The new Hallmark Channel tv show-Cedar Cove- is from a book by Debbie Macomber.) We will be eating lunch at Debbie's daughter's tea shop.  I hear it has a wonderful gift shop. I'll try to take some photos to share with you.


Margaret said...

I love your sampler walls! Wow! Wonderful! Love your snowman finish too. Hooray for making the finishing deadline!

Cricket-bug Corner said...

beautiful work! we didn't get to garden this year ~ looking forward to next year! I love those stitch with me patterns you do - do you re sale them?

Robin said...

Awesome. Great creations and sounds like a great retreat. I've been watching Cedar Cove and envy your trip to the tea shop!

Marilyn said...

All great projects.
Nice Sampler wall too.

Chris said...

Great update! Your sampler walls look great. I love the snowmen too. Can you believe it is almost September?
Wow, your garden is doing great!!
Love your fall wool piece.
Have a great EGA trip :)

Mii Stitch said...

Lovely stitching on your snowmen project, it looks really cute :)

cucki said...

All are great projects..so pretty.
Lovely samplers.
Big hugs x

Vickie said...

Your walls look fabulous. That is a very pretty home.

Barb said...

I love all your projects!! You are doing amazing with the vegetables. My DD is just now getting tomatoes. Things seem much slower over here

Melissa said...

Your snowmen finish is adorable. The sampler walls are amazing, as are the produce from your garden!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Your snowman finish is adorable!

What a beautiful place to craft!

KimM said...

Lovely samplers - October 19?!?!? I'd better get busy!

Annette-California said...

I love all your samplers and how you arranged them on the wall. Beautiful. I love and have read all of Debbies books. And I waited all summer for Ceder Cove on the Hallmark channel. Oh how exciting that you will get to visit the knit and tea shop....just like in the books - SO COOL! Pleeeeeeeese take photos:) Congrats on finishing Snowmen Grinning - Love all the speciality stitches - You did a Beautiful job.
love Annette

Bernadett Rauski said...

Marvelous photos and works.:)

Brigitte said...

Great pictures of your sampler wall. It's wonderful to see all these beautiful samplers together.
Great you upcoming trip to Port Orchard. I'm a fan of DM's Cedar Cove series and I'm looking forward to seeing pictures from that trip.