Tuesday, October 31, 2017

I need a round tuit

It has been hit and miss with me lately.  With all that has been going on it's been hard to find time to get any stitching done.  I'm way behind in the Linen and Threads SAL so I'm not going to show pictures until I catch up.

Thankfully I've been able to catch up in the Tempting Tangles SALs I'm participating in.  First off is This Corner of Earth.  We have just finished part 12

Second is Wildflower Woodland Quaker which I am finding so much fun, even though I don't like the alphabet...haha and I just love that little owl!!

Last is Springtime Easter Delight and I have finished the first three parts of this one and the Wildflower shown above.  Just waiting for the next part of the pattern.  I love the colors in this one!!

A lady from our former church commented that she had been to an ornament exchange party last year and tried to get one of the three ornaments I had made but couldn't win them in the game they were playing.  I hate to see anyone go without...especially after stroking me ego saying she really wanted one of my homemade ornaments.  So I made one this week and got it together for her.  While I was putting the ornament together, I decided to do a tutorial.  I'm new at this, and it probably isn't very well described, but you can find my ramblings and pictures in one of the tabs at the top of this page if you are interested in finishing an ornament like mine.  I used "design a button" plastic molds I found at Hobby Lobby and I have found them in two sizes.  I used the larger size for "Snow Love" by Country Cottage Needleworks stitched on 32 count fabric.  Some of the design had to be folded to the back, but I like the way it came out.  Here is her ornament.

My partner for the Halloween exchange finally received her package so I can now show you the ornament and goodies I sent her.  

I received my package from Gwen also, and I was really spoiled.  What fun this exchange was...thank you Gwen!!  And thank you Mouse at Friendly Stitchers for organizing the fun!

Speaking of Mouse, she sent me a birthday/Christmas package which is always such a fun gift to get!  I love the patterns and the fabric is so much prettier than the picture shows.   

Thank you ladies for spoiling me!  And I'm off until next time, hopefully with an updated picture of Linen and Threads!  Happy Stitching!


Julie said...

Lovely Halloween exchange goodies you both sent out.
A wonderful little ornament, such kindness you have shown to this lady, i'm sure she will treasure your beautifully stitched ornament
I'm off to go see how you made it .....

Vickie said...

Your finishing is always so lovely DJ.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

The Corner of the Earth and Woodland Quaker really compliment each other.
How sweet of you to make the lady an ornie of her own after she flattered you so much!
Lovely exchange and gifts, Mouse really is so generous.

Desiree Ehleiter said...

What lovely pieces you are working on. I too love the colors in that Springtime Easter Delight!