Thursday, October 9, 2008

Stitchy Goodness

I have two finishes to share. The first one is a design by Nora Corbett, Daisy. Now I know she really isn't finished but I have done all that I am going to do on her right now. I can't decide whether to put the wings on these fairies or not. I really don't do fairies and some I think look better without the wings and some look cute with the wings. So hence my dilemma. I think I am going to live with her like this and maybe do a couple more before I decide. I still have to bead her and backstitch her but right now, she is good.
Secondly I have my first ornament from the JCS Ornament issue 2008. My friend got an extra copy and so I bought one from her. There are so many ornaments in there that I like I couldn't decide where to start. I ended up just starting at the beginning of the magazine and will work to the end instead of picking and choosing as I go along. I got this one stitched yesterday.
I had an unexpected day off of work and was able to stay home and stitch all day. The roof people came and reroofed my house yesterday. You never know what you are going to get with roofers but so far, this guy has ended up to be really nice. I met with him Saturday after work and he gave me a great price, then he knocked another chunk off if I let him know within 24 hours. I knew it was a good price because this summer I had actually priced a roof but ended up not having the money for replacement. Good thing I waited, this time I didn't have to pay for it. So anyway, he could replace it yesterday. He wanted to keep his crews working. Most roofing companies around here, and it may be like this all over, have an owner and then they hire mostly Mexican men to do all the work. As it turned out, this guy had men too but he and his sons were on the job all day doing clean up, driving the dump truck, doing my patio cover, and replacing some boards on the patio. I was pretty impressed. The good price helped too.
I get to work by myself today so maybe in between customers I will have time to stitch another ornament or two. It looks like the next ones are pretty small too.
Have a great stitchy weekend. Oh and I do not profess to be a photographer so excuse the ugly pictures.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Definitely a Treat!

I got THE BEST Halloween exchange from Carol. My package included the best pinkeep. The finishing is superior. I don't know what the pattern is but I love it. Carol also sent some ribbon, some fabric, and a dragonfly scissor fob. It is so petite and I know by reading Carol's blog, she made it herself. Now there was one more thing in my package which I have secretly been lusting after. You see, Carol is one of the people that makes those fantastic floss drops. I now own some. Yes, they are mine all mine. One side of them has a dragonfly just like the scissor fob and the other side has my name on them.
Thank you thank you thank you. I love it all.