My Mary Wigham - Row 1

My Mary Wigham - Row 1

Monday, November 29, 2010

The Holly and The Ivy

While battling this cold I also have finished Shepherd's Bush's Holly and Ivy. 
I started this piece last year, too.

I used the materials as kitted by SB.
There are a couple of changes on the top section,
since I didn't get the count across correct
and had to put in a couple of smaller motifs that on the chart.

This was a fun stitch, too.  Maybe I'll have it framed before Christmas??

I don't know why this photo is horizontal...I didn't save it like this.

Close up of top section...with some alterations!

Halloween Hornbook - Stitching Finished

The past week while I have been housebound with a cold I finished a couple of stitching projects.

This is the Halloween Hornbook from Plum Street Samplers.  I started it last year.  Fabric is unknown; threads are Belle Soie.  I can't decide whether to have it made into a pillow or have it framed.  We'll see.
It was a fun stitch.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Thanksgiving Tradition - Updated

One of my not necessarily healthy Thanksgiving traditions is to have a piece of left over apple pie for breakfast the day after our feast.  We had Thanksgiving dinner early here this year, so this morning my traditional piece of apple pie was made by my granddaughter, Kyle.  How time flies.  Twenty-three years old, mom of Izzie, and baker of a Thanksgiving pie brought to Gram's house.  How sweet.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Acorns, Pumpkins, and Friends

We only had five in our group today.  We missed Lenore, Linda, and Terri, but had lots of fun any way.

I made a German Apple Pancake this first ever.  Despite it overflowing a little on the bottom of the oven, it was really good, and I have the confidence to make it again.  I just got the idea in my head a couple of days ago and found a recipe online that sounded reasonable.  I continue to be amazed by the fact that anything that pops into your mind can be found at your finger tips today.  Awesome!

After a slow start, we made little stuffed acorns to fit into the burr oak caps from my nephew's yard in Northwest Ohio.  I have a lot of caps left to fill! Thanks, Jim.

We had a super potluck lunch and then made wool pumpkins.  Rose was the only one to finish hers, but we got a good start on them.  Sandy elected to continue stitching on her contract piece.  It is looking beautiful. 

We also exchanged hand made pincushions.  So much fun!  Rose fooled us by saying that she didn't have time to make one, but ended up putting a beautiful little one of Lauren's patterns.  And sneaky little one!  When Rose came and said she had two pincushions - and then explained that one of them was from you - immediately I knew what it was and I unashamedly (well, maybe with a little shame) started jumping out of my skin, saying that I hoped to pick that one.  And guess what...I did!  Thanks Linda.  That was such a fun surprise.  We all got a big kick out of it...mostly me!

Anyway, here are some photos.

 Acorns, acorns everywhere.
Pumpkins...I think both of these are Rose's.

Our pincushions for exchange.  The one I received is the Blackbird one in the back. 
Thanks again, Linda!

I just had to stitch this gal up for fun.
I finished her at 12:35 a.m. this morning!

Lots of laughs today.  Lots of good pointers on stitching, too.  And some life lessons maybe learned regarding the pincushion exchange.  Don't know if I will ever learn the one about procrastinating, though!