Monday, September 14, 2009

What a Monday!

I woke up this morning with a terrible headache and it just wouldn't go away. I took some Ibuprofen and went back to bed in hopes I could just sleep it away. When I awoke again my head still hurt but not as bad. Time to go get the mail....and boy I'm glad I did! My box was filled with wonderful packages. First was my order from Karen. The Accessory Pack for "Pansy Sampler", more "sassy strings" thread in Fall colors and the JCS Halloween Issue. I can't wait to use the threads on some of the Halloween designs. Next was the ornament from Wanda J for the ILCS ornament exchange, and it is sooooo cute. Last and what really made my day was a RAK from Trecie. As a Thank You for teaching the Hardanger class she made me this wonderful tin and even did some Hardanger on it. Inside she put some cedar shaving from a tree in her yard (they smell soooooooooo good) and nestled in with the shaving were 3 adorable froggie magnets she stitched. She did such a great job on this and it will always have a special place on my desk.
RAK from Trecie
NEW START....



I spent most of the week working on the stocking for Maddie. I haven't done this type of stitching in many, many years and forgot how detailed these stocking are. Lots of cutting of little pieces, sequins and beads to be attached to the stocking. Now that the cuff is done I've started on the tree and again there are lots of little pieces to cut, sequin, bead and attach to it. I hope to finish the tree part this week but we'll see. I do think it will be done in time for Santa's visit this year.
WIP....


"When Witches Go Riding"
I am really happy with the progress on "Witches". Again once I pick this one up it's almost impossible to put it down. Still have a lot to do on the bottom with the witch, another tree and all the pumpkins on the ground but it should be done by Halloween and if I'm lucky enough to find the perfect frame on the wall too.
I have a busy week of stitching and finishing planned for this week so I'd better get back at it now while watching Monday Night Football.
Until Next Time....Have a Great week of stitching



8 comments:

Mel said...

Wow, Witches is looking great. And I am sooo excited to see that stocking grow!
Glad to hear the day got better

Carolyn NC said...

Hope your headache stays gone! Love the stitching - you're so fast! But your stocking is really calling to me - I'm tempted, though I'll have to save it for my future grandchildren!! Your RAK from Trecie is just adorable!

Gabi said...

"When Witches go Riding" looks great. Love that one. Stocking loos already cute too. Great RAK. Hope your headache stays away.

Emily said...

Love the RAK from Trecie and you are making great progress on the witch piece.

Meari said...

What a nice RAK. Your stitching and stocking look nice. The stocking is really going to be pretty.

Donna said...

Sorry about the headache, but glad you are feeling better. The stocking will be so cute! And your Halloween stitching is wonderful!

Carol said...

Hope you feel better soon. Love all the different projects and gifts that are happening.

I'm not a huge fan of Halloween stuff but I'm liking the project you are currently working on.

Nancy M said...

Very nice RAK, Trecie has a knack for those! Nice fall stitching and you've made lots of progress on the stocking already!