Tuesday, November 27, 2012

A new addition to our home......

This was made from an old Country Cupboard pattern called Folk Art Garden.  The entire thing was done with a machine buttonhole stitch and I did a close up so you could kind of see that.  I cut out all the appliques and stitched them down a couple months ago, and then it sat, staring at me each time I went in my sewing room.  Finally, this past week, I got around to cutting out the scalloped background (2 layers).  You stitch the appliqued piece to one piece then buttonhole stitch the two layers together.  This way, no stitching shows on the back.  I'm very happy with it and I hope you like it too.

We are expecting new kitchen cabinets to arrive in two weeks.  I knew when we started this process back in June (yes June!) that it would end up smack dab in the middle of the Christmas season don't you know.  It is what it is.  I'll have to try and do before and after pics for you.  The cabinets are barn red!  Yes I said barn red.  Can't wait!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

There is ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS something to be thankful for!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Let It Snow.......just not yet!

I have been in a funk since the election.  Anybody out there sharing my gloom and doom?  Anyway, not much going on creatively until this past weekend when I started on the beauty above.  It was very simple just time consuming.  I used an 18" circle of styrofoam from which I cut a large circle in the middle.  The edges are 2.5" across.  It seemed like a good width.  Then I wrapped the styrofoam with wide white ribbon.  Get the cheapest you can find as it really doesn't show but keeps all the little balls of styrofoam from falling about.  The dies I used are the new Tim Holtz Snowflake Rosette, large and small, and a Sizzix snowflake die, and the new SU Snowflake.  I used three kinds of glitters, various colors of Stickles, pearls, SU's faceted buttons and a whole lot of hot glue!  I also used several shades of white for the papers, all were Bazzil from Michaels.  The thicker paper works better with the Snowflake Rosette dies.  It's kind of dark here now and the pics aren't great.   Doesn't do the wreath justice.   Be sure to click on the pictures to get an up close view.  It's very sparkly and light reflective.   I will try to get better ones tomorrow and post them. 

Tuesday, November 6, 2012


If you haven't already, please get out there and vote.  It's more important than ever and it's a privilege and duty in our free country.