Tuesday, October 27, 2009
As for my hubby's birthday dinner last night, he was thrilled. I made him Chicken Divan crepes for the main course. The pecan pie was a HUGE hit! He was still thanking me today for making it. Doesn't feel nice to do something special for someone you love?
Monday, October 26, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
2009 JCS Halloween Issue
32ct Copper Penny Permin Linen
WDW: Onyx & Terra Cotta
Trimmed with Black Rick Rack
Filled with crushed glass
This was the first time I've sewn rick rack into a seam instead of on top of a piece. Actually, the last time I touched rick rack was on an apron I did in Home Ec. in Grade 9! I found a post on how to do it online...don't you just love Google! I thank my lucky stars for it every time I go to finish an ornament. I also thank all of you out there who take the time to post tutorials with my whole heart. :-D
I first backed the linen with muslin before sewing it together because of the crushed glass I used to fill it. I found that great stuff at my local quilting shop. I think it turned out pretty cute! My finishing is getting better, and I'm trying different ways of finishing instead of a pillow ornament all the time.
I'm glad this was a tiny piece as the Permin was HORRIBLE to stitch on! The tension was all loosey, goosey. Even in a hoop! It's too bad because the colour is fabulous! I have a 13 x 17 piece left over if anyone wants to try it. Leave a comment in this post and I'll draw a name and mail it to the lucky "winner"! Good luck...in more ways than one!
Happy Stitching and Good Luck!
Thursday, October 15, 2009
A couple of months ago I found a great resource of blogging information. The blog is called Sneaky Momma Blog Design. While learning how to put borders around my photos, inserting links, etc. I stumbled across this post about Blogger Etiquette. Scroll down a little and you'll see a post called "Goldilocks and the Three Bloggers."
My Yahoo address is also linked to my blog so if I leave a comment or question at one of your fabulous blogs, you can email me back! Don't you just hate it when you want to reply to a comment left on your blog and the email address is noreply-comment AT blogger DOT com???
If I've helped even one Blogger, my job is done!
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
I've been admiring the zipper bags she makes (check out her blog, she is a zipper bag machine!) and she graciously offered to send me one! Look at the pleats and the little yoyo detail...isn't it cute? She also attached the sweetest zipper pull:
My photo isn't great. I hope you can see the stones and beads she used. Thanks Sandra, I love it!!!
Here is a picture of the progress I've made on Christmas by the letter:
I haven't stitched on it for awhile, I've been busy doing exchange stitching (which have turned out soooo great, I can hardly wait to post pics of my finishes!)
I just have the seam to stitch up on Happy Halloween by La-D-Da and I'll be able to post a picture of that finish too!
Sunday, October 11, 2009
I want to wish all my fellow Canadians a Happy Thanksgiving. I know that Thanksgiving Day is actually tomorrow but my 3 pumpkin pies are cooling on the stove top and my stuffing is ready for stuffing *grin* and the turkey is in the fridge just waiting for the roasting pan. And tomorrow...glorious leftovers!!!
I'll leave you with this little ditty my aunt emailed me today:
May your stuffing be tasty
May your turkey be plump,
May your potatoes and gravy
Have never a lump.
May your yams be delicious
And your pies take the prize,
And may your Thanksgiving dinner
Stay off your thighs!
Happy Thanksgiving !