Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Twisted Tuesday word of the Day--Autumn Leaves

This morning I woke early and decided to browse through Blogger and catch up on my blog reading. I saw Tanya's post (The Sampler Girl) for today about her mom's blog, which led to checking out her mom's website  HERE
which then led to finding this freebie  HERE and then I decided to stitch it today. What a connection, right? Well that's just the first Twist of the day.

I went into my studio and the first remnant I saw was 30 count R & R Autumn Leaves and as I looked out the sunny window and knew today was going to be a soup, bedrest and medicine for sinus infection/ear ache day, I gathered my 3 colors I chose which are GA Autumn Leaves  threads  , DMC 310 black, and Crescent Colors Smokey for the bat.

As I was stitching along with my Mighty Brite light and large cuppa hot tea, I thoroughly enjoyed stitching this piece and it made the day a little brighter.

When I finished it, I backed it with some Autumn Leaves, burnt rust fabric and then realized that I had stitched on Autumn Leaves, with Autumn Leaves thread and backed it with Autumn leaves material.

That's the Twist for Tuesday today. Maybe it's the Benadryl and Tylenol doses, I don't know but here is the finish!

It's made for a hanging and I found some remnant black ribbon that I had squirreled away in my stash after using it several years ago for a curtain tieback. Yes, I'm recycling! :0
I randomly tacked it down with black thread and tied at the bottom. I left enough at the top for a hanger and I attached these metal pumpkin bells I had in my stash from the April Boston trip.

It will probably reside here for right now, hanging on my new/old shelf with other treasures.

Thomas is jealous of the black cats and he actually peaked over my shoulder while in my stitching chair earlier.

Yep, I thought someone was peaking over me.


I promise to get the Thomas sampler freebie I designed last week stitched for him this year. Maybe on Thursday if all goes well.

Of course no posting can't be without an Abbie pic.

Today she waited patiently on her daddy to come home while I was busy. She even had taken her dirty little favorite Teddy Bear and put it in his chair.

See those eyes. They just make us cave every time to play with her.

I don't know which likes it more but this I know for sure.

 She has brought more happiness, more love in this home that anybody or anything ever has. She loves unconditionally and is the sweetest lump of sugar ever. The End.

Monday, October 18, 2010

I found a stitching friend Saturday

My new found friend (Betsy), from Bessie Mae's Cottage near Dahlonega, Ga.~~ the best primitive store around!
I love to go in her store and look at so many new things, especially what Carolyn has made. Carolyn makes all her prim dolls, cats, animals, etc, pillows, pincushions, just all KINDS of cute things.

I've seen this one in particular before a couple of weeks ago. She must be a Betsy doll as she is holding and stitching the flag. Her legs are a bit turned around but she is really very cute and very prim. She has a weighted bottom, feels like grass inside to sit on a shelf, and is quite large.

Cheryl, the owner, asked me what I was going to stitch on her apron. 

I'm still thinking on that one.

She even came with her own rusty needle and thread~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Sunday, October 17, 2010

The Thomas Sampler

The Thomas Sampler

designed by Feathers in the Nest

copyright 2010

suggested colors are:

Crescent colors cotton:   Black coffee and Pumpkin Harvest in border

Crescent colors cotton:  Fallen Leaves, Snowball, and Queen Bee for the Mums

DMC 310 black  for part of the letters, the cat, the pumpkin

I hope you enjoy this little one for Halloween.

Although Thomas, our cat, is not black, he certainly is a part of our pack here at the homestead and so, I designed a sampler for him with his initial T at the end.

He says "Spooky Halloween" to all MUMS (moms) as he thinks his mum is the coolest!

Thank you for all the comments! They do mean alot to me.  


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