Sunday, October 21, 2007

A few things to share...

I have been so busy for the past few days that I haven't had a chance to post. I have tried to keep up with my blog reading, but feel like I haven't done my best with that either. Anyway, I do have a few things to share with everyone. First, the stitching retreat hosted by Shakespeare's Peddler was wonderful. The picture above is of all the wonderful goodies that I received, either as door prizes, gift exchanges, or from the $75 gift certificate we each received with our registration. I met some really nice ladies and enjoyed spending the time stitching and chatting with all of them. I can't wait to go to another stitching retreat. It was so much fun.

Now, this photo is of the flower pot haunted house I made this weekend with my crafting group. We each made our own and decorated them. It was really neat how each one had a completely different look. I was very happy with mine. My boys love it. Of course, it has the place of honor as our Halloween centerpiece this year. It was really easy and a lot of fun to do. In our group, we try to do lots of different projects, but lately, we have only stitched or scrapbooked. It has been very hard to find a really new and fun craft project to try. We were so excited when we saw this project at our local Michaels.

I am working on several really cute projects right now. I hope to have a picture of one really soon.

Saturday, October 06, 2007

LHN Ornament from the Ornament Issue

I finished another ornament from the new Just Cross stitch Christmas Ornament Issue. It is the LHN one "Snow Bunnies". I stitched it on a piece of Silkweaver Solo that was perfect. It has a very snowy look to it. I am really happy with this one.

The stitching retreat is a lot of fun. We have one more day. I have started several new projects, but have also worked on some old projects a little. My sisters and I are really enjoying hanging out with the ladies. I will have pictures and more information later.

Thanks for all of the really sweet comments on my box. I am so proud of that piece. It was a big hit at the retreat when we were doing the "Show and Tell". Marie, you had asked if I stained the box or was it already stained. I stained the box. It was one of the unfinished boxes from Michael's. It was a fairly easy project.