Saturday, September 13, 2008

2 Finishes and 1 in progress.........and this and that!

This Acorn design came from San-Man Originals, which I had purchased several years ago. I found it in my stash as I was cleaning out a closet. This came as a kit and all I provided was the fabric.

This is another San-Man Originals and was another kit and I provided the fabric.

And this work-in-progress is from Little House Needleworks, Autumn Sampler. I love the colors for this, they are Crescent Colours threads and so very bright and cheery, just like Fall. There are designs for each season, and I am thinking about stitching all of them and making a banner for the craft room I will someday have!

It is raining here today and very humid, however, I do have the doors and windows open. I love hearing the birds sing and watching them on our feeders. My arthritis is acting up today, and has been most of the week, but I have managed to put a few stitches in Autumn Sampler.

I've kitted up a couple of other charts, at least the threads, for two Little House Needleworks designs, Little House Neighborhood and Yesteryear. I've also ordered fabric for these two and LHN Heart of America.

I went to Hobby Lobby yesterday and purchased more supplies for pinkeeps. It seems I have discovered several small stitched designs that would look nice as pinkeeps. I also purchased more fabric to make a Fall garland using Yo-Yo's.

Hubby is painting the inside of closets for me today. Then we will paint the rooms and move furniture around. He just loves it when I decide to do these things!

Happy Weekend to everyone.



Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Child's work.............

I'm in the process of cleaning out closets and painting the inside of them. While cleaning out the hall storage closet today, I ran across two wonderful treasures. This turkey and pumpkin, made out of brown grocery sacks, stuffed with newspapers and painted, the turkeys feathers, head and feet are cut and colored out of construction paper and stapled on the sack. Our son, Gordon, made these treasures when he was 10 years old and in the 5th grade. Gordon is now 41 years old. I can see remember day he came out of school 31 years ago with these two treasures he had made for mom and dad. He was so very proud of himself and, of course, I was very proud of him. We proudly displayed these two items for everyone to see. I used them all through his school years, each October and November, and even a few years after he left home for his travels and work with the Air Force. Then they were put in storage on the top shelf in the closet and mostly forgotten about, until today. They bring back so many memories, some happy, some sad. Well, this year they are going to be the center of our decorations during October and November. I Love these treasures as only a mother would, made out of Love from her child.


Monday, September 08, 2008

A hugh surprise...........

We have an outside cat, Shadow, who does not realize she is suppose to hunt for her food! So I feed her every morning and every evening. One of the first things I do everyday is put a scoop of food in her bowl, just outside our back door on the carport. By the time I am ready to take my coffee and go outside she is usually finished eating, and she usually never finishes it all, but the last week I have been noticing that her dish is always turned on its side. Wayne and I figured that the raccoon or the opossum was coming up and eating, BUT.........this morning we discovered who was eating her leftover cat food. A tortoise, as you can see in the photo, he tipped the bowl over and enjoyed his meal. I guess he has been coming for over a week now, so I will just continue to feed him and the cat. I can't stand to see an animal go hungry.


Saturday, September 06, 2008

September .........

Grandparents Day
Sunday, September 7

The history of our grandparents is remembered not with rose petals, but in the laughter and tears of their children and their children's children.

~Charles and Ann Morse

Patriot Day
Thursday, Septmber 11

I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him.

~Abraham Lincoln

First Day of Autumn
Monday, September 22

Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn.

~Elizabeth Lawrence

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Something Old - something new.............

After finishing up my last stitching project, I wasn't sure what I wanted to work on, so I just let time take its flow. I was looking through Blogs this past weekend and came across a finish of Blackbird Designs, "Sunflower House", the photo above, and remembered I had this started, so I dug it out, and have decided I would finish it. Since I love sunflowers and collect items with sunflowers, this will be perfect. I think I had the same idea when I started this chart, but oh well, maybe this time I WILL finish it. I do love this chart.

This chart, "Autumn Sampler", is from Little House Needleworks, I love Diane's work and have almost all of her charts, and actually do have several of them stitched up and some kitted up to be stitched. Anyway, I have had these seasonal charts in my stash since she published them. Since I love Fall, this is the perfect chart to stitch. I comes with Belle Soie threads from Crescent Colours. I am going to stitch it on 16 count Aida in Ivory. I might even stitch the "Winter Sampler", who knows!

Sorry the photo's are so light, I just could not get a good photo with the light in my house today.

We are having a beautiful day here in the Ozarks, actually it is almost like a Fall day and I love it. I am so looking forward to the Fall season, and the making of pumpkin bread, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin bars, well almost everything pumpkin, and apples things also. We will be going to the apple orchard later this month at Marionville, MO to purchase apples, then we'll have apple butter, apple sauce, apple pie, apple cake, apple dumplings, and baked apples stuffed with brown sugar, raisins, nuts, cinnamon and nutmeg. Boy, I'm making myself hungry!

I do hope everyone is having a wonderful, relaxing day, no matter if you are stitching, reading, or knitting. Enjoy yourself and enjoy life.


I just talked to our grandson a little while ago, and they have returned to their home in Ocean Springs, MS. They had gone inland to Raeleen's mom (Raeleen is our ex-DIL and our grandchildren live with her). They had no damage just lots, and lots or rain. He said that he and Courtney will be returning to school tomorrow.


Monday, September 01, 2008


September has arrived, which means Fall is not far away. This time of the year always reminds me of the verses in Ecclesiastes 3:1-8.

There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under Heaven:
a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain,
a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.
To each of you on this Labor Day holiday, I wish you every Blessing.