Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Fall is Here!!!

Greetings to all my readers!!!

No, I haven't quit posting!!!  I have had an exciting couple of weeks.  My Oregon friend, Kim, came to visit for a week.  We had a wonderful time stitching, scrapbooking and visiting!!!  We even got some sleep!!!  This picture was taken at the Scrapbook Expo in Denver where we scrapbooked all day!!!  We did a little retail therapy, but really got a lot accomplished.  It was my first experience using "Project Life."  That was very rewarding as I got a bunch of photos on pages in a short time.  That made this girl happy!!!!

The Black Sheep Wool Shop is now open!!!!  I am so excited!!!  I started working last week and had a great time meeting wonderful people.  The pumpkins are actually pillows I made for the shop!!!  It made my day when people actually noticed and some people purchased the pattern!!!  I love surrounding myself with the rich textures and colors of the wool.  Life is Good!!!

 Kim and I spent some time walking and taking pictures.  The trees are turning colors putting on their "Fall Clothes."  This picture doesn't do the rich color of this tree justice!!!  Please take my word -- it is gorgeous.  The best part, it is on my street and I can look at it when ever I want!!!!  I love fall -- the cool nights, the wonderful smells and breathtaking colors.  

Have a great week and check back in a few days as I will have more to share!!!  Until then take a walk and enjoy life!!!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Brrrr!!! It's Cold outside!!!

Good Morning All,

It is chilly out today.  The mountains got snow this past week.  Hmm  Are we going to have an early winter?  Well just in case I made Gingerbread Scones this morning!!!  Yummy!!!

My week has flown by hence the posting a day late.  I had a wonderful long weekend in Grand Junction seeing friends.  It was so good to spend some time with them.  I was really missing them.

 While I was there my Stampin' Up! demonstrator, Judy and her recruit Jennifer shared a demonstration of scrapbooking with Project Life!!!  I think I can do this.  Yes it took me a while to do my two pages, but we had a lot of visiting to do in the meantime.  I'm so looking forward to getting some scrapbooking done especially since my friend from Oregon is coming on Tuesday!!!  We are headed to the Scrapbook expo in Denver for a day of cropping and hope to accomplish much more while she is visiting.

In the meantime, I'm still making samples for the wool shop!!!  I believe the opening will be the end of next week.  YAY!!!!

The first picture is of towels I hand embroidered.  The designs are from Pretty P and Mama B.  I love the patriotic designs.


The last two towels are machined embroidered.  It is hard to see the design on the turquoise towel, but it is stitched in white thread and looks better up close.  These designs are from Bird Brain!!!

Have a great week and check in next week for more creations that keep my life rewarding!!!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Throwback Thursday!!!

Happy Thursday!!!

I found them!!!  I have an old set of pillowcases to show you.  These are special pillowcases because they were some of the first ones I embroidered when I was a little girl.  I was so proud of these that I didn't use them for many years.  I then decided to enjoy them and put them on my bed.  I used them so much they are now thread barren.  I just can't throw them away so I have put them with my "keepsakes"
So skip forward to modern day when machines are taking over!!! :-(  I machine embroidered the snowmen for a store sample.  This was a challenge since I had to manually line them up.  Yes there is software that now does all this!!!  But my software is low end and out of date.  This project was definitely a trial for patience!!!  It will be framed in a white frame!!!

The pretty pink pillow was also machine embroidered.  I added the ruffle and borders to help accent the embroidery!!!  It was a fun little project.

Just an update on the new Windsor wool store -- I think the opening is scheduled for this month!!!  Stay tuned for information.  As soon as I hear of a firm date I will share it will all!!

Have a great week and remember stitching is good for the soul!!!