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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

I'm early for once

Doesn't it feel great to get something done way ahead of time?? I finally stitched something up a few wks. ago and forgot to post it. I was actually early for once and it feels good for a change!! I am rarely early w/stitching anything for some strange reason, unless I'm on a deadline for someone's b'day or something like that. I always start early, but never seem to finish on time. I get too distracted w/so many other things I want to work on. Anyone else have that problem? Wonder what 'disorder' that is called???

This is taken from a JBW Design and stitched on a huck towel. I have several of these towels in white and cream that I plan on making up for gifts. All you need to figure is the stitch count to make sure it fits in the rectangle space on the towel. I've also used L*K snippets before too and they work as well.

This was taken w/out the flash so you could see the color better. I used CC ~ Colonial Copper and that was it. LOVE the varigation on this one!Can you find the little motifs inside the turkey body? The pumpkin, basket, birds, acorn and rooster to name a few?? Isn't that neat how Judy Whitman incorporates those into her design?I also love me a bargain!!! I found this cute guy at a craft mall recently and he had a good price on him, so I just had to take him home. In fact, he practically jumped right into my arms! I knew right away where he would go. Right by the front door on our porch. I love how they used rusty stars for the eyes and mouth.Speaking of bargains, I found these luscious wools online recently and they were a very good price too! They have sweet little names, (left to right)~Bittersweet, Old World Santa, and Vintage Linen. Ooooh, la la. I can't wait to use these babies!!One more bargain I had to share w/you is this treenware scoop. It was made by someone locally and it is very, very heavy and I got a super-de-duper price on it too.This is how I decorated it.The rosehips are highly scented and boy do they smell great! I ended up putting it on the old quilt draped across the old black chair in the family room.

Next wk. is Halloween, then Thanksgiving is right around the corner, THEN CHRISTMAS!!! Do you realize we only have less than 2 months till Christmas?? EEEEKKKKKKK!!! Now that's scary(at least for me) cuz I'm soooooooooo slow at getting things done, but at least I'll have one thing done ahead of time this yr. Hopefully I'll get a few more done real soon!!! Right now I'm stitching something up for my give~away coming up soon, but I can't tell you what it is yet. I'll be back next wk. w/more hints and/or pics of it. Stay tuned.........

See ya next time~Happy stitching!

"Sharing adventures deepens friendships."


Carol said...

Your JBW Turkey is adorable, Tanya. I just stitched my first JBW piece last month and loved all those hidden motifs Judy incorporates--so clever!

Your fall decorating is so pretty--great idea for using the treenware scoop! Don't remind me about Christmas being less than two months away--yikes!!

Amish Stories said...

I was just passing by and thought id stop to say hello. I'm checking new blogs today, and i hope you folks are enjoying the fall weather like we are having here in Pennsylvania. Richard from the Amish community of Lebanon county.

Country Prims said...

Hi Tanya,
Early? What does that mean?lol!
Some nice pics there and as you say, lovely to be early for Thanksgiving, with your towel-neat as always!
Love your treenware scoop and how you have it stored and of course I am drooling over those wool bundles-beautiful. Can't wait to see what you make:)

Have a great day,
Shazy x

Christine said...

Hi Tanya! Hope this works as it didn't earlier :-(
What fab bargains you found! LOVE the scarecrow!
How lucky you are to have wool so close to hand it's lovely!
Best wishes

Myra said...

Your turkey looks great! Now do tell where you found the great deal on the wool. I have been wanting to try some wool projects and those are beautiful.

Karen said...

Just perfect for display in November.

Catherine said...

Congrats on your turkey finish! I love the JBW designs.
All if your finds are wonderful!!

Catherine said...

Congrats on your turkey finish! I love the JBW designs.
All if your finds are wonderful!!