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Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoy your visit!!

Tanya (pronounced like the color TAN) : ))

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Finally a finish!!

 Well, I finally finished this Buttermilk Basin Candle Mat today that I started awhile back.  I am so addicted to using 100% wools(got rid of all my woolfelt I had awhile back, altho' you can certainly use that instead) but I especially love the overdyed and textured wools.  I have one kit left in my Etsy shop if anyone is interested.  Comes complete w/everything except the thread.  Sometimes I do add in the threads, and sometimes not.  Just depends.
 Here is a close-up of the 'tree' - I just 'winged' it and stitched it free-hand.  I hope it looks ok.  I also just recently ordered a bunch more wool, wool applique patterns and a few of the latest cross stitch patterns that should be here in a few days.  I have a really cool idea for the wool I'll be listing in my Etsy shop, so I hope it gets here SOON!!!  I also have some really great news after the first of the yr. if everything works out, but you'll have to wait till then. tee hee

I'm still not much in the Christmas spirit of things this yr. like I normally am, but this yr. was anything but normal!! However, I did manage to go to a wonderful Christmas Dinner Theater at a local church w/my aunt last wk.  We enjoyed ourselves immensely~ the food was wonderful, the music was great and so were the 'actors'!  We esp. loved the waitors/waitresses ~they made up the teen group at that church and they were such sweet kids, filling up your glasses every few minutes and waiting on you hand and foot.  The money went towards their mission trip next summer.  What a wonderful group of kids!
And speaking of kids, our youngest son turned 19 this past Sun. and I cried the whole time I was making the icing!!  Does anyone else ever do that??  It just hit me all of a sudden that my 'baby' was 19 already!!!  Next spring he hopes to join the Marines!!  wahhhhhhhh!!! LOL
I just freehanded the icing on his cake(chocolate underneath) and 'winged' it again(I know, I'm NO artist, that's for sure~still need LOTS of practice!!) ~he chose orange, but it looks more 'peachy' in the pic.  Oh well, it was gone the next day and I only got one piece, I'm just sayin'. LOL
Thanks for your visit!!


Sweet Sue said...

Really darling mat Tanya, your tree is wonderful, congrats! Happy Holidays to you and yours:)

cucki said...

Aww it is truly a very cute mat:)
Happy Christmas to you dear x

Christine said...

Fab finish, Tanya! I love the design and your stitching on the willows! And 100% wool is so much nicer to use!
I think you did a great job icing your son's cake - looks yummy!
No wonder it didn't last long!

jennifer768 said...

Love the mat!Love using 100% wool myself.Hugs,Jen

Karen said...

Hi Tanya...Oh I can feel your pain with your baby turning 19...it hurts! But oh the changes - they become young men and start to become your friend too - double good.

Love your applique. I too and starting to use more wool than wool felt but both are good for me.


Karen said...

I love houses on hand made items so this is a hit with me.

Rouge Cerise said...

Hi Tanya,
Love your candle mat ! I have also this pattern : it's on my to do list:))
Happy birthday to Steven...
xo xo

Trace4J said...

Beautiful! I love the trees.
I so cry on my kids birthdays.
My baby will be 21. UGH!
Thank you for joining in of my Christmas fun. I so enjoy your sharing.
I sadly cant comment back to you.
And cant remember your email.
But you always make me smile.
Woolie Christmas Love to you Friend

Kellie from Indiana said...

What a pretty piece. Very fancy and lovely design. I just love it!

Carol said...

Love your latest creation, Tanya--how cute!! I am not feeling very Christmasy this year either--it's hard being away from my parents and constantly worrying. I do hope 2013 brings you more to smile about...

My youngest son is also named Steven! But, he is 24--still my baby, though (and he doesn't mind at all when I call him that!)... Happy Birthday to your Steven :)

Lynn said...

I wanted to say hello and Merry Christmas. I was lucky to win one of your giveaways last Christmas. When I put the gingerbread items out in my kitchen this year, I remembered who I won them from and just wanted to say Thank you and send cyber hugs and wishes for a Merry Christmas.