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Tanya (pronounced like the color TAN) : ))

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Getting in the mood for FALL!!

Hey ya'll, it's starting to feel like fall!!  Ok, so I'm a bit stir crazy these days, but I just had to show you  my cute little 'Hootie' owl ~ isn't he cute??  No, I did not intend to make him cross-eyed, it just so happened that the wool had a little 'give' in it and as I stitched around the white part, it decided to 'move' just a bit.  Well, that's my story and I'm sticking to it, ha!
If you want to see a whole family of them, just hop on over to my good friend Wendy's blog(the Quiet Room) where she shares a mama, papa and baby owl (that she just made recently from the same pattern).  I told her they were my owl's English cousins from across the ocean.  :))
 I found this tea-dyed table runner recently at a nearby prim shop and couldn't stop thinking of all the different ways I want to decorate w/it.  I'd like to do some wool applique on it OR maybe even some cross stitch.  It looks a bit like Monk's cloth, w/the holes, etc.  Would be easy to stitch on.  Something fallish is what I'm dreaming of.........
 And last but not least, another book review.  This is sent to me free of charge in exchange for an honest review.

'Angels in the Fire' is one of the most exciting non-fiction books I've ever read in my entire life!!  It is a fascinating TRUE life story about a couple who had only been married a few yrs. when they were involved in a horrendous car crash involving a drunk driver.  Their car caught on fire, and just when everyone thought that his wife would not be able to be freed before burning to death, several people witnessed an 'angel' dashing to their rescue.  Their story of survival and physical progress after the crash is absolutely phenomenal!   I read the whole book in just one evening as I could not put it down.   It's a story filled w/faith, hope and trust and seeking wholeness and a new way of life after the crash.  Their lives were literally turned completely around that night, but God sent his angels to rescue or reassure them many times at various points throughout their lives.  It is truly an amazing story that you won't soon forget!!  I highly recommend this book!!
That's all I've got for now folks...............
Happy Fall, Ya'll


Farmhouse prims said...

Hi Tanya, love your owl, and sounds like the book you read was awesome, I love those books that you don't want to put down. Hugs, Lecia

Raggedy Creations said...

Sounds like a wonderful book. I think I will see if our local library has it.

Love your owl.


Carol said...

Your cross-eyed owl is adorable, Tanya! And I'm sure you'll find the perfect designs to decorate your new table runner... I think I love fall decorating even more than Christmas. Just love the colors!

I got chills when I read your book review--sounds like a "must-read" to me!

Danice said...

Oh, I love the cute little owl! I am so ready for Autumn also. Weather here in Alabama is starting to get cooler already :)