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Tanya (pronounced like the color TAN) : ))

Friday, November 29, 2013

Did You Survive Black Friday??

Well, did ya'll have a wonderful Thanksgiving??  We sure did, w/11 people this yr. at our table.  Two new faces were added this yr.  I always love it when we have new guests.  Makes it more fun!!

I hardly EVER go out shopping on Black Friday, it is just too crazy out there for me and I just don't care to get into the 'mobs'.  There isn't anything out there that I need badly enough for me to go through all of that!

Just wanted to pop on here for a few minutes to show some things I've been working on.  Had this pillow finished a few wks. ago, but forgot to show it last time.  It's from Lizzie Kate, one of my favorite designers!  Stitched over two on 18ct. Raw Linen, so I used my favorite Pearl Cotton # 8, Weeks Dye Works, overdyed floss.
 This was the first dusting of snow we had a couple wks. ago.
 I tried to make it a bit rustic and added some wool 'holly' on the giant rick rack and some red beads for the berries.
 This is the fabric I chose for the bottom and the back of it.  It's a Debbie Mumm fabric and I thought it went perfectly.  Don't cha' love when that happens?  When you actually have something in your stash and it works beautifully w/what you have in mind?
 I also added some beads for 'snowflakes'.......
 Something else I finished recently was this monthly wallhanging, by Art to Heart.  I am in the midst of creating each BOM(block of month) using all WOOL and just the cotton around the outer edges.  I thought of this idea over a yr. ago and made one up, but never finished it into anything, so I started over w/ the month of January, this time finishing it!!  I'm actually a bit early for ONCE!!!  YIPPEE!!!

 Of course I always have to change the colors........

I also have another little snowman finished, but it is for a gift, so will wait till next time to show you.  I have had such a busy Nov. that I wonder what Dec. will hold for us.  We've gotten involved w/so many new things going on at church and also w/in our community this yr., which has been a LOT of work, but  also a lot of fun.  Met lots of new people and made several new friends for which I'm very thankful!

At our recent craft nite (at church) I made a sampling of little 'acorns'.  I saw it on the Cozy Old Farmhouse blog, but all you use is a Hershey's kiss, a mini Nutter Butter and a chocolate morsel.  Looks easy, but boy did I make a mess w/trying to get them to stick together w/melted chocolate.  Had it everywhere and in my fingernails!! ugh!!!  But everyone liked them and thought they were cute.

 This is what our table looked like last nite before the food.........I just kept it simple this yr.  Now I can get my Christmas decor out and start decorating for the next big holiday.  I don't like to skip over Thanksgiving, so I usually wait till it's over.
 I hope everyone found some time to..........
P.S. As a way of saying my heartfelt 'thank you' to all of my customers ~
  I am having a SALE in my Etsy shop starting tonite at 6pm EST(thru Dec. 7th)  ~   20% OFF of everything in the shop and anyone who buys $20 or more will go into a drawing for a FREE pattern of their choice!   all you have to do is put THANKS13(all caps and NO spaces) in the box when you check out.  You all have one whole week!


Danice said...

What cute items Tanya! I love them all. Heading on over to your Etsy shoppe also right now... :)

Raggedy Creations said...

I don't do Black Friday either. So sad that people have to die on this day.

Love your snowman


denise said...

love the owl!!!!!!!!!

Karen said...

Love your little wool holly leaves... great little accent for this cute finish!

Myra said...

Your ornament is adorable! The fabric and trim you chose is wonderful and those little holly leaves...perfection.

Farmhouse prims said...

Love all your creations! You are just so talented! Love your table setting, so glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. hugs, Lecia

Catherine said...

Love your finish ~ the holly leaves are the perfect touch!

Carol said...

Really love that ornament, Tanya--I'll have to remember the idea of adding the wool holly. It is adorable!! The fabric is lovely, too. Looks like your Thanksgiving was lovely... I, too, wait until after Thanksgiving to pull out the Christmas decorations... Just want to make Thanksgiving special on its own :)