Saturday, December 17, 2011

As promised, FABRIC!

First, a new ceramic mug from my daughter...

I have to confess to my sister Beth...

I broke my old peace sign mug, just flat out dropped in, with coffee in it  :(.  It was well loved, so Kelly stepped up and made me a new favorite.

and onto the fabric as promised in my last post...

Here's the pinks:

More coming soon!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Weekend Catch Up

Yesterday morning I was cleaning up my sewing area and looked a little more closely at the envelope Ellen had sent me.  There is a HAND PAINTED flower on the front of the envelope, in all my excitement to open the package, I hadn't realized.  You really are too much Ellen!  Thank you again.

And a little fabric purchase last week... (I am trying to finish up Dia de los Muertos, it just keeps going and going!)  And I have to admit, I bought a some extra yardage just so I could get the selvage intact! I'm sure you understand. 

And one more thing, 7 deer were making their way through our canyon this morning... they are right above the center pine tree, you have to look closely.  We live smack dab in the middle of town, however we have these canyons running all through our neighborhood, back up to the mountains so in my 10 years here we occasionally see wildlife, just never 7 deer before.

Also, I have more fabric to share next time  ;)  see you then.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Thank You ELLEN!

Ellen, over at Ellen Gets Crafty loved this fabric featuring Volkswagon bugs and peace signs... when she couldn't find it on the internet, I sent her some from our local store.  In return I received a lovely thank you card, as well as all this ...

A lovely and very sturdy bag!

Selvages!!!!  and FABRIC!!!

THANK YOU ELLEN! Pure fun and joy to open such a thoughtful gift.


Saturday, December 3, 2011

Tis the Season II

Good afternoon!  Well, Saturday and Sunday mornings are my favorite stitching time, after a good nights rest, I enjoy savoring my morning cup of coffee and sewing away.  Here's the rest of my advent calendar pic's, it's a nice sunny day here and I went outside to get some of that good light.

Here's the well loved old calendar!

And some close up shots of the "old" ornaments. 
 Back in the day, about 25 years ago, puff paint rocked.   :)

I have made some repairs throughout the years, but considering they have gone through 5 kids, it's amazing how well they've held up over time.

Here's some of the "new" ornaments, these are all embroidered, which I now prefer.

And last but not least, here's Santa!

Off to enjoy the afternoon, a basketball game and a little grocery shopping on the list for today.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Tis the Season

Just a quick picture of felt ornaments made for advent calendars.  I made the original calendar about 25 years ago, and now am making them for the next generation.  These are the "new" ornaments, I'll take a picture of my old (and well loved) calendar tomorrow when I have some light!

I'm looking forward to lots of stitching this weekend!