Friday, March 29, 2013

What I'm Working On

I got my next months Santa's Village...'Santa's Stocking Store' and started it....  photo Picture1053_zpsd948f8d7.jpg I love the colors of the roof.~~~  Here is prOgress on 'Belle & Boo'. It is going slow, but it's going. I don't have to have it finished until July. (Birthday gift for my sis-in-law)  photo Picture1054_zps032b32b7.jpg And the new start...well, I haven't started it yet, but I have all my supplies... it is "Promise Me" by Lizzie * Kate. I love Winnie-the-Pooh! So when I saw this pattern I knew I had to stitch it up.  photo Picture1055_zpsb8e472f2.jpg I am changing the colors a little and will be stitching it on 36ct instead of the recommended 32ct.  ~~ Happy Easter!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Love Spring

To get into a 'Spring' mood, I started a new little stitching project....It's called "Tulips with Bunny". It's a free pattern from The Snowflower Diaries.  I mostly stitch Christmas and Halloween patterns and felt it was time to add some Spring to my collection.

 photo Picture989_zps4df474f8.jpg I am stitching it one over one and I have no idea what the count is on this mystery linen I am using. I finished up Mrs. Claus' Cookie Shop...  photo Picture942_zps5b7180e6.jpg And look at the crazy creature in my window bird feeder this morning! LOL  photo Picture985_zpsfc2a8548.jpg Happy Spring and happy stitching!!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

A little PrOgress

A little PrOgress on Mrs. Claus's Cookie Shop. (and when you say PrOgress... you must say it like Mary Poppins)  photo Picture940_zps97d530a0.jpg I really love the way Mrs. Claus looks... she is just adorable with her white hair,tiny red dress and apron.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Creating Art

I get ideas to create, everywhere. I love looking at other blogs. I love pinterest! Pinterest is like 'window shopping'. I made three things from pinterest just last week and one this week. Here are some things we've(my family) created in the last week...  I saw this idea in hearts last month on a blog. So I got the idea to hang shamrocks in March.  photo 4b7b7417-0a6f-4b7a-aae4-c13963ba8e40_zpseaa6324d.jpg My son & I cut them out last week and I stitched them together with the sewing machine. ~~~ The next thing I made, I got from pinterest. My sister-in-laws birthday is this month. This adorable (and easy peasy) family tree... photo 96468f88-a72a-44f6-9bdc-ae1c29130e2a_zpsd190ebae.jpg Another project I've started is with my daughter. I 'watch' a "Flickr" group called "Moly_X: Moleskine Sketchbook Exchange".  We got a Japanese accordion moleskine sketchbook and started our own exchange. We picked a theme: Creatures. She started with the first drawing.....  photo 2cfbc011-a9cc-492d-9293-e38a94a8284e_zpsfa82494a.jpg I didn't get to see it until she was done, then I had to add to the picture with my own drawing/painting and so on.  photo b60b3a13-83c2-4648-a1a7-162fe695172c_zpsd53d0e09.jpg

I added on to her picture by drawing and painting a fly on the tail of her creature and then the toad ( I love toads) on the mushroom. I use watercolors for my paints. I can't wait to see what she adds to my picture next.~~~~ I saw a 'Forest Quilt Along' on Flickr this week and joined in. I love animals and the first block for the QAL just sucked me in....  photo e5c3a4d7-f52c-462f-ab38-bd30490071d6_zps31382ba1.jpg The Flickr group can be found here. It's a paper piecing QAL, so if you love animals and want to improve your paper piecing skills.... join up... it's also free! ~~~~ And one last thing I need to share is what my husband created last week. He husband actually creates a lot every week, but it is always in the form of metal. He works in metal!! I've been begging him to make my son a hanger for his skateboards.I expected a metal hanger... but got this...  photo 5e0672c2-a75c-4ced-b27f-838bb9cb499c_zpsc700d72a.jpg A wooden one,I was very impressed!! I love it and it looks so good. ~~~

Friday, March 1, 2013

{ This Moment}

{this moment} ~~ A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. ~~  photo Picture797-1_zps5913dc4f.jpg ~~See More at ~ SouleMama ~~