Friday, May 4, 2012

Random Stuff

I've never been a huge fan of Halloween, but I do love autumn & fall stuff - especially pumpkins and crows. Last October when we took the long 12 hour drive to California, I started this little stitchery by drawing a design onto muslin backed with cotton batting. I outlined it and filled in with a gazillion x's. Finally got it trimmed to an oval shape last week and attached it to a piece of orange wool using a blanket stitch - then added a backing and bound it with black fabric like a quilt. 

Now I just hope I can find it when fall comes so that I can display it in my home - I have a habit of forgetting what I have and where I put it! LOL

We had a small turnout at rug hooking earlier this week - because of sickness & travel & other reasons. Tonia was finishing up a rug that she designed - Daniel & the Lions. Isn't it cool? She has recently started blogging and is going to be selling her designs soon - you can visit her HERE at Baa Ram Ewe Designs. Her hubby is a very talented woodworker and she shows some of the things he's made for her in an earlier post - stop over and see!

I spent some time with my friend Kathy a couple days ago and got to see all her recently completed elves lined up across the top of her piano. She's named each one - and each one is sold already! When you see them in person, the detail just blows you away! She makes the faces and hands using Sculpey clay and their expressions are amazing!

She also had these darling little footprints out in her yard that I just fell in love with - need to find some rocks the right size and shape to do this myself! She found the idea on Pinterest - don't you just love that place?


Sue said...

I love your little stitchery. I am like you in that I don't do much with Halloween stuff, but do love to decorate for fall. This piece will sure look nice this autumn.

I left Pinterest with all the hoopla on copyright laws, but I sure did love that place. That last photo is so cute! I need to do this.

Have a blessed weekend,

Raymond Homestead said...

Cute stitchery! Love the little footprints!

Anonymous said...

Nice work! I like pumpkins and crows and witches and brightly colored leaves...

Rugs and Pugs said...

Thanks for the blog link! Those footprint stones are so cute...and those elves ~ WOW! What talent. Your stitchery is pretty cool, too.
Pug hugs :)

annie said...

I love your pumpkin mat, it looks wonderful! Your friend's elves & the rug, wow! I love the rug design. The little toes are just great!

Julia said...

Great little stitchery for Halloween.

I had the same problem as you about finding my seasonal decorations . Now I have most of them in totes with labels of content.

Wow, your friend is creative. I just love those elves and those little foot prints are just adorable.

Have a great weekend. JB