Monday, November 23, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

I just wanted to pop in to let you know I'm still here and still having camera issues and have decided to buy a new one. Will do that this week before the Christmas shopping rush.
 I have been busy and can't wait to show you my craftroom update. Not a whole redo, but a new desk, and some tweaks.
I've also been working on Christmas ornaments, and will share my progress.
These are pictures from our old house in 2010.
Mostly I wanted to wish you all a very Happy and Safe Thanksgiving weekend!


Sunday, November 15, 2015

Christmas Ornament

I've been busy working on a few projects. One project I do every year is to create a special Christmas ornament for each son. I try to do something that happened during the previous year. This is one in the works.
Sometimes I embroider, Other times I use paper. For this Seattle ornie I'm doing a felt collage.
I have cut out all the little buildings in the skyline. I will hand sew them on the background and then decide how to turn it into an ornament.
I'll share more as I work on it. I'm also making a new corner desk for my craftroom. Hopefully  by next week I can show you my progress. I'm still having camera issues, but thought I'd check in.
Sending thoughts and prayers to the people of Paris.


Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Camera Issues and Autumn

After much packing and cleaning we sent son off on Halloween night on a flight to Seattle. He took his black cat on board with him and shipped the car. Much easier with a kitty. We had her here for the week and Bowie and her got along just fine. We had a blockade in the hallway and they each had their own part of the house. The night before he left, we all watched Sleepless in Seattle. Son had never seen it and he really loved it. Sad and Happy!!
 I added a few Thanksgiving touches to my existing fall decor. I can only show you 2 pic's. My point and shoot was never great to begin with, but now most shots are out of focus. Hmmmm. I'll have to solve that issue soon. Added a vintage turkey salt shaker. This was the one that started my collection. I found her at Salvation Army. It took a few more years to find the Tom Turkey.For those of you who have been following a long time, you've seen my whole collection of turkey salt and peppers. I just pulled out a few this year. Trying to simplify.
 The penny rug is another that I designed and made out of felt. I love the acorn edges.
I'll try to get my camera fixed and post more soon. As I was walking Bowie this morning, I was thinking how lucky I am to be walking Bowie in this pretty fall weather. The weather is damp and cooler here, and we're supposed to get more rain. Hopefully not more flooding. Anyway, just feeling thankful today. Have a great week!