Autumn is Here

Autumn is Here

Friday, December 9, 2011

Where to start?

Let's see....I guess we could start with the giveaways that I found out in blogland.  These are some very cool giveaways.  Go check them out and become followers of these wonderful people if you aren't already.

Now I have been the lucky winner of two giveaways.  The first one was Kati of  Threads, Thoughts, and other Notions...  She made a beautiful Halloween ornament.  Although, I believe it will be hanging in my living room all year round.  Thank you Kati!!

And next I was one of two winners from Mel of Epic Stitching  Mel sent me a parcel made up just for me.  It is so cool.  Thank you Mel!!

And now...What have I been working on, you ask?  Well I have worked on some Christmas ornaments.  I have 3 finished although I can only show 2 as one of them is on its way to Canada.  Debbie from Debbie's Corner aka and myself are doing a Christmas ornament exchange.  I will post a picture of the ornament I have sent her after she receives it.  So, here is a picture of what I do have done so far.

The cardinal is a freebie from Imaginating, Inc.  I stitched it on a mesh placemat and then cut around it.  Gluing a piece of felt to the back to finish it.  I believe I am sending this one to my Aunt in Pennsylvania. 
The snowman is a freebie from Sue Hillis Designs.  It was stitched on 28ct (Teal Green?) Opalescent Fabric. Below is the picture of how I finished it.  It is a little big for an ornament but would work fantastic as a door hanger ornament.  

I have another ornament finished into a pillow but I do not have the cording hanger glued to it yet.  And I have another one that I am in the process of stitching.  But stitching has come to a stop for a few days yet.  I haven't stitched in a week due to long work hours.  But come Monday, things should slow down again and it will be back to stitching.  In my next post, hopefully, I will have pics of a few more finished ornaments.

I am fortunate that I don't have much decorating to do for Christmas.  Living here in Las Vegas, Nevada, there is not much greenery.  We can't have a Christmas tree, live or artificial as one of the kitties eats them and of course would teach the other one to do it also.  So, last Christmas season, we bought alot of pine garland and decorated around the top of the living room and around the windows etc.  We loved it so much that after Christmas, we just changed some of the decorations from Christmas to colorful silk flowers.  So, it just a matter of changing and adding a few items and it will be Christmas here.  I have already hung my wreath on the door so if the other doesn't get done, it is ok.  I am not stressing.  Here is a picture of the wreath that I made last year.  It was such fun to make it.

This post is picture heavy so I think I will leave it at this for today.  I hope everyone has a great weekend.  May you get everything finished that you want to and still have much time to relax.
Happy Stitching!!!


  1. hello dear, its me cucki your new friend and follower too..
    thank you so much for posting about my giveaway on your blog.
    congratulations for winning such lovely goodies..
    your stitching is very lovely..i love the beautiful ornament so much..
    keep well and have a lovely weekend.hugs xx

  2. You are a winner! Lovely ornaments!


  3. Congrats on your recent giveaway wins, and your ornament finishes. Very nice.

    Merry Christmas!

  4. hello nancy, this greeting from indonesia... :))

  5. What a beautiful wreath that you made. I too love garlands and wreaths. I am looking forward to following your blog xxx

  6. congrats on your winnings.
    Your ornaments are lovely!