Well, it's been a busy last few weeks. I've been up to my ears in felt food (for the kid's kitchen) ornament finishes, and a multitude of crochet afghans and hats. I hope to share some photos soon...I've been to busy too stop and take photos. I'm looking forward to spending the day with my family tomorrow and holding all of my friends and family around the world close to my heart.
I wanted to share the finished Home design from our New Bride's Tree Ornament Collection. I was pretty nervous about doing this finish as I had to get it right back to Brooke for publications, but I had fun and I am happy with the way it turned out.
Also, wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving. I am grateful everyday for all of the blessing in my life.....eat, drink, & be merry!
I wanted to share with you the newest design. It will a 12 ornament set in the German Tradition of the Bride's Tree. Each ornament has a specific meaning and it said that a Bride and Groom should have each of these symbols on their tree to ensure happiness in their union. They will be released as follows.
I also want to mention Amy at Down Sunshine Lane has put together a great auto program with the 12th ornament for free. She also has a limited offer on the Bella Soie needed for the ornaments. Brooke has done a beautiful job on these heirloom designs. We hope you enjoy stitching them.
I'm working on finishing the ornament right now and will post it very soon.
I cannot believe it’s been almost 3 months since I’ve posted on my blog! It’s been busy around here with school starting and fall soccer along with my attempt to get some stitching and crafting done. Tuck in for some updates.
Two weeks ago we joined many other families in our area with children living with Type 1 Diabetes. We did a 3 mile walk to raise money and awareness for JDRF. All for this one…. She’s sipping a juice just as we were getting ready to start our walk…low blood sugar. Great timing! We had a lot of fun, got some good exercise, and enjoyed a beautiful warm fall day. After the walk we went to Circus du Soleil’s Allegrio show. IT WAS AMAZING! If they come to your area go and see it. I can’t even explain to you how wonderful it is. We all enjoyed it. The kids were even talking about his morning on the way to school. I wasn’t able to take photographs during the show for safely reasons. I would have loved to share some of them with you.
The other two are playing fall soccer. My younger daughter, Jo, is a gymnast year around, but decided she wanted to take a short break and play soccer…not sure we’ll be making that decision again. She’s having some fun, but I don’t really think it’s something she’ll want to do again. She’s ready to go back to the bar and beam. She does get out there and play…that’s the important part.
Coy on the other hand has inherited a natural athletic ability. He’s only 5 and this is his first year and I am a proud Momma, but he knows what he’s doing out there. He scored 4 goals at his first game and almost got a 5th but twisted his knee right as he was kicking it. That was the end of the game, but we were so proud of him. He’s so much fun to watch. They both have a game Saturday and I look forward to seeing them in action again. My husband is a little concerned with the Forest Gump stand that he seems to have mastered in every photo. =)
Last but never least…my WIP’s; every holiday season I attempt to pull out all of the stops and stash and get some things done to decorate my house. I’ve stitched some of our adorable Halloween Critters for my Halloween tree, that many not make it up this year. I love these they are so fast and fun and the colors are amazing!
I’m working on a stocking from BBD’s Halloween Stocking Book. Also, a little Boo chart by Stasy Nash Primatives. I’d like to make that into a little pin keep to put at the base of my tree…I have many other designs picked to do the same…UGH maybe next year =)
Sorry for the poor photo…I’m also working on some Christmas designs. Blackbird Stockings…which I LOVE….these are done, just need to be finished.
And…Peppermint Twist by LHN. I’ve been apart of Diane’s Ornament Program this year and I’m loving it. I will have quite a few new ornaments to add to my tree this year.
Well, hopefully the next post won’t take me 3 months!
I've found my camera cord hurray! It was in the camera case....imagine that! Firstly, here are some clearer picture of the girl's upcycled kitchen! I am having fun making felt food for the kids to play with.
Now some scenary, these are all photos of the trip we took, 2 posts back that I promised to post. This is the Metalline Falls area in the very north east corner of Washington state right up by the Canadian border. The pictures of the dam were taken from a platform over 200 feet in the air suspended above the dam.
Wow! It's been over a month since my last entry....time just moves by way to quickly! It's been crazy around here. My in-law's where here for a week and in between boughts of rain we explored some the surrounding areas. We went to the Gardner Caves in Metalline Falls. We were able to go down several hundred feet and look at all of the incredible formations. The cave was founded by a man named Gardner in 1899. They say he was the local moonshine expert and this is where he kept his stash. It is told that he lost a card came to a man named Crawford in the 1920's and it became his land. The Gardner Cave is located in Crawford Park.
We also went a little farther north just about to the Canadian Border and checked out the lookout at the Metalline Dam. The dam supplies the power to about half of the city of Seattle. It is an amazing view on a small little platform 200 feet above the water.
I hope to show you the pictures of our trip soon....
if I can find the cord to my camera..ugh!!!
The visit also coincided with the girls birthdays. Isabelle turned 10 on the 14th and Jo was 7 on the 23rd. We had our family party at the house. The big birthday gift this year....tada....an upcycled kitchen. In it's previous life this was a changing table/dresser with a hutch above it. It is made out of that cheap press board and had seen better days. The kids love to play restaurant so it was my idea to turn this into a life size kitchen. My parents did all the work on it and it turned out amazing!!!! The drawers were removed and in it's place a sink and oven. The tower on the side makes the perfect refrigerator. The girls absolutely love it! I am in the process of making a bunch of felt food from Bugga Bugs so then have more to play with. It's kept them busy and they even have a tip jar that got full that night from all of the great service. Sorry for the blurry pictures. I had to pull these off of my Mom's facebook page =)
On a stitching note...I'm still working on Bent Creek Big Round Zipper...however I have misplaced my thread pack...somewhere between the couch and my NEW craft room!!!! I'm on the look out and after I finish up this food I'll be back to it. So much crafting so little time!!!!
I have been meaning to blog for some time now. Maybe one of these days I'll be more consistant with it. I have been busy though!!!! As per usual...not the greatest photographer =)
My current WIP is Big Round Zipper from Bent Creek. I am having fun stitching this design it is so fast and easy. I cannot wait to finish it and have it framed. I'm going to put some effort into getting it done quickly as I'd like to get most of the Blackbird Stockings done for my tree this year.
I have also been teaching myself how to crochet. I started learning about a year ago just doing swatches and teaching myself different stitches. Lion's Brand has been such a wonderful source of information. A few months ago I decided it was time to move up to an actual pattern. I've finished these three in the last couple weeks. All from Lion's Brands free pattern database. The first is the Bella Luna Shawl. The little house & mushroom are potholders. They are for my girls little play kitchen. The last is a little scarf that I just double stitched. It's with beautiful hand spun, hand painted yarn in the New Moon colorway by this Etsy crafter.
Finally, a little melted plastic..which I had fun with and then thought it's probably not all that environmentally friendly =) These Shrinky Dinks will eventually be bookmarks, inspired by Pren! I did a set of Twilight, a set of Harry Potter, and just some random ones from some favorites like True Blood and Gilmore Girls. Brought back some memories of coloring and melting back in the day =)
Good day all....thanks for sticking with this lazy blogger. I wanted to share with you my current WIP. This is my first "big" project from Bent Creek...and it's A LOT bigger than I anticipated, but is really fun and fast to stitch. After a week or so of being sucked into the Twilight series I'm back into stitching and actually made quite a bit of progress last night on the border.
This is a finish from a few weeks ago. I love this little pin cushion! It was a little tricky getting the quilt on the bed, but I worked it out.
I hope you are enjoying this beautiful day! I'm lucky to be Irish everyday of the year. My Irish family came to American in the 1920's and my Mom is the first generation to be born in this country. So from the Keough, Murphy, & Tracey family Happy St. Patrick's Day! Love, Meg
We are finally moved and getting back to normal life! We moved in the last weekend in February and it seems like I spent last week running all over the Inland Northwest. I still have some clothes to put away and a ton of laundry to do but I'd say I'm about 97% done!
In the mean time I've been wanting to stitch, but not finding inspiration after being so worn out. I decided I'd do a little project so I could feel a sense of accomplishment. This came in the mail just in time! I love Impie, Hattie, & Bea and the colors in this design are so nice. I'm using 32 ct Lambswool as it's the only 32 ct fabric I had and I didn't want to wait =)
Sunday was my birthday and yesterday when I got home this was waiting for me from my dear friend, Emily. I love these designs...and the pincushion...oh it's so perfect! I love it!!! Thank you Em...your gifts are always so wondeful!