Friday, October 26, 2007

Rain, Rain - Go Away

Today was the first day of the Ft. Myer Craft Bazaar. It's my first bazaar of the season (WAHOO!)& although the rain kept folks away, I really enjoyed browsing (and buying) from the other vendor tables. My favorite was probably my neighbor who breaks & torches glass (wine bottles, vases, etc) & creates beautiful necklaces, earrings, and pins. Who knew broken glass could be so beautiful. Here are pics of my table displays. Tomorrow is Family Day with lots of activities planned so hopefully the sun will make an appearance.........

Monday, October 22, 2007

Best Vacation

Last week was the best of all worlds - I had a week-long vacation & I spent most of the time stitching. Of course, that means I have pics to share......

This was a housewarming gift for my daughter's friends. She wanted to give them something unusual so I combined her words with a mix of patterns. They got a kick out of the figures - he has dreadlocks & she has a bob so I tried to capture their styles (lol). Can't even remember where I got the aida - the border was so nice, didn't need a matte for the frame.

As I was browsing Hobby Lobby I found this pre-striped aida from DMC (hope you can see the pink stripes). What a good idea - there are about a half dozen pre-printed designs. I selected the stripe to compliment this chart I picked up last spring in Metairie, LA. The pink & green combo is perfect for the AKA sorority event I'm doing in November.

And I can almost remove this from my WIP list - it's the potholder I started sometime last year. Few more fill-in stitches and I'm done.

Monday, October 08, 2007

Family of Stitches

My Aunt Winnie is an extremely talented quilter. For years I have admired her vision and skill in designing quilts and wall hangings. This past weekend she visited me with a few of her quilted wallhangings. Although she does not normally sell her creations, she provided these one-of-a-kind wallhangings for sale in the shop.

I remain in awe of her talent and grateful for the family that I was born into that is so loving, sharing, and thoughtful. Although I'm still years away from retirement and my dream of a shop of my own, my current opportunities in the giftshop are teaching me things that ensure my own success in the future.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

From WIP to FO

by Forever in My Heart
Stitched on 14-count White Birch Aida with 2 ply Silk 'N Colors

Can't believe I started this well over a year ago (August 2006) and just getting it done. Love the design and the sentiment. The leaves put me in an autumn mood. Not quite sure whether the final finish will be framed with a complimentary matte or stitched up as a pillow. Will keep you posted.

Been catching up on my blog watch & y'all are doing some fantastic work. Inspiring me to get to the next project! Be blessed!