Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! I'm grateful for you and prayers for World Peace!
I've been preparing for Thanksgiving dinner. Most of the cooking/baking is all done. Looking forward to enjoying being with family.
Here's a finish "Autumn" by Prairie Schooler. Thank you sweet Carol for sharing your chart with me! I had seen Carol's that she stitched and I went nuts! I had to stitch this.

14ct Black adia, DMC threads
With my love and appreciation - Annette

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Baby it's Cold Outside! And I'm smiling:)

Hello friends! Crazy that we're already near the middle of November.  Looking back at October our Halloween was fun. This year we only had about 40 trick or treater's come to the door. Towards the end we handed out 3 pieces of candy to each in order not to be stuck with lots of candy - lol! Thank heavens our weather here is finally cold, in the 60's during the day and in the 30's at night. LOVE IT!

Our friend Mouse has received what I sent her so I can share with you.

"Little Mouse Stitcher" The Tailor of Gloucester
Apple Green Co. - Book 540
Fabric - 28ct Evenweave, DMC threads

Some goodies I included with the stitched piece for Mouse's project.
At the top is a matchbook needle holder I made her. Also sent her some planting seeds but they didn't
make it into the photo but she got them.

 I participated in EMS 2015 Holiday Annual Ornament Exchange. My exchange partner lives in France - Corrine. This is the back side of the ornament I stitched for her.

 "Merry Christmas With Love" by Tempting Tangles Designs
2015 JCS Christmas Ornament Holiday Issue
28ct Lambswool Linen
Some thread changes I used: WDW - Louisiana Hot Sauce, Moss,  & GA - Blue Jay. Remaining threads DMC. I loved how the bicycle turned out. I added a tiny bell and a star cookie cutter mini from a package of buttons. Oh she liked everything I sent her.

For the same EMS Holiday Ornament exchange Jeannine (louison) - who is also in Frances, had my name.
Jeannine stitched me the cute Santa cat, a beautiful skein of thread (from Germany) and pretty post card. Thank you Louison! The ornament is already on my Christmas tree.

 I was so lucky and honored to receive from Alison - beautiful orange colored linen that was her grandmothers. Alison had a giveaway on her blog and I got it! WOOHOO!!!!

Alison also crocheted me a beautiful heart & rose sachet filled with lavender farmed from France. Smells heavenly. And a magnetic lavender bookmark - already in use:)
Thank you so much Alison. My plans for this fabric is to stitch "Midnight Ride" by Blackbird Designs. Plus I have a few other projects in mind.....  Thank you Alison!!!

 Tried to get a better photo up close of this pretty linen. It's gorgeous in person. 
Very deep orange with red undertones. And it was Alison's Grandmother's!!!!

And lastly our carved Halloween pumpkin.
My husband and son carved it 1 week before Halloween. On the morning of Halloween we had to toss the pumpkin out. Yep there's a very good reason why the pumpkins are NOT to be carved more than a few days ahead of time!!!  
With my Love and Appreciation - Annette