Hello beautiful friends! So much to share with you today. We've had problems again with our telephone lines for both internet and the land line. All from the rain. Long story short we will still be having interrupted service for the next few days (this has been going on from over one week ago). May take me a few days to reply to your comments but who knows. So I am taking advantage of it working right now (thank goodness for cell phones).
I've been working on my new starts from Debbie's Challenge. And I finished a few of them. Here we go....
Tapestry Heart by Sweetheart Tree
32ct white Belfast Linen, DMC threads and Victorian Motto thread
This chart was gifted to me by Frances
. This was stitched in memory of my Nannie (grandmother) and I added her initials and the year she passed away. The beautiful heart charm is sterling silver which came with the chart from Frances.
I completed it as a flat heart ornament and a pretty trim for around the edging.
The backing I used a piece of Anna Griffin fabric.
This photo you can see a bit closer and this was before it was made into a ornament.
Oh sweet Frances! I had seen on her blog a photo of her purchases she brought home from New Orleans. All I was able to see was the name of the store & a I saw part of the chart she got. Well I had to have this because it reminded me of when my parents went to New Orleans (they are both deceased). Love how they wrapped my purchases.
Here is what I got. I didn't know that it was named Jazz Funeral. But that didn't stop me ordering it. I described it over the phone and they told me the name. I also ordered the metallic thread DMC E130.
Here is the second one "Mardi Gras". I also got the pretty gold ribbon from them. And here it is all done...
I didn't get it completed as a ornament in time for Mardi Gras but at least its done.
I loved Frances Mardi Gras tree and thought I could have one. Not this year -LOL!
Here is one all completed - this was a kit and I added "Jesus"! Oh yes I still have up our Gingerbread & Candy Christmas tree - LOL! It's so pretty & love having the lights on in the chilly evenings.
And freshly completed today - "2008 Pinwheel - Sizzle" by Just Nan. This was my first pinwheel I made. I stitched the ribbon on the sides and didn't use glue. I still have to stitch the top of the tin that this will be housed in. This side has Bee's & Ladybugs:)
This side has Roses (PINK - I know Vickie will appove!!!) & Ladybugs.
And my memory planner arrived. I've opened it and haven't done anything to it yet - LOL!!!
While seeing how others were decorating and using their planners I learned about "Pocket Letters".
Oh Boy!!! It's a really fun idea and I had to give it a go. It's a baseball card clear pocket sheet 8 1/2 X 11 size. They are a few requirements for making some of the fillers of the pockets. Some of them include: a letter (you fold and stick in the pocket), a tea bag, some goodies (stickers, embellishments etc), a tag mail (I had written some of my favorite things - cross stitching etc). I included in mine that I sent some washi tapes and a cute heart paper clip and even a recipe. My exchange partner has received it so I can share with you.
Here is closer look....
I forgot how to turn the photo...and I couldn't find what blogger friend had told us how to.
Thank you very much for visiting me. Hope your well and get to find time to stitch:)
With my Love and Appreciation - Annette