Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Emma is SOOO Jealous of....

my projects! She climbs in my lap when I pick up my hand sewing projects. I try to only sew while she sleeps but I have way too many projects on my list right now, that is not always possible any more. This morning, while I was reading blog updates, it was unusually quiet so I thought I'd better check things out. Well, little Miss Emma had my latest project in her mouth! Luckily, she had turned the flap inside out and only tore the Target price tag off! Last night she DID NOT want me working on this project and reinforced this fact this morning! Here is my project...

No signs of Emma slobber...there was some on the back ;-/
I think this hat is so pretty!
Pretty yo-yo!!!
I made this hat to wear tonight...BRRRR we have a frost advisory tonight! Tonight I will be out in the cold watching the Detroit Tigers and I do not want to freeze to death! If I had had Detroit Tiger fabric, I would have made a yo-yo with that but since I did not I went with some of my favorite colors. So at least the hat is orange and I will have my Tiger sweatshirt on, under my coat and I will bring my orange purse. GOOO TIGERS...I really want you to win this pennant race!!!
Today, I plan to go to Hobby Lobby to get some of the remaining supplies for my fall porch. I am, also, planning to keep working on my scarf. It's slowly coming along, embroidery takes a LONG time!
Hope you all have a great day!!!!

Monday, September 28, 2009

I've Been Busy....

making FLOWERS!!! Yep, I've been busy looking for patterns and cutting wool flowers! I found this amazing scarf and got busy with the cutting of wool flowers!

76 flowers to be exact!

The small ones, all 38, need to have their petals embroidered. WHEW! BUT I cannot wait to finish it and show you!
I, also, made a pretty blue flower for a tote I have. These are so cute on bags!

Oh so pretty!

Yesterday, I started decorating my porch for fall. I have few finishing touches to pick up at Hobby Lobby this week, then I will take pics for you! It was so nice to use all 11 pumpkins we grew! (We had 15 but 4 rotted early...bummer!) Fall is here, no doubt about it, rain, wind and much cooler temps. This week will be especially cool and wet. I hope we get a few nice sunny weekends to enjoy before November rolls around!
Enjoy your day! I will be embroidering flowers and drinking hot tea and of course playing with Emma in between!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Take a Peek!

Hello! I have finished one of the projects for my Fall Swap partner. Here's another sneak peek! It turned out really cute! I hope this isn't too much of a peek!

Ok...back to my fall crafting! I'm feeling a bit behind because there are so many things I want to get done for my partner and me!
Have a great day!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Fall Flower Power

Hello!!! We are enjoying some beautiful fall weather here! Time to decorate for fall...even our purses and bags! Today, I made a pretty wool flower to pretty up my bag...

(Click to enlarge)

I'm still working on my fall swap and finding plenty of other projects out there that I would love to find time for! What have you been creating???
Have a great day!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

9 Months on 9-09-09

Morning! I should have posted this yesterday BUT look who turned 9 months old on 9-09-09! EMMA!!! She is the sweetest puppy still and she weighs in at 45 pounds now!

Here's Emma being silly while I try to take her picture! She was trying to jump at the camera. She was sitting so nice with me watching the Detroit Tigers.

Here she is in her Tiger jersey! We are in the pennant race and currently first place in our whatever you call it! LOL! The lingo of baseball still catches me up...but we are 5 1/2 games ahead of Minnesota right now. GO TIGERS!!!!

Not all too much going on here...I am "trying" to be crafty but little Miss Emma will have nothing of it unless she's asleep. She really is like having a 3 year old child! LOL!
Hope all is well with all of you!!! WELCOME to all my new followers!!! Have a great day one and all!!!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Lucky Me and a Sneak Peek!

Hello!!! Hope you all had a wonderful Labor Day weekend!!! We made our first trip to the apple orchard and the cider was wonderful!!! It was a real good weekend here!

Unfortunately, the company my daughter's boy friend worked for went out of business last week. Lucky for me, he brought me all of their outdoor upholstery samples!!!! OH the POSSIBILITIES!!! I already cut some pieces for a Fall Swap project!!! I am so excited and go through all the samples every day!

A small sampling of the samples he brought me!

Like I said I'm participating in a fall swap hostessed by Lori of Morning Glories and Moonflowers. I am having fun coming up with fall goodies for my swap box. Here is a sneak peek of one of my projects....
Any guesses????

The great reveal will come after my partner Chrissie of Chrissie Grace receives her package. (It won't be going out until closer to the end of the month). I think she will like it! I've been so anxious to use this pattern and now I have the perfect person to make this for!
What have you all been up to???
Have a great night!!!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

I've Been Crafting and Thrifting!

Morning!!! It's a beautiful day here! Hope you are all are enjoying beautiful weather too!!!

Well, I've been crafting!!! I am working on a Fall Swap package, yo-yo's of course, and pencil holders. I don't think I've told you guys that my daughter has gotten her first teaching job!!! She is an official teacher! She is working in Detroit at a charter school and the past 3 weeks they have been preparing their rooms and doing lesson plans. The students arrive Tuesday and my daughter has the 7/8 grade science classes. She's very excited and so are we!!! Anyways....she asked me to make some bright colored pencil holders for her room. Here they are...

I had an empty baking powder container and a paint can. I have tons of paper and ribbon, so not a problem!

Here they are all done!

Ready to use!
In my quest to re-do the apartment on the cheap and furnish it the same...I found myself at the Salvation Army again. I love that place! Here's what I found...
A pretty baking dish for only $1.50.

I found 3 of these pretty pale blue mini casseroles which were made in France. I wish I could remember the name. These were brand new with the Made in France stickers on them.
These were $2.99 each.

I couldn't get a very good picture of these canisters. They are a much prettier pink than they look here. They are metal and a great size for the pantry. I love them! They were $2.99 each too.
Well, I am off to finish the laundry and do a bit of shopping. Have a wonderful day!!!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Our Trip to Milwaukee

Morning!!! While I was in Chicago, Dave set up a dinner with a co-worker and his wife from the Milwaukee plant. We met them in the Historic Third Ward at the Milwaukee Ale House, a microbrewery on the river. We ate dinner on the patio overlooking the river and watched the boats and ducks float by. Here are a few pics of our lovely night out on the town.

The flowers downtown were beautiful!

I love all the historic buildings.

The week's activities at the ale house.

The sunset was so pretty!

We found a nice little sitting area, after dinner, looking over the river.

A tour boat all lit up at night.
We had the bestest time! As a rememberance of the night I made a black and white collage frame for the couple we went with. They just got a new apartment too, they too are living in 2 states just like us. They are in the process of decorating too, hope they like the pictures!
Hope you're all having a great week! A BIG WELCOME to my new followers! I was very excited to see new followers! Have a wonderful day!!!