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I am a bit slow in getting to my emails, but on November 18 I recieved an email from Cate Newton telling me my blog was featured on the Guide to Art School's list of the top 50 sewing blogs I did not make the favorite five list, but I did make "The Rest of the Best" list. They said they liked me because "Mary blogs about crafting and sewing projects from her home in Colorado. Inspired by her mother and grandmother, sewing is a family tradition that she brings to life on this blog."
I am quite honored and amazed, plus the list gives me more blogs to check out!
I am not ready in the least for the feast!!
But I have a few stitched items for the holiday. All stitched in previous years, but they will get this blog in the spirit!
My 2009 Thanksgiving display. Pillow is a Pine Mountain Design.
I forget whose design this is. I stitched it before I blogged. Now I try to keep better track for you all.
These are in my china cabinet. The scarecrow in back is a mill hill bead and floss kit on perforated paper. The banner he is holding says "It's fall y'all". Which I thought was cute 'cause we lived in North Carolina at the time where y'all is used A LOT.
I am not working on any current Thanksgiving stitching. I do have about three things stitched that need to be finish finished, but I may save that for another day!!
Many of you expressed interest in this piece that was pictured in my Halloween finishes needing finishing collage. For all you non stitchers that is the stitching was finished, but it had not been made into anything yet. I promised you the information on it whether I finish finished it or not and here it is.
"Hey Diddle, Diddle"
From the Sept/Oct 2003 Issue of Just Cross Stitch Magazine
Designed by Sally Farrington of Out on the Porch
Weeks Dye Works threads. Stitched on 25 count linen over 1.
The crow button is not part of the design, it is covering up an oops that I could not frog (I did tell you it was 25 count over 1 right?)
One thing while looking for this design I discovered that in the Nov/Dec. 2003 Issue of Just Cross Stitch was a similar design (same designer, etc.) but it is of a reindeer jumping over a Christmas tree. Very cute, glad I found it...it just may be our Christmas Ornament for this year.
I think that finishes Halloween for this year, now on to Thanksgiving and Christams!!
Yes (for any of you who enlarge the picture) those are pumpkins and Christmas lights. We got a very good discount if the lights were installed early (they have been up-but not turned on-since mid October).
Same time of day Wednesday November10:
Do you think it snowed last night? What a difference a day makes. More on the way tomorrow and maybe a bit more this weekend. Well, November is the second snowiest month here (followed by March). It was a wet snow--see how it sticks to the limbs of the trees (and weighs down the bushes)? All those white trees all over town make a very pretty scene.
Once again "life" took over and I did not get all my Halloween finishes done. I have some Autumn ones that I might try and get done before our Thanksgiving (Nov. 25 this year). We'll see. Must start thinking of Christmas stitching soon too. YIKES!!