Friday, October 22, 2010

Comment problem

I have decided to add the comment moderator to my blog. Hopefully this way I will not miss anyones comments.

And the winners are....

Gracie & Parlsey! I have contacted you both and am patiently waiting for your emails. I do want to tell everyone I'm sorry that this was posted today. Yesterday was just one of them days.

Today I also received my giveaway that I won from Riona. It's some really cute patterns. Thanks!

I also received from a SanMan friend some fall floss aren't they just so pretty. She also included some cute fall buttons. Now to find something to stitch with it all.

I hope you all have taken some time to check out the online needlework show. I know I found some new stuff to add to my wish list (only 56 new patterns LOL). I got so excited when I found a couple of Otter patterns. Otters are my favorite animals and I had no clue there were any otter patterns. So this one my Katy Did It is at the top of my new wish list.

Well i'm off to hopefully stitch or knit. Hope everyone has a great fall day.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

A Technical Question

I'm having an issue getting my comments to be sent to my email. I only get one out of every 5 or so now. So i'm sadly missing half of my comments. This is really frustrating to me. I love to read what everyone writes. Does anyone have any clue why i'm not getting them in my email?

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

A broken needle!

I can't believe it I broke a needle on my sewing machine! I was sewing away madly and it just snapped! Think thats a first for me and my sewing machine. But I suppose I should show you what I was sewing.

First up is an Ipod case for Johns little sister. She saw the one that I made and asked me to make her one in a dark blue. I just love the fabric that John found for it.

Then I finally made myself sit down and try some finish finishing techniques. I actually had a lot of fun with them! First my favorite. John picked out this pattern with his love of all things Cat (smile). It was an easy stitch and I took out the mouth I didn't like how it was on the pattern so I just skipped it but I think it just looks too cute! The fabric thats on the back is a velvet and leather (it said it was leather but feels very silky almost but heavy like leather). It just feels so awesome! As always we are are own worst critiques so I have to critique myself. Critic point: I can see glue everywhere and I had a little trouble lining up the cording just right on the sides.

My second favorite of my finishes is this one! The pattern is a freebie from Kreinik. I changed the colors dramatically. And I just fell in love with this fabric. The ghosts have glitter on them. I even made the cute pins at the top. Critic point: I am a little upset with my ribbon on the top it just doesn't look right to me.

And the third one I did is a little stuff Ghost with beads. I think it turned out pretty cute. Critic point: I wish I had stuffed him a little better and I just always hate where I have to sew it shut. Anyone have any helpful tips on this?

And now that most of the leaves have changed and are covering our yards I finally got a picture of my road. You've seen other season so I have to share my favorite one with you.

It's funny that almost all the trees in my yard are bare but most of the trees on the road are still green. Well i'm off to stitch on an exchange. Should be my last thing. I need to get back to my Christmas ornaments. :D

Happy Stitching!

Edit: Can't believe I forgot one of the important things! The two ghost finishes are going into my giveaway! So if you haven't entered yet make sure you do. I will be drawing a name on Thursday. You have til the end of Wednesday to enter. Good luck!

A wonderful giveaway

Terri from Dixie Samplar Designs is hosting a very generous giveaway. Check it out!