Sunday, November 29, 2009

Brrrrrr, it's chilly outside..........

Surprised to hear that from me? LOL It's a very overcast, drizzly (very slightly drizzly) and chilly day here in AZ. Doug was up in Flagstaff helping some guys elk hunt and it was snowing up there all weekend. I think it might be time for some hot cocoa. yummy.

well, i have pics of the 3 ornaments I donated to the Breast Cancer Silent Auction at The Attic. I didn't get to go, I only got sicker. I ended up with bronchitis, laryngitis and an ear infection but getting much better now.

I was part of the ornament exchange on the 123 stitch message board that Sue coordinates. Kathy from England and I had each other this year. I have rec'd my ornament from Kathy. I really like it, it's very cute. I haven't heard yet if Kathy has rec'd her ornament from me as of yet, so can't post that pic just yet.

I recently finished a blackwork hanging ornament for Theresa here in AZ. Theresa sent me her stitched piece and wanted it for a door hanger. This was the largest ornament (6x6) that i have finished but very simple and pretty.

Friday night after Thanksgiving I went to Zoolights at the Phoenix Zoo with my sis and her family and my cousin and her family and my Aunt Cathy. It was very pretty and cool but very very busy. Never go on opening weekend. Here are a few pics from the zoolights. There was a treefrog i had to take a pic of (LOL), a rattlesnake, cactus, etc. One is of my niece and nephew in front of the 2 zebra.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Rudolph has landed

My ornament for Michele in the HO HO HO ornament Exchange has landed in WA. I had a blast stitching him and finishing him. lots of beads used on the pinkeep ornament. It sounds like she also really likes him, Michele just LOVES reindeer, and i changed the wording to be red since that is her favorite color (and i really did not like the green it called for, it was so off of the design). :)

My blogoversary stitched goodie has also arrived at its new home with Staci. I had stitched JBW's french country pumpkin and made it into a pinkeep. Enjoy Staci.

I have rec'd my ornament from Kathy in England but haven't taken a pic yet. This was from the ornament exchange on the 123 message board. I love it Kathy. Hopefully hers will land soon to her as well.

My LNS, The Attic Needlework here in Arizona has an annual Breast Cancer Silent Auction every November (tomorrow night) and I have stitched 3 ornaments to donate to it. Hopefully if i am feeling better i will be able to go tomorrow night, i have never been yet. All the ornaments, scissor fobs w/scissors, stitched boxes w/accessories, etc, etc etc are donated by stitchers for the cause. I believe last year they raised just over $15,000 that went right to the BC cause. I will post pics later when i take pics of them before i take them over today.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

November already..........

Well, it's November already and it's still pretty warm here in AZ. It started to cool down (went from 100-55 almost overnight), then right back up to the 90's. GRRRRR hopefully soon it will cool down.
I know i posted a pic of the wonderful Halloween exchange i rec'd from Lynn, but she had a much better pic up, so i want to share her pic as well. It really shows off the pieces she made for me much better. Thanks again Lynn.

Caroline has rec'd my HOE Halloween exchange so i can share the pic of the exchange. I stitched Oct 31st from this years JCS Halloween issue. It was a really fun stitch.

My finishing service, Finely Finished has been busy lately. I just finished 4 pieces for Toni. There are 3 hanging ornaments and one flatfold. These were fun to finish for Toni. The SB design gave me a bit of fun trying to match the right backing fabric to it, but we finally found the perfect one. Sometimes that rose color linen is just tricky to match but we did it. :)

I have been stitching on exchanges recently so cannot share the pics as of yet, but soon. Not much else really going on around here in AZ, just trying to still stay cool. We are doing the MS Walk this weekend through the Phoenix Zoo, so that should be fun. We try to do it every year. We walk for my mother, myself and my oldest daughter who all have MS. Wish us luck.

Also, here is a pic of the english bone plate i picked up awhile ago at one of the antique shops. It is from England, Utopian is what is on the back. I cannot remember the rest of the info on it.

And, last but not least, here is a pic of my niece and nephew on Halloween. Allison was a "pirate girl" and Matthew was Angus Young from AC/DC (he is an AC/DC fanatic at 6).

Here is Allison's pirate face. LOL