Saturday, December 29, 2012

Halloween Finishes???

I seem to be a little confused...I know it's almost New Year's and I'm talking about Halloween.  

All these stitcheries were finished - well you know "finished" - in my world that means the stitching was done and they were sitting in my cross stitch basket.  

In order to really finish them, the sewing machine needed to be set up, backings chosen and directions followed.  

If you've followed me for some time you know I'm not a big finisher.  I love the stitching part, it's the completion that drags on.  

Harvest Drumroll - Stacy Nash Primitives Pattern
Love the colors on this one - rust, old gold and brown.

From Stacy Nash's Merry Halloween Booklet -
 Eliza Ann

From the same booklet -
Come Mortal Man

I guess I was on a Stacy Nash kick!  This last finish is also from Stacy - Blackwork Treat Bag and mini pin keeps.  

A freebie from Stacy that I stitched using hand-dyed floss. Follow this LINK to Stacy's blog for the pattern.  

Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

What happened to me?

I have never before taken such a long break from blogland!  My last post was almost 3 months ago - WOW.  

I've been a little busy with school starting and then I received a few basket orders that totaled over 100 baskets that needed to be made.  Add in my 3 kids and their activities and something (s) had to take a back seat.  I haven't touched my rug hooking or my cross stitch since school started either.  I haven't been on Pinterest, which I was addicted to over the summer and I've done nothing, nada, zero, zilch other than weave, weave, weave.  

Thought I'd share with you some of those 100 baskets with you....

Long Door Basket

 A couple Rug Hooking Tote baskets and some small snippet baskets

Several larger baskets, in varying stages of finish

This year is a rough one at school,  I took on a new to our district student.   My last little guy moved on to our school system's next building, I could have moved with him, but I really enjoy working for the teacher I've been with for 3 years.  To say that my current student is a challenge is sugar coating the situation.  He is physically aggressive and challenged on every level.  The saddest part is that his birth mother was addicted to drugs that are the cause of so many of his delays.   It is a sad situation, however he now has wonderful adoptive parents.  We've made progress in 3 months, but the aggression is still present.  

Now, I have to brag just a moment!  Our daughter's Sr. Photo.....

She was accepted to her first choice college mid-September, we made another visit to Wisconsin in early November before she signed her papers and she is now officially a University of Wisconsin at Whitewater Warhawk.