Thursday, November 26, 2009

A Blessed Thanksgiving

A few finishes just in time! I love this sweet reminder designed by the sweet Beth Twist of Heartstring Primitives. Finished and quickly hung on the fireplace.

I have my priorities today. The desserts may not be quite finished, but the table runner is :)

Don't look too closely as it isn't pressed yet. And don't look at the back as I haven't bought the backing fabric yet. But at least it is presentable...
Things may seem stressed and hard sometimes. But we have so very many things to be thankful for. For me today it is our family, our health, our friends, our faith and our freedom.
I'm also thankful for all the blogging and TDIPT friends that I have made.
Blessings abound!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

!!!Go Hawks!!!

Today was the High School Class 8A Semifinal football game for my almamater and my oldest son's current school. How exciting! They were the state champs last year, but with so many star players that graduated last year it was very exciting to make it so far in the playoffs again!

Over 8,000 people attended the game. Did you see the fire fighters sitting on the fire engine? Look at the ladder behind them - several families climbed up and watched from their rooftops.
It was an exciting game and we won!!! Next Saturday is the state championship game at the University of Illinois!

I realize now that I have more photos of the marching band than the football game. Can you guess why? Yep, my son gets to travel down state as well with the marching band :)
Go Hawks!!!
Blessings, Patti

Sunday, November 8, 2009

A bountiful harvest

My little pumpkin pincushion got a workout this weekend as I tried to finish a few autumn and Thanksgiving stitcheries.

Harvest is a Stacy Nash design. It is supposed to be finished as a pinkeep drum, but I'm not very good at drums. So it became a pillow instead. I added a few motifs and a sweet little vintage turkey charm that I've been trying to find a home for.

I love Betty Dekat's primitivebetty turkey design so much that I had to stitch it a few more times :)

This is my first original cross stitch design that appears in the TDIPT artists new booklet.
You can see the booklet here.
I have one more Thanksgiving design that I want to stitch and then I'll be moving on to Christmas :)
Wishing you a lovely autumn week!
Blessings, Patti

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Etsy Update

Well, I finally did it... I added a couple of offerings to my etsy shop. Click here to stop by and take a peek :) I've listed my newest key here ~ using the best turkey design ever by the talented Betty Dekat of primitivebettys.

Happy Friday!

Blessings, Patti

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

A final Halloween finish!

This sweet design is by the very talented Betty Dekat of primitivebettys. It was a Halloween Party freebie from the Stacy Nash Group that we belong to on yahoo. I stitched this piece on Halloween as I handed out candy to the trick-or-treaters. I was so excited to find a piece of pumpkin colored linen in my stash. I finally finished it off last night ~ filling it with crushed walnut shells, edging it with black rickrack, and adding a few vintage touches.
It's now time to move on to Thanksgiving stitching.
Blessings, Patti

Sunday, November 1, 2009

You're Invited!

What a special month this is! To celebrate our Holiday Open House, twenty TDIPT artists (including me) have created Giveaway prizes. All you need to do is leave a comment on the TDIPT blog for an opportunity to win. And you will receive another entry in the drawing when you make a purchase of any TDIPT November offerings.

The TDIPT artists have also created a sweet holiday booklet filled with recipes, patterns, and decorating tips. I’ve submitted my first little cross stitch pattern along with a recipe. Both are based on my favorite fall poem “When the Frost is on the Punkin” by James Whitcomb Riley. All proceeds from the booklet will be donated to charity.

One of my TDIPT offerings is still available ~ a sweet pinkeep celebrating the golden harvest.

I will be creating a few more Christmas items for the TDIPT December 1st update for any last minute Christmas shopping.

Wishing you a golden first week of November!

Blessings, Patti