Ornie SAL

I am a part of a Ornie Stitch a Long with another Blog group and just posted my finished ornies. I thought that I might should share them with you also -- why not?

I hope that you enjoy -- keeping the blog short tonight as I have to get up early in the morning!!

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Peacocks and Nutcracker Market

I hope that everyone is well -- I am getting better!! First off I wanted to share the peacocks that I stitched.. I mentioned it a few posts back. So here it is! I am proud of it and not sure what I am going to do with it as of yet. Also, I am sharing the picture of the "God Bless Texas" that I stitched -- I think it turned out well!! Thanks Em;-)

Nutcracker Market!!!! I am so excited about this -- So I will explain what it is so that you can be happy with me. The Houston Ballet puts on a market, very high class. It's a menagrie of many shoppes, and various artists around the Houston area and worldwide. You can find ANYTHING here... well just about. Lots of really cool stuff, both handmade and otherwise. Tons of jewelry, clothes, purses, chocolates!! It's alot of walking which I am not ready for since the surgery, but my best friend (who introduced me to this wonderful world and is taking me this weekend) promises me that we can take it slow this year. It's a day long event. There's food and singing from various children's choirs and schools. Everything to get ya in the mood for Christmas shopping... and all the proceeds benefit the Houston Ballet. There are a few shops that I look for each year.. and I always buy an ornie (handmade) from one particular shop that employs handicap people. It really makes me feel good that I am supporting good things when I am shopping.

Well, that's enough for now!! Hope that everyone is doing great!! And many thanks to all of you who have wished me well... I am getting stronger each day!

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Autumn Pantry is completed!

Well, here's my version of the Autumn Pantry designed by my favorite designer in the whole wide world, Brooke Nolan. Her freebie is found on BBInteractive Yahoo group page. I don't know the exact link for it... but I know that Meagan (one of my lurkers) will help you get there.

I finished it today after having Donald take me to the fabric store to get some lace. For those of you who don't know -- I cannot drive for 2 wks. since having my surgery on Friday. It's a real bummer since I love to jump in the car whenever I need to and go. I am still sore but getting better day-by-day!!

I hope that you all enjoy your day -- keeping the blog short!!

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November is here!

This stump is no longer ... it was grounded out. But a friend took this picture of the stump which was down the road from her. Hurricane Ike fell the tree, but I love what it left behind. I wish the people hadn't ground it out. It's just awesome to look at.

So, I am going to start on the Autumn Pantry challenge from Brooke's yahoo group... I just love her freebies. I am going to do mine on a showcase towel so that it can be hung in my kitchen as the seasons come and go. It will never be used since I know that I will be using beads and other speciality threads on it. But I am excited about starting it -- always so much fun and thought goes into each stitch. How will you be doing your Autumn Pantry? ... a towel? door hanger?scissor fob? I am curious how others will finish it. Right now I am stitching some peacocks on a doily. I found the free chart at www.birdcrossstitch.com and when I finish it, I will post a picture for you to enjoy.

Well, it's late and I have a full day of things to do tomorrow. So have a great day!!

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Dia de los Muertos

Happy Dia de los Muertos Day to you!! The Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos in Spanish) is a holiday celebrated mainly in Mexico and by people of Mexican heritage (and others) living in the United States and Canada. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and relatives who have died. The celebration occurs on the 1st and 2nd of November, in connection with the Caholic holy days of All Saints' Day and All Souls'Day which take place on those days. Traditions include building private altars honoring the deceased, using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed, and visiting graves with these as gifts.
It was a productive day for us here -- we decided to start removing the tree ourselves. I am not as strong as I thought I was...but I could move some of those limbs and tree chunks. My son was having a good time helping as well -- some of the tree chunks he wouldn't let me get so that he could get them and put them in the wheelbarrow. Then he would life them out and toss them in the tree pile near the curb. I was impressed with him wanting to help and his strength. Of course I made comments about his wonderful muscles.. lol
Well enough for now -- hope everyone's weekend is going well.
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