Fall here in Utah has been amazing! It has stayed warm (except for that freak snow storm a couple of weeks ago) and the colors have been beautiful. Shades of gold maple leaves, orange pumpkins and red ivy, and every color in between are a feast for the eyes. I am so sorry to see October go by. I love Halloween!!! Did you know that? Yesterday I started taking down some of the fabulous Halloween pieces we have had stitched this year, and put up a Thanksgiving display. It is kind of a forgotten stitching holiday, but there are very beautiful projects are available. We are waiting for a wonderful turkey "Thomas" to come back from Jill the framer. I will post it as soon as we get it. In the mean time, we have some wonderful Christmas projects. Take a look.
We stitched the Prairie Schooler Santa 2008 on a hand-dyed 7 count fabric with # 3 Perl cotton. We used a new color from Weeks Dye Works- Juniper for the green, and It is great. We added a fun set of buttons and finished it into a pillow. We have a limited supply of the backing fabric. This is a easy project to stitch and it works up quickly.
Lizzie Kate has a new little card "Don't get your Tinsel in a Tangle" that is hilarious! We have stitched it on a 20 count lime green fabric and added buttons. You have to admit, it makes you smile!
The December Baubles is darling. We have all the parts and can't believe it is the last one. Patti (SamSarah) is starting a new series next year, Bauble alphabet...fun- We already have A is for Apple. November Bauble is still coming. It kind of got lost in the Halloween shuffle, but it is at the finisher and is very fun!
Quaker Christmas is framed and we absolutely love it. I just love looking at it. It would be the perfect Christmas gift for ...your sister...hint... hint ...hint.
Every year at the Columbus market, I love to look at Cecile's bracelets- Cecile is half of the button company we love to use: Just Another Button Company or JABCO. Every year she tells me they are soooo easy and fun to do, and every year I tell myself I am going to order the bead sets, I write down the company and have the best of intentions...... At the St. Charles market this fall. Cecile brought the beaded bracelet kits to sell and I bought a bunch. Then one night (very late) Lois from the Elegant Stitch gave some of us a jump start and taught us how to do them..... Cecile was right; It was a blast! I came home and made up the Halloween bracelet. You stitch it with a needle and thread and then you add buttons!!! I have done bracelets and scissor fobs, and have taught a group of friends. They all loved doing the beading too. So I was thinking that we could start a Wednesday morning beading class. We have the bracelet sets for Christmas, Halloween, Winter, garden, Noah;s Ark, and Fourth of July. You could get a good start on them in one morning, and you could take them home to finish or come back the next Wednesday to finish. The cost will be $30 and will get you the beaded bracelet kit, needles, thread, and instruction. Buttons will be extra, as some people want tons of buttons, and some people want only a few, or buttons sets are available for purchase. If you are interested, give us a call to save your place (801-399-4546).
Well I am off to stitch. Have a great week.