14 September 2010

Patience rewarded

I finally have pictures to share.

I haven't been working on anything really hardcore this week. Mostly just UFOs. I've been too busy. I have been reading more than anything. And playing with the dog. He's doing a lot better. He was "helping" me clean this morning, if helping can be construed as sitting in my lap, trying to put his feet in the boxes I was putting things away in. I finally put him outside. He didn't like it, but I was afraid he'll break something. He's chewing on his tennis ball now.

I did finally find the perfect ornament tree for my halloween ornaments. They had them at Hallmark. At $25, they were a bit pricy, but the wreath I was going to get was $19.99, and that really was not what I wanted, so it was a matter of spending $5 and getting this guy. Now I can display the lovely ornaments I've gotten without fear of a wagging tail knocking them down. And there is room around the base for things that don't hang so well. This should do me for a while as far as my ornament displays go--I've got a lot of finishing to do!

I pulled out a Margaret Sherry that I've had for a while. I believe this is a 2007 UK Cross Stitcher design of mice in a nutshell boat. It's been fun to stitch, but I get distracted from it. I did a little Saturday night while watching Lord of the Rings. Someday I will actually watch all the movies all the way through. I'm gonna need a big project for that. This may be the right one!

I did a little bit on this today. This is White Willow Stitching Arabian. I've had this forever and I pull it out every so often to work on. I love it and I think the detail is amazing. Jamie does a fantastic job with her designs. At some point, this is going to be a focus piece so that I can get it all done; I just get confused if I don't work on it for a while, and confusion breeds frustration, which breeds disillusionment, LOL.

My simple project for the week is this Blue Cat Scissor Fob, a freebie by Cherished Stitches. I'm going to try to finish it in the next couple days, which shouldn't be that hard. I am stitching it using DMC Variations 4240, a really rich blue, and I'll put it on my peacock blue DMC scissors. After this is done, I will get that ornament started, since September is almost half over. Can you believe it?

And, lastly, a message from Caesar Beazer: Reduce, reuse, recycle! This dog loves a water bottle. He carried this around for two days. No chewing, just carrying. Although it was wierd to see a random water bottle on the floor of our spotless house, it made him happy.

I hope everyone is having a good week so far! We have a little cooler temps here in Maryland. And got rain on Sunday. Fall is on its way!


valerie said...

Oooo, I'm going to have to hit Hallmark and check out these trees!

Beazer is so cute! Isn't it great that his favorite toy doesn't really cost anything and is easy to replace? Nice! :)

Deborah said...

Love the Halloween tree!

Andrea said...

Love that ornament tree, great choice!

Your doggie is too cute! They are funny about what makes them happy to play with!

Vicky said...

Love the ornament tree and Beazer is a cutie :)

Carol said...

What a great Halloween tree, Rachel! I'll bet a lot of us are going to be in Hallmark tomorrow looking for it. Your decorations really look wonderful on it :)

Blu said...

That Halloween Tree is awesome! Your ornies look great on it.

Your WIPs look good and Beazer is so cute with that bottle!

diamondc said...

Your tree is so great I will look for one this week-end.
Thank-you for sharing you pictures.

April Mechelle said...

I love the Halloween Tree! I will have to check out my local Hallmark for that tree!!! Love Ceasar's message !!! LOL

I do my thing and you do yours. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, then it is beautiful. If not, it can’t be helped--Frederick Perls