Saturday, August 02, 2008

PS Wreath finish

I didn’t meet all my July goals but I did make progress at least. I finally finished the last of the Prairie Schooler Santa Claus ornaments I was making. Last year Tanya (The Sampler Lady) had a Prairie Schooler wreath SAL. You picked a PS ornament design and made a set of ornaments to put on a wreath. I don’t think too many people finished their set for Christmas last year as I saw only a few finished postings. Tanya has removed the blog she was keeping for it but at least my completed wreath will be ready to hang up this Christmas! I bought a wreath on sale last year but you’ll have to imagine how they will look on it – it’s stored up in the hot attic and believe me – the attic is not a place you want to visit in July in the southwest. I didn’t want to make all my Santas red so I stitched a variety of colors. You can see them closeup by clicking on the picture. I’m happy with how they turned out and it’s one more item off of the UFO list I’ve been working on this year.

Now I want to thank Sherry for nominating me for the KreativBlogger Award. Thanks very much Sherry! It’s nice to know someone out there is reading my blog now and then and I’m not talking to myself! I love reading blogs and there are so many I read and enjoy that it is very hard to just pick 5 to nominate but here they are. This is a nice way to get to know and visit blogs you may not have on your list.

Wendy - Home At Work
Carol - Just Carol
Margie – Three Cool Pugs & Me
Chris – Chris Cross Corner
Cathy B – Needle & Thread

Here are the rules:

1 The winner may put the logo on her blog.
2 Put a link in your blog post to the person you got the award from.
3 Nominate 5 other blogs.
4 Put links to the nominated blogs.
5 Leave a message for your nominees.

I recently made a purchase at the online Fat Quarter Christmas shop. If you like to buy quilting fabric (or just browse) it’s a great website with very quick service. I saw this Christmas line by Moda and just had to have it. It’s called S’mores. I bought a 40-piece “layer cake” sampler pack (10” squares) and some yardage as well for a quilt. I just love the cheery colors and the S’mores motifs. Now to find a pattern that will work for the fabrics. I don’t know where I’ll find the time to make it but when has that mattered before when buying stash?!

DH and I just got back recently from a 4-day trip to San Francisco with another couple. We had a great time and I’ve posted a couple photos at the end of this post. We took a limousine wine tour of Napa Valley – stopping at 5 different wineries and having an outdoor lunch at one of them. We toured Alcatraz, visited Chinatown, and drove up to Muir Woods to see the giant redwoods. It was wonderfully cool and breezy – I loved the weather and what a nice break it was from our summer heat here in the desert. We have a lot going on in the next few months – I’m going on a trip to Durango Colorado next week for 4 days. There’ll be 5 of us – all girlfriends of mine from work that I’ve known for 12 to 15 years. We’ve been through thick and thin over the years - especially with the crazy place we’re employed at (which shall remain unnamed to protect the innocent). We’re renting a minivan for the drive up to Colorado and then renting a condo. It’ll be a fun “girls getaway”.

My focus this weekend is working on the finishing for the Merry Cox class project from last November. Yes, it’s been sitting since then my friends. The stitching is all done but I still have some assembly to do. I picked up a couple of stash items today - Needlework Shop by Country Cottage, Quaker Christmas from ByGone Stitches, Strawberry House from LHN and a handmade threadholder/ruler with the name of my LNS on it.

Muir Woods - Giant Redwoods
Coppola Winery

Jail Cell at Alcatraz!

View of San Francisco from Alcatraz Island


  1. Wow! Those are some awesome pictures!

  2. Fantastic finishes - glad the PS SAL worked for you :o) Your finishes are grand!


  3. Love the finishes, congrats!

    San Francisco is so much fun, your pictures are great.

  4. The PS ornaments are great!!! Nice work. I love that smores fabric. Could you post the link???

  5. Thank you for the award nomination! You are such a sweetie and I feel so honoured!!

    I love your PS finishes - great ornaments and they will look fantastic on the wreath. And that 'Smore fabric has been itching for some myself - at least this kind will be calorie-free!

  6. The Santas are adorable! Love your coordinate fabrics.


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