November 29, 2009

blessings abound

Gosh, it sure is hard to believe we're only one day away from December! This year is really flying by! I've been so bad about keeping up with this blog and am so late in posting some things. Figured that late is better than never though, so here goes!

First off, I won a blog give away! Couldn't believe it as I was just commenting on Jolene's blog and wasn't even thinking about entering my name for the prize, and then the next time I read her blog post, just happily reading along, there was my name! Look at what Jolene sent me:



and not just the beautiful chart, but all of the goodies needed to stitch it too!



I know there are lots of us that have received something wonderful from Jolene, she had so many fabulous treasures that she gave away, what fun it was! Her blog is a real blessing, not because of the prizes, but she always posts very inspiring or uplifting things, some things that really make you think or count your blessings.
Thank you so much Jolene, for being a blessing to so many! And especially to me ;-)

OK, on to these things....before it's Christmas time and these are just repulsive to look at, ha!

My stockings from the Blackbird Designs Tis Hallowe'en book, which are not yet finished into actual stockings, but I'll get it done by next fall ;-)



I've worked on these since my last blog post....



and nothing else....



they may be small (about 3 x 5 inches)....



but some of them took me a while :-)



loved each one though....



especially this one.....



but OK, here's where I lost steam people....



it's as far as I could go without tossing it to the curb in favor of another project. Sigh...oh well. Will finish before next year. There are two stockings from the book I chose not to stitch, so once this one is done, that's it!

My friend Patti helped me find a cute little metal tree to hang these from, once they are finished. It has to be spray painted black first, but it'll be really perfect! Look at Hobby Lobby on "the gold table" (that's what the employees there call it I think)....little gold metal tree, got mine half off!




So that's all I have to show for the time being.....thanks for looking even though most of you are probably focused on Christmas stuff now :-)I may not be posting for a while as we're having a crisis with my mother and I'll be going down to East Texas to help her when I can and it will all be very exhausting to say the least.
Until next time, hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season. Stay well and keep safe! Hugs!

21 comments:

valerie said...

Congrats on the win from Jolene. What a great prize!

All your stockings are wonderful! Can't wait to see them all displayed on your new little tree.

Jackie said...

Congrats on your win! :-)

Margaret said...

Wow! I love all your little Halloween stockings! Good for you for sticking it out and finishing almost all the ones you were planning to do! You're almost done with that last one! :D

Laurie in Iowa said...

Your Halloween stockings are fabulous Andrea. I'm so impressed that you got so many stitched. I love these stockings, but I've only completed 2 1/2 and then pooped out. Sending positive thoughts to you and your Mom. Enjoy your Holidays!

Cari said...

Andrea, it's always good to hear from you. I pray that things with your mom improve!

You have really been busy stitching stockings galore - they each just wonderful! Your tree sounds perfect for hanging these on.

Congrats on your win - Jolene's giveaways are always over-the-top!

Enjoy your week.

Diana said...

I enjoyed looking at your stockings. They are all really cute! Maybe it will motivate me to get started on some of mine.

Nancy said...

Congratulations on your win Andrea! It's a beautiful chart and supplies.

I love your stockings! My goodness your stitches get more lovely all the time!

Travel safe to see your Mom, and I hope all goes well.

texcinlulu said...

I love your stockings.
You have been busy!
Hope all goes well with your Mom.
It will be a comfort having you there.
Happy Holidays to you and your family.
Love,
Cindy

Marjorie said...

I agree with what you said about Jolene. Love her blog! Your stockings look great. I was so excited when I found that booklet in my LNS but I haven't stitched a thing from it yet. Next year for sure!

Missy Ann said...

Look at all the pretty finishes!!!

I finished off 4 or 5 of these earlier this year. Instead of a paper template, I think a plastic one would work better. You can find clear quilters template plastic at Hobby Lobby, it's about $3 for a big sheet. And if you buy the kind that is heat resistant instead of finger pressing the stocking into shape you could iron it. And it will also give a a studier edge to press the fabric into shape against. The better you press the stocking, especially the curves the easier time of sewing it you'll have.

Daffycat said...

I have you in my reader so whenever you feel like posting I'll be reading it!

Love all you Halloween stocking. Just think how early you will be for Halloween 2010!

I hope everything is alright with your mom.

Deb said...

welcome back!!!

Siobhan said...

It was so good to see a post from you!! Clearly you are too busy to blog, since you're cranking out all those fabulous finishes. :) YGG!! I love 'em all. I have visions of tons of stockings all over... just need to stitch them!

Congrats on winning the giveaway.

Best of luck with your mom. xo

Katrina said...

Very pretty! Congrats on all the finishes. So are you going to finish them yourself?

Melissa said...

What a great pile of finished BBD stockings. You have been stitching up a storm. Thanks for the Hobby Lobby tip on the tree too. I'll have to keep a look out for one.

Congratulations on the prize too! Sweet gift.

Vonna said...

I love all your ornaments :) I just got a small tree that holds 12 ornaments from HL. Mine was black, but I saw a gold one. I wonder if it was the same tree?
I hope everything goes ok with your Mom.

Michelle said...

Oh I love all your stockings!! They all turned out so cute. I can't believe you stitched all but two - amazing. They are fun little projects, aren't they? I'll have to check our Hobby Lobby for the gold tree. Good idea!

BitsAndPieces said...

Thinking of you and your mom...warm wishes for the holidays.
Take care! Sandy

Sharon said...

Congrats on your win. Your stockings look fabulous! I hope things get better for your mom. Take care and Happy Holidays to you and yours.

JOLENE said...

What a huge undertaking on all of those fun and fabulous stockings!!! They may be little but there is alot of solid stitching, great job Andrea!!! I adore BBD patterns they are timeless. I am glad your giveaway package arrived and I hope your days are filled with tons of stitching enjoyment. Take care. Jo

Brigitte said...

Oh Andrea, these little BBD stockings are all so cute. You were doing a great job stitching them all. Congratulations! Now you just have to finish them, lol.