Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Does Fort Worth ever Cross your Mind?

This is the age old question, right?  Well we are headed off to Cowtown tomorrow (not crazy about that nickname) for a funeral unfortunately!  My dear friend and in law, Betty Coleman, passed away and we will take the children to FW for her service tomorrow.  I could tell a million hilarious stories about times and conversations with Betty and I will forever hear her Texas drawl in my head saying, "Courrrrtenay"...she could take my long name and stretch it until I smiled!

Instead of waxing poetic (or morosely), I decided to chose a project for the car ride up and back (4.5 hours each way) that Betty would have liked!  She was forever sending my children fun Halloween Treats ~ as a matter of fact, when Emma Grace was born on October 15th I got a lovely gift from Betty and her husband, Roy.  Then a couple of days later I received the most adorable halloween gown for Emma Grace that had small pumpkins all over it for my new little pumpkin!

So, all that to say, criteria was small for the car and "on hand"in my stash!  So, I went for two Melissa Shirley Lollypops that I bought years ago!  They will be cute!  I saw some finishing that I liked and will try to have it replicated!


Post Script: 9.25.12 : Striped Lollypop Completed....Dotted Lollypop back to stash!

Monday, September 17, 2012


I am happy to have finished the little chick egg and to complete the series of 4 Melissa Shirley Easter Eggs.  They are really cute and will make good additions to my Easter Eggs...I think I will have to officially retire from EGG stitching as I will have the From Russia with Love Series to display and these 4 eggs from Melissa Shirley to accompany the eggs that I already have!  Crazy, but I do love stitching them!!

For no reason at all, I pulled out the Little Drummer Boy that I bought to add to the Kelly Clark Nativity Series (apparently, 12 was not enough).  I have the background completed (except for parts that I left until I finish the center design).  Kelly was nice enough to paint over the cat and make a drum sitting next to the drummer boy....Thank you, Kelly.

So, I will now put him aside for the time being and pull something to take in the car for a quick trip to Fort Worth.  I thought a small piece that would be great to travel with would be the two Melissa Shirley Halloween Lollypops......should be able to use my stash threads (I hope) and finish them in the car!

All this to say....what about the stocking!  Have faith, I will get to it!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Just us Chicks!

I just completed my last Melissa Shirley Easter Egg.  I am disappointed in myself that I did not make the wing using the Picot Weaving Technique, however, I just did not have it in me to fight with that wire.  The wire that came in the kit was not strong enough to hold its shape while I am making the picot weaving wing, so I just went with a favorite adage of mine... "Get er dun!"  And, I did!

I am working on one of my Raymond Crawford owls now and the stocking still looms!  And the Bride's Book!  And the.........well, you get the picture!