Monday, September 05, 2005

September Already?

Is it really September already? Where did the summer go? I must admit though, I probably enjoy the fall best of all - I love the colors of fall and the cooler temperatures.

Another LNS closing - it always saddens me when I hear that a needlework store is going out of business. Within the last three years, we've had a number of them close in the Twin Cities. Fortunately, the one that I frequent the most is still in business and seems to be doing well. The one that's closing was not all that convenient for me, but they did beautiful framing and I always took my needlework pieces to them.

On Saturday, I took three pieces to them for framing - all fairly recent finishes:

  • Drawn Thread - North Country Sampler
  • Blackbird Designs - Stars and Stripes
  • Little House Needleworks - ABC123

    Because they do such a nice job, I wanted to make sure they did my framing on these!

    About the only thing I completed this weekend was a small freebie pattern from Victoria Sampler. The pattern is on the website and it's called Heirloom Wedding Sampler Free Pattern. I plan to use this teal colored one as a scissors fob:

    Tonight I was playing around with some other colors and I'm thinking this might make a nice Christmas ornament:

    I still need to complete the filling stitches on the red version. And then there's the finishing - not my favorite part!

    Have a great week everyone!

    Anonymous said...

    Those are great Cathy! I like the colours of the 2nd one - definitely Christmassy. It looks like a quick stitch, I'll have to check out the pattern.

    Bine said...

    Hi Cathy,
    I like the small blue one. But I even more like the red-gold version. I've blogrolled you, so I can come back visiting your blog. You like a lot of things I like as Little House Needleworks. I stitched their Home of a Needleworker as a birthdaygift for a friend some time ago.

    Lelia said... are correct, would be a beautiful ornament for holidays. It is always sad to see shops close.

    BeckySC said...

    Yep another one in agreement, beeutiful holiday ornie :) they look wonderful :)
    Thanks for sharing :)

    Chelle said...

    I can relate to having local shops close. We used to be spoiled with a real abundance of local shops. There used to be shop hops and it was difficult to get to them all in a weekend. Now we are down to just 3. Very sad!

    Love your latest stitches - very pretty! They will make beautiful ornaments.