Friday, October 31, 2008

Well fall has arrived here in Middle Georgia. The leaves are finally starting to turn and fall. Thought I would take a few photos so you can see the leaves as they turn. I will try to do this every few days, so that we can watch the progression.

Below is a photo of our tomato bushes, only two more red tomatoes to be picked. There are a few green ones on the branches, but I think that they will not make to red!! Note that my Christmas Cactus is budding already!!! really need to transplant it!!
Today I picked up a few flats of pansies and other odds and ends of flowers for the fall garden. Hope to get them in this weekend - in between stitching!!!

Tonight is Halloween so I must go and get the candy ready and a pot of tea to help keep me warm when answering the door for the little ones.

Will post stitching pictures tomorrow -- TTFN Roberta

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

I have a one day a week job

Well, I am so excited, I get to work in a stitching shop here in Macon, Georgia. It is called The Stitchers Ark and it is located in an older historic area of Macon named Ingelside. Several cute and some unique shops. I will be working one day a week helping to keep the shop organized and clean and to wait on customers. Of course this will end up being a non paying job!!! if you know what I mean!!! ;o))) There is so much neat stuff to buy and have in my personal possession.

Below is a picture of a shelf area that I arranged. The top shelf has some Americana and a bit of Christmas (just to start enticing customers to think ahead) The second shelf is mostly Halloween with some Fall charts and things. The third shelf has various charts and kits.
Next one down is the store front display again with Halloween and Fall designs. The picture was taken from the outside and I tried to keep from getting a flashback, but I did end up with some window refection.
This is what the back side of the table looks like on the window display. I thought the owner was very cleaver in putting the table in the window backwards this way I could put patterns and charts in the drawers - making it very handy!!! Do you agree??
This is the bottom shelf of the table in the front window.
Well, that is it for now - thanks for stopping by.


Thursday, October 9, 2008

Autumn Swap

I participated in an Autumn Swap with one of my yahoo groups.
This is the pin cushion that I had sent to my swap friend along with a skein of silk and a small waxer shaped as a acorn.
I received from my swap partner 2 votive candles and holder, an embroidered and personalized finger tip towel, a basket and a knitted dishcloth with a squirrel as the design, all was wrapped with fabric and a ribbon and there was some beautiful loose autumn silk leaves.


Monday, October 6, 2008

Friendship Notebook Finished

In a previous entry I had shown a project that I was working on from a workshop that I attended.

Well here it is finished.
Here is the inside view with a pad of paper, paperwrapped pencil and a magnifier. The little notebook closes with the floss twisted cording.
I love the alphebet that came with this pattern.
The verse for this is so very nice.
I am not sure that I am going to use this - right now it is on display!

Thanks for visiting ---- Roberta

Friday, October 3, 2008

Where has the time gone

It has been forever since I have had time to write in my blog. Please forgive me. Have been on the road for the past 6 weeks. Going to visit friends in North Carolina, attending a stitching seminar in Louisville, KY, going back and forth to our condo in Florida and visiting friends in Mt Dora, Florida. All the while trying to stitch, keep up with e-mails, which I am almost caught up with, housework, laundry, and yard work.

I thought with this move my life would be calmer since I was new to the area and didn't know anyone. While, it seems that I am within 1 1/2 to 3 1/2 hours away from many friends who have also moved from Florida. I am not complaining - my life is very full - sometimes TOO FULL ;o) but I wouldn't have it any other way.

Another project that I did was to empty the last 11 dish pack boxes - these were the boxes that were packed when we left Miami, Florida 4 years ago. It was like Christmas morning. Now I am trying desperately to find homes for my new found old things.

This is a little Halloween piece that I stitched but as of yet have not put it into a frame or pillow or something. The picture is a bit fuzzy - sorry, but it is a darling piece and it is stitched over one on 36 count I think.

Thank you for dropping in and I hope to be much better with my entries.

With stitches, fabric and fibers ----- Roberta