This is my Bent Creek WIP - I think called Autumn Row
I liked the pattern the second I saw it stitched up - autumn colors, birds, pumpkins, and an awesome ALPHABET.
Did you notice the Autism Speaks scissor fob? I ordered it when our EGA Chapter, Needle Artisans (NANI), had a workshop with the needlepoint canvas piece. Looks like they are still available if your scissors would like to have one on ...
This is a Bent Creek FREEBIE, I stitched awhile back:
. It is called One Dozen, c.1996. It was a delight to stitch. The tree, sun, bird motifs would be wonderful on the cover of a small needlebook (IMO).
Do you see my new pattern? Thx Karol for passing along your alphabet patterns. The Bent CreekStitching Row
looks like a fun stitch!
She also passed along, Bent Creek's Seasonal Sampler, which you can see all stitched up on This Post.
This will grow into a bracelet ... I started with the black beads and gold beads. I also purchased a kit (two kits) for blue beads:
Should you be curious how it is supposed to look (knowing I create things at a snail's pace, check out the picture here. Our friend, Mel, made these bracelets. The class was taught at a recent NANI meeting with assistance by Sue D.
Did you notice this?:
My friend turned 60 - isn't this lovely? She tells me she will shelf her pen until she is 65. Then, get it out and start using it! What a hoot ; )
Life would not be as fun
without my special friends.
Say what you will ... I just love my 'clutter'.
My desk is loaded with keepsakes and toys.
I know I need to clear some space for my beading (next post).
But, really, I do my best creative ramblings surrounded by my stuff.
Do you have things like this? I know it will end up in death's junkyard.
My kids will scratch their heads wondering 'what the heck'
'why'd she save this'
'pins? thimbles? ... what a fossil'
How can I explain the smiles some of these trinkets bring to mind?
These are the two books I'm currently reading: The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
(this book was banned in a nearby school district)
AND Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann
I admit purchasing this book in an airport awhile back -- and didn't read during that flight. So, grabbed it, stuffed into the suitcase + did start reading it during a recent flight -- delayed by rain (no surprise). It is interesting.