Friday, November 9, 2012

Greetings Everyone

I've missed you have you been? I have some catching up to do because I know I have missed a lot. Please bear with me as I spend a bit of time with each of you. I'll get around to you soon.
  My hand is still rather stiff, but it has healed very well. I think I will go and have a little of the therapy Doc suggested because it's just not up to par yet. 
  Well, enough about me...while I was suppose to be resting with my hand up, I was so bored, you can only watch so much TV...I thought I would sew a handmade wall-hanger. Didn't get it all done, because I kept thinking of something else I wanted. Here's some of what I accomplished. Click on the pics. Thanks!

I start out by crudely sketching an object from sight, I don't buy patterns unless it is something I can't handle. Then I play around with it until it looks about right. However, I like  the crudeness and especially the prim look...that will come later.  

I give the piece a name, then cut them out and pin to felt. I use wool felt from the craft store. 

Here, you see how I pin the pieces to the door hanger after stitching it, then stitch the pieces on 

This is the finished door hanger

And here it is hanging on the door 

I made a crude looking pin cushion from a scrap too small, but it came together and I need it. It looks better than the one in the outset pic... If you look closely, you will see my sewing notions look worn. That's because I have had them since... Home-Eco in high school...some 40+ years ago! LOL!

This little cutie pie...I made for my Mom. She's always losing her small scissors and other small objects, so, I thought this sewing caddy would help. It will even hang wherever she is sitting. That is, if Braylon doesn't take it!

 My floral motif will become either a pillow or wall hanger. I haven't decided.

Seems my cooking has gone further south, LOL! I'm not worried, soon my kitchen will be filled with hungry people.
In just a few days they will all be! I have been preparing!
  James and I wish you all a very wonderful weekend! Our thoughts are with all our blogging friends on the east coast. We can only imagine the hardships you are experiencing. 
We were able to contribute to the care packages coming your way from Shreveport LA. Hopefully, you will be able to put to use the things our neighbors are generously giving! Take Care!

Blessings To All Of You!
James & Loretta

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Good Evening

Hope you all have been well.  I am healing slowly and getting better. I had to go back to Doc once again, and was told the wound is look much better.  I have missed visiting with you, however I plan to spend some time with you possibly sometime before the end of the week. Take care  especially, those of you on the east coast with a new storm. 
You are in our thoughts and prayers... All the best.

Warm Regards,

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