Today was one of the those busy catch up days. I'm feeling so much better ... but my house??? Well ... Jeff & the boys have done a wonderful job taking care of big things, but men just don't seem to notice all the little things like pecan shells scattered across the living room floor! Needless to say, I didn't get much stitching done up today.
But I squeezed in a few moments to share two little projects that I completed recently for my autumn decorating.
Isn't this sampler kitty sweet? I just fell in love with him. He's stitched on linen, stained and then stuffed with (wouldn't you know it) crushed pecan shells! He has a nice olde time feel, and I love using what I have just like our grandmothers and great grandmothers might have. I made him from a pattern by Primitive Bettys. Betty often offers free stitchery patterns on her blog as well as ones that you may purchase.
Then I stitched up this old prairie doll and clothed her in rich autumn colored homespun. She has the year '1701' stitched onto her apron, and is stuffed with old rags so she is heavy and lumpy ... just the way a prairie doll should be.
I've just completed the 2 redwork Raggedy Ann panels for my sister's Christmas pillows. I hope to get them backed with some pretty Debbie Mumm fabric so I can share them next Wednesday.
Can't wait to see what you're all working on! I get so inspired when I see all the wonderfully creative ideas in your journals.
Be sure to stop by Leslie of My Country Home to see what other gals are working on this Wednesday.
Blessings & joy,
A couple of oldies......
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