I hope that you all are experiencing the same kind of fall day that we are here in SE Michigan! The air is crisp and cool but not cold, the leaves are falling and the colors are spectacular. I love watching leaves float to the ground - it's hypnotic.
I have a few fun things to share with you all. First, I know you know JOLENE! If you don't, go visit her blog - she's a lot of fun, very generous and talented to boot! A week or so ago she was heading to an appointment and spotted this sign and thought of me. She whipped the car around and got a picture - can you believe it? They definitely have the right idea, don't you think? Truth is, I could eat chocolate in a house, I could eat chocolate with a mouse, I could eat it here or there, I could eat it anywhere! Yeah, I know, blatant plagiarism - I hope old Doc Seuss won't mind!
Hmmmmm.... maybe they read my blog?!
I got a couple of framing pieces back the other day. I am still mourning the loss of my other frame shop; they had so much to offer in the way of mouldings. However, that being said, I did find a couple of frames that worked well with what I took in so I won't complain too much.
First up: Sail Away by Shepherd's Bush:
The frame has a kind of a driftwood look to it that I thought was appropriate.
Next up is the Birds of a Feather Friendship Sampler:
The frame kind of looks black but it's really a deep blue with a lighter blue swirl pattern. I've used this same frame in red for my CHS Noah's Stocking. Anyway, I love how it turned out.
And last, because I intentionally saved the best for last. Look at the beautiful bag I got in the mail from LORAINE!! Isn't it wonderful? As you know, she and I (truly, it was mostly her - and I'm not just being modest), led a stitch-a-long for the SB Sail Away piece I just showed you. To start the SAL I made scissor fobs and to end the SAL she made needle books for everyone. But, for me, as a birthday present, she also made a darling bag to go with it! I LOVE it! Check out the lining fabric - the sampler print it so pretty and the outer print couldn't be cuter or more appropriate. It all feels so tropical and perfect. The bag has several pockets inside and check out the darling button! Didn't she do a great job? She also included a little card that showed all our sailers and where they live. I have attached this to the back of my sampler and love the memory it will trigger whenever I see it. Loraine, all of this was so NOT necessary but I absolutely love it ~ thank you so much!! Maybe, and that's a big maybe, we'll do another SAL one of these days. Maybe!
I have a couple of really awesome GW finds to show you but they'll have to wait for another day. I was so excited to find these two things I could hardly believe my luck! Stay tuned.
I'm also getting a new project on rods tonight - I can't wait to start working on this piece and know it will be a really fun stitch. I'll show some pics on my next update.
Have a great week, friends! Thanks so much for stopping by and for leaving a comment , or email, which I so enjoy getting!