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Sunday, November 7, 2010

A Couple of Things Done and an Invitation

Sylvia's November cross stitch pattern is a lady doing cross stitch, and it's very cute.  I made mine with blue eyes so she could be like me:
In the old days I wore my hair in a flip, and I have a black cat.  All I need are red shoes and a blue dress with a big heart on the skirt and I could be her:)
I finished the border so that when I get and sew the December design, I can call it done.  I'm thinking of making this into a pillow instead of framing it or forgetting about it altogether.


I finished the Christmas table runner that I began in August.  For some reason this runner took much time, and when I was finishing it I thought that all I'm going to do is pile up my Annalee dolls on top of it so not much of it will be visible.   I'm happy it's done.



I joined Midge from Soggibottom's Pay It Forward, and she sent to me a lovely package of gifts:


She knitted the mohair wristlets and made the key chain, and the Union Jack bag is perfect.  I have already used the bag and love it, and have used the wristlets which are warm and soft and love them, too.  Thank you so much, Midge.

So my invitation is to anyone reading this blog who may want to join me in my Pay It Forward.  I need three people to join me, and I will send to each of them a gift package, and in turn, each one of them will invite three people to join them.   And on it goes in a continuous and expanding cycle of good wishes and gifts.  Do I have anyone interested?  If so, you can leave me a comment here or email me if you prefer.  I have one year to complete my obligation, but I would like to make a start.  

I joined Nina Lise's Napkin Challenge, and every time I go shopping I forget to look for an inspirational napkin.  So I am going out right now to see what I can find. 

I forgot to turn back the clocks last night.  This morning I had to attend the 7:30 a.m. Mass, and fortunately, figured out before I left the house that I was an hour early.  It was just too dark, and that made me think about daylight savings time.  I've never done that before, especially in the autumn when I love the extra hour. 

God Bless You.

4 comments:

Barb said...

Love the cross stitch and runner. I will pass on the Pay it forward....but thanks.

Stray Stitches said...

I love your cross stitch. Counted cross stitch is my second passion (behind quilting, of course). I am in the middle of my PIF and still have two more to send out but I'm sure you will receive some participants. Your Christmas table runner is beautiful - it looks like it has a lot of involved quilting.

Robin said...

Joanna,
Thank you for visiting my blog yesterday during the tour and then pointing out my banner quilt on the Quiltmaker blog. The banner quilt is my logo quilt for NESTLINGS and the name is "Las Flores de Amigas" which means Flowers of Friends. It is available on my website: http://nestlingsbyrobin.com/pattern_quilts.html

Your White on Green work above is stunning...such contrast:) I envy you the cross stitching... I used to do that until Quilting came along-now no time for anything else:)
Have a wonderful week, Robin

soggibottom said...

Thank you Joanna..... really kind of you to blog your pay it forward and give Soggibottom cottage a link. :-)
It pleases me that you liked your pif...
I know Christmas is coming, so many are doing other things at this time of the year, but three more smiles in the world can't be a bad thing. I really enjoyed doing my pif.
Made me smile. :-) :-) :-) x x x