Sunday, December 13, 2015

Dec. 12 Christmas Open House

Can you guess where I was today? Just look at these colors and amazing hand work. That's right, my good friend Sue Spargo's  workshop/ studio/ shop. Her work is so very inspiring and just makes you smile, love this talented lady. Please keep her in your prayers as she is in her battle with cancer. She is surrounded by her wonderful family, who work with her and great friends who  are lifting her up. You too can have some great photos of her work in her new book, Stitches to Savor, and her 2016 calendar. Eye candy!

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Dec.11 Needle Night Christmas

Another fun party last night with my needle ladies! More fabulous food( tis the season, right?) lots of laughs, and of course another wonderful ornament exchange. Too much fun, and I love it!

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Dec. 7 Hooking Club Christmas

Last night was a great evening of sharing wonderful food and conversation with some lovely ladies. Of course the fun part is when we have the ornament exchange. Missed those of you that couldn't make it!

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Dec. 5 Gift yourself

Why not give yourself an early Christmas gift and order Donna's new book from RHM. This new book is chock full of great information and wonderful photos!

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Dec. 3 Stockings

Just finished my (last?) grandchild's stocking. I've done one for each of them, all different, this is no. 11.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Dec.1 Change of plans

Today I was to go with friends for an outing, but it was canceled. So, instead my friend Nan came over so I could help her finish her snowman that she wants to hang in her wreath on her front door. Thought I would turn it into a little tutorial to show how we went about it. This is a great way to finish small projects.
Here we go.

After the hooking is done, we trimmed away excess fabric, then took the iron to it. Steam the hooking and pressed the excess fabric to the back.

Then we cut a piece of wool to go on the back, folded the edges in, and used the binding clips to hold it all in place. Now the backing is whipped stitched in place.

Once the backing is sewn on, we added the scarf, needle felted a hat and felted it in place. The twigs were poked between the layers, a hanging loop added to the back, and he's ready for the holidays!