Monday, September 8, 2008

Finishing up odds and ends

Another late night for me. It's been that way for a few weeks now. I'm down to the wire for Saturday, and I've really made headway. My hands and fingers are Sore with a capital "S". I just finished whipping my last rug and have it pressing now. I have the label all made out and will sew it on tomorrow. I've been saying that I am going to share with you what I've been doing, so I made sure I took pictures today so I could put them on here tonight.

The first two are punch needle pillows that I designed and they are stuffed with snippets and sawdust. Love how they feel.

Here are some punchneedle snowmen ornaments I made up that are also stuffed the same way, and a few of the boxes I did with punchneedle and did a paint technique on the boxes. Hard to see with the glare of the camera. I did mulitples, but didn't photo all of them. This is just one of the rugs that I did. It's a pattern designed by Chestnut Junction called Harvest House. It was a paper pattern for stitchery that I had bought off ebay a long long time ago. I got permission to blow it up (now 18"x22") and make a rug out of it. I also did hooked mats, but haven't gotten around to taking pictures of them. This one is done in a #7 cut. The next couple of shots are my punchneedle pumpkin pillow, a penny rug called Pennies from Williamsburg and is 20"x20" by LakeView Primitives and some punched pieces on hornbooks that are my own design.

So this is what I have been up to (I wasn't fibbing). A lot of stitching, punching, hooking and painting! I haven't had much time to do anything else. I'm glad that I am just about ready. I spent the day tagging everything, I also sewed on labels and signed the boards and boxes. I am so looking forward to starting a rug that I SAID I was going to do 15 minutes on each day for a challenge I entered. I am soooo bad. But I promise, next week AFTER I clean my house lol, I will get that started. I will share that here as well. I hope you all enjoyed looking at my creations as much as I enjoyed making them. Please respect my designs. It takes all I have to muster up and create them from this crazy head of mine. I hope the show goes well. I'm worried about the rain they are calling for. So please say a little prayer that it doesn't start until "after" the show? I really hope the weather doesn't keep the people from coming. I know I would go with an umbrella lol. Hey, it's in God's hands and there is nothing I can do about it. But I sure did have fun making everything. If it's a rain out, there is always Ebay lol. Would love to have a store or a business someday. Oh well, it's a dream, and dreams are good! I will let you know how the show went. Have a terrific week everyone!


moosecraft said...

Wow Kathy! Busy is an understatement! Methinks you should go get a nice parafin treatment on those sore hands of yours! Everything is beautiful, but I'm just ga-ga over the pumpkin pillow, snowman ornies and the pennies rug... You will do well Saturday! Rain or shine!

BeFRuiTFuL said...

Wow Kathy girl I do not know how you found time to visit my blog. You have been one busy gal. Everything looks wonderful!!!! Thank you for the comments on my Pineapple I appreciate that a lot.


ihook2 said...

Oh Kathy!!You sure have been busy. Everything looks so great. Hope you are able to sell it all and make a bundle. Will pray for good weather for ya-

nyafarmgirl said...

Kathy~ You have been one busy gal. I've been drooling over all your wonderful goodies. I hope the weather is good for you. Your handmade pieces are sure to be a big hit!

Brenis said...

Kathy - all your items are WONDERFUL!!! You will do great at the show, i'm sure!! It's so exhausting ramping up for a show - and all the anxiety of how it will will go added to it! Saying a prayer for you right now, that you do well, and allow your body to rest a bit! Good luck on Saturday!!!!!!! :D