I had three easy staining projects this week...my key chain board by our garage door entry...
and our hanging coat rack for the same mudroom area.
I remembered to change out one of my hanging quilts to this fall quilt, "Henrietta's Whiskers." This design is from Bunny Hill and was a free BOM on her blog. I would never have bought this pattern but since it was free...I went for it. I had not worked with wool applique in a quilt before and I loved it. I have a whole quilt designed in my head using this method...a snowman theme. Maybe by next year I will have it ready to hang on this wall for winter!
I spent some time catching up on organizing all the Mill Hill beads that are leftover from the ornament kits I make...quite a stash! I have run out once or twice of beads in a kit and grabbed some from my leftovers.
Oh..and I almost forgot my third staining project...my cutting table top. I am so thrilled it!!!
I am thinking very much about Christmas decorating. I finished adding the green felt backing to 10 cross stitch ornaments.
Just finished the Scotland Santa and will put him aside while I work on the other two Celtic Santas in this series.
And I am making progress on my second advent calendar this year. I initially stitched the felt icicle piece in place without stuffing it...as per the directions. But it really looked like it was missing something so I ripped out the stitching along the top and added some stuffing. I am much happier now.
I am waiting to add sequins to all the sections until after I get the felt pieces appliqued...sew much easier to handle this large piece by waiting. I also added stuffing to these little icicles on the windows. Again...the kit directions did not call for stuffing in this area but it looks good!
There is a big winter storm in the forecast for tonight. I'm looking forward to having a good excuse to stay home. Snow days are good for grownups too!