Good Golly Miss Molly. I had NO idea how much time had passed since my last post until just now when I sat down to write this one.
Since I post to Instagram so often, I think I forget that I'm not actually creating posts here, even though I'm creating a photo diary of what I'm up to.
And it's been crazy, let me tell you.
I took a little time off from work, now that the insanity has died down, and was able to get a few things accomplished. Not as much as I wanted (nor near as much as I had planned out in my imaginary planner), but I was able to get a few important things done.
Number 1: I FINALLY got myself a dining room table & chairs. It's about GD time, right?! I decided just to bite the bullet and get the table I wanted. No one wants to spend that much money at one time, but, let's be serious, it's been over a year since I moved into this house, and I have yet to be able to eat a meal properly. Or invite people over. Now I just have to wait for it to be delivered and I'm golden! (Wait. Maybe I should have kept my dining room empty....now people are going to want to visit me......)
Number 2: I was able to finish the bridesmaid's mini-albums to give to the girls from my sister's wedding!! Woop woop! I can't wait to give them out, since they're each unique (they all have some pictures that are the same, but many are different and specific to that person) and relive that great day with them all!
This is a pic I posted to Instagram which has a sampling of the pics & pages I put into the second album. Fun, right??? I had such a blast putting these together!
Number 3: Since I finally finished the mini-albums, I was able to start on the big album that I'm making for my sister, which includes all of the pics that I used for each of the girls. To clarify - each girl got some pics that are the same for all; then each girl got pics that are specific to her that the others didn't get. Example: there's a pic of Mags & Hay that each of them have, but I don't, nor does E, but my sister does. Make sense?! Good.
And then there are specific pics of my sis at the shower, that none of us have. We love you, Bean, but I don't need 900 pics of you opening your gifts. Nor do the rest of the girls. Nor do you, quite frankly, but I did give you some.... ;-)
Now I just have to do the finish work on them & hang them on my feather tree!! Yay! All of these were stitched on 32 count Echo from Picture This Plus. Echo, next to Haunted, is one of my FAVORITE fabrics to work with for Halloween pieces. It's AWESOME.
I also started this fun piece -
This is a super fun graph by Primitive Hare, and it's from the Halloween issue of Just Cross Stitch. It only has 2 colors -- black and a greenish-grey -- so it's easy and a quick stitch! Love!
Number 5: I got out my Halloween decorations. For some reason, I thought I had way more than I actually do, but that's ok. All the more reason for me to hit the sales on 1 November so I have more stuff for next year ;-)
I have two really fun Jim Shore pieces, seen on both ends, and some garland to go with my absolute all-time favorite fall candle -----
And that's all she wrote!!!! I seriously don't know how this week flew by so quickly. I guess all that stitching and scrapbooking took up more time than I thought!!
I hope you all have a wonderfully crafty fall weekend! Do something creative this weekend!!! :-)
Much love ~~~~