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Sunday, October 04, 2009

Spider Web Purse Progress & a Finish!

I finished up my little "Autumn Is In The Air" counted cross stitch piece yesterday:

Autumn Is In The Air Cross Stitch

Being a designer, I like to give credit where credit is due. This is design is by Michelle M. Lash of Brittercup Designs.

Autumn Is In The Air Cross Stitch

Since I've completed the project and don't need my pattern anymore, I would like to offer it to whoever wants it. I'll gladly send it to the first person who leaves me a comment saying they would like to have it. US only please as I will pay for the postage.

It was a cloudy dreary day here yesterday so I had time for stitching on my Spider Web purse:

Spider Web Purse

Today, I'll do the beading on the lace piece and start adding the rest of the spiders. The spider in the middle is a vintage pin that I bought at an antique shop awhile back. The pin-back is missing but I was able to sew it down close to the body on each leg. It's quite secure so I don't think he'll wander off anywhere!

This morning, my dear husband took my parents and I to a huge pumpkin farm! They have a fantastic petting zoo there. We saw giraffes, a baby zebra and all sorts of other animals. There was a potbellied piggy with 2 babies. Oh my goodness, they were so sweet! Well, ya'll know how I am about animals! Anyway, my favorite was the owls. I wish we could have gotten a photo of them. They were huge and had bright orange eyes the size of quarters!

This pumpkin farm is rather pricey so I didn't buy my pumpkins there. We mostly go to see the petting zoo. I'll get my pumpkins at the farm market down the road from me.

It was a very nice October morning but I'm quite tired now so will head off to sit and stitch for a bit.

Finally for today, I'll share a photo of the birthday card that I made for my father in law:

Happy Birthday Card

Scott said that it's a little "girly" but his dad won't care. He'll just be happy that we thought of him. I may make him some cookies during the week to send along with the card.

The cupcakes are made with one of Martha Stewart's punches. I buy them at Michael's when they have a 40% off coupon. I used the little puffy things that make them stand up off the card. It gives them a 3-D look. The stars are also one of MS's punches and the candles were some stickers that I had. And as you can see, I like my glitter!


Judy S. said...

Hi Pam, That is such a cute pattern, and I'd love to have it if you're really done with it. Perhaps I can reciprocate? Your purse is terrific! Can't wait to see it finished. Have a great day!

Doreen G said...

It's so nice to see you blogging again Pam and I hope your health keeps on improving.
I love the spider web purse.

Gina E. said...

I'm sure Scott's father will like your card, especially if you make cookies to go with it! Cupcakes are the in thing right now, aren't they? I've been clipping patterns from everywhere. Don't know if I'll ever get to make them, but they are like transfers - fun to look at!

Cheryl said...

I love your purse Pam. I'm glad to see that you are back creating your lovelies again!

Allison Ann Aller said...

The purse is the Essence of Autumn. Just love it, Pam!

Mary Ivancicts said...

I love the purse! Beautiful as ever!

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