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I love anything creative...I am a busy mom of three (+4 dogs, 1 bird, 1 bunny, and 1 sweet husband) who sometimes wishes I had more time/energy/talent to devote to just being creative!

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Home Stretch

Almost there on "Blessings Sampler". All I have left is the back-stitching on the acorns, basket, and bottom two borders. There was supposed to be a butterfly along the top of the design, but I left it off as butterflies didn't seem very Autumn/Fall to me. So now I am considering what to put there instead. One of the other designs in this series has bees, and another has a crow which were my first choices. Maybe i'll just add a couple cute buttons up there. Anyway, happy to have this almost done.
Here is a little early Christmas present I bought for myself. A framed/finished piece off of Ebay. I thought this would be a nice addition to my fall decor next year. You should have seen the box they shipped it in, you would have thought they were shipping me a missile or something there were so many layers of bubble wrap. It is a very pretty stitched piece, and the little pumpkin on the side of the frame just adds to the cuteness.

I know I have talked about tracking and planning more. So here is one of my first efforts at tracking stuff. Just checking off how many miles I ran in the month of November. If I had known I was that close to 50 miles total I would have been better on my running. I have been working towards 5 miles on my long runs. Unfortunately the week of Thanksgiving was busy for me and I barely got a single run in. Below is the view across the lake on one of my long runs. That is Camelback Mountain in the distance. This was before the weather here turned cold last week. Well I say cold, the high is supposed to be 70 today so i'm not sure I can call that chilly. For an Arizona girl it is though!


Kate said...

Your Blessings Sampler is beautiful.

Kaisievic said...

I love the idea of the buttons at the top of the Blessings Sampler, lovely stitching and such a gorgeous view you have for your run.

Cricket-bug Corner said...

Stitches are looking good!

butterfly said...

Lovely stitching , love the sampler.

Melinda Forbes said...

Congrats on your November run. 46 miles is amazing. Thank you for sharing the picture too. It's so beautiful.

gracie said...

Love your idea of adding buttons...love buttons and beads on most any thing. Good for you with the running. Camelback is always a nice picture from most any angle. Yes, we have been chilly here...boy we are a spoiled group of people in Arizona

Heather said...

Great sampler! I hope it's done by now :) You could always put fall leaves there instead of the butterflies