Monday, November 02, 2009

Craft Room Clean-up

Stella thanks you for the birthday wishes, and hopes in the future you will be kind enough to forget precisely how old she is. A girl's gotta have her secrets.

(I know you think I posed her like this, but she sleeps this way. Honestly! What kind of dog am I raising here?)

This weekend while the dude was here to distract the pooch, I took some time to work in the craft room. Turning my attention to the craft table, I unearthed a pile of purple cards I had forgotten that I had made and the beginnings of using up my white scraps. (Hahaha, remember when I was going to use up all my scraps this year? I didn't even get through the white ones.) I also found half a dozen or so cross-stitch patterns and a pile of felt and wool sweaters I purchased to use in the betz white class I am allegedly taking. (Should I call it auditing because I have not made a thing yet?) (Sigh.) I also came across this Halloween piece that I stitched at camp in April. All I had to do was attach the front and the back and adhere the trim. For goodness sake! I can't believe I couldn't finish it on time for the one trick or treater who stopped by. But it is done now. Just in time to go back into storage.



But wait, there's more good news! I came across two bags filled with holiday cards. One held cards I made at my SU! rep's house last year and the other had 30 cards I made last year. I am halfway done #8 on the list I posted just yesterday! I feel so productive. ;)

I totally wish I had some way of keeping track of which card I sent to whom, so I don't send the same card two years in a row (I didn't even photograph them and post them here last year. What am I a nudnik? Some kind of rookie?) So you'll just have to forgive me in advance.

12 comments:

Stephanie M. said...

Very cute piece...I am so glad I didn't finish Pretty Pumpkins since I only had one trick or treater too!! Whats up with that..now I need to get rid of the candy FAST!! Happy B-Day Stella!!

Myra said...

I am stitching on this little piece right now. Yours looks fab and I love the colors you chose. Tell Stella Happy Belated Birthday!

Catherine G. said...

What a cute Halloween pattern! I think we handed out somewhere around 175 pieces of candy - however, with three munchkins of our own we got that and more brought back into the house!!

LOVE STELLA'S POSE!!

Jeanne said...

What a great little Halloween piece!

Happy birthday to Stella. Don't worry. She's not alone in sleeping like that. My 9-year-old greyhound, Sophie, often sleeps in that pose, foot straight up in the air and everything. In greyhound circles, they call it "roaching", because it looks like the way a dead roach would end up! :-)

Jackie said...

Happy Birthday Stella!

Love the finish! Cleaning your craft room yielded a reward - now you've made some serious progress on your cards!

Colorado Stitcher said...

Love the pooch! My dog sleeps on her back too. I had never seen a dog sleep that way before and for some reason it just cracks me up. I may need to post a picture soon.

Craft rooms are sooo much "fun" sometimes!

Donna said...

Who would have guessed there was a name for that sleeping pose. Roaching. Too funny.

Cute finish.

And Happy B-day, Stella.

Anonymous said...

Happy belated birthday to Stella. Bud's adoption birthday was Saturday.

Congratulations on the progress in the craft room. Mostly all I do is move piles from one place to another. :(

dd

Charlene said...

I'm proud of you - I tiptoe into my craft room, find what I MUST, then tiptoe back out! One of these days...
Happy BD, Stella. That sleeping pose shows the security of a loving home!

doris said...

It's so nice to know someone else forgets stuff. I spend most of my time looking for things I've put away in a "safe" place.

Coni said...

OK, you're wondering how to avoid duplicating the same cards and I'm wondering what it's going to take to get me to actually SEND cards. Every year it's the same thing...I sit down with a big ass box of lovingly selected greetings and then take one look at my list and say "Eh, maybe next year" and I go have a dietCoke.

Could this year be it?

I read somewhere that people who sleep on their backs are very self confident and mentally balanced....so good for you that you've raised such a healthy pup! (Stewey sleeps curled in the fetal position, muttering to himself.)

Michelle said...

Love that Primitive Needle piece. I'm thinking of stitching it on my Halloween RR.