I apologise for the delay in posting - but the past couple of weeks have been hectic at work and I've not had the oomph on the weekends to take pretty photos, and a blog post without photos is only so many words!!!!
What have I to show you...???
Did you expect anything different??? That's right - I cannot pull the wool over your eyes! ....I'm sorry that was a 'sheep-shot' and not 'mint' to be 'saucy'. I'll just get baaa-ck to what I was about to show ewe. Fleece forgive me.
nope.... I don't think I'm quite over the baaa-d sheep puns yet. .... Are Ewe??
Stitching first: I finished Erica Michaels : S is for Sheep - I didn't bother with the turkey stitching on the fleece, because this is going to be a Christmas present for a non-crafty person who's name begins with 'S'. Stitched on pinky/lilac aida, using Victoria Motto Shoppe hand-dyed floss.
I also found this little ornament in a JCS magazine from a couple of years ago. I substituted gold beads for the metallic crosses in the sky and used my own wording in the middle - all I have to do is finish it off properly before the end of the year!!
My girlfriend found me this neat Coffee Jug. She is so nice to indulge my addictions...
Today, Sunday 24th July would have been my Mum's birthday. I was a wee bit too glum, and an online friend on my favourite message board, suggested that I find a way to use the jars of beads that were sitting on the end of a cabinet. This I did.
I found myself at Eureka Beads, less than 5km from home, purchased supplies to make some scissor fobs - even finding a sheep bead!!!
A couple of hours later - I have a new sheepie scissor fob. I have decided that my online friend can pick one of the two fobs and I'll have a giveaway to one of my Overseas followers for the other. (see the kangaroos???) Sorry to my Aussie followers - thought I'd give the off shore friends a chance.
You know the rules : Leave a message on this post - I'll pick a winner next Sunday evening (my time) and that winner will receive either the blue/green or the pink/purple fob. I won't tell which one will be sent out - so it will remain a surprise. Blue/Green was the colours she wore most, and Pink for the Pink Depression glass she collected.