christmas memories and give thanks….

I got a little ahead of myself…. I skipped Thanksgiving for a moment and moved right onto Christmas….

christmas memories stocking

christmas memories stocking

I love this design from Robin of Bird in the Hand Primitives ~ click here for links to her patterns.

back view

back view

I love ticking, can you tell?, and antique bone buttons, and little pockets and stocking stuffers, and Christmas.

I also love Thanksgiving!

give thanks

give thanks

I’m nearly done with Cathy Sowers fabulous Thanksgiving design.  Did you miss the pattern she shared with us?  Click here for the post.

I’m planning to list these two stockings on etsy eventually.

What have you been up to?

 

cheers!

 

rebecca

little witch……

I’ve finished a few (a very few) things this week.  Up first is a White Witch…..

white witch

white witch

This is a design from Lori Brechlin of Notforgotten Farm ~ click here for Lori’s blog.    This piece was right up my alley….. neutral colors, simple subject ~ what two more forgiving  characteristics could I ask for?

back

back

I mounted White Witch on a salvaged piece of wood from a steamer trunk.  I love the original plaid paper!

front

front

On the right side of the wood backing, just about level with the pumpkin, you can see an original steamer-trunk-tack.  I love little touches like that!

I know Lilly is all about authentic details like steamer trunk tacks… aren’t you Lilly?

"what?" ~ the lilly-kins

“what?” ~ the lilly-kins

Well…. Ellis is detail oriented, aren’t you Ellis?

"oh my gosh.  you aren't going to bother me about every little thing, are you?" ~ the elle-belle

“oh my gosh. you aren’t going to bother me about every little thing, are you?” ~ the elle-belle

Oh well.  You can find White Witch in my etsy shop by clicking here if you’d like.

 

Until the next finish, be happy!

 

rebecca

winter white…

outside

welcome winter

As I stroll through our woods I find that one thing we have is snow…

clean, unblemished, snow snow snow snow....

clean, unblemished, snow snow snow snow….

beautiful, glorious, cold, snow, snow, snow.

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oh! just look at those lovely neutrals

 

Outside, everything is shrouded in a soft veil, and it is brrrrrr ~ COLD!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe shoulders of my bell from Mackinaw Island wear a feminine ruffle of white.  While the Queen from my chess set is dressed to the nines in her soft, white hat and cloak.

woodpecker heaven

woodpecker heaven

Even the snag looks respectable topped with a soft, creamy, heap.

no snow here

no snow here

Back indoors, I find more wintry whites, but no snow.

oh! heavenly paper whites!

oh! heavenly paper whites!

After my walk in the wintry wood, I’m greeted by warm kitties and the fragrance of Spring.

otis is never far from the action

otis is never far from the action

My mother gave me these narcissus bulbs for Christmas.  Otis has been waiting impatiently for them to bloom.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHe’s almost as delighted by the fragrance as I am…. or is he considering a snack?

ho hum

ho hum

Evidently, Ellis doesn’t think the daffs live up to their hype.

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my friends against a backdrop of white

 

 

Winter White, indoors and out!

 

What color is your world, today?

 

may warmth and happiness be yours,

 

rebecca