Tuesday, September 8, 2015

The Day After [Random Rambling]

Yesterday was a holiday here in the States, and I hope it was a happy one for all my state-side friends.  I felt like I was back in Texas, it was so hot here.  And speaking of Texas, I have to show you what Billie gave me while I was there....

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the sweetest fabric, such yummy colors of floss, and the most darling little floss holders!  We were laughing trying to figure out how to hang them, and hey Billie - I figured it out!

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I have this great antique double lamp that sits next to me while I stitch, and the bunnies hang there perfectly!  Now I can cut my floss lengths and not get them tangled up.  How cool is that!

I realized last night that I've been a bad blogger - I uploaded my Caboose pattern to Craftsy and forgot to blog about it.  It's in the shop now.

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That pattern has been on my mind for over 20 years, I'm glad to have it done.  Hubby doesn't even do model trains anymore....sigh.  That's ok, I like it.

I pretty much stayed inside all weekend, drawing, not doing much else - like I said, it was h o t.  And the bees - egads!  We have an apple tree that overhangs the driveway, and as we drive in and out we hit the branches - apples fall everywhere - and then we smoosh them with the car.  The bees are very grateful.  They like driveway applesauce.  But trying to get in the car without an extra passenger is getting to be impossible.  Sometimes I feel like I'm in a Hitchcock movie, just trying to go get groceries....

Oh I know what I wanted to tell you - Jenny is going to be starting a free stitch-along on her blog, it is just the cutest thing!!!


It's a six-week stitch-along, starting September 14th, don't miss it!  Isn't that clever?  I think I'll have to make more than one!


Ok, coffee is gone, time for more - and I guess I'd better get back to the drawing board, literally....see you soon!

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17 comments:

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Now I just have to find the right lamp, a table to put it on.....to hang the bunnies....giggle. Glad you enjoyed. Mick was suppose to just go check the mail because it's too hot to do anything else. Now I see him working in the yard.....that boy is gonna be in trouble.

sunny said...

What a lovely gift from your friend. Those bunnies are just the cutest! It's super hot here today, and I had to run a few errands. So glad I don't have to work outdoors. Have fun drawing.

Melody said...

Great idea to hang those bunnies.

West Michigan Quilter said...

Love your new pattern. Thanks for the link to the sew along. Glad you had a productive day drawing.

Fiona said...

those bunny floss holders are very cute... and I am liking the look of your drawings...
Hguz

Karen said...

The floss holders are cute as can be. I had forgotten that there are decorative floss holders available.

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Aw, such cuties from Billie!
Bees - egads! Two of my kids are allergic to them and one (Blossom) once caught a whole bunch in a jar by tempting them with clover flowers and I almost had a heart attack! She survived, and I almost didn't because it was up to me to let those angry bees escape from the jar. I twisted the lid, threw it and RAN. ;-)

Ah, vintage cars I see.... ;-)

Sharon - creativity and family said...

Oh Allie, you make me laugh, the image of you, the bees and the driveway applesauce was just a fantastic word picture, not so funny for you I am sure, I hope you don't get stung! x

donna said...

Your fabric and bunnies are so cute. They look great hanging from you lamp.
Love your stitching. Thank you for sharing about Jenny's stitch along.
So sorry it is so hot there. Right now the it is cloudy and looks like it is going to rain. YEAH!!
Hugs
donna

desertskyquilts said...

Love your floss hanger. =) Billie is so sweet - what wonderful gifts! Your caboose design is great - how does anyone give up trains???? The cars look wonderful, but I'm curious about the boat!

Jocelyn Thurston said...

I am happy to hear you are going to concentrate on your designing embroidery patterns. Yours are sweet so I look forward to seeing more.

Rachaeldaisy said...

Such cute little bunnies! Congratulations on finally turning an idea into a pattern after 20 years. It's really fun, such a great saying. Loving your car patterns, they are going to look so good!

Ondrea said...

Love your bunnies ( but should they really be hugging so close? You may have baby bunnies!) I digress...couldn't help myself lol. I am waiting for Jenny's Christmas stitchalong too.

Sharon said...

"Driveway applesauce" - you crack me up, Allie! But not so funny about the bees. I hope you can stay safe. I hate bee stings.

Love your cute stitchery. Another sweet one!

It's been really hot here this summer. But now we're having autumn show up kind of early.

O'faigh said...

Hi Allie enjoyed catching up with your posts the thread holders are so cute regards lyn

shez said...

Hi Allie,oh those bunnies are so very cute,you got some lovely things off Billie,you drawings are wonderful Allie,i hope you have a lovely weekend xx

Carrie P. said...

those floss holders are the cutest. never seen them before.
Your drawing are fabulous.

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