Thursday, December 30, 2010

Accomplished Something!

I got some sewing done today!

Here is another purse - made from my favorite purse pattern that you have all seen me blog about a zillion times before. See how this one goes with my new winter coat?? I then had to make a new key-chain card holder to match as well! A new scarf and mittens are in the works too!

Here is one of my "hunky Christmas men" pillowcases I made awhile ago. I have one on my pillow as we speak and the plan is to give one away as a gift, but I could still change my mind :)

And, I have found the backing material to go with the block of the month quilt I finished in October. Now to actually get it finished!

Thanks for stopping, come again, and take care! - Elizabeth

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Some Favorites

I was browsing through my photo files and found several of my favorite completed (I know....gasp!) cross-stitch projects. I'm pretty sure I have blogged about all of these before, but since it is my blog, I'm gonna share again! :)

Itty bitty frogs that turned into a........
...not a prince, unfortunately, but a pretty neat biscornu
The frogs must have a lily-pad don't ya know - so here's the other side!

Ah, the "Bothered" cross-stitch. I found this in a British cross-stitch magazine and just had to do it! It is framed and has a place of honor on my piano.
I think this is the first cross-stitch project that I ever completed. Although it is simple in design, it is my favorite, and therefore is displayed all year long.
I also discovered several "in progress" photos of cross-stitch projects that I would love to get back to. During the school year however, the energy and focus level to do cross-stitch just hasn't been there. Maybe this summer?

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. Mine was nice and low-key, and now I get to look forward to another week before I head back to teach the urchins.

I hope to get some sewing done this week but the only down side is I have apparently moved just right to send my back into muscle rude! Kind of hard to lug the sewing machine around when I can't move! Oh well, good thing I already have a Dr.'s appt. scheduled for tomorrow. Hopefully I can get an ultra-sound treatment in as well, as they tend to help.

Maybe this is my hint to pull out some of those unfinished cross-stitch which one should I start back up? Decisions, decisions.....

Well, thanks for stopping. Take Care and Come Again! - Elizabeth

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Wishing you all a Very, Merry Christmas!

May it be full of fellowship, love and joy!

Take Care-Elizabeth

Monday, December 20, 2010


My winter programs for the season are done!!
(You should be hearing the Hallelujah Chorus right now - and then a HUGE sigh of relief)

Even though my chillin's drive me absolutely insane up to the time they perform, I must say that this year, both my Middle School and Elementary kids have done a nice job - all 200+ of them! (Again, insert huge sigh of relief!).

Another day and a half of students and then it's Christmas vacation for a week and some odd days. AMEN - it is needed.

The goal over break is to RELAX! The nice thing, is that is looking pretty feasible. Maybe, just maybe I'll even get some sewing done....okay really - I heard that snort of disbelief! :)

Thanks for hangin' in there with me! As always, thank you for stopping, and do take care - Elizabeth

pst: for kicks and giggles go check out this video of the Silent Monks performing the Hallelujah Chorus.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

How to title this.....

To the East

To the West

And Down

This has all happened within 4 hours and it is supposed to get worse. Gotta love the first snowfall of the year - I think I'll go crawl under my covers now!

Stay safe, warm and take care! - Elizabeth

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Boring life....

in the crafty area that is.

"Why?"- you ask.

Well, there is simply no time at the moment. 'Tis the season for a music teacher to be INSANELY busy.

For instance: I had a Middle School (6th, 7th, 8th Grade) Band and Vocal Concert last night. I have Parent-Teacher Conferences this Wednesday evening, and I have my Elementary Concert on the 20th. Oh, and add all the extra rehearsals and playing for church!!

Therefore, please excuse my boring posts or lack there-of!

To those of you who still come and visit, Thank You!! I appreciate you stopping by and I hope that in the future I will provide you with a little more entertainment :)
Take care - Elizabeth