Monday, November 28, 2016

Family week

This has been family week, lots of eating ,creating, games, turkey trot and more. My three children, their spouses and six grandchildren ages 7 to 24 makes for a full and busy house. We did the annual 5k turkey trot in Ontario, OR on Thanksgiving morning, then made the stop for our after race coffee and smoothies before going back to Weiser to cook dinner.

My daughter brought bags of yarn and wool roving for needle felting. My husband and son in law were the only ones that didn't participate in the creating, the most popular item was coasters. I had two made for me.

My daughter made the one on the left because I do a lot of black and white circles.
The oldest grand daughter made the one on the right because we both love trees.

Unfortunately I was too busy to take pictures of everything else.

I made pouches for each of the grand kids before their arrival.

The oldest is still here, I'll take her to the airport tomorrow for her flight back to Virginia. This is the first time in about five years that she has been able to join us, the last three years she was in Rome, Morocco and Indonesia . She has spent the past two days playing in my studio, the needle felting has moved to a new level using my Embellisher and my pile of scraps has been greatly diminished.
She has been making gifts for her close friends. Jade has lived in Morocco and Palestine and is involved with the Syrian refugees, she gets this. It symbolizes hope.

Rachel gets a little purse with images from the Northwest since she plans on moving there.

She's still working away so there will be more, and I didn't get a picture of all the coasters she has done.

The Weekly Leaf
This week I printed a few of my favorite maple leaves from this fall onto cotton with my inkjet printer.
After putting misty fuse on the back I cut out the leaf on the upper left. That was rather tedious! It was then fused to hand dyed fabric and stitched.

Week #48

Daily Stitching updates

Gelli prints #327-333

Shades of Orange #254-260

I'll be linking up to "Off the Wall Friday" and "Slow Sunday Stitching" later in the week.


  1. It looks like you had a wonderful day, artistic and productive, too!

  2. SO much activity and creative energy going on at your place... enjoy!
    Thanks for sharing with the Slow Sunday Stitchers!