One of my sweet sisters spent the past week with me . . . it was the first time she'd been down without husband or kids, so it was a true sisters week (except for the fact that we spent a lot of it with my husband and kids and grandkids)! Actually, since I knew she was happy to get her hands on some babies, the grandkids were part of the charm of the visit!
We had a lovely visit, though not near as long as I'd have liked for it to have been! One day we got our craft on and played around a little with painting drop cloth door hangers:
I wanted a candy corn and my sister wanted the pumpkin. They were such fun to make! I still need to finish mine up (it won't take much), but we wanted to make sure she could take a finished happy home! (And I'll probably go back and make another one -- a pumpkin -- just in case you were wondering. Haha!)
Oh, the elephant fabric came in . . . and even though I had company, I couldn't resist playing with it just a bit!
So "Dot" is cut out! I've got to stitch down the ear, stitch and fill the tail and place it, and then I can stitch up Dot's sides. Whoohoo! The fabric is even prettier in person . . . and what you're seeing is the 'wrong' side!
So . . . like I said, the fabric came in. Which means I have stash to report again this week!
And I could only buy those two prints in one yard increments, even though I only needed a quarter yard of each print. Which means I only used a half a yard. Que sera, right??! Linking this up to the stash report at Patchwork Times!
Spent yesterday making a cheese ball (a manly-man cheese ball, with pimento, bacon, and onion) and cream cheese mints for a couples baby shower we're having a church today:
Blue is for a boy! I tried the baby buggy mold for the first time. It's a little tough to manipulate. I did four and then reverted to my old (and easy) standby; roses!
And this week, I'll probably find some time to play with a little wool project I'm currently in love with:
Isn't it fun? Hmmmm . . . this may actually constitute my Slow Sunday Stitching! Fall is here!!!
(Edited to add: Linking up to the Design Wall Monday post at Patchwork Times!)