Monday, February 23, 2009

Race to the Finish Line!

We had another wild weekend of lots more work around the house for the real estate listing! It seemed every time we finished one project, it opened up a door to another! Well, I believe I can finally say - we’re finished! The realtor is coming over sometime this week to take photos for the listing, then it will be just a matter of waiting for the perfect offer!

On top of the mad dash to finishing the house, I finally completed my current embroidery project! I showed you a sneak peek here. And here it is in full - Meg Hawkey of Crabapple Hill Studio's “Halloween Journey”.

Meg’s finished piece was matted and framed. I think I will make mine into a quilted wall hanging. I thought I would pull the colors from the poem and make a “piano style” border. What do you think? It would be fast and easy to sew lengths of 1 ½ or 2 ½ ” strips in those colors together, then slice them up for a neat border, but I’m open to any suggestions!

Mr. Squash and I felt we deserved a little time out of the house, so we headed to the mall yesterday afternoon to spend his birthday gift from his sister and her husband - an REI gift certificate! He told her he was going to buy socks with it. She probably thought he was joking, but here is the haul! And I bought socks as well! We LOVE Smartwool socks! They keep your feet warm and cozy and aren’t at all bulky! I wear them into early summer when I finally trade them out for sandals.

Now that the pressure of getting our house ready to sell is off, I hope to have more time to work on embroidery and quilt projects! I'll be keeping them small so as not to make a mess, but the urge to create is back on - yipppeee!


Kay said...

Smartwool socks are wonderful.

Good luck on the perfect offer!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh, I love your Halloween projrct! What a great wall hanging it will make, you should let us take a look at your listing, minus the price because that is private, but it would be fun to see it, before you more on to greener pastures!!Best of luck selling!!

Anne said...

I like the idea of the piano key border. The stitchery is darling. Don't you just love Meg's patterns? Good luck with the sale of the house. Can we see a picture?

Cindy said...

Socks are good, socks are warm, socks are a necessity and above all - YOU'VE got

The piano border is a good thought.

Have a terrific Monday.

Carrie ~ Cricketwood Prims and Gardens said...

Your stitchery turned out so nice, and your border idea will make it sparkle. A big thumb's up on the smartwool socks, they are the best. They are so warm, not itchy, durable... OK I love em too... Good luck on selling your home.

Kaaren said...

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE your Halloween stitching project! That has to be my all time favorite of all from all that I've seen and done myself. I think it would look smashing as a wall hanging quilt.

Hope your house sells quickly.

happy zombie said...

Whooo whooo... you're done! Don't turn around, or you'll find a little something to tinker with!

I adore your Halloween Journey (I love Crabapple Hill too). I think a piano keys border would be *smashing, especially in the same colors as your floss.

*said with a British accent. In my head it sounded good.

sewtakeahike said...

smartwools are the best, I agree!

Anonymous said...

I was just checking out these socks last time I was in REI. Now I wish I would have purchased. Had some credit points I could have used..Next your needlework project from Crabapple..I have many many of her patterns. Love her autumn ones..Luck on the house..

Carrie P. said...

Crabapple Hill has such fun designs. Your stitchery is great!! I think the piano key border will work.
Socks are good. We always need nice warm socks.

Gran said...

I love your stitchery! Embroidery is turning into my passion.

i discovered Smartwool socks this year and that is all I wear now.

Darlene said...

Love the embroidery project - coming along nicely.

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