Friday, October 14, 2011

~*Friday Finishes*~

Hello Dear Friends! HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY Friday to you! I hope your week has been filled with sweetness!

My job is going great! Thank you ~ to all of you ~ for the well wishes! It is an adjustment for me to get use to the new hours I'm keeping (up at 2am is definitely a struggle!)... and re~learning the how-to's of waitressing again... but I'm picking it up. My customers ~ for the most part ~ have been wonderful! Really, there has only been one that wasn't and it wasn't me that she wasn't happy with. I guess that comes with the territory. You know I was still as nice as could be to her... and tried my bes to make her visit a pleasant one.

My crafting has been slacking the last two days while I adjust to my new routine... but each day is getting easier. I'll get it all done!

Enough of me... how about some ~*Friday Finishes*~!

There is only one... but a fabulous one it is!!!

This one was done by Connie in Arkansas. She stitched up my latest pattern...~*Olde Autumn Pocket*~. This pattern has been so very well received. I'm very proud of it and thank you all for your purchases!

She stitched on 30 count Abecedarian Blend with a combination of DMC and GAST threads. She said the color of the linen didn't show well in the photo, but I think it is beautiful! She added one of her favorite colors, Old Purple Paint, to the alphabet, motif on the lower right, and the word "October" at the top. (She didn't have enough room for the date banner at the top so she changed it to October.) The pocket is backed in an orange, brown, and purple plaid and lined in a lovely brown print with orange berries.

Thank you, Connie, for stitching and sharing. I LOVE your finish! It is most excellent indeed!

If anyone would like to purchase this pattern, it is available at your LNS or from my Esty Shoppe.

Well... time to get ready for work. My wishes to all of you for a blessed Friday and a most wonderful weekend!

Warm smiles to you...



  1. Oh my goodness!!! What an absolutely stunning finish!!! Love the touch of purple, the addition of october and the beautiful plaid! Perfect!

    Happy to hear your job is going well! :-) I'm thinking that one person may have had a bad day and decided to unload on anyone that got near them... takes all kinds, I guess... Smiles to you!

  2. happy friday dear :)
    a lovely warm day here..
    i really love this cute finish by is the most sweet finish..well done dear connie.
    have a lovely weekend for you
    hugs xxx

  3. Hi Betty. This is a wonderful pattern and Connie made the most beautiful bag with it. It's so nice. Glad you are liking your new job and getting adjusted. Hope there are some BIG TIPS in your future :)

  4. What a wonderful finish - And definitely a great pattern !!!

  5. Betty ... I must've missed your post about returning to work! I'm so sorry : ( I hope all goes well & you are blessed with good customers, good times while at work, & most of all, good tips : ) Blessings, Shirlee

  6. Glad to hear your new job is going great!
    Connie's finish is stunning~love it!

  7. Glad the job is goimg well, you have such a wonderful personality, don't see how you could fail. I love the purse, it is so well done. The plaid top and closure make it unique. Just adorable.

  8. Beautiful finish. Think I may need this pattern! :)

  9. Awesome design and wonderfully executed and finished by Connie!! Love it! Glad to hear you're adjusting and things are going well. 1 bad so far isn't so bad! ;o) Have a great weekend! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  10. That is a wonderful piece and she did a beautiful job on the stitching.


  11. Glad to hear things are going well with you--2 am; whew!

    I am still stitching away on my Hallows Eve pin pillow! I wish I could decide if I can commit to doing the whole thing on the 28 ct. I started it on, or if I need to make it a small and switch to a higher count to stitch the whole thing!

  12. Such a beautiful finish!
    So happy your job is working out for you Betty and that you are enjoying it. Takes the body a while to get used to a new schedule. Hang in there. Good for you for still being nice to the customer who was on the cranky side. One thing I'll always remember from my Dad was to kill them with kindness.... I always here him saying it when I run into a grumpy person. It really can change ones attitude! Have fun and enjoy your job :) Wishing you Big tips!


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