Tuesday, October 11, 2011

~*Lots Going On*~

Hello Dear Friends! Tomorrow is the official opening at the diner and my first day back at work... in almost 6 years! I did go in for a few hours this morning to help clean and set up... but tomorrow is the day! Oh, I sure hope things go well. I pray I don't drop any food in my customers' lap... or worse yet, spill hot coffee on them! Wish me luck! Please... and thank you!

I've been busy with crafting. Yesterday was our monthly get~together at the quilt shop for some hookin'. Only one other gal was there... but we still did a little hooking. The night before, I quickly drew up a few doodles on some linen. The craft show at our little, local mall is coming up. These will be finished into small mats or pillows. This one was hooked yesterday morning... I only stayed for a little over an hour...

My mom dropped off the next schoolhouse sampler at the framers for me the other day. It should be ready for pick up soon. The small cross stitch in this photo will be the second finish for the pattern...

The pattern should be ready for release in the very near future!

I'm also working on these...

Do you know what they are?

Here is another picture...

These too will be for the craft show... well, except for two of them. I'm keeping one & giving one to my dear Mom. They are garden bird feeders! Sprinkle some birdseed on the saucer and put some water in the tea cup. They probably should have been made up for the Spring craft show, but maybe someone will be interested in them for gift giving.

I'll show you more when they are finished... and give you a simple tutorial for making them too. I just need to paint the sticks first.

Wishing you warm smiles...



  1. Oh Betty!!! I LOVE those bird feeders! Very creative and classy! Waiting patiently to see the next in the schoolhouse series... I'm wishing you all the best tomorrow at your new job! You will be a favorite among your customers real quick! :-)

  2. Hope your day tomorrow is filled with light trays and BIG tips!

  3. me tooooooooooooooooooooo.i love those bird feeder so much..please tell us how you made them..i will make one for our humble birds too...pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeee..they will be so happy :)
    and all the good luck for tomm..basket full of luck for you..and me sending my special fairy wishes for you.
    hugs smiley cucki xx

  4. You'll do great Betty - I'm sure of it! And if you spill something on someone - just tell them to save it for later! You've been busy crafting! My Mom's been making those feeders - has me finding "crystal" objects at thrifts! joanne

  5. Good luck! I got my copy of Hallows Eve pin pillow (is that the proper title?) in the mail the other day, and started it, but i think I want to re start on higher count linen! :D

  6. Love that yummy orange wool in your pumpkin mat - and your bird feeders are so sweet....looking forward to the tutorial. And bestest of luck hon tomorrow - I'm sure you won't be needing it, but it's there as backup.... ;o) Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  7. Best of luck tomorrow Betty! You'll be great. Hope you get lots of big tips!!


  8. Betty, what a genius you are! The bird feeders should do well because a lot us of feed the birds all year. They are truly unique. I think they're great, and so pretty.
    I always enjoy seeing what you hook up next!
    Warm Regards,

  9. p.s. Good luck on your first day back to the diner!
    Warm Regards,

  10. Wishing you a pocketful of tips on your first day. I'm betting you will do great :) Love your newest projects!

  11. Hi Betty...love your pumpkin mat workings... and I've seen those saucer/cup feeders before, they're cute...


  12. Good luck on your first day at the diner...hoping it's lots of fun and cash for you...

    The bird feeders look great...wonderful gifts!

  13. Morning Betty... Good luck tomorrow may your pockets be filled with lots of tips from your good Service!!

    Love the Bird Feeders how cute I can't wait to see them finished.

    Have a Great Day!!


  14. Oh Betty you will do GREAT! Lovin' those little feeders!

  15. Ouuu... me too.... I love the feeders.
    I love your little pumpkin too. I just finish hooking a witches hat from the create and decorate magazine.
    Stop by for a visit if you get a chance. Hugs fellow hooker.


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