Thursday, August 30, 2012


Hello Dear Friends!  My thoughts and prayers are with all of you in the path of Hurricane Isaac...  I pray you all stay safe and out of harms way.
The weather has continued to be warm here... and dry.  We did get some rain last week that we thought might help our old well out, but it didn't make any difference in the water level.  So, we will continue to hope for more soon here.  And one of these days, it will have to cool down!
I've been working, but am suffering a crafty HICCUP!  You see, tomorrow night is the update for Early Work Mercantile.  Normally I have 2-3 offerings... usually needle punch.  Well, I had this doll in my head and really wanted to get her done as one of my offerings.  She, however, has taken longer than expected... well, her dressings have anyway.  If I don't get her dress figured out before tomorrow, it looks I won't have even one offering for my update.  Bummer!
Her body is sewn & filled... but she is naked!
And then... well Mizz Lori had to post up her ~*Top Hat Jack*~ challenge... and stir the fire too!  I've been trying to get the stitches in so I can get a finish for her challenge by the deadline... which is Saturday!  There are a bunch of stitches in this pattern, and I'm on a mission to get it finished!  I know how I want to finish if off too... and hope there will be enough time to get it accomplished.  If not by the deadline, then later is fine too... but I really want to make the deadline.
The linen is pulled for my next Prim Sister pattern... but the details aren't worked up yet.  That is something else that is in dire need of finishing!
You know, I read advise posted by a talented craftswomen once.  She said, "Do one thing and do it well."  I sure wish she would have been more specific on how to avoid the desire to WANT TO MAKE EVERYTHING!  I get too many ideas and want to work with too many different mediums... I could never stick to just ONE!  How about you?
Wishing you all a day filled with smiles... now I'm back to work...


  1. I used to have quite a large rotation but now am down to about 3 projects.. and still I am already thinking about what I want to stitch next! So I can relate! :)

  2. Your punkin' gal looks cute! I don't think I could ever stick to one medium... but, after trying many of them, I think I have narrowed it down to about 3 or maybe 4? lol! It's all good... :-)

  3. Betty,
    You're so talented in so many mediums! It would be hard not to dabble in all! LOVE the head on your punkin lady..... but then that's all I can see.... ( tee hee :-) Can't wait to see your finish on Lori's challenge too!!
    Cathy G

  4. I do think we should do whatever we do well, BUT one thing, you've got to be kidding . . . there are so many wonderful threads, linens, fabrics, patterns to do, and talented folks like you constantly coming up with fabulous ideas . . . one thing . . . no way! Thank you so much for your blog, can't wait for the Prim Sisters project, have a safe and fantastic day!

  5. Can't wait to see it all done!! I myself want to do everything also so I understand your creative pain!!

  6. I love that piece, even naked, lol. We all seem to have that problem, we want to do it all and I am realizing, I can't and I can't enjoy what I do well, or figure that out, so need to slow down and do one craft, not, lol.



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