Thursday, December 11, 2008


I am so excited. I had a great day today, we had a snow/ice day off of school. It was so good to stay home and just enjoy myself. My son in law was off also so I didn't have to watch the grandchildren either. I slept till 9 which is late for me and then got some much needed me time. I finished up two ornaments and then I got a bit daring. This design is by BlackBird designs "My Pink House", I had stitched it some time ago. the book that it was in had the instructions to finish it on a box. I had all the things I needed for awhile and I just couldn't seem to get the nerve up to attempt to put it all put together. I had never did anything like this before, but I did it, I did it, and I am so happy that I did. I decoupaged all the paper on it and that was a first for me and I really enjoyed it. It's not perfectly even and I followed the directions pretty close, changed a little to suit the box I got. I am very happy the way it came out, so I had to share it with all of you my friends.

I also decorated these 2 shirts for my granddaughter. She loves them. They were pretty easy to do and I was going to add a little more bling on them but they kind of looked cute just the way they are.
I need more days like today, we all do. What fun to get so much done. I also took out an old Christmas UFO and managed to put some stitches on that, hope to finish it in the next couple days so I will be sharing that soon too. The ornies I put together I can't share pics yet because the recipients are readers of my blog and I want them to be surprised. I will share pics as soon as they are received.
If all this creativity wasn't enough, the mailman brought me a wonderful new chart.
Isn't it wonderful, my wheels are spinning around thinking of all the wonderful gifts and ornies that can be made out of this one chart. Isn't it beautiful. Thank you, Bonnie from the Painted Giraffe, who sent it out to me so fast. I love it. I can't find the link to her store but as soon as I do I will post it.

Looks like we may have another day off tomorrow, I have a doctor's appointment though and not sure if I will be able to make it with the roads so bad. Will just have to entertain myself around here I guess, wonder what I can make next? Hmmm I will be having great dreams thinking about it that's for sure. Good night all!!

18 comments:

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

Looks like you had an awesome day.
Congrats on finishing your box... it looks wonderful... GREAT JOB!

Those shirts are too cute.

What a great mail day too.

Margie said...

Wow! You were very busy today! And I love the shirts you made! They are so cute. And the box you made is simply amazing!!! You did an awesome job! Congrats on all of your accomplishments today!!! :~)

Nancy said...

Sharon the Blackbird Designs box is gorgeous! Congratulations on your finish.

Carolyn NC said...

Sounds like a fantastic day. Your box is just beautiful - you did a wonderful job! Your new pattern is also a great one - so many things to do with it! Have fun tomorrow!

Siobhan said...

Sharon, the box is fantastic!! So professional looking. Love the shirts, too!

Pumpkin said...

Holy cow! You DO need more days to yourself!!!! Look at what you've accomplished :o)

That box is just amazing! And the t-shirts are too adorable :o)

Want to come finish packing for me so I can have a day like that? LOL!

Karol said...

Your box came out great! I am sure your granddaughter will enjoy those t-shirts they are adorable. Hope you can have another stitchy day and if you have to go out be safe.

Tammy said...

The box turned out beautiful--I'm envying all these beautiful finishes. I seem to stitch and then pay exhorbitant fees for framing, lol. Right now, I have several things I could finish though! The tshirts are adorable--your grandchildren will love them!

Melissa said...

Sharon! Your box is fabulous! The shirts for Tori look great, she's going to be the envy of all her friends--you're the best grandma ever.

Glad you enjoyed your snow day and hope you get another one today.

J Rae said...

Your box turned out great! Love how you did it! Wonderful finish!

Like your new chart. Blue Ribbon Designs does great work.

Milly~ said...

Pink House turned out gorgeous! Nice job.

Beth said...

Wow, you had a very productive day. YOU GO GIRL! Everything looks great, especially the box. Congratulations!

Hugs,
Beth

Susan in SC said...

Oh Sharon! What a beautiful box!! You really outdid yourself!!

lynda said...

Sharon, I love your little box! It looks perfect! You did a wonderful job on the finishing...especially for a first timer! Maybe I'll get up the courage one day....

Ruth said...

Sharon you did a great job on that box and the little shirts for your granddaughter are darling you are soooooooo crafty. Look forward to seeing the ornaments you finished.

Lana said...

Your box is super cute! I also like the shirts!

Susimac said...

Sounds like you had a great day, Love the shirts - but ooo that box is to die for, what an amazing finish you have done you would never know that it was your first.

Julie said...

Your box is stunning, Sharon!!! Very beautiful! I am glad you were brave enough to attempt its finishing because we all benefit by having such an exquisite piece to admire. :o)

I love those shirts. You know what they say, Less is more! I would wear those shirts ~ so cute!

And yes...we ALL need days like the day you had. Good for you!!!