I've actually, really done some stitching, which I hope to show in the next post. That has been fun, as always! I've enjoyed seeing all of your beautiful Halloween and Fall pieces. I want to do a couple for each of those holidays this year.
Today I'm showing two old stitches that I made into ornaments. They were framed in gold frames with dark green oval mats. They were pretty, but dated. I don't remember the pattern at all--but I do think this finish brings new life to them. It's a daffodil from the front view and the back view--how unique! They;re stitched on Fiddler's Cloth and edged on one side with gold fabric and sheer green striped ribbon. I think they look very "Springy"!!
I also have a new family member!!! You all know how I love cats! I lost my very sweet Violetta a little over a year ago. I was so sad and disappointed. Then I got my beautiful Dolce--a very sweet but timid calico. I also loved her, in spite of her constant fear of any male human and hiding under the bed any time that someone came for a visit. I was willing to tolerate that, but she started wetting the carpet in our bedroom....she did it 3 times!! I cleaned it and on the last time, I left the room for a moment and came back in to find her in our bed, wetting on my husband's side of the bed!! That was the final straw. I had to take her back to the rescue place. I found out later that she had done the same thing where she previously lived... This all happened in March, but I didn't share it with you for fear that someone would feel I was a horrible person and say bad things about the situation. I just didn't want the possibility of hearing that! It was a very tough decision to make. She was so pretty and sweet, but I'm afraid she has deep problems. I am grateful that our shelter is a no-kill place, so she is safe there, and that does give me some relief about my decision.
So, now I have a white Turkish Angora! I named him Omar. He's 4 and is so sweet and just about perfect! We've had him a month! I'm so pleased with him. He came from a high-kill shelter in New Orleans. Ours goes down there and gets pets they think are easily "adoptable." It's great that they are willing to help these animals. I'm so glad to have him--pets bring such love into your home.
I've also taken a different church musician job, which I start next month!! I loved my present job at a large church, but the job came open at our Cathedral, and I just had to apply. I was selected and I'm overjoyed. This is an old photo of the inside, during an ordination. It's such a lovely and beautiful place! I took this photo from the choir loft in the back. So pretty!
I hasn't rained here--really rained--since July 4th. All of our yards look terrible and I guess we will wait until the Spring to try and get them back in shape. At least it's cooler now!
I hope to show some new finishes on the next post. It's also time for my Halloween Tree! I'm so glad to be back and to have news to share! Like I said earlier, this has been such a busy time, but good things have been happening.
Thank you for visiting and I hope you come back soon!