Cheryl’s Lovely Garden Chair

is all finished – and here is proof!

IMG_0164-1  IMG_0165-1  IMG_0166-1  If I had thought of it, I would have opened the little drawer in the seat of the chair.  This clever design is by Cat’s Whiskers, and it is one in the series of furniture Janie has dreamed up!  I much prefer how the feet are attached on this chair, as compared to the Peacock chair, and I think the little parasol is simply too cute!  Great stitching Cheryl!

 These are Cheryl’s Shepherd Bush ornaments too – all finished as flange pillows:

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and while I was busy finishing, I finally put together a little pumpkin needlebook/scissor fob kit that Cheryl sent a while back.  The kit was from Stitches ‘N Things

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and then I simply had to  make some little pumpkins to go along with it IMG_0170  IMG_0171.

These are fun and quick to make, and are lovely scissor fobs or ornaments.

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So Much for Fall

 we are having winter today – snow and ice and cloudy skies abound.  Seems like just two weeks ago we were having 34 degree C days and sunshine!  All of this gloomy cold weather has helped out with the handiwork, as being outside is not a pleasure at all! 

IMG_0142 IMG_0143 This is the last little bit of autumn left in the house – loads of cherry tomatoes of the sunsugar variety – tasty little bits of tomato candy! 

and of course, there is the pumpkin my DD picked out after completing  the Run For the Pumpkins run last weekend:

IMG_0146  IMG_0151  It was cold then too!

All this cold weather made DH’s wish for felted slippers a priority – so here they are:

IMG_0155 IMG_0156  IMG_0157  It always amuses me no end that those big boats felt down to normal feet size in the washer!  I did add a leather sole, so I am hoping these slippers will last the winter.  For those who need details – the yarn is Lion Brand Fisherman Wool, and the pattern is  Felted Clogs by Bev Galeskas

 Next on the needles is a pair for DS, and then a pair for DD as well.  Stay safe and warm everyone!