Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Unfinished business....

Thats where I've been....taking care of unfinished handmades for the most part.....that and Farmville on facebook...OMG-let me kill the person who started me on that stupid game (hehehehe...she knows who she is...) Don't ever started playing that game- it is addictive and sucks you right in. lol. It's even sucked Craig in....does Facebook have Farmers Anonymous meetings?? Hello...my name is Jody and I'm a Farmville addict......lol. Ok, back to business.... I had started these stitcheries from one of Jenny's designs a while back for myself and decided I needed to get them finished now or I never would. Feels kinda good to keep some of the things I make now and then... :0)
I made these for me, too. I bought the stencils a while back from Stencil Me In and Homestead Stencil Co., I just love them- not sure where I'll be putting them yet, but they'll look good anywhere....
I've had this old paned window for quite a while and it's been hanging out in storage waiting for me to do something with it. I'm always looking through my old copies of Country Sampler for ideas- I saw something similar in an old issue (except theirs was done with an old quilt piece) and since I already had a flag I think it turned out pretty neat. It's a 3x5 flag- I just folded it to fit and tacked it to the back of the frame. It hangs above the peg rack in the entryway....
Another unfinished project done! I started this wool felt penny rug over a year ago and it sat 10% finished until now. It sits under the lamp on my nightstand now... I used a tutorial Colleen has on her blog and one of her patterns to put it together. I know my stitches aren't perfect but hey, I thought I did good for my first rug. It has three pennies per circle on the front and a fourth penny per circle to finish the backing....so what's that...170-some pennies? I knew there was a reason I kept putting off finishing it...lol.
Remember this guy? He is sure growing.....I mean he's still a shrimp, but he is outgrowing the puppy look and heading into adolescence now. He's my little sidekick and follows me everywhere. He lays at my feet when I sew and stitch. :0)
Me and Craig have also been helping my mom out- helping her with some work on her property and such which has kept us busy on Craigs days off. I haven't made anything to sell, but if you see something you like, give me a shout- I could make you one just like it. (Except for the penny rug- I don't see myself making another one for while...lol). I should get going- Craig just came home off graveyards and I want to see him before he goes to bed. Until next time.....~Jody

8 comments:

Bead and Needle said...

Busy farm girl! :-) Everything is so beautiful, Jody - love the flag window! AND the puppy!

Leslie said...

Jody,
Your now finished projects all look great! Love that penny rug!

I played Farmtown (It came out before Farmville) and YoVille and a few others. I totally abandoned them last summer. Whoever made them needs to be slapped silly because they made those games so you HAVE to play them to keep going. It's not fair! When I found myself planning my days around farming and planting crops around vacations, I realized there was a problem. No more! Good luck to you! lol

Have a great day!

Leslie

Angie Berry said...

I love the Americana stitcheries and signs! How much would it cost for one of the 'Betsy Ross Flag Co' signs?

The flag behind the window pane is a neat idea. It looks good where you have it hanging.

One of these years I'm going to make a penny rug. You have done a lovely job on yours! The stitching looks wonderful.

~Star Spangled Pretties~ said...

Angie, I left you a comment on your blog. :0)

~Jody

Michelle said...

I love your stuff! You are a very talented lady! BTW...I'm addicted to Farmville, too!

joleen said...

All of your stuff is so amazing Jody. Looks like you have a great new helper too!!! I want one of everything please...lol..
Miss you!!

Angie Berry said...

I was just looking at your blog and saw this post again. I just wanted to thank you so much for my Betsy Ross sign!! I just love it so much!! Thank you, thank you!! =]

~ Stitchin Sweet Sue ~ said...

Hi Jody, my first time here, nice blog, great links, love your penny rug:)