Thursday, March 20, 2014

Fellowship of Flowers and other crafting updates.

 Here is my new Fellowship of Flowers Table Topper, a bit farther along................  

 I have finished 5 of the 7 bees.  Should be done with the other two today.
I hoped I would be finished with the whole project this week but not to be. I am currently having a bit of a dilemma in reference to finishing off the project.  I have been trying to use only items I have in my "stash." But this time I need some beads and trims that I don't have.  (I have plenty of beads, just not the colors I want to use.  Same for the trim!)

Because I live a bit of a drive from craft stores and fabric stores, I can't just run out and get something when I need it.  We do have a Wal-Mart but it is getting more and more limited in what they carry.
Sometimes, when I can get to a flea market I can find something I can use.  But at the moment with winter still hanging on we don't do much of that and certainly not the ones that might have the items I want to buy. 

So I am still working on the fellowship of flowers project but  lacking a few things I need to finish it.  I hope to get to Joann's or some other similar shop soon.  I have tried finding things I want on line but so far NOTHING I am willing to buy since I want to be able to SEE the item, not just guess that the colors are right. 

I will not let myself drive almost an hour each way for one or two small items.  I generally check out those stores when we are doing something else as well.  So once I get this project as far along as I can I will put it aside and work on something else.

Do any of you other folks out there have a problem like this?  How do you handle it?

I just keep making a list and hope to fulfill that list when I get to a proper store.

Meanwhile I have dug out a few quilting UFOS I have the "stuff" to complete.  So far I have finished one little mat.

 And on another project I have finished the machine applique and just need to finish the machine quilting.  It is moving along quite well... just need to find the time.  I will show that when it is farther along.  Should be next week.

So that is it for now.  I will be back on Tuesday with Tea Cup Tuesday and  Thurs. or Friday with my crafting and other projects.

Monday, March 17, 2014

The Day after St. Patrick's Day Tea Party

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

 In my part of Pennsylvania they seem to celebrate all month long. So I shall continue that.....

I found this perfect tea cup to show off today.   It is a Royal Albert set called, appropriately enough, Shamrock.

And here are a few things to go with it.

Sandi at   Rose Chintz Cottage   is celebrating welcoming Spring today with her bird lovers tea party.  I didn't do that but thought I would show this pretty little bird nest display that I received in a "match box" swap a while ago.

I have joined with the following Tea Cup Tuesday Tea Parties this week.

Hope you will visit them too.

Be sure to come back next Tuesday for another Tea Party and join me on Thurdays or Fridays for my project updates.+