Meet Eloise our Christmas Elf!


Happy December! The time is drawing near.  In the spirit  of all things Elfie, I have taken inspiration from many places….Here and here (this one really got me going!!)and I know there are many more. Anyhoo, I took my inspiration and focus to come up with …

Eloise~ the Elf!!           

We think she is kind of special!

She was made with Love of course.  Her pattern was cut, materials selected, stuffed, face embroidered, clothes sewn and assembled. She was embellished with an antiqued silver button and a warm gray scarf was woven for her neck and shoulders.  She was a lot of fun to make, and my little helper helped me with finding the appropriate name.

Much more to do with regards to Christmas, first and foremost to find our missing tote box of ornaments. How they disappeared out of our attic is beyond me.. Might have had something to do with our annual attic clean up spearheaded by dear hubby.  Hmmm. .. we have to get on top of this quickly.  We have a tree waiting…

Update:  We have found our “missing” ornaments! Yay!!  Let the yuletide festivities begin..


Falling leaves soon to be…

Black gold for my garden. I love fall and I love to prepare my garden for rest.  While I live in the south, we do have severe winters we do have dormancy for most plants. I love to use what nature gives me.  Leaves are a real winner. They provide wonderful insulation for plants, they feed the worms thereby feeding my plants. What is not to love?

So,  in honor of what is to be soon to be upon us, I am working on this ~ a free embroidery pattern. I also plan to do the oak leaf.