Well, been a fairly busy week here, I was able to get some snowmen finished and quite a few Raggedy bodies sewn up. I am trying to get caught up, the new Country Sampler came out and orders are doing fairly well. My husband booked the cruise, so we leave on July 10th and get back on July 14th. We are just going to the Bahamas. We are going with my daughter and her boyfriend, they wanted to go and asked us to go also. I guess I am looking forward to the food most of all, not the sun. So trying to not eat much right now so I can add a few pounds when cruise time comes. My friend Becky is going to come and stay at the house. She will dog sit for me and send e-pattern orders out. My dogs know her and my cats love her. Her hubby's birthday is day before we leave, so wasn't sure if her husband would mind her coming. I told him, my birthday present to him this year was give him some quiet time at his home, without Becky being there. He laughingly said, couldn't you book a month long cruise instead. So I guess that means he doesn't mind after all. I think the hardest part of going on the cruise will not be able to get on the internet for 4 days. Hubby said it will costs about 25.00 dollars a hour and not that good of a connection. So am buying lots of good books and going to find a me a spot under an umbrella let them swim and watch and read.
Here are some pics of what I have working on this week. I was busy making snowmen. Still have a few bodies to finish up.
First off I did my new #447 Snowball Fight, I was able to get 3 of these done. It was perfect outside this week, up in the high 80's and hot. The snowman were able to bake in the sun.
These guys are from my Wynter Snowman pattern #400. I actually had the heads made last year and just now dug them out of the huge pile of not finished projects. I am still trying to finish what I started last year.
These are from my pattern Winter Friends, I haven't put the little mouse on their hats yet, still have them drying. I have a whole batch of tags to get stained and out to dry tomorrow.
I also got a whole bunch of raggedy bodies waiting for their face and clothes to be made. I figured if I started with easy patterns, my pile of finished items would grow faster. I have not been motivated at all this year. I can't believe we are almost in June. My little baby will be 20 on June 15th. Scary how fast time flies by anymore.
I made these little Raggedies, they are a little brighter than I normally do. I think my taste are changing slightly, I still like the primitve dirty look, but find in my area that cutesy country seems to sell the best. I once overhead a child ask his mom, why everything looked dirty. I guess kids don't understand prim.