Saturday, October 8, 2011

A Closer Look

Here it is Saturday and the day couldn't be nicer. I'm setting in my room surrounded with wool strips a big cup of ice tea and pulling loops. The windows are open and the cool air is rushing in. Rain is in the forecast for tomorrow and I'm hoping it stays around for awhile. We just had two of our ponds dug out with a big trencher and they look so nice but would look so much better full of water. Since we have been in a drought this summer they have really gotten low and we might as well take advantage and enlarge them while we can.

I've been working on a few coasters mainly just hit and miss. The scrap basket of worms is always full :)

Last week the house was buzzing with ladies making things in Frank's workshop. I did finish punching on mine. Now to get this lil' guy totally finished!

Here is some closer pics of what everyone else finished. We had snowladies. This one was made by my mother~in~law. She had never oxford punched before and didn't she do a wonderful job on hers.

Nancy made a sheep. Love the colors.

Then we had some monsters and a pumpkin guy!

Then a heart needle case, snowman, scarecrow, and santa.

Redgie made a scarecrow and Teresa made a pilgrim. I met these gals a few years ago at the Lenexa hook~in and they have become such good friends.

Becky finished a santa!

My SIL "Karen" made a snowman on one side....

And a Uncle Sam on the other!

Frank punched this scarecrow. Oxford punch is a fun and fast way to make lots of things besides rugs.....You can put it on boxes, benches, make them into needle cases, pillows, flip dolls and so much more.

Well think I'll take a break and go for a walk...

Happy Trails......Ginger


Rugs and Pugs said...

Ginger ~
What fun projects! I really need to try my Oxford one of these days.
Pug hugs :)

Jacque. said...

oh, how fun! I envy you your group of ladies...getting together for a common purpose and having a great time. Thank you for sharing!

annie said...

These are all just so wonderful, they all look just fantastic. Your mother in law did great for her first time. So glad you are sharing with us all!

primitivebettys said...

Love all the smiles & the awesome talent! :-)

Claudine brodeuse de perles said...

Qu'est-ce qu'ils sont tous mignons ! Bisous et bon dimanche

moosecraft said...

My goodness!!! What fun! All those beautiful smiles and wonderful projects! It's amazing how each person meade their piece their own!