Thursday, March 7, 2013

A Finish and a!!!

Today is Thursday, I!

Before I start into my rant...I'd like to share a picture of my latest finish.  It's a picture I started a couple of years ago and have only worked on it between all the gkids' stockings.  I finally finished it and am pleased to show the end result hanging on my wall (this makes four cross stitch pictures that are actually hanging in my other umpteen hundred are scattered to the four winds...).  This piece was Designed and published by the Solaria Gallery  Thank you Stoyanka Ivanova for a lovely design to work. The first time I saw the design I knew I had to stitch it!

We know I am many things but a photographer, I am not and never claimed to be.  This was the best picture I could come up with and still there is a spot of light flash glare...Cris, where are you when i need ya...oh yeah, in  anyway, here it is and many thanks to Barbara for the matting and framing.

OK, now to my you recognize my blog if I weren't ranting about something????  Probably not.  I am two days out from a craft show and am still trying to get things together....sigh.  My inventory,  is completed, priced and packed.  I still have to make a bow to put on the diaper cake and determine a price but that SHOULD be easy, right?  I'm still working on getting my displays finished and all the paraphernalia needed to put the table together collected.  Fortunately, I still have a lot of things from my past craft show days still around and have resurrected it.  I still have to unpack the little Christmas Tree to use for display purposes.  Don't know how well Christmas Tree Ornaments are going to go over in March, but here's hoping.

I have about 30 ornaments, 9 ort/snack/you name it jars and a diaper cake.  Hopefully it will be enough to make a pleasing display.  The weather has been really crappy but on Saturday it is supposed to be in the 50's and sunny so hopefully it will entice people to come out to shop and buy.  I'm told there will be 114 crafters at this show so hopefully there will be a lot of crafter friends and family coming.  It is a short show, only four hours, but hopefully it will be a fun one.  I'm looking forward to meeting and talking with a  lot of people and hopefully will sell some.  But if nothing else it will be a rehearsal for the fall shows and I'll know what to change or refine.

Wish me good weather and lots of luck!


  1. awesome to see your cross stitch piece finished and framed. love the matting! when taking pics of glass try to stand off to the side and angle the flash so that it will bounce away from you...just a helpful photo tip to try for the next time. you are gonna rawk the show! so proud of all the hard work and effort you have put in on the ornaments and jars! cant wait to hear all about the show!

  2. Your finish is beautiful!! It helps if you take a photo at angle so the flash bounces off at the opposite angle, or bounce the flash off the ceiling.

  3. Congrats on the finish. I hope the show was a success.