Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Whatcha Working On Wednesday

Good morning everybody! Well, at least it was morning when I started this post! Lol! Lauren is home sick today and my mom has gout in her ankle so between feeling bad for the two of them and doing laundry, dishes and the like, I'm having a hard time getting this done. But here goes.....

This is an unfinished shelf I got at the craft store. I really needed a little shelf for this corner to display all my little laundry collectables. I think the black looks good because to the right of it is a little cupboard that is red.

These are some little icicle snowmen that I made along with a simple fabric covered box that has potpourri and tart melts inside. I simply added some greenery to the cute little stocking and the sweet little candleholder. None of these projects were hard, but they all look so cute!

Remember these little stockings from my trip to the flea market? I grubbied them up with some coffee and vanilla and they look so much more prim than they did.

This is the stitchery I started about 2 weeks ago. I got the pattern from Chestnut Junction. I love how he turned out. Now to find the perfect spot for him when I decorate!

Now, I have saved the best for last! This is my Lauren's first stitchery! Can you believe it? She did an excellent job. She will be 8 years old next month and I think she did surprisingly well. When I was working on my Santa, she asked me if she could try it. I was shocked that she would find it the least bit interesting. Living in this technological world that we live in, I really didn't think it would appeal to her. Boy, was I wrong! She is as addicted to it as I am! Now she is going to be working on some Christmas gift stitcheries......I love it! Gee, I don't sound like a proud mommy, do I?

Well, that's about all I got for today. Go on over and visit Leslie at My Country Home and see what everyone else has been up to! And have a great day while you're at it!


Kath said...

Oh I love it ALL, Beth! Those little snowmen are darling! Your fabric cover box is nice too...
Love your shelf...and how ya grunged your stockings! I said, I LOVE it all!
Lauren did a fantasitc job on her stitchery...BRAVO, Lauren! :)

have a great day..hope everyone gets to feeling better!


Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

What a great job you both did! Your home is sure getting the Christmas spirt:)

Janene said...

It looks like you and Lauren are in the Christmas spirit!
Her stitchery reminds me of the ones that you would see long ago, made by the little ones. What a cherished heirloom!
I like the idea of using the covered but to store your wax tarts and melts. A nice yet functional decoration!!
Have a wonderful Wednesday!


Leslie said...

Everything looks great! The stockings look so much better grubbied up and will make wonderful decorations! The shelf looks perfect in black. Your stitchery is great and Lauren did an absolute wonderful job on her first stitchery!

Have a wonderful day!


Leslie said...

Oh, Beth, it's not anyone in blogland that is being negative. It's those in real life! LOL Unfortunately they're harder to "hide" from :)



Lauren said...

All of your projects are so cute! I love them all:) And what a great job Lauren did! Its great to share something like that with your mom, so I'm sure that made it even more fun more her. And I hope everyone gets well soon! <3Lauren

Lorie said...

I have been looking for stockings. Those are great!

Anonymous said...

Those snowmen are really cute
Sue Wooster OH

Sandy said...

I love everything...

Your daughters stitchery turned out so wonderful. My daughter also wanted to give it a try and made a pillow for her best friend and a beautiful one with a flower for her grandmother. It's nice to see them work on things like this instead of playing on the computer or other things.

This Country Girl said...


Gosh...I love everything I see here! Those snowmen icicles are so cute! The stockings are great and I love how grubby and prim they are! And WOW about Lauren's stitchery! Please tell her for me that she did a wonderful job on her first stitchery! I just showed it to my 9 year old and she said the same thing! It's wonderful!

I hope everybody is on the mend now!

Have a great evening!

basketsnprims said...

Beth, everything is wonderful. I love your little black shelf and what you have displayed on it. Your snowmen and stockings are primmed up just perfectly. Your little Lauren did an awesome job on her stitchery.

~ Pam ~

Cyndi said...

Hi! I love the quilted stockings! Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Blessings, Cyndi

Janene said...

Beth~I have awarded you an award! Stop on over to my blog to pick it up. You deserve it!


Anonymous said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.