When we have the rare snow accumulation (2"-3") here in Middle Tennessee, everything stops! This past Sunday afternoon was typical. A few inches of snow wrecked havoc on our roads. When it started getting bad I was at Joann's Fabrics buying 1/2 priced fat quarters and a beautiful piece of white Egyptian cotton with a 50% off coupon. What a deal!
But, I was bored Sunday evening and it was obvious that I probably was not going to get my gifts sent to my daughter on Monday. So, I dug out a set of king-sized pillowcases that were pre-stamped in a simple hummingbird design by Jack Dempsey Neddle Arts. The embroidery went very quickly. I just love hummingbirds.
I also worked on some ornaments that I intend to give The Book Bag ladies of my book club. This month I chose the book for us to read. I chose "A Redbird Christmas" by Fannie Flagg. I had already decided a couple months before to make these really cute ornaments from tiny flowerpots. I found the directions on FaveCrafts http://www.favecrafts.com/ . I bought some tiny birds but they were not red. After I had read the book I actually found these little redbirds at Michaels. I don't know what made me check again at Michael's because they did not have these redbirds available a when I looked before. Perfect!
I had bought the makings for this craft a little at a time and stored in a plastic shoebox until I had them all together. A few items are missing from this photo. Last minute I realized I had not bought the red glitter for the edges. But, I just happened to have a 50% off coupon for Michael's. Yay!!!