Monday, September 13, 2010

Busy, busy, busy

I haven't had children in school for a long time, but the time of year when kids return to school still signals a change in activity level at our house. With anniversaries and birthdays in our household and among extended family, September has become a very marked up month on the calendar. This year we have the added excitement of a wedding next month with bridal showers these next few weeks and appointments for tuxedo fittings for Bill, dress alterations for me, and deadlines to pay for some of the services related to the wedding. Extra arms would be helpful right about now.
Despite the hectic days, I couldn't NOT work on crafts but I did manage to tie some of them into wedding related things.

First we have an invitation to the rehearsal dinner:
The first pack of scalloped cards went through the printer without a problem. The second pack jammed the printer and since then I haven't been able to print anything on 4x6 paper. I printed the info in a word document as a table, added the red border, cut them out and adhered them to the scalloped page. I have a paper punch that cuts out two slits for this narrow ribbon. It works easily on light weight paper, but took a bit of muscle to go through the heavier white cardstock. Good thing carrying Colton around has built up my strength!

This cross stitch wedding sampler will be one of Kim's shower gifts.
Not the best job cropping this photo and having the frame look right, but it was the best view without glare from the glass. The word LOVE was done first in light gray, then outlined in a shade darker. The swirls are two shades of a peachy pink and the border is done in a half cross stitch with three strands. Most of the rest of the sampler is done with a single strand. Along the inner border are two rows of an outline stitch, one thread light gray, one a metallic silver. They are done one row apart and don't show up here, but look nice. The double mat and a frame were available from The Stitchery, but the frame came without glass so I changed frames. I used my own floss so the coloring is a bit different than what is shown at that site, should you go look at it there.

And finally, my socks are done!
I hope to get to a few blogs today to read and reply. I am way behind in visiting and missing reading what everyone has been doing.


Kelli said...

I am in LOVE with those socks! :) Awesome job! Of course, in the time I've known you, everything you've done has been pretty awesome. :)

Chatty Crone said...

Girl - you have been so busy. There is nothing in the world like a wedding! Whew. Love your cross stitch. And the socks . . . awesome.

Good luck with the wedding.

Blondie's Journal said...

You do sound busy!! I love the invitation and your crosstitch gift is beautiful! I do it from time to time and I know how time consuming even something small is. And hurray on your socks!! Very cute!

Happy Monday, Knitty!


SmilingSally said...

Wow, Knitty, this could've been a Blue Monday post!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Very nice crosstitch Knitty!
And those socks, lovely!
How fun a wedding, I love them!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful sampler. I love the socks, too!

The Urban Chic said...

Knit, the sampler is gorgeous and I like the way the invitations came out. Oh how I wish I had learned to knit because those are some awesome socks. I can imagine them on my feet this winter-lol-a girl can dream. My daughter just learned, I wonder if I could get her to knit me a pair. Love and hugs, Pat