Monday, December 2, 2013

Something is better than nothing

I thought that maybe I would spend the weekend doing nothing but craft projects. I did do some but not nearly as much as I had anticipated. Turns out the weekend was much better for napping and lounging than crafting.
That being said, as I mentioned, I did do a few things. I finished up a couple stick snowflakes that I had started.


Then I decided to do a little playing with my photoshop elements. I haven't done much of that at all in a very long time. This is a little on the busy side with the gift bag that the snowflake was laying on but I still thought it was quite festive.


I also was on a short roll with my sewing machine. I was working on a couple embroidery designs that I purchased. I was doing good until I ended up with a HUGE thread jam. I got all the thread out and I think the machine is ok but it put an end to my enthusiasm for the day. Oh well, I'll get back to it another day.

24 comments:

Ann Oon said...

i love your stick crafts.. very pretty :)

Tanya Walton said...

The snowflake looks great Ann, at least you completed one project over the weekend!!

A Quiet Corner said...

I hate it when my bobbin jams!!!! But my machine is so old and for the amount that I use it, it's all good. Love the snowflakes!!!!...:)JP

Helen said...

Beautiful sticks snowflake, Ann.

Donna said...

Oh Ann! These are SO pretty!
Sorry about the jam though...;o(
hughugs

Out on the prairie said...

I finally had to get serious yesterday and did a load of laundry or two.

Sandra said...

i like the snow flake and the edit of it to. that makes a great Christmas card... thread jams are just one of the reasons i can't sew, the other is lack of patience with said jams...

Betsy Adams said...

Love the little stick snowflakes…. Cute!!!!!!

Hope you have a great week, Ann.
Hugs,
Betsy

Ginny said...

So cool! Will you be hanging it on your tree?

Sandee said...

I love the snowflake. Too cute.

I wish I was crafty, but you would never want to see anything I attempted to make. Me either.

Have a fabulous day. My best to Duke. ♥♥♥

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Lovely. Love the different texts. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Grace said...

I like the picture - I remember when I used a sewing machine - thread jams are totally a 'throw up your hands and just say the hell with it' situation.

Antonella said...

Love your stick projects, and your "playing" worked out very nicely... I keep saying I am going to collect my sticks for a project and keep forgetting (the first thing to go is the memory...)
Hugs, antonella :-)

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

So much time, and so little bacon frying. Alas, it is indeed a most trying time for Duke and Wade.

Marg said...

The snow flake is terrific. I would never attempt anything to do with thread. It would always get all jammed up. We think you are doing great.

BeadedTail said...

Love the snowflake and then what you did to the photo too! Thanks for giving me another reason why it's okay I can't sew!

Lin said...

That would make a cute holiday header, Ann! It looks GREAT!

Thread jam = Give it up. That's what I do.

SweetMarie said...

Even though it will be high in the 70's this week, we will play Christmas music and get decorations out and maybe crank on the air. lol :)

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I do not like those thread jams at all. For me it's a "P O" excuse to quit. Otherwise Bud would get my wrath.

Love the snowflake idea too Ann. You're so crafty. And I mean that is a good way.

Donna said...

Lovely ornament and I really like that photo texturing in Elements! I had a thread jam the other day too. Marty had to hold his paws over his ears because of my utterances, LOL.

Pat said...

Recently, I've been getting better at napping too! However, have to say I love your stick snowflake - and the photoshop version is not too busy, but simply, stunning!

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Hello Dear Ann, finally getting a moment to visit some of my favorite blogging friends and enjoyed scrolling through your posts! I love the snowflakes made from the sticks! I am always inspired when I see your craftiness. Also loved the neck warmers you made. You have been busy!

Sharkbytes said...

The stick snowflakes are cute. I think I need a hot glue gun.

marie said...

I love these stick snowflakes Ann! A little bit rustic. A little bit pretty. A whole lot of just right!

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