Wednesday, December 31, 2008

An FO!

Finally! A finished object! I completed this pillow for my mother on Monday in preparation for her visit yesterday. I was pleased with how it turned out. Many thanks to Mary Corbet for providing the patterns for this wonderful alphabet!

Tomorrow being New Year's Day, I'm going to spend as much time as possible on creative pursuits. You know what they say...what you spend your time doing on New Year's Day is what you will be doing all year long.

Have a wonderful 2009!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Merry Christmas!

There has been very little online activity here at chez Kathryn Estelle. There has also been very little crafting. I  feel the stirrings of an FO frenzy coming on as I prepare to undertake a new project in January, so hopefully, there will be some items to post in the coming days. In the meantime, Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 8, 2008

The Winner of the Redwork Giveaway is...


Appropriately enough, she has a redwork blog banner!

Congratulations, Steph! Please email me your mailing address so I can send you your goodies.

Thank you to everyone who left a comment!

Friday, December 5, 2008

My First Giveaway!

I have been the recipient of a couple of giveaways recently, so I thought I would share the love and have one myself. I am giving away PatternBee's Redwork Christmas iron-on embroidery pattern set, a red and white kitchen towel ready for stitching, a white fabric bookmark, and three shades of red DMC embroidery floss. (Click on the link to see all of the images included in Redwork Christmas.)

To enter, simply leave a comment on this post. I will close comments and select a winner at random on Monday morning at 11:00 a.m. EST.

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

November Report

November 2008 Mosaic
Originally uploaded by Kathryn Estelle
Hello, my name is Katy, and I am addicted to the Internet.

I had no real struggle avoiding blogging or uploading photos to Flickr during my "month off," but I couldn't stay away from reading my favorite blogs and looking at photos in my favorite Flickr groups. I've thought a lot about the possible reasons for this, and I think it is because these sources are where I get so much of my inspiration. I have only a few artsy friends, and I'm not able to spend much time with them, so I get this particular need I have met online.

I wasn't as productive as I'd hoped to be. I finished the chicken embroidery for a pillow top, and when I completed it, I resumed working on my Birkenstocks design. The quilted table runner didn't get finished as I'd hoped. However, I did resume doing some drawing and art journaling (I have not posted ALL of my efforts!), which I didn't necessarily plan to do, but I'm glad that I did. Also, I made a little progress on my knitting and crochet projects. The last week of the month, the kids were out of school AND we got a new puppy, so anything I intended to accomplish THAT week, didn't happen!

Anyway, I'm glad to be back, posting as I'm inspired to, and interacting more often with my online friends who motivate me so much!

Edited to add: You can click on the mosiac to see larger photos, or you can go to my Flickr set here.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Her Name is Biscuit

I'm here, and I want to blog about my "month off," but I'm a little under the weather with a cold or something right now, so I just don't have the energy. I'll try to get something posted in the next day or two.

In the meantime, we named the puppy Biscuit—the one name everyone in the family could agree on. In the South, a biscuit is an unsweetened baking powder roll, not what we call a "cookie." My son is especially fond of them.

Now, off to bed.