Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Mermaids Finished, Clean up & Bird Feeders

Well, so much for the mermaids wearing pearl necklaces - I give up!  I tried smaller french knots and then dangling beads, but it just didn't look right.  Even Angie and her Mom thought they looked like big teeth!  I even tried adding a mouth, but it didn't help.  Oh well, maybe I'll try stitching something else or just let them go "naked"!

So as of right now, I'm done with the mermaids.  I'm not sure I like not having them outlined, maybe I'll do it to mine when I make it again.  I still need to frame it, but I haven't decided how I going to do it yet.

Now I need to decide what I'm going to work on next.  Christmas is coming - do I work on ornaments, start my TOS (tree of stitches), stitch my witches, or start making Christmas cards.  I know what Angie would say! 
Earlier this week, my bff, Tara (way back from elementary school) came over to help me organize my house.  I wasn't sure what we were going to work on first since my whole house is a mess!  We ended up in the cedar closet and went through my clothes that have been down there for almost 13 years and before that, moved from place to place.  We got four bags worth - I had things down there from high school, you know, over 25 years ago!   She said she has a bag that she keeps out all of the time for her family to add clothes to.  I don't know if I'll do that, but this was a great donation.  Now if only I can get my husband to do the same - he has more clothes than me, even before I got rid of this!  Next clean up - toys.
I received two "squirrel proof" bird feeders for my birthday, and so far one is working!  Mary Kay gave me this one, I had picked it out and thought it would work.  As you can see, this little guy is having no trouble getting the goodies, he's just hanging out.  At least he can't get too much at once.

This is the one Angie gave me.  She has one and said it works great.  Well, I haven't even seen a squirrel attempt to get any of goodies from this one!  The birds love it, so I'm filling it every 3 days or so.  It even spins around sometimes when they get on it, so they're getting a ride to boot!


Mouse said...

ooo sorry about the mermaids being naked .. and way to go on being ruthless and getting rid of stuff ... cute squibs and mmmmmm witches or ornaments me thinks :) love mouse xxxx

♥ Nia said...

I think they look so pretty! Congrats on your finish :)

DJ said...

The birds look very happy! And the squirrel looks baffled, job well done! LOL Honestly, I would have done the same thing with the mermaids...they look really nice now!! I'll be waiting to see what your next stitching project will be next week!! *Hugs*

Angie said...

Wow! I'm impressed Tara must be a handful if she can get you motivated to toss anything out! I like the nekkid mermaids. You can wait to start on the Christmas cards after class!!!

mdgtjulie said...

Love your Goldfinch. He's darling sitting on the feeder. Glad it's working. Too bad the other one is not. Squirrels are sneaky like that!! Grats on making a donation too. That's awesome!