I've got lots to catch everyone up with! Here's a few pics of the class projects I completed from the 2008 Pal's Fall Fling....Classes were taught by Jane with Fancy Work. Jane is a wonderful teacher, if you ever get a chance to go to one of her classes I would highly recommend it!
There were 2 classes; one for the sewing accessory set you see pictured below (instructions were provided in the class for the tote bag which I made when i got home - my first "major" sewing project! I'm very pleased with how it came out!) There was a needlecase, biscornu, scissor fob, and she included verbal instructions for the little brown Ort container you see on the left side of the pic).
I also attended the ornament finishing class which I thoroughly enjoyed. Like I said I learned so much on finishing in these classes and it was so easy once it was explained to me in terms I understood. Here's my ornament - Fancy Works' ornament from the 2008 JSC Ornament Issue.
Below is a picture of the ornaments I received in the Ornament Exchange
Next is a picture of the wonderfully stitched Christmas F&S squares I received from Diane M in California. She did great picking a design that suits me! I can't wait to finish these!
And I've been doing a lot of ornament finishing!
Now that it's getting chilly here I've been making my soups. I just love soups in the fall and winter. I've been getting real tired of the good old standby, Chicken noodle soup, so I've been trying to mix it up a bit. This soup was a twist of one of my favorites - Italian Wedding Soup! Instead of using meatballs, I used some left over Honey Baked Turkey. I chose a small round pasta and decided to add the spinach after I served it in the bowl and it's topped with fresh grated Parmesan cheese. It turned out wonderful and is probably going to be made throughout this winter. I just love this picture, you can see the steam rising off the bowl. I can practically smell the fresh veggies & turkey just looking at the picture!
Back to a good ol'favorite - my Daily Dose of Serenity! This is my furrbaby - Rollo. She just loves laying by the backdoor basking in the sunshine!