Monday, August 18, 2008

A little bit of everything

Today was the first day of school in my neck of the woods, and by all reports a good day for all! After a busy and noisy summer, the quiet today was wonderful!!! Youngest is a big first-grader this year......thus ending 5 straight years of going back to school every 2-3 hrs to pick up kiddos :)

Since I didn't have to spend my day acting as diner, taxi, hotel, entertainer, referee and sheriff...I got a few things finished :)

Fall freebie by
Homespun Elegance
fabric: 32ct lambswool linen
fibers: WDW, GAST, DMC~~my own selection

This was so quick and fun. Just what the Dr. ordered after seeing others stitching cute fall/halloween stuff. I photographed them with my Putfords so you can see it's kind of a small tag.
And I've knit the world's ugliest socks. This is some unknown sportweight (non-striping, just variegated) in Oldest's favorite colors, knit as anklets (her fave sock.) She loves them and thinks they're "cool", I think they're hideous and would've just as soon thrown them away...

48st basic sock
women's size small
unknown sportweight yarn
Lantern Moon size 3 dpn's
I signed up for a PIF with Ginger at Primitives by the Light of the Moon. She was really quick on the draw because look at the goodies that showed up in my mailbox today :) Thanks Ginger!!!

So I'm offering another PIF here and now, if you're interested then please let me know and I'll send you something within the next 365 days :)


Creative Chaos said...

Love the tag andthe socks are gorgeous !!!!
Patti xx

mercy said...

I like the sicks too :-)

mercy said...

I mean socks!

Paula C. said...

I would love to participate in your PIF!!! I should be mailing out my first ones pretty soon so I think it will be no problem to do another one. Cute floss tag!!! I just love those things!!!

karenv said...

The fob is cute and I love the socks too!

Yuko said...

You are so talented, Staci!
You do knitting, too don't you!
The socks are very nice, I like it!
PIF gifts that you received is so beautiful!!

Sandra Ree said...

lol You are definitely my hero, Staci. Offering another PIF?!

And I know all about the years of going back to school every 2-3 hrs to pick up children AND acting as diner, taxi, hotel, entertainer, referee and sheriff! lol It's nice isn't it when school starts and they're all in upper grades!

Love the Halloween tag, very cute! And the socks aren't so ugly, in fact I think they're sweet.

The PIF from Ginger, very nice!

Susimac said...

Ooo please can I join your PIF?

Carla said...

I think the socks are great! And the floss tag it!!!

Stitches 'N' Stones said...

I'd love to do a PIF. Great job on the socks and the floss tag is SO cute, the coordinating orange rivet is perfect.

Shari said...

love the floss tag & I personally think the socks look great too! I love the colors together!!!!
I would love to be involved in a PIF!

Melissa said...

I'd love to participate in your PIF round. Your pieces are always so beautiful. Great job on the HE piece.

Annemarie said...

I would love to do a PIF, but even a deadline of 365 days scares me off, so I think I will have to pass.
How wonderful to have a full day for yourself! You've spent your time very wisely. And honestly, I can't tell what's wrong with the socks. I think they;'re adorable!

Michele said...

wow, what a cute floss tag! and I love the PIF you received .. very cute pillow!

enjoy the quiet house :)

Ranae said...

I had my first day alone yesterday, and it was fabulous. Today... well I have to admit I kinda miss her, shhh! dont tell her that,lol
Cute floss ring and I love those socks.
Very nic PIF

tkdquintmom said...

Love the tag! I envy you for being able to knit! Nice work! :-)

Crazee4books said...

Hi Staci,

That's a cute little Halloween
finish you've done. Love the
little cat leaping over the
pumpkin like that. And the
little gromit thingy is in
orange to match the pumpkin!

Wow, those are some fancy socks!
Well, at least your eldest will
see that they get used so the
wool and your time weren't

That's a really cute pillow
that Ginger stitched for you.
The flowers are so sweet, and

It must feel strange not to
have any little kidlets running
around the house now that
school is back. Schools still
have another week and a half
before they get back in
session here.


Connie B said...

Nice tag!!

Ginny said...

How nice to have a day to stitch! BTW, I think the socks are cute.

~Kim~ said...

I just love looking at your blog, so I gave you an award to show that I do! Check out my blog to see. :)

Love the socks!!!


Carol said...

What a cute tag - I was looking at that chart just the other day and thinking it would make a cute tag - now I know for sure that it does ;-) I think I will make that one soon too! {{{HUGS}}}

Sally said...

Very cute Halloween finish, Staaci, and a wonderful PIF from Ginger.

My girls go back to school in just under 2 weeks. Not looking forward to it at all as the house will be so quiet! I don't know where the holidays have gone.

clob said...

Very cute Halloween finish, Staaci, and a wonderful PIF from Ginger.
i like thies freebie so much !!!

Delphyne said...

I LOVE your Halloween tag! SO cute!

Anonymous said...

I love the socks and the tag. You do amazing work? What is a PIF? Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I would love to join your PIF too. How much fun is this? Can I join if I don't have a blog? You have such great ideas and can whip out these cute floss tags. I don't think I am very talented in putting them together. What do you put in the middle? pj

Sharon said...

Love the floss tag and socks!

Olenka's Stitches said...

Your tag and socks are so nice, I love them!

Anonymous said...

The world's ugliest socks... They should make it an Olympic event...;o).. And you know what? I don't think you would even get a medal!! They're kinda cute... seriously! The floss tag is beautiful!!

Jean said...

You're my hero - I don't know if you are the fastest stitcher/finisher in the world or what. I plug along feeling all pleased at myself and then I look at your site and you have 3 dozen cross stitch items stitched and FINISHED into something, socks knit, a PIF etc.!!! Can you share your secret??

I love the way you photograph stuff - very tastefully done! You are truly an inspiration.

I loved your comment about not being a "sheriff" - been there done that! I remember thinking "I'm FREE! I'm FREE!" on the first day of school. I was a bit sad to see summer end and the kids gone to school but I sure did relish that first day more than any other day of the school year which afforded me the same freedoms as the first day, but somehow that was the one that always got me all a flutter!

There's no accounting for taste - as long as eldest loves the socks, who cares!

Carol R said...

Great floss tag and even greater socks. I wonder why the kids prefer anklets? I like my ankles to be warm but it's probably my age :o)

WendyJo said...

Love the tag Staci and...I must say...I really like the socks too!

Kajsa said...

What a cute tag! I kind of like the socks, looks really comfy.

Andrea said...

Great floss tag and socks. Wonderful PIF gift too.

omashee said...

Staci, Love your blog! All you stitching is fabulous! Am amazed at your finishing and love your tutorials. Am I too late to join your PIF? Am just learning about this & think it's a wonderful idea.
Hugs, Barb aka omashee

Laurie said...

Love your blog-you inspire me more than you know. Would love to have something stitched by you. It would be such an honor. Thanks!

Hazel said...

Eeek I think you have enough peeps wanting to join your pif. I would love to but maybe next time round. :-) x

~Julie~ said...

Ankleeeee soooocckkkkk OMGggggoosh! I LOVE those!!! I don't think I've seen ankle socks in knit form before! Well...not pretty, homemade ones.

Those are awesommmeeee!!!!!!

Beautiful work! :o)