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Saturday, May 26, 2012

Needlework and Wood Turning Update - May, 2012

Good morning,

May has gone by so quickly!  It's nearly the end of the month already so it's time for another Needlework Update.  This time I've included Wood Turning in the update, too, of some the great things My Honey has been making. :)

I finished the above sweater this month and it is in the shop already.  I had a hard time photographing it to get the richness of the colors and do it justice.  It is such a pretty basket weave sweater and includes many shades of blue and green that I love. 

I made a few of these Wine Bottle Covers this month. 

I restocked the store to replace those sold and made some to give as birthday and hostess gifts myself.

They are wine bottle gift wrap that won't be thrown away. 

They also make nice centerpiece decorations that guests can take home after a party.

I finally finished this character, too.  :)  That's a child size 8 pumpkin sweater that will be featured in the shop.  I've done all of the formatting for the listing and will hit the button to list it at the end of the Summer.  I made a similar one for last year, too, and it sold very quickly as soon as I listed it.
These are ready to go in the shop, too, when we get closer to Christmas.

As you can see, I work a few seasons ahead.  :)
And, now, to something REALLY cool that My Honey made!  Can you see the shape of this pen?  The writing end is in the shape of a bullet and the clip is in the shape of a rifle.  That's Purple Heart wood with Chrome trim.    It will be a real winner with anyone who enjoys hunting or target shooting.
My Honey also made this Pen and Pencil set that is in the store.  This one is also Purple Heart wood and has 24KT Gold trim.  They are all just in time for Father's Day in the shop.  There are plenty of other pens in the shop made from different kinds of wood, too.

So, that's what we've been doing in the creative department for the past month. Our time at home to make all kinds of fun things will come to an end in a couple of weeks when we head South again. 

What have you been making?  I just love seeing all the different things other bloggers are baking, sewing, stitching.... 

All the best,
Lois

15 comments:

Jan n Jer said...

Great work for both of you! It's fun to be creative. I used to scrapbook but lost interest. My creative juices flow when I see a good photo op! Happy Memorial weekend to you n yours Lois!

VP said...

I am impressed by the assortment of Needlework, but the pen is absolutely gorgeous!

TexWisGirl said...

such skill in your household!

Montanagirl said...

Your needle work is outstanding as always. Love that pumpkin sweater, but I must say, those rifle/bullet pens are fabulous! My nephews own a Guiding/Outfitters business - they'd really like those pens I think. I'll have to think on that for Christmas perhaps!

Maple Lane said...

You both are very talented. I really enjoy seeing what you both have created.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Those pens are amazing works for art. And I must say, being that Halloween is a favorite season for me, I LOVE the jack-o-lantern sweater. Super work, both of you!!!

Denise said...

Great post, the two of you are so talented, love all the creations here.

Life Looms Large said...

You guys have been so productive! I love the pumpkin sweater!!! Cute, cute, cute!!!

Sue

Tammy said...

Beautiful work Lois! You are both so talented!

Marit Johanne said...

You have been productive this month! Beautiful colors in the blue/green sweater. And your husband is very talented in making wonderful pens! Have a nice weekend, I see you are celebrating Memorial weekend, here we are celebrating the Pentecost.

angela said...

Wow you are both so clever!

rkbsnana said...

Jobs well done.

Bob Bushell said...

Craftsmanship, I love it.

karen said...

you are so organised working already for Christmas!

The House at Bluebird Lane said...

Love your gorgeous sweaters...the pumpkin one is too cute! The pens are amazing...Wow! You are both so talented. :-)