Thursday, August 20, 2015

While I was Away


Good morning friends! I have missed so many of you over the past couple of weeks. Next week I should be back on track.

We enjoyed an unexpected additional week with our daughter who returns to college this weekend. We have been very busy in a pleasant way; taking day trips, a weekend trip and visits with grandparents, lunches with mutual friends, lots of shopping, hikes etc. So I have not had much time to blog. So while my husband is off on a hiking trip, and my daughter is off at the gym, I am taking some time to say good morning! I have missed my friends here in blogland! I hope you are all well!


I didn't stop sewing/crafting the entire three weeks. I managed to come up with a lacey version of my angel ornament but it took me most of the day putting her together and completing her. I don't know if it was the heat and/or humidity but I was toast by the time she was done. These ornaments are somewhat labor intensive anyways as there are so many steps. By labor intensive I mean that it generally takes me about an hour to complete one angel ornament. This one took me the better part of a day and of course by adding a layer of lace on the dress and wings and hand stamped words, well, it added more steps!


Here she is! Once all the steps were completed I decided one more step was called for.... a tulle blow.


The bow adds a soft, sweet finish to my angel ornament! I like the lace too!


Here is a close up of the lace overlay! I machine stitched it onto the top layer of paper before she was stuffed and embellished. I also stitched a layer to the top wing. It gives it a much richer appearance.


Overall I am pleased with the way she turned out. I have others cut and ready to go.....I also have some pillows and other items that I am anxious to stitch up and share with you.

This is what I have been up too over the last couple of weeks. My usual "stuff" has been a bit on hold as we spend some time with our daughter. Once she heads back to school we probably will not see her again until Thanksgiving. It has been a lovely visit and I will miss her when she leaves this weekend.

Hope you are staying cool! It's been hot with very high humidity here in NH so I am looking forward to some cooler, dryer weather and of course fall:  my very favorite season!

See you all next week!

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24 comments:

  1. Good morning, sweet friend! How I have missed you! It sounds like you have had a busy, but lovely week :)

    Your angel is simply precious! I love the lace, buttons, and words - absolute perfection, dear Linda. Wishing you a wonderful day! Hugs!

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    1. Hi Stephanie,
      I've missed you too! It feels like it's been months! Thank you so much! I am happily joining your party this week! Hope all is well!
      xo
      Linda

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  2. It is always wonderful to hear that our blog friends' time away is because of pleasant circumstances, and these are some of the best. Being with your daughter before she leaves for school, trying to fill it with enough memories to last a mama until Thanksgiving, those are the best of times.

    And I agree with your beautiful angel--Always Believe.

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    1. Every visit seems precious these days. Visits with my older two are far and few between. So when you get the moments you just gotta make the best and most of them!!! We sure did! Thanks for visiting Dewena!
      xo
      Linda

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  3. She is beautiful with all of the pretty lace and special trims. You always think of every detail when you make something. I hope you have a good evening my friend. Sounds like a busy weekend ahead! Sweet hugs, Diane

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    1. Hello Diane! I am having a pleasant evening catching up with the many posts I have missed over the past couple weeks. Thank you for stopping by to check out my new angel. Yes its been a busy week getting my daughter ready for another year but the fun is yet to come when we move her out of one dorm to another, 3rd floor, no elevator with refrigerator, microwave, etc. You get the picture! LOL! Take care,
      xo
      Linda

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  4. Oh she is a beauty! SIGH... Look at all that lovely lace...Yes perfection is the best way to describe her.
    I have missed you too!! It's good to see you again.
    Thank you for your lovely comment on my post, and I would love to be a fly on the wall to hear you singing "What a wonderful world" :)

    Love to you ~ Debbie

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    1. Thank you so much Debbie! Yes, it's nice to be back. Even small breaks seem like eternity. I am catching up this evening with current posts but still have many older posts to read. You are welcome, I enjoyed my visit and of course the music. But trust me when I say you don't want to hear me sing! Hugs to you my friend!
      Linda

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  5. Oh how lovely! I am not good at doing those kinds of crafts but I am great at loving them and have a couple for my Christmas tree. I do have fun making computer crafts for my grandkids including doggy coloring pages along with helping THEM learn to be better at crafting than I am. :)

    Thank you for a delightful visit via The Enchanted Rose

    Kaye Swain
    RosevilleCaliforniaJoys.com/Pets

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    1. Thank you so much Kaye. It's nice to meet you and I'm so glad you stopped by for a visit. I guess we all do our own thing and making doggy coloring pages sounds like a lot of fun. Your grandkids must love it! I have days when I wish I could color doggy pages....for hours on end! LOL! Thanks for visiting via The Enchanted Rose! I appreciate it!
      Linda

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  6. Always love seeing what you are creating. I had no idea you lived in NH. :) We don't live too far from there. You make me want to create something with lace!!! :)

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    1. Thank you Nikki! By all means, dig out some lace and make something! LOL! Do you live in New England too?
      Linda

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  7. So good to spend time with your daughter while you can, it goes by too quickly. Love your doll she is so sweet and lovely embellishing of her!!

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    1. Thank you Connie! Yes I know! It does go by too quickly so we try to make the most of each visit. Thanks for stopping by Connie! I appreciate it!
      Linda

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  8. Hello dearest Linda and a joful welcome back...you were truly missed! Smiles...
    What a perfectly darling angel ornament you created...so pretty with the loveliest details! Do you sell them? I find crafting in Summer somewhat of a challenge...things just seem to take that much longer! So glad you had a special time with your daughter some wonderful trips and outings...
    Hugs to you and my dearest love!
    Kelly-Anne

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    1. Thank you Kelly-Anne for your kind words! I do miss my blogging friends when I am away. At least this was a good distraction. We enjoyed a longer than originally planned visit! Yes, my angels are in my Etsy shop and these will be soon as well. I trust your weather keeps getting better and better as we say our goodbyes to the last few days of summer. I hope you are enjoying it! Take care Kelly-Anne, my best to you! Hugs,
      Linda

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  9. Good Morning My Sweet Linda!
    I have missed you! So glad I could keep my eye on you on IG:) you posted some beautiful photos and I could see that you were making some very special memories with your daughter before she goes back to school. I adore this angel, she is beautiful and all of the details and perfect. You have such a talent for sewing and also for being such a good friend. Enjoy the rest of your time and don't over do.
    With love and hugs to you!
    Jemma

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    1. Good morning Jemma, Well I'm so glad you are keeping your eye on me on IG too! Your photos are beautiful too! Its nice to stay in touch on other platforms. I also notice more and more that we seem to like the same things! Yes, we have to make memories while we can....its been a very nice 3 weeks! Thank you for stopping by this morning, you are always so supportive Jemma, I really appreciate it. My blogging friends are so wonderful!!!!! Xoxo Linda

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  10. Hi Linda! Your angel is so darling! I love your blog...is full of inspiration! Thank you for stopping by!

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    1. Thank you Olivia for your visit and kind words! I appreciate it very much!
      Linda

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  11. The amount of detail you incorporate into your sewing projects is amazing and inspiring Linda. This angel is so lovely!

    It sounds like you had a fabulous time with your daughter, and created some special times for her before she starts college. All the best to her!

    xxx

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    1. Hi Doreen,
      Thank you so much for visiting me and for leaving your very kind comment. I must have missed this somehow as it is a couple of days old. It was a nice visit for sure and we covered a lot of fun territory in a short time! Thank you for wishing her well. She seems to be off to a wonderful junior year. Thanks again Doreen!
      xo
      LInda

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  12. This angel is just lovely. I'd love to make one and add it to my ever growing collection of angels. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you! I have a rather large collection of them, in fact I decorate my Christmas tree with the many that I have made over the years! Thank you for stopping by, I appreciate your visit and comment! Enjoy the long weekend,
      Linda

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