Monday, December 30, 2019

Looking Forward to 2020

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Dust Bunnies and Tabby Tales Daily Life

2019 has been something else. My family has had may ups and downs. My daughter finished her first semester of her bachelor's degree and made the Dean's List! She also had testing to receive her manager's certificate for her job... which is awesome! We had a water leak that took about 2 months to get fixed... we will know for sure on our next water bill. My dad had his 3rd knee replacement surgery. There's been job happenings. Parts on vehicles needing to be fixed. Many other things and all the holidays.

I'm definitely looking forward to 2020. Scared... but ready.

While we're waiting on 2020, I wanted to share a few pics with you...

Morris got one of his Christmas presents early and I would say.... he's quite happy with it.

Morris' Christmas Gift

I think he was pretty happy with his delivery from Chewy as well!

Morris' Delivery from Chewy

But then... I got up for 2 seconds and he stole my chair...

Cozy Morris

Decided he should get on the kitchen counter until I fed him...

Morris Being Trouble

And randomly stare at the wall to freak me out...

Morris Randomly Staring

I've only been stitching about once a week and I'm hoping to make more time to stitch. But, here is an update on my current project. It's called Kitten in the Window by Dimensions.

Kitten in the Window Dimensions Cross Stitch


I hope you have have a great ending to 2019 and beginning of 2020!!

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Completed Cross Stitch: Mini Fruity Popsicles

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Mini Fruity Popsicles Counted Cross Stitch Artiste

In August, I shared a new Cross Stitch project that I had started. I have finished this piece and started a new one, but I haven't stitched much in the past month or so. I did share on Instagram the thread colors for my new project, if you want to take a look. I hope to snap a pic to share with you soon. In the meantime, I wanted to write a quick post to share my thoughts on stitching the popsicles.

When I started this project, I thought it would be a quick stitch, but it wasn't as quick as I thought. This pattern is more detailed than it looks in the images, but I really enjoyed watching it come together. It was definitely a fun way to end the summer and I'm looking forward to working on my next piece that has warm colors.

I was so excited to start backstitching this piece so that I could complete it that I totally forgot to take a picture before I started.

Finished Mini Fruity Popsicles Cross Stitch

I love how the fruit was designed in this piece and the colors the designer used. I had no issues with the thread breaking and there was plenty to use. The popsicle on the right stitched up faster for me than the one on the left.

I purchased this kit in the clearance section at Hobby Lobby, but I did find one online for you on Amazon if you are interested. It's called Mini Fruity Popsicles by Artiste.

If you have stitched this piece, I would love for you to share it in the comments!

Happy Stitching!

Finished Mini Fruity Cross Stitch

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Autumn/Fall Tiered Tray Decor Ideas

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Autumn Fall Tiered Tray Decor

Summer has flown by way too fast! When I was younger, I would spend all day outside in the Summer and it felt like summer break was much longer. Now that Autumn is in the air and the leaves are starting to fall, I'm getting excited about the cooler weather.

Leaves Are Falling

A couple of weeks ago my husband and I made a trip to Dollar Tree and I picked up a couple of kitchen towels, but I also snagged these Autumn and Halloween signs. I noticed they had pumpkins, fall flowers and scarecrows as well.

Dollar Tree Autumn Halloween Sign

Now, I'm totally regretting not picking up a few of the fall decor pieces they had because I've seen so many super cute tiered tray ideas. My ideal tiered tray would have mini signs, fall leaves, miniature Cross Stitch pieces, scarecrows and pumpkins. There are so many decor options for tiered trays and they can be redecorated for every season.

Autumn Tiered Tray
Autumn Blessings - Tiered Tray Ideas from Etsy. (Only the sign is available through link)

Fall Tiered Tray
Sweater Weather - Tiered Tray Idea from Etsy. (Only the sign is available through link)

How cute are these pumpkins from KateEmShop?!

Polka Dot Fabric Pumpkin

Or this adorable farm truck from LinensByMichele?!

Farm Truck Decor

How cute are these mini rolling pins from CottageRevivals?!

Mini Fall Rolling Pins

I just love these stamped books from designstylebymarci!

Fall Stamped Books Decor

How about this wooden tag from designstylebymarci?!

Pumpkin Spice Wood Tag

Or this adorable sign from RachelsRusticDecor?

Mini Pumpkins Sign Decor

And if you aren't sure what pieces to decorate with, you can purchase the whole kit. Decorations and all from UrbanBarnn!


Do you decorate for each season?

Autumn/Fall Tiered Tray Decor Ideas

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