It's been crazy. We had an unexpected visitor on our back porch in the wee hours of Thursday morning. It was a very large (over 150#) black bear. It stayed for about an hour... then finally wandered off after we made a lot of noise with pots and pans. We are fine. This was the second time that we've had a black bear on our back deck. This time it's only minor damage - a broken rail post. Last time was July 1999. We ended up with a broken casement window and broken steel fan.
I also finished a beading project recently. I contacted the designer and she gave her permission for me to post. Here is Eagle Flag Ornament © Pinjinsa, 2004 The Stone Badger. I found the pattern here.It is done in Brick stitch using Silamide thread and Miyuki Delica beads.This is a Christmas present for a dear friend. It will also make a nice sun catcher.
DH had to have some dental work, so I grabbed my go bag and finished the first half of one of the winter biscornu stackers by Jeanette Douglas Designs, I also worked on a bit on Prairie Grove Peddler's Little Candle mats - Lighthouses (hopefully another present for a friend). I'm working on the fourth lighthouse now, and then it's just some outlining ,clouds, and gulls to finish.
Also earlier this month, I started my next beaded project, called moose in pond. It will be an amulet bag for a dear friend. you can see it here. I also finished a Prairie Schooler freebie (the eagle that is part of mini card set B) and put a few stitches in my HAED Forest Walk storykeep. Oh, and I started my Stitched with Love Exchange.
So, that's enough teasing for now. Hopefully I'll put some time in my craft room to get some of these finished up - cousins arrive next week, so I'm not sure how much will get done.
Have a wonderful day!