Thursday, March 4, 2010

Finished Owl Sampler pillow

Happy Thursday!!

Thanks so much for all your concerns and wishes for my son. I know it's not a drastic situation, but it seemed like it at the time. We are just taking one day at a time and that's working out very well, so far.

I guess the fabric is growing on me. I just couldn't find the right colors to match the stitching.

I really haven't been stitching much at all. I do have my pin pillow exchange wrapped up and ready to send out tomorrow or Saturday. It's my first public exchange, Gawd!!! I hope she likes it, lol I sure do and it was hard to let go. More on that later when it's been received.

Here is a really easy smeasy, quick, inexpensive, tasty treat.

One can chili (we prefer chili with no beans) and a brick of cream cheese, nuke it till it's creamy and warm. Serve with Tostito's. Yumo!! Your family will luv ya!

I hope everyone has a perfect fun-filled weekend coming up.

Live Well~Laugh Often~Stitch Much

42 comments:

KarenV said...

Love your pillow, those little owls are so cute!

Parsley said...

We do this with Velvetta cheese.

BeckySC said...

BEEutiful :) Congratulations!

Annie said...

The pillow looks fabulous. And great looking comfort food too!

Debbie said...

Love the owl pillow, thanks for the easy dip and well wishes for your son!

Another one from Illinois here!

Farm Girl said...

Hi Ranae, Nice to see you over at my blog. Annie is so clever isn't she. I see you are also in the pillow exchange - hasn't it been fun? Your blog is lovely and your stitching looks beautiful.
Nicky in NZ

Cath said...

I love the pillow , and the fabby does go with the tree and some of the letters , so it looks good.
We also like chilli without beans ,though I tend to make up a big pan from scratch , have it with spicy potato wedges and melted cheese on top ,yum.

Kim B said...

It's so cute Ranae! Congrats on a beautiful finish! And I can't wait to see that pin pillow!

woolwoman said...

Hey Ranae - I just adore how your Owl pillow came out - the fab is perfect! I just love it. thanks for the dip idea - We are always struggling to get rid of the last little bit of homemade chili when we are tired of eating it - I will try this dip next time and I bet it will be gone in a flash. Yeah - my sentiments exactly on exchanges - I know they are wonderful and you meet great people but I don't get enough accomplished and always HATE sending my stuff away - just my 2 cents - Mel

Pumpkin said...

Oh Ranae, it's perfect! I can see how the fabric reminds you of my background. LOL!

AFwife99 said...

Nice owl sampler- you finished it nice too.

Margaret said...

I love your owl sampler pillow! What a perfect finish!

Dee said...

We add a can of RoTel tomatoes to that and serve it over hot dogs on buns. Totally worth the calories!

Annette said...

Love the pillow.. the dots look great on it...

Carol said...

Great pillow, Ranae! And the dots in the fabric look just like owl eyes. Go to google images and put in "owl eyes" and you'll see exactly what I mean--perfect choice :)

Karen said...

Great finish! I like the fabric with it and just love the colors in your sampler.

Jackie said...

I really do like the fabric with your stitching. It works!

I've not participated in an exchange. Too much anxiety over deadlines and whether or not the recipient would like it. So I've stayed away. Maybe one day when I get a bit faster and more confident with my stitching.

Myra said...

Adorable! I think the fabric you chose suits it perfectly.

Pam said...

Love your pillow, I think I even have this pattern/magazine somewhere... :p I really, really MISS that no bean Hormel chili, they don't sell it or any other no bean chili in my area of Canada and I used to make a great hot dip with it and Velveeta cheese... makes my mouth water,oh my! LOL

JOLENE said...

I love the fabric you chose to finish your owl sampler in...it's fun!!! Now for that dip recipe, I could go for some of that right now. It sounds delish!!! I will make it for my boys this weekend. Thanks for sharing.

Andrea said...

Oh Ranae, I love your pillow, such fabulous finish, the stitching, the fabric, everything! It's perfect! Now I want to stitch this, lol!

That dip looks delish! I'm a huge sucker for dip and can pretty much eat my weight in it, lol!

Hugs about your son, it's not easy being a Mom, watching them make the choices they do sometimes.....

xoxo

CathyR said...

Love the pillow! It looks like a bunch of owl eyes - LOL.

I love pretty much anything with cream cheese. The dip sounds like a winner.

Lillie said...

The pillow looks perfect! I had a similar situation last week.

Christine said...

Great finish on the pillow, I think the retro fabric is perfect for it

clob said...

i love this beautiful pillow !!!
i don(t undestand all for the easy dip .. but in france we can't buy alls for made it !

mainely stitching said...

EXCELLENT finishing! I adore your choice of fabric for this pillow!!

Berit said...

I just love those royal owls! I'm sure your partner will love it, though I'm nervous about my own myself.

Deb said...

My kids love that dip! They could eat if every day if I let them. Love how your pillow came out too! The owls are cute and I think that the fabric does work well.

Irene said...

Love the pillow, it looks great.

Sally said...

Your pillow looks wonderful Ranae!

Stitchinowl said...

Your finish came out great! The fabric is just perfect. Thanks for the easy dip recipe. I use a can of Rotel tomatoes and Velveeta. I'm going to try your recipe next.
Carolyn

Aussie Stitcher said...

Your owl sampler turned out wonderfully Ranae. I am sorry that you have not been feeling the best, I hope that something can be resolved soon.

Jane said...

Hi Ranae
I'm a new Blogger and have just started up ~ Buttons & Stitches xxx ~ and have just found your wonderful site. I love your completed projects especially the owl sampler and the valentine designs - hope it's okay to follow your blog? I shall enjoy seeing your forthcoming projects.
Jane
x

Julie said...

Super pillow, i do love that design.

Teri said...

The owl pillow looks great, and I think the fabric, color, and print is perfect! The pattern circles look, to me, like other owl "eyes" peeking out from the trees!

Candi said...

I love your finish, and the fabric!! I make a similar dip with cooked sausage, velveta, and mild salsa. It is really good!!
~*candi*~

corinna said...

oh my i love all your stitches
thanks for your comment
thats how i found you
hooray
i have you on google reader now
looking forward to your posts
smiles

Brigitte said...

Your little owl pillow looks so gorgeous. After seeing your finish I moved the pattern much more to the top of my to-be-stitched-soon pile.
I hope your head cold has gone away and that you feel much better now.

Kathy A. said...

What a cute little owl pillow. Hey, if it doesn't grow on you, I know where it would find a lovely new home LOL.
I am so sorry for your stress with your son. It never matters how old they are anything that affects our children affects us deeply. Hang in there girl. It will get better.

Siobhan said...

That pillow turned out SO nicely! Perfect choice for the fabric.

Suzanne said...

I really love how your pillow turned out. I think the fabric is the perfect choice.

That dip looks very yummy!

Melanie said...

OMG, I *LOVE* your finished Owl Sampler Pillow. How beautiful is that!!! You have an eye for nice colors/coordinating, etc.!