cross-stitch project: more custom dog bandannas

A few more custom cross-stitch dog bandannas for a client:

{Made with yellow gingham and purple embroidery floss. See past bandannas here and here.}



A few pictures from a surprise trip to Atlanta this past weekend:

{Ferris wheel at Music Midtown, mural at the World of Coca-Cola, and sign outside of the Ebenezer Baptist Church.}



{Pretty carnations from the grocery store.}


cross-stitch project: custom dog bandanna

Though quilting has definitely occupied much of my time the past few months, stitching has not stopped:

{Detail shot of a custom dog bandanna made from purple gingham for an October wedding. The original bandanna I made appeared both online and in Brides magazine this fall.}


presents for luna

While we were in Texas over Labor Day weekend, my husband and I finally had the chance to meet Luna, the almost-seven-month-old daughter of some dear friends (This is the quilt I made for her after she was born in February.). We obviously couldn't arrive for our visit empty-handed:

{A puzzle ball, made from the pattern found in Last-Minute Patchwork + Quilted Gifts, and the most adorable pair of mini, teal Converse All-Stars.}


On a personal note, I will be participating in the Walk to End Alzheimer's here in Durham this Saturday. This is a cause that is near and dear to my heart, and I'm overwhelmed by the amount of support my family and friends have already shown for my walking team. If you're at all interested in participating in a walk (they're being held all over the country), or donating to the cause, I hope you'll visit the Alzheimer's Association's web site. My personal team page can be found here.


salty oat cookies

A quick trip to Texas over Labor Day weekend obviously had to include a stop at Quack's Bakery in Austin for some salty oat cookies: