Thursday, October 31, 2013

Thursday, October 17, 2013

A Haunted Stitchy Start and a Scarf Update!

Thank you to those that commented on my previous post about Baxter. Dogs are wonderful. And people are wonderful too. I so appreciate your kind words.

I have started a sweet little (freebie!) Haunted House and ghostie girl from The Snowflower Diaries. I wanted a little spooky something or another that I could maybe FINISH before Halloween gets here. You'd think I could find something in my array of stash or magazines, but no. And I couldn't believe that I was missing two floss colors and had to run to JoAnn's last night to get them. Two floss colors. That trip cost me $43. :) But I tell you, stitchy shopping is like a shot of B vitamins to me. Here is the chart cover of the finished design...

How cute is that?? Now, here's my wee stitchy start...

Oh, my heart is elated! It feels so good to be stitching something, anything, again! I've been out of the loop for so long, and needed a small, cute design to get me going. This should do it, I do believe. Now for my scarf progress. I started that dang scarf probably 10 times, because I messed the pattern up. But being persistent pays off.

The yarn is Garden Serenity by Deb Norville in "Gems" colorway. Love it!

Is everyone having a spooky October so far? The light is waning and Fall is here and it's wonderful. Leaves on the ground, and I'm searching for a great pumpkin cake recipe. Here's one of my resident skellys to get you in a spooky mood...

See you very soon with a hopefully near finished Haunted House and ghostie girl! Till then,

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Halloween is coming....

So, another Halloween/Samhain season is on it's way. We've had a really hot spell and now the weather has finally simmered down and it's really feeling Fall like. It's refreshingly cool. We're decorating the yard. Nearly done, but we still have some finishing touches to add.

We stuffed a new guy for our porch this year. We've always had a skeleton man on the porch and he's been upgraded to werewolf now! I really like him. We did a pretty good job if I do say so myself.

We had to say goodbye to our boy Baxter this past Saturday. He's been featured here before. I can't tell you how much we miss him. He was the epitome of what a "good boy" is, and had all the qualities of a true gentleman. He hated thunderstorms and loved pillows. Baxter, you were the best.

For the first time in 25 years, we have only one dog now. The bond you have with your animal is an amazing thing. You are their whole world and they let you know it. It doesn't matter if you're gone for 8 hours or 5 minutes - the zeal with which you are greeted is the same.

My Spooky Hollow, by WTNT, is at the framing shop, ready to be picked up.  I can't wait to see it.  I hope it looks OK without the border.  I didn't get a mat, and it's in a primitive type frame, so it should be good!  I'll be sure to post again when I pick it up, perhaps this weekend.

Well, I hope you all are enjoying good weather, and productive stitching.  I am STILL not stitching anything, but I am working on a beautiful new crochet scarf.  Here's my progress so far.

It's gonna take me a while, but it's worth it.  The original pattern can be found here:  Cluster Stitch Scarf and boy, is it beautiful!  All I could think of when I saw it was "It Shall Be Mine".  :P

Until next time, peace to you and