Thursday, October 30, 2014

Happy Halloween!

I started out the year hoping to have more Halloween finishes. I think I have done it. Here's all of it..
Hanging against the door is the LK Mystery Scary Sampler, below it is Dead of Night by Funk & Weber Designs, the cube is Buttons Black by PSS, in front is Trick or Treat by La D Da in a JCS Halloween preview issue, and Welcome by PSS. I love Halloween!

May you receive many treats and no tricks and nothing that goes bump in the night!!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Stitch from Stash October, Aarrgh!

Hello!

Lets get the first business of the day out of the way-Stitch from Stash:

Starting Balance: $23.15
  Add in October:   25.00=$48.15

Money Spent: $47.60 
What the heck did I buy?! PSS's Jacks Bash which I showed on a previous post, overdyed thread, two  fabric ornament cuts, two black DMC, piece of linen from Dixie Samplar, and Lady Rachel Ruth by Scattered Seed Samplers. The picture of this chart is below. It's so cute! 

New Starts: Tombstone Angel

WIPs or UFOs worked on: LK Scary Sampler, Dream Big, Pumpkins & Sunflowers, Harvest Delivery, and Early Witches

Ending Balance: $0.55 Yes, just 55 cents!! But! Mel has given us a $50 bonus to spend between now and the end of the year. I may be making the trip to Las Vegas again this year in December and there is a cross stitch shop there which I didn't know about last year; wish I did! I'll save that 50 for that shop.

So here's Lady Rachel Ruth..
So cute. I have the fabric for this, just need to buy the threads.

And here's progress on Early Witches..
There's something to be said for waiting (more like procrastinating!) for all the pieces to be released. The very last section had the entire graph so I didn't have to wait to stitch in sections. There's a method to my madness!

And look at Harvest Delivery..
I've started the horses tail there near that round thing! I'll be done by Thanksgiving like I wanted. See that needleminder? When I opened my exchange package I guess it fell down into the box and I didn't see it. While cleaning up, I grabbed the box and the needleminder fell out! Here's a closer look..
Isn't it cute? It's a bottle cap with the primitive-like picture of witchy owls attached to the bottle cap. It has a good strong magnet on the back. I love it! Thanks again Vickie!

Aarrgh! I received the Traveling Treasure Chest from Linda. It was like Christmas! Here's what I picked..
Both of them have fabric and threads! So the chest goes to Dima of the blog D1D2 
http://d1-d2.blogspot.com/

Thanks Kim for putting this together. I had fun!

Here we are a week from Halloween and nothing will be finished. I haven't even picked up Wicked to frog, I haven't finished Tombstone Angel, Early Witches is nowhere near done. I haven't started stitching on the Christmas exchange ornament yet which I will start this weekend. What I have been doing is putting together two months worth of charts, fabrics, and fibers for the SAL Linda from Stitching with my Furbabies is hosting in memory of SoCalDeb or Debbie. Yeah, I'm Crazy with a capital C! I'll have a nice mixture of BAPs, ornaments both Christmas and Halloween, larger Christmas and Halloween designs, magazine designs, WIPs, freebies. I didn't want to have nothing but BAPs. I would go bonkers without some finishes here and there. The scary thing is I have almost a months worth of charts that are ready to go! With fabric and fibers! Yikes! I sat down and added all my purchases so far and it's an outrageous number! All the charts I have lined up are in my stash and so are most of the fibers and fabric. I have to wait for the new year to buy the rest of the supplies! That's so bad! Have I not learned a darn thing being on a budget! Lol! I'll put up a list of my Crazy 60-something starts soon.

If you made it this far-Congrats! Hope I haven't bored you! I have cut down on the pictures but if you're anything like me, I do like a pic-heavy post. Welcome to the new followers! I appreciate all comments. Take care!






Thursday, October 23, 2014

TUSAL October

Whittling the year down...where has the last 10 months gone?!
My orts reflect what I've been working on-Harvest Delivery and Early Witches.

I'll be back this coming Saturday for Stitch from Stash (dreading that)! 

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Post-FNSI, a little stash, a cutie pie

Good Morning, or Good Afternoon, wherever you're at!

I stitched with the FNSI last night and I stitched on Early Wtches..
She's coming along. The self-talk worked but only with this one! I have yet to frog a portion of Wicked but I'll do that this weekend. Time is running out though for Halloween finishes!

I stashed a little bit...
I just had to have Jack's Bash. There is some over one stitching on it but I'll man up and just do it! The two fabrics are for two designs in the newest JCS Ornie mag. The two flosses are for my exchange project. This chart and the two ornaments are going to be part of the DUCJ2015 (I think that's the correct acronym) in honor of SoCal Deb that Linda over at Stitching with my Furbabies is starting in the new year. I'm not sure I can do the SAL clear into February but I can the 31 day start. I'm excited about it! I've made my list, most of the projects have their fabric and flosses, and some I need to buy the supplies. Only after Stitch from Stash ends though, lol!! I have the first 15 days ready to roll. Here's Jack's Bash at a better angle..
Love it!

I follow this blog called The Spotted Hare, which is on my sidebar at the bottom of the blog list. Lorianne creates the cutest characters out of Mohair. She recently had a Halloween show and I bought this cutie pie..
A little mouse made from Mohair.  She has tiny bead eyes, a floss tail sitting on that black velvet pumpkin. If you'd like to check out her blog here's the link:

http://lorianncorelis.blogspot.com/

Thought I'd leave you with a sunset we had the other day. The sunrises and sunsets have been gorgeous lately! Take care everyone! See you next time!





Friday, October 17, 2014

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Turtle Trot October, SAL-itis, yadda yadda

Wow, these last few months are sure going by fast, aren't they?

I worked on one TT WIP, Pumpkins and Sunflowers, Now
Can't get a good picture of this.

Before..
P & S is a fun stitch and not very big.

As for progress on Harvest Delivery, here she is..Now
I like the argyle pumpkins. I want to finish this before Thanksgiving.

And before..
I'm getting ready to stitch the black wagon, a few more flowers, and the wagon tongue. Onto the horse! Looking forward to him/her.

I had to have one last new start for something Halloweeny, so here it is..
Tombstone Angel Pinkeep Drum and Strawberry. Yes, I'm going to attempt to construct this drum! I have a perfect fabric for the top and the wool for the bottom. I'll have to buy the black velvet for the strawberry though. Which then brings me to the question of-If I can stitch this tombstone angel, why can't I get back to stitching on my Early Witches piece?!
This the SAL with the Primitive Hare. Actually, as I was working away on the drum piece up above, I was feeling like I could go back to Witches and really put in an effort to catching up. I think the last part is being released this coming week. After I post this, I think I'll get back to it.

My plan for October is No New Starts for Halloween! I will finish up the all the Halloween type projects I have going, including Wicked..
I just need to frog some stitches at the bottom of the key. 

Lets see if my self-talk works!

Speaking of SAL-itis, I joined yet another group! Kim at Wisdom with Needle & Thread is hosting the Traveling Treasure Chest. She has sent off a package with some of her unwanted stash. She picked the first Pirate who is Teresa from the blog At Willow Tree Pond. Teresa picks two charts she wants, adds two or three from her own stash and sends the whole thing off to the next pirate! All of us who joined have alter egos! I am...

Harriet 'One-Eyed' Goff, the Knave of Mudskipper Harbour, who is also a jolly japester prone to the yo ho ho-ing, especially after a bottle of rum!

Yup, that rum will do that to you!

As mentioned in another post, I joined with a Christmas exchange hosted by Angela P at Hooked on Stitching. I received my recipient info and will begin stitching here soon, probably after I get all my Halloween done. It's not due to be shipped until the end of November.

I'm taking it easy today because Mr. Vertigo is trying to make his presence known. I dreamed I had an episode this morning but I think it really happened! How weird is that! I've been plagued with vertigo for the last 10 years and its a B---H!! Sometimes I can go for a year with constant vertigo but at a small degree where I have to lay down very slowly and get out of bed very slowly but life goes on. And sometimes they're so bad that I can't drive or work. One episode I went to the ER and had an MRI and  an EKG because this one was sooo bad and I could feel my heart beating like it was going to jump out of my chest. Both tests came out clear and positive. I was sent home with Valium to help with the anxiety. Right now I have a huge headache because I'm stressing over this. I've gone an entire year and a half without Mr. Vertigo. Why he's shown up now is beyond me. So no weedwacking for me. I had planned on yard work today but that's not happening now.

Thanks for allowing me to vent about Mr. Vertigo. I hate him! Lol!

Thanks everyone for your comments! I'm also happy to see new followers, either through Blogger or Bloglovin'. A BIG Welcome to you all! My blogging anniversary is coming up in December so a Giveaway might be nice, right?! Take care all!



Thursday, October 2, 2014

Exchange goodies have arrived!

Holy Halloween Socks! Just a peek so far...

Here we have black, gray and white twine, Time for Halloween pattern by Brenda Gervais, black and purple fuzzy socks (which I absolutely love), the little ruler which I plan on staining, card and the M&Ms, which are now gone. Thank You very much Vicki! Love it all! 

My first watch locket with the little witch inside. And look at that black arch that its hanging from
See that black bat on the side? This is so pretty. It'll be the centerpiece of my Halloween decorating!

This package came at the right time as I had to have my car towed home after work today because of a flat tire. No spare-ugh! So Dear Daughter will have to drive me to work in the morning. I'll be buying a couple tires this weekend. Needless to say, what Vicki sent cheered me up considerably. Thanks again Vicki!