Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Lethargic stitching and more

Hi all!

Yes, the title says it all. It should be my new blog title! I am so ready for temps around the 50's! I promise to not complain about the cold! I had today off so I spent it on the couch stitching on this
It's too hot to do much of anything else around here. I've added more to it since the pic was taken and I also apologize for that flash reflection. It's on 14ct Fiddlers lite aida, a nice break from the linen I've been working on lately. I like the cartoony look of the house. I was also thinking of stitching the insides of the tombstones gray but decided to leave it as it is. I will probably finish it as a flat ornament. I finished the PSS design 'My Pretties'. This particular one is Quothe the Raven Nevermore!
Stitched on 36ct V Basketweave from Lakeside. I will stitch the other designs as soon as I can order some more NPI silks. At the rate that I'm stitching, I may be done with all my Halloween stitching way before October. I would normally sell all of this but it's nice to hang onto it. Most of the craft fairs in this area seem to be right after Halloween. Don't know if anyone wants to look at anymore Halloween! That'll give me an early start on Christmas projects. I'm already going through all my Christmasy things, the JCS ornament mags, making lists of needed supplies, and putting in a conservative order at J.J.'s Collectibles. And I DID NOT order any new Baltimore releases, although I could have really done some damage there! Having water, electricity, and internet/phone (gotta check out everyone's blogs, of course) is a little more important!

I also went on a crazy magazine shopping spree!

I do this every year when everyone puts out their Fall/Halloween issues! I'm sure I'll be picking up at least a couple more. The JCS issue I bought from eBay. I haven't seen it on store shelves yet but the middle one is-from Joanne's. There are some great designs in there to stitch for the Fall/Halloween season, which is my favorite!

In my previous post I mentioned I was going to take a class. Well, I decided not to. I couldn't really come up with the money (I can sure buy magazines, can't I?!). I will take the rest of this year and save money to take a few classes in January.

In homefront news, my newly licensed daughter was driving home from school and drove through the red light at an intersection where they have a red light camera set up. She says she saw the flash as she got through the intersection. AArrrgghh!! It's a $180.00 ticket. Hopefully, there were other cars going through at the same time. Wishful thinking! We'll find out in a couple weeks though. I got caught going 1 mile over at a different speed camera last year and had to take a $175.00 defensive driving course just to keep it from my driving record. I hate these cameras but they make everyone pay attention.

That's my story and I'm stickin' to it! The skies look like they want to dump on us but it'll probably do nothing. So I'll just sit and sweat! Take care my 17 followers and anyone else who just happens to drop in!!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a great way to spend your day off. I haven't stitched many seasonal things. I love the fall, but for some reason skip over it and go to Christmas. Haunted Holler is cute and I like your Quothe the Raven too.