Sunday, September 4, 2011

Cooler temps ahead!

Yes, it's supposed to dip down into the 80's! Hence, the new blog design and the need to look at more pumpkins. It's been a brutal summer here. My daughter and I went window shopping today, looking at all the Fall/Halloween decorations. I should have put an epiletic seizure warning on my blog; I've got several things going on with it with all the different backgrounds, the birds and the small header that I can't figure out how to center. Hang in there, I'll figure it out.

How're you all doing?

My Halloween SAL (stitch alone!) is going great. Remember this?
Haunted Holler
The Stitcherhood
14ct Light Fiddlers Aida

It looks so much better in person than the chart picture. I actually lost my mojo for about 5 days while stitching this. I'd look at it and say naa! I finally picked it back up last week and finished it Thursday the 1st of this month. It's cute and I think I'll finish it as a flat ornament. Here's a close-up:
This is my new start-a freebie from Plum Pudding Needleart
Not a great picture and I don't like to press my stitching until I'm done. It'll be small and will magically turn into a hanging pillow. Stitched on mystery linen, with DMC. It's not really spooky, but I love ravens. After this is done, I'll probably start on the other design from The Stitcherhood (see earlier post). I have lots of Fiddler aida in my stash for it. I'm trying my hardest to keep stitching for my SAL. There are so much other stuff that are catching my eye and I promised myself that I wouldn't start any Christmas projects until I was done with all my Halloween things!

A couple years ago this woolfelt tablerunner caught my eye in an issue of Create & Decorate and I started it. It's definitely a WIP!
The bottoms of the pumpkins, the crows, and the stars need stitching. Then all the way around a feather stitch but I think I'll do a blanketstitch instead. AND I have yet another woolfelt tablerunner to start! It's a Halloweenie one with cats heads on a more shorter tablerunner. I have all the heads and designs cut out and the needed woolfelt for the background. All I need is Time! Now that I've publicly mentioned it, I feel like I should get the two tablerunners finished. As for my quilted Halloween tablerunner top (see previous post!sorry!), I have found the perfect fabric for the backing at Joanne's. That'll have to wait 'til I can afford it.

I picked this magazine up recently
And I see more in stores that I need also! It's all about need!

I've been watering my prickly pear cactus regularly, and have quite a few fruits on it. I'll give them another month to turn a dark red, then it's time to pick them. I've been threatening to make jelly out of them for many years so this time I'm doing it! I'll add a jar to my 1 year blogoversary coming up; stay tuned!

Take care everyone! And thanks for dropping in!


  1. I'm down here in Phoenix in the heat trenches and I hear you. I have tried to stay indoors as much as possible during these days of extensive heat. I am ready for some cooler temps. It usually cools down in November but even temps of 100 degrees will be cooler. On a positive note, I have gotten a lot of stitching accomplished. Our summers are like the Northern states' winters: time to stay indoors as much as possible.

  2. I love summer, but I don't think I could take the kind of temperatures you get! Haunted Holler is cute, I can't wait to see how you finish it. I love your table runner. I've always wanted to try something like that. I look forward to seeing yours all stitched up.