Saturday, September 10, 2011

A Finish and Dinner

Good Evening!

Do not worry-two weeks have not gone past without your knowing it! I'm here earlier than usual!

Anyway, I just finished this little freebie. It's sure cute and tiny. I'm envisioning a pillow (I'm probably repeating myself from the last post) and have the perfect fabric for the back. All I have to do is wait for that finishing mood that afflicts me from time to time. Here it is:
It's stitched with DMC thread on 28ct whatchamacallit linen. It stitched up quickly. The next Halloween design I"m doing is called Magick Spells by The Stitcherhood! Sorry no picture.

We're finally having some cooler temperatures. I decided to bake some Snickerdoodles earlier. I've baked them before, making them huge that time. This time, however, they're smaller. Ignore the mess! I make a mess when I bake!

These are just a few of the cookies; the rest are eaten up. out of range. Dinner was beef stir-fry with sugar snap peas on white rice:
Yummy! Please ignore the counter of this 30+ year old house lol! This recipe came from the March '07 issue of Cooking Light. It has some bite to it as 1/2 tsp of red pepper flakes are added. It's scrumptious and my rice-hating daughter likes it. You gotta do what you gotta do!

Back to the weather! AAAahhhhhh-me breathing a sigh of relief! We actually had to close a few windows last night. It got cool and comfortable. Right now it's 80 degrees at 6:28 p.m. Arizona time and I'm loving it!

Well, it's just a short post today. I am now going to grab a few more cookies, inhale them and get to stitching on the new start. Enjoy the rest of your weekend! And a big Welcome to the new followers!

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
DMC

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!