November 1 - Geez, how did that happen? Life has been in transition since my last post, lots going on around here! What have you been up to?
Well, since this is a a stitching blog, let's begin with what I've transitioned to since Hannah Pepper's grand finale. I'd mentioned earlier that I was loving the smalls now that Faye has saved me from the trauma of finishing. So I caught my breath with this quick stitch by Goode Huswife. Love her!
She's stitched over one on an old scrap of 28 count dirty linen I was hanging on to for just such a project. Another fun thing was to get out my box of old Needle Necessities overdyes (remember those?) and scrounge through for some cool threads to work her in. I loved the freedom of this piece, from her quick completion to rooting around in my stash for supplies and not being all that careful about what I decided to go with. I'm thinking she ought to pair up nicely with my recent Angel of Tulips, though they'll have to wait until next Christmas to be displayed together.
Keeping in the spirit of quick stitches, I decided to make another stab at Mary Goodburn. She got a quick start some time last year and then was promptly tossed aside. She's an old kit from The Examplarery I picked up several years ago but never felt a strong need to devote much time on. This is where I started......
...and here's where I am as of this afternoon.
Don't know that she'll see a finish before I lose interest in her again, but I can go with her at least until Thanksgiving. At that point, I'm going back to the Scottish Band Sampler, mostly because it feels like the perfect December stitch. This is as far as I got on that one last holiday season. Think it will reach a finish this year?
Other things happening at the end of October and the beginning of November?
How about enjoying a NASA launch on a beautiful Saturday from the neighborhood park....
Or Halloween preparations.....
One of Jim's favorite things is to outdo himself each year with the annual pumpkin carving. This was one of his finest! Our poor old cat Mo finally crossed over a week or two ago, so Halley suggested Jim do one final tribute by immortalizing him in gourd. It was a challenge well met.
And today being November 1, it was time to break out my Publix Pilgrims, which I'm admittedly a little nutty about. Thts arrangement went up first thing this morning.
So that catches me up at the start of November. Whew! Hope all is well with you. I love it that you've taken time to stop by!