Monday, October 05, 2009

Ahhhh Monday ...

Fall is definately in the air around here. Our days have been sunny but only about 65 and when the sun goes down, well you know it's not summer anymore ... I love this time of year. I really don't know why, but I always seem to have more energy in the Fall.

I had a really nice weekend. Met up with Lisa for a trip to our favoriate craft store (Ben Franklin) and then to dinner and visit. I've started a bit of beading lately ... took a class so I could learn how to attach the start of a bracelet or scissor fob and how to end one ... that really was the only thing I couldn't figure out ... damm but it's easy when you know how! lol ... anyway, I wanted/needed some beads so I could start playing ... this is one addictive hobby! I thought stitching was, but wow, all the beads and colors ... it's much like walking into a cross stitch shop and heading over to the threads ... I could get lost for hours! lol ... I haven't taken any pictures yet of the things I've made ... soon I promise.

Saturday I spent the day with my Dad ... I soooo don't do that enough! We had a great day working on pictures. He takes a lot of pictures at family events, downloads them this computer and there they sit ... so we spent much of the day downloading them on cd's ... trying to get us a little organized. We had homemade chicken rice soup that he had made the day before and some yummy french bread. Nice way to spend a Saturday. Sunday was the usual football and nascar, stitching and laundry lol

I finished a couple of small designs last week ... I really need to start stitching something other than Halloween designs! lol ... this is Wicked by primitivebettys ... it's one of her freebies and a very fun quick quick stitch ... I used some of mine (or Karen's) coffee dyed fabric and Belle Soie's Noir ...


here's a design by La-d-Da from the JCS Halloween issue ... stitched on some very funky 30ct green R&R, I just love it!


I've been playing with beads and finishing too ... here's my Black Cat from BBD's Trix or Treat book all finished into a Halloween pinkeep ...

and here's the back ... very fun finish :)

Oh and on Sunday I even got my house decorated for Halloween ... I like to enjoy my decorations all month long ... here's a picture of our mantel ...


Thanks everyone for all your wonderful comments about my cube finish. And even if you don't leave a comment, thanks for visiting my blog :)

Off to watch Monday night tv and I think I'll stitch on Peppermint Twist tonight ...

I hope you find your Joy in your stitches ...

I'm grateful for sunny fall days...

19 comments:

corinna said...

fun holiday mantle and halloween needlework

Nancy said...

I love all your Halloween stitching! The beads on the pinkeep are so pretty. Nice decorations too!

Candi said...

I absolutely LOVE Halloween. Your finishes are beautiful! I have had my house decorated for Halloween since the third week of September lol. You gave me a great idea to post pictures of my decorations as well. Have a great week.

Tracey said...

Great finishes!! Halloween/fall stitching is addictive isn't it? Can't wait to see what your beading!

Karen said...

oooooh, great finishes! the beads on the pins is fun isn't it?! you've been doing beading too? i haven't had the nerve to try it yet.

Theresa said...

Wow~~ Look at those fun Halloween stitches!!!! So cute!!!!!
Love your decorations~~~~

Kathy A. said...

Great halloween finishes. Love the Halloween decorating. Dani taught me to make scissor fobs with beads so I know what you mean. I now spend as much time oogling the beads as threads.

staci said...

Sounds like you've been keeping busy! Love all your Halloween stitching and your mantle looks really festive :)

Carolyn NC said...

Love your finishes!

mainely stitching said...

Your post makes me feel all Halloween-y!!!

Michelle said...

What a fun post!! So much to look at ~ I love all of your finishes, especially that cat! I have stitched Wicked now 3 times :) My niece wanted a different version, so instead of the key we stitched a spider hanging down .. it's really cute too.

So.... bad football day for us, huh?

Michelle :)

Cheryl said...

I love seeing your Halloween stitching and decorations. Halloween isnt that "big" over here so i enjoy watching all you north americans decorate etc etc Fun!

Andrea said...

Wonderful Halloween finishes and a lovely display too.

CindyMae said...

Sounds like a great weekend. Love your finishes and your mantel is just too cool!!

Siobhan said...

Very cute finishes! I love your mantle--very nice.

Deb said...

I love your finishes and your mantle is really nice too!

stitcherw said...

Great finishes, and your mantel looks perfect for Halloween, I need to start my decorating. Love your finish of Trick or Treat, the cube turned out wonderfully, the backing fabric was perfect.
Sue

Cindy F. said...

LOVE your Halloween decorations AND stitchings!! Good job Michele!

Beading...I've wanted to take a class too, but I know I'll get hooked! I'm running out of places to store stash! In the meantime, I'll enjoy watching your creations:)

Beautiful pinkeep finish!! and the day with your dad sounds wonderful:)

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