October 31, 2008

Happy Haunting!

Yet another Shepherd's Bush finish...told ya I just couldn't quit ;-)

This one is called Happy Haunting...

a lot of fun to stitch, although it took me a while...

those brooms were a lot of fun...

but I really dig those bones the most! hee hee

Have a Happy Halloween... with only fun tricks and lots of treats!

October 30, 2008

Spooky Sheep

Spooky Sheep
Originally uploaded by Deep Fried Cupcake
another finish from the old blog...
design by Shepherd's Bush

scared silly

Originally uploaded by Deep Fried Cupcake
Not a recent finish, in fact, it's from 2006, but I think it was posted on my old blog and not pictured here, so I'm posting again....

Design by Birds of a Feather, stitched on 36 ct. Sparrow over 2 with one strand WDW thread.

almost over....


Crispy air and azure skies,
High above, a white cloud flies,
Bright as newly fallen snow.
Oh the joy to those who know October!

Colors bright on bush and tree.
Over the weedy swamp, we see
A veil of purple and brown and gold.
Thy beauty words have never told. October!

Scolding sparrows on the lawn,
Rabbits frisking home at dawn,
Pheasants midst the sheaves of grain,
All in harmony acclaim, October!

Brown earth freshly turned by plow,
Apples shine on bended bough,
Bins o'erflowed with oats and wheat,
And satisfaction reigns complete. October!

Radiant joy is everywhere.
Spirits in tune to the spicy air,
Thrill in the glory of each day.
Life's worth living when we say,October!

-Joseph Pullman Porter - an American poet

October 29, 2008

best time of the year...

There really is something about that first bit of crisp air we get here in Texas...where the big sky is the most perfect shade of blue than any other time of year...that sets my heart all "a flutter". Aw, Fall. It's what gets me through the summer. In my entire life, it's always been my favorite time of the year. Always. Fall knows me like no other season...

"Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it,
and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth
seeking the successive autumns."
- George Eliot

Good things happen in the fall, like back in October of 1984 when my son was born...
and some traumatic things have happened as well, like the worst automobile wreck of my life in November of '97 and two weeks later, in December of that year (which usually still feels like Fall instead of Winter), my husband having a heart attack and almost dying...
but even as I was leaving the hospital to go home and tend to our children, walking to the (new-ish) car (the replacement for the totalled one, see above)...somehow I knew everything would be OK. Those leaves crunching under my feet promised me hope, I can't explain it, but there it is...

anyway, now it's almost 11 years since all that happened and we've been through a lot since that time too. We're all the better for it. Some people find hope and promise in Spring, but for us, our hearts are saved by Fall....

and some Fall and "Halloweenie" stitching to share...

(again, with the craptastic pics, wish I had my old camera back!) sorry for the bad pictures...

This one is Trick or Treat by Shepherd's Bush

and this one is Pumpkin Hill...

also by Shepherd's Bush

There are some other fall finishes to share, hope to get a decent picture to post here soon.

In the meantime....enjoy the season and all it brings into our lives...we're so lucky to live in a free country, where we aren't forced to be one way or the other and we are free and ABLE to vote where our hearts lead us, and free to enjoy the people and places and things that mean the most to us...and know that they love us and enjoy us in return...

Godspeed my friends...

October 18, 2008


This is a shelf that is over the sink in the kitchen...pardon the dust, I'd usually rather stitch than do housework...

It's been there since we moved in 12 years ago and I've left it "natural" as the cabinets are dark wood (really crappy wood, but that's a whole nuther story).

So anyhoo, am thinking about painting it white, white-ish, or some other color...but can't decide...

Also thinking about getting rid of a whole bunch of my Mary E. stuff because I'm just tired of all the dusting (or feeling guilty over not doing it)! So maybe we'll just take this down altogether and put up one of those old fashioned dish racks....those are so cool!

Any thoughts?

October 17, 2008

this my friends....

is what you call the "evil eye"...

given to me by a drugged up Muttley pug, who wasn't feeling so hot two days after his surgery. But he's a lot better today and says thank you all for your get well wishes :-)

Happy weekend!

October 16, 2008

a little distraction for you...

...to make up for the horrible "morphing" thing I posted about earlier...what I was thinking is beyond me!

This is my Little Witch..

a quick and fun stitch...

a kit from Shepherd's Bush. Yes, I can't seem to stop stitching their stuff lately...

it's like Halloween Candy....addicting.

stay tuned for another one very soon!

Sorry about the whole Eva Longoria thing. I really don't look like her at all, not sure why that site picked her as my look-a-like, must have been the angle, ha!

Oh, and Mr. Muttley pug is doing just fine, his surgery went off without a hitch and he's just as wild as ever, which isn't a good thing when they're supposed to NOT be running, etc. The vet sent home tranquilizers for him, but he fights them and it's quite hysterical seeing him run around and his legs falling out from under him. Poor thing. Astro is not so amused that he's back however....

and I don't even watch that show!

A friend of mine posted about this site on her blog, so of course, I had to check it out.

MyHeritage: Celebrity Morph - Descendants - Geneology

Oh dear. Weird, huh? Never watched one whole episode of Desperate Housewives, but kinda knew who she is because of all the hoopla over her marriage to Tony Parker. (Hey, I read the headlines of In Touch magazine when standing in the checkout line at the grocery store, what about it)?! ;-)
I'm not sure what to think of this one. Hmmm.
If anyone of you do this, let me know how it goes for you :-)

October 14, 2008

Spooky Spots

This has been in my WIP forever it seems, I just couldn't ever get into it, if you know what I mean....

But a section here and there over a couple of years and it's finally done...
and now that it is, I'm happy with it. I do love my Shepherd's Bush after all!

This one, Mr. Sweet Face and innocent eyes,

our Muttley pug, goes into the vet today to get "fixed" and microchipped. He's driving us all nuts. Especially Astro, if you get my drift.
We waited as long as we can, making sure he was/is ready and now those guys and gals at the clinic better get ready cause
all hell is fixing to break loose they are in for tons of fun!
I'm telling you, this boy is a piece of work, we've never, ever seen another dog like him.
I'm planning a looooong nap tomorrow, since he's been here, those have been rare. It'll be nice to have some peace and quiet for a change. We'll miss him while he's away.

October 12, 2008

a little Halloween stitching...

My mad picture taking skillz, um, not so much...

lately, no matter what I do, I can't get good pics like I used to.

anyhoo, this was a little kit from Shepherd's Bush called "Fright"...a fun stitch!

And here are my boys....my other sweeties ;-)

October 09, 2008

my sweeties

kid collage
Originally uploaded by Deep Fried Cupcake
This picture is from a few Christmas' ago, and has been on my Flickr stream for a while now, but I wanted to post it here, just because.

The loves of my life.

Even though they're all grown up now, still my babies.

I'm so blessed.

October 05, 2008

This Cupcake Loves to Stitch!

My newly discovered twin that lives in another state made this for me, isn't she somethin' else? Have you ever found a friend, quite by accident, who loves some of the very same things you do? Some of the very most important things like crafty goodness, sweetie pie treats and love for their family? That's Elizabeth!

It's a wonderful thing!

Check out her blog to see more of her wonderful creations!