October 31, 2008
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
Design by Birds of a Feather, stitched on 36 ct. Sparrow over 2 with one strand WDW thread.
Crispy air and azure skies,
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!
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
"Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it,
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
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!
October 17, 2008
October 16, 2008
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....
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
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
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.
October 12, 2008
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
The loves of my life.
Even though they're all grown up now, still my babies.
I'm so blessed.
October 05, 2008
It's a wonderful thing!
Check out her blog to see more of her wonderful creations!