November 03, 2010

everything is good!

Have I mentioned before how I feel about this time of year? No? Well, let me tell ya...this is the BEST, most favorite time of the year for me! To say I LOVE it is such an understatement! Right now, the weather here in Texas has cooled off, and yesterday we had lots of rain. Those two things together sent me into a cooking, baking, stitching, nesting FRENZY! If I could just stretch this couple of months out a wee bit longer, life would be just perfect :)

Here's my Jenny Bean Halloween Sampler...




I did finish it by Oct. 31, but was too lazy to blog about it...



this was such a fun stitch!


Stitched on 36 ct. Vintage Pearled Barley over two with two strands GA Sampler Threads (had to use more than one skein of the black)



Way back at the first of October, I received this lovely ornament from BeckySC...



She just sent it to me out of the blue and I loved it so much I hung it from the lamp by my stitching chair so I could admire it, which I have...every. single. day! But I am soooo bad because even though I thanked her by email, I totally forgot to post about it! Becky is such a sweetheart though and never took offense. Thank you again Becky...I really do love it :)



And look what I received from Mary! She sent me this tree for my BBD stockings when she read that they wouldn't all fit on the one I had....




My hubby twisted and turned the branches so it would look "SPOOKY"...



I LOVE it!! Thank you again Mary! (It was hard to get a good picture of the whole thing where it was sitting in our living room, so I had to take it out to the sun room...but it's so perfect!).
Well, that's about all I have for now...need to get back in the kitchen and tend to my cooking! I'm so thankful for my sweet friends and for all of my readers and visitors here...THANK YOU for blessing me the way you do :)

37 comments:

Joy said...

So happy to hear everything is good. Love your Halloween Sampler. I'm excited...we're about to have frost on the pumpkins here...great stitching weather. Enjoy your Fall...

staci said...

Jenny Bean turned out fantastic! Love all your Halloween stitching in your sidebar too!

I've always wished fall lasted longer...and this year I am getting my wish! The weather has been incredible...we've yet to get our first hard frost even!

BeckySC said...

Oh, your Jenny Bean turned out so wonderful! It looks amazing :)

How sweet of Mary to send you the tree :) Enjoy :)

Have a lovely evening my friend :)
((hugs))

valerie said...

Happy Fall Andrea! Isn't it the best time of year? Although, it's still pretty warm here. The weather's been weird. Love your Jenny Bean finish...it's wonderful!

Great ornie from Becky and how sweet of Mary to send you that display tree!

I've been in nesting and baking mode too!

Margaret said...

Love your Jenny Bean Halloween! And wow, what a lot of nice gifts you've received! Your stockings look so great on that tree!

Nancy in WI said...

You bless us, too, with your posts!

Melissa said...

Jenny Bean looks wonderful! Nice presents that you received!

JOLENE said...

What an awesome finish on your Jenny Bean Halloween!!! And such fabulous gifts from friends; lucky, lucky you!! Enjoy your day. Smiles...

Ranae said...

I feel the same way about this time of year.
JB is fabulous. I really should start mine.
Love the tree from Mary, it looks great.
Cute ornie from Becky

Vicky said...

Love Jenny Bean :)

Karen said...

Your Jenny Bean looks great! Happy stitching...

Deborah said...

Jenny Bean looks wonderful! Love both of your gifts. very cute.

Mary said...

Jenny Bean looks great, Andrea! I agree this is my favorite time of year,too..followed by Christmas.

You have quite the collection of BBD stockings...(LOVE THEM) Mary was so kind to send you the tree.

Becky is such a talented, sharing stitcher...lucky you to receive a treat from her..it's adorable!

Татьяна said...

у вас чудесный блог и много красивых работ, рада быть Вашим читателем. Jenny Bean Halloween Sampler тоже очень красив.

Dovilė said...

amazing works:)

Lois said...

Love your finished Jenny Bean! What a cute ornament from Becky. As for the tree, well, isn't that just perfect for your stockings. What a nice gift to receive.

KarenV said...

Your JB sampler is gorgeous Andrea! I've seen a few of these stitched now and I think this one is going to have to go on the wishlist for next year :)

Love that tree, what a sweet and thoughtful gift - your stockings make a wonderful display!

Sally said...

Your Jenny Bean sampler is gorgeous! Love it!

What lovely gifts from Becky and Mary:)

Nancy said...

I love this time of year too! We're having rainy days, and today I'm stitching with the window open to listen to it.

I love your Jenny Bean sampler! It really looks nice Andrea. The ornament from Becky is way too cute, and the stocking tree is wonderful! Enjoy all of it!

Alice said...

Andrea, I so agree with you. There is something magic at work this time of the year. The way the leaves turn gold, more time to stitch etc. Life is good. : ) LOVE your Jenny Bean. I have seen several ladies starting this one but you are the first to finish it. I must say, you do get things finished, even with your busy life. What thoughtful gifts from friends. It makes one grateful.
xxx

BrendaS said...

Your Jenny Bean is beautiful.

I love the tree with all your stockings on it. It looks great.

Katrina said...

Glad you are doing well!!!! Love Jenny Bean and the stockings are adorable. Great exchange too.

Carol said...

Jenny Bean is wonderful and your stockings look perfect on your new tree!

Michelle said...

I do love this time of year, when it is cool but not cold. When you want to be inside cooking and baking and stitching and reading. Love your Jenny Bean finish - wasn't she a fun stitch??? And love the gifts too! So glad everything is good!

Vonna said...

Jenny looks FANTABULOUS! And Becky's sweetie gift to you...DARLING! and the tree, well that is just WONDERFUL!
And every time I come to your blog and see your fabulous samplers on the side...I just get green eyed with jealousy! LOL! :) But in a really good way!

Stitch Wizard said...

Your Jenny Bean Halloween is really really pretty!! I just love it!! Hope Muttley is doing well. I think about him often. Your stitching is gorgeous!

Loraine said...

Congrats on your fabulous finish! I so wanted to start that sampler this year, but I think I can put it on the top of my list for next Fall. Wonderful job, it looks so great.
I can't tell you how much I love your tree too! Your ornies are soooo cute. Tell your hubby the wire tree is great!
Are you stitching Farmer's Wife? I have put in a few stitches, but I've been inundated with house guests for 2 weeks. I promise when my head gets screwed on right again, I'll be stitching up a storm!
Hugs to you dear friend.

Blu said...

Jenny Bean looks awesome! Congrats.

Brigitte said...

Jenny Bean looks gorgeous. Congratulations on finishing her on time.
Your spooky tree looks awesome, just perfect for the Halloween stockings.

Bekca said...

Congrats on finishing Jenny Bean, I love the wording on this design. I love autumn/winter too, especially when the season is just turning. Happy stitching to you :)

MyLifesAStitch said...

Jenny Bean is womderful, and I just love your stocking tree!!

What a cute ornament your friend sent to you! Love the ribbon on the top... the perfect complement.

Have a great weekend!

Siobhan said...

I love your Jenny Bean! I am still struggling through mine. I swear that I must have the HAIRIEST piece of linen I've ever worked on before in my life!! LOL

Beautiful ornament from Becky, and the tree is too perfect for your stockings!

Sherry :o) said...

Your JB is sooooo cool - I started it last year and it got put aside - and I really, REALLY have to take it back out. Your tree is great too - love the look!

BitsAndPieces said...

The "Spooky" tree for the stockings is a super display.
Really, really cute!!

Happy Fall!

Hugs, Sandy

Stitch By Stitch said...

I'm with you I love love love this time of year! I also love your JB finish! And your Spooky Tree! What a great display:)

Nicole said...

I love this time of year too. It's so invigorating! The weather here in SC has been just perfect lately. Congrats on finishing JB by 10/31! I didn't make it - oh well. :) Love the little ornament from Becky and I love your BBD stocking tree! It's so awesome!! I definitely want to get some of those stitched!!

Sharon said...

Beautiful finish! One of my favorites and somewhere on my very long stitching list! LOL Your Halloween ornament from Becky is adorable!