Saturday, November 30, 2019

November 2019

Hi everyone,
It's time to share what I've been up to this month.
The month started out with a bang.
Lots of rain on Halloween (~2.00inches). Got windy overnight. Snow flurries mixed in early Friday am. Power cut out 9am. Phone lines also out. Local roads closed due to flooding.

And then this happened.
50' tall tree fell on top of another tree (about 40' high) and our driveway was blocked. Waited till the next day for the wind to let up before cleaning up the mess.

Power was restored late  Sunday afternoon. Phone and internet restored  a few hours later Sunday evening. House dropped to 54 ° F.  Just as well because Sunday night was another dusting of snow.









Veterans Day we saw about another 8" of snow and temps remained cool for the rest of the month. The few days above freezing didn't completely melt all the snow. we have some bare spots, but not for long. The latest weather reports show us getting anywhere from 6" to 24" snow tomorrow afternoon through Tuesday. (Some forecasts only have us in the 3-6" range).. so we'll have to see.

Stitching:
I finished last month's challenge piece.


Moonrise Ornament 1 (3rd from the left on the cover)©  2017 by Whispered by the Wind
Fabric: 28ct PTP Mirage Lugana
Threads: DMC
Stitch Count: 47 x 56, 2 over 2
Cross Stitch, 2 fractional stitches, backstitch







Then I moved on to this freebie

Angela K. blog My Happy Memories (Make Stuff Be Happy)
Pumpkin Guarding Scissor Fob Freebie (here)
Fabric: 28ct Mystery evenweave
Threads: DMC
Stitch Count: 20x31, 2 over 2
Cross Stitch


 







While picking out projects for last month's challenge, I came across a few that just needed a little time to finish up...  This one I just had to finish the border


Monthly Mania - October ©2000  Heart in Hand Needleart
Fabric: 32ct Khaki
Threads: GAST, WDW

Stitch Count: 43 x 43, 2 over 2
Cross Stitch, Rhodes, back stitch







and this one I had a bit left of the colorful tail feathers


Thankful Kiss © 2009 the Cricket Collection freebie
Fabric: 28ct Cashel Linen Antique white
Threads: DMC
Stitch Count: 39 x 40, 2 over 2
Cross Stitch, back stitch, fractional stitches, french knots








Next I returned to this lovely...
Handblessings Winter Memories Silhouette Snowman Makes A Friend ©2019 by Eileen Gurak
Fabric: 40ct white Newcastle (instead of 14ct white)
Threads: DMC ** Substituted some shades of gray for the dog's shadow(413), snowman's shadow (3799 and 413)and the close pine tree(3799) as I couldn't use 2 strands on the 40ct fabric.
Stitch Count: 88 x 87, 1 over 1.
Left off the snowflake charm as it will be too big for this size fabric.
Cross Stitch, 1/2 cross stitch


Finally, this is where I'm at...  I started this lovely that I bought from ETSY.


Dear Santa It Was the Dog © Cross Stitch Wonders
Created from original art by Black Cats Media
Fabric: 28ct white evenweave
Threads: DMC
Stitch Count: 120 x 120, 2 over 1
Cross Stitch

 




Lots of finishing work to be done this winter for all these lovely smalls.

Until next time,
Have a wonderful day!
Lisa M.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Witchy Stitchy Challenge Final Day - Day 13

Hi everyone,
It's time to share today's challenge...

Day 13: Continuing with Moonrise... Left off here yesterday















Now after 1.5 hour
Moonrise Ornament 1 (3rd from the left on the cover)©  2017 by Whispered by the Wind
Fabric: 28ct PTP Mirage Lugana
Threads: DMC
Stitch Count: 47 x 56, 2 over 2
Cross Stitch, 2 fractional stitches


Only a little bit more to go. Hope to finish this one soon.



Until next time,
Have a wonderful day!
Lisa M.