Monday, September 24, 2012

Fall is in the air

Hello Everyone,
Fall is my favorite season - even though it is the busiest time for us.We've had a few frosts, which means that I get a bit of a break from these pesky allergies. It also means that I can be outdoors without getting numerous insect bites. The burning bushes are turning brilliant red, the black walnut tree is turning golden yellow, and the sugar maples have begun to display some oranges.

Amid the falling leaves, we had a kestrel show up.

I  haven't had much time for stitching - I spent some time picking out a fall exchange piece -and spent even more time pouring through my Just Cross Stitch Halloween and Christmas ornament issues.

Another reason I love fall is because early next month is our anniversary. With that in mind,  I thought I'd have a giveaway for a few threads and the September /October 2012 issue of Just Cross Stitch Magazine. This is the Annual Halloween Issue - not the special edition issue. Just leave a comment. I'll pick a name on October 1st.

Last entry I mentioned a beading project.
Barn owl. from Jill Oxton's Cross Stitch and Beading Issue 72 © October 2007
7 colors of Miyuki Delicas (911 beads)
Cream Nymo Thread
Stitch Count 28w x 43H
Square stitch

Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Week wrap-up with a HAED update

Hello everyone,
I was all set to write this post early yesterday afternoon. Started to write and we lost power. Just got it back about an hour ago. Lots of trees broken, power poles snapped, and wires down. Thankfully we had no damage- other than losing some food that was in our freezers. We heard that there were a lot of micro-bursts in the area.
I couldn't stitch in the dark, so I used my mini light and caught up on some reading, as a book I ordered had arrived in Friday's mail..
Last week I was busy finishing off my animal antics Stitched With Love Exchange for  my partner.  It's going to be awhile before I can share as I don't mail out until the end of next week. I also did some beading, but I'll save those pics for another day.
It's been while since I worked on my Heaven and Earth Designs SAL Forbidden Doorway. I got in a few stitches this week to bring her from 5400 to 6100 completed stitches. 

Fabric: Picture this Plus 28ct crystal moonglow
DMC & Kreinik#4 threads
1 over 1, full cross

Have a wonderful day!