Sunday, October 27, 2013


Hello everyone,
Yes, we had snow showers on Friday and yesterday. Luckily, it warmed up a bit each day to melt away. We still have a few more outdoor chores to finish up before winter really arrives.

Sorry I've been away so long. Shortly after my last post, my Dad injured his leg. He was finishing up some outside chores when his ATV tipped and landed on his leg... luckily nothing was broken - just an awful lot of bruising. So I have been running errands for my parents while he is laid up.

Also DH had some kidney stones removed on this past Friday.  So I have been quite busy- Although the procedure was long enough that I had plenty of time for some stitching.

I planned  to write last weekend, but we had a power outage that resulted in our computer no longer working when our power was restored. Our new computer has arrived and now I'm loading some of our programs... but I wanted to take a break and share with you some fall pictures and a recent finish.

Here is autumn scissor Keeper freebie from The Drawn Thread

I used an ornament size cut of fabric from a grab bag, GAST Threads and I substituted DMC 4130 for the called for needle Necessities. For the hanger I used DMC 936 as I didn't have any of the called for 930.

Here is one of our burning bushes.

And a cedar waxwing enjoying the mountain ash berries.

One more picture of the colorful leaves...

I hope to have a few more fall pictures for my next post.

Have a wonderful day!

Friday, October 4, 2013

W.I.P. Update

Hello everyone,
I've been away for awhile as my Dad had some health issues recently. He twisted wrong getting into his vehicle resulting in a problem with his leg. After several days - and lots of Dr. visits, we found out the problem is 2 blood clots in his leg by his knee. Hopefully the treatment won't take too long.

This fall has been so nice - we've had lots of brilliant colors. (The last few years the colors were more washed out). Hopefully I'll be able to share some pictures in my next post.The robins and cedar waxwings returned to eat up the mountain ash berries. Now we are waiting for some of our winter birds to return.

I did get my exchange piece stitched, but when I started to finish it I realized that I needed 2 threads - they came in the beginning of this week and I got the piece finished today. It will be awhile before I can share it though. 

Since I had to wait for the threads, I picked up my Heaven and Earth Storykeep and added about 1000 stitches.

HAED Forest Walk Storykeep Chart design by Michele Sayetta (Artwork by Anne Stokes) © Heaven and Earth LLC 2009  now at 10950 stitches.
25ct Dublin Linen
DMC Threads (90 colors), 2 over 1

DH & I celebrated our anniversary yesterday. The sun was shining and the fall colors were so beautiful and we had temps in the 70's - it was so different from our wedding day  15 years ago - we woke up to snow flurries and temps in the upper 40's - thankfully the snow melted before the church service was over and we were able to get several outside pictures.

Have a wonderful day!