Hello and Warm Greetings Everyone!
Hope you enjoyed Halloween, we did. This year we had over 100 Trick or Treater's. They looked so cute. For the girls - Princess costumes was the most popular and for the boys - Superman and Football Players.
Do grab a cup of your favorite beverage because lots to share with you and some cool links and the end.
On the lady's dress I used GA-Holly Berry. Had to make it PINK!
"Autumn Delights" by Barbara Ana
32ct cream linen and DMC
Cross Stitch & Needlework November 2013 Magazine
I am so happy I finished Autumn Delights - Vickies SAL. Vickie had completed hers a few weeks ago. I want to add my initials on the trunk just like Vickie did. Her finish came out so beautiful. Next I need to make this into a flatfold. All in time for Thanksgiving on the 28th here is USA. Thank you Vickie for inspiring and hosting this SAL. I enjoyed stitching this very much.
I participated in EMS - October Holiday Ornament Exchange
"Sleigh Bells Ring" by LHN
14ct adia hand dyed by ME:)
My partner has received my package. It has to travel all the way to the United Kingdom. I was surprised as to the age of my exchange partner. He's young and still in elementary school (I'm pretty sure). So of course I sent him a nice and full care package with his ornament.
I received a card and this darling Halloween Bookmark from sweet Bea from Canada.
Thank you Bea and I am making good use of it! I love to read.
I was able to finish a whole page on Fairy Hill for Cut Thru SAL with Debbie and Linda.
Close up of the section I finished. I have started to do the backstitching for it. 5 pages to go!
Mary's Sampler by Plum Street Samplers
Love how this is coming along.
Went on a shopping trip with a friend yesterday. My feet are still recovering.
We were gone all day long and included lunch and dinner.
Stops included Thimblecreek Quilt Store in Concord and Joann's.
The back and inside of the house.
I have to put up my Harry Potter Christmas Tree. I thought I would of had it up by now - but didn't yet.
This one I cut out is very large - 5 inches wide.
We divided all that we made. I will use them for decorating packages and make some as gift tags.
A few days ago I also made Christmas cut out sugar cookies. I didn't do any decorating on them yet. They are now in the freezer. Feels good to have a nice jump on Christmas crafts and baked goods. Still more to do and plenty of time still.
To help you get organized for Christmas, I have at the top right on my blog I posted a really fun link.
Kerryanne of Shabby Art Boutique blog offers lots of great ideas on gifts, free print out planner (which I love and use every year), recipes and more. Have a look and see what you think.
Before I forget - Have you seen Allie's in Stitches post when she went to France to visit DMC Archives?Part 1 of her tour - link is HERE. For Allie's Part 2 tour- the link is HERE. I loved seeing every photo she shared and what a dream trip. Thank you so much for visiting me.
With Love and Appreciation - Annette