Thursday, October 15, 2015

Happy October!

Hello lovely friends! Wow mid-October already. Not long till Halloween. We been having heat again. Hope it will cool off this week. So ready for cool Fall weather! Speaking of October last weekend was my birthday. Friday night I attended Ladies Night at our church. That's when we gather and work on craft stuff. I took my Sojourner to stitch. And lots of food, goodies and visiting - LOL! We had a great time!
Saturday morning I went to a baby shower came home & found a surprise awaiting for me!

 My friend Jill from Washington surprised me. Festive Birthday flowers with blow horns, and streamers greeted & surprised  me. The vase even had painted birthday candles. So pretty, Thank you Jill!

Then the morning of my birthday I waited to open my gift from Lee. Lee made me a gorgeous hand beaded mauve/pink silk dupoini covered box. Oh its so beautiful in person. I tried to get a good photo. The inside is lined with a pretty navy tiny floral print fabric. Love it so much - Thank you Lee!

 I love looking at all the different beads, metal flowers, hand stitched bullion roses, heart buttons, silk ribbon roses topped with tiny beads, cloisonne flower, beaded crystal balls, leaves, tiny sequins stitched on top of metal flowers, and a beautiful bee charm. I can't imagine how long it took Lee to stitch all the embellishments on the box. A work of love for sure! This is spectacular and I cherish it!
Thank you Thank you Thank you - Lee!

 I had a beautiful birthday. Was spoiled through out the whole day. No cooking for me:))) 

With my birthday money I ordered a new chart. I know it was early but Haven and Earth Designs had a sale on their website. I got "Gingerbread House" by Aimee Stewart. I ordered the large print, hard copy, 89 colors (not the one with 236 colors) chart. Now this is my very first HAED. 
I have gathered all the threads for page 1 of 120.......YEP! Crazy me!!!! 

Here's a close up! HAED "Gingerbread House" by Amiee Stewart
I cannot tell you how much I love this! I have a thing for Gingerbread!

Progress as of Sept 28th

Current progress
Been stitching on the left floral border side working my way down.

Pumpkin display!

Hope you are enjoying October and are stitching lots of pretties! I stitched & mailed off a package to Mouse! It's a square for her 50th memory quilt project. And I did remember to take photos before I wrapped it - LOL! With my love and appreciation - Annette