Sunday, October 23, 2011

Weekend in Wiscasett

It may have taken me two weeks to get this posted, be we could not have picked a nicer weekend to have a three day stitching get-a-way. Karri and I headed out Friday afternoon and made a couple of stops at a junk store and antique mall in Brunswick. I found a couple of ORT jars for $1 for both! Little treasures found among lots of stuff! I also found a couple of sets of the old wire basket style flower window baskets. Excited about getting those up next year, maybe I can get the hubby to mount before winter so I can put holiday greenery in them. Hmmmmm.

I found two more jars at the Flea Market we stopped at on Sunday.

Saturday we made our way to Stitcher's Corner. It was good to see Janet again, we were a little worried about her, but she is doing well. I picked up ten new patterns to add to my stash, two of which were from Primative Needle. I had been eyeing the Retro Halloween for awhile, I just love the old style designs especially the angry green pepper! They remind me of the decorations we had when I was a kid. And the other was Cape Cod Girls; "Cape Cod girls they have no combs, they comb their hair with codfish bones." Hehehe

Also Picked up: three from La-D-Da - Eve, Psalm 103 (for my hubby),
and Bushel & a Peck;
Twisted Thread - Gingham Girlfriends (I need to order the gingham, gonna to do two simultaneously);
ByGone Stitches - One Nation (love this one!);
Imagination Inc - Ol Harvest Moon, "Ol harvest moon so big and bright, watch over us this Hallow's Eve Night.";
Bittersweet House- The Addison Adam and Eve Sampler (will be making some changes);
and from Plum Street Samplers - Give.

As always can't wait to stitch em. Like I needed any more patterns.

Here is a peak at some of my stash

Saturday night we enjoyed a Haunted History Tour guided by the Red Cloak Lady. It was the perfect evening, mild tempature and a bright moon. When she came slowly up the drive along side the big white church swinging her candle lit lantern, wearing that red cloak over a long black skirt and black boots it really cast the spell for the evening.

So let me wrap this up with a few pics of my progress.

Check out the little owl my GF surprised me with in a little care package on our weekend.
It's reversable!

And my October posting would not be complete with out a little black cat. Here is a couple of pictures of our new kitten, Chewy. My daughter brought her home in August, knowing I was looking for a cat/kitten. She is just the cutest thing; a clown, fly catcher, snuggler, shadow and Basset tail swatter.

Chewy. Ain't She Tute?

Okay, I think that is enough for now.
Hope you enjoyed my pictures and musings.
 Keep on Stitching!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Biscuit Heaven

This ain't got nuttin' ta do with stichin' but I discovered this recipe on Kentucky Sampler's blog (KSB); which is about stichin', so there's the connection. :-)

Gotta tell ya about these biscuits; Carole from Blue Chateau Interiors blog (BCIB) has a recipe for "the best homemade biscuits", I labeled my recipe card "Skillet Biscuits". Peggy from KSB posted her experience in making these in September, I have been waiting for the right meal to give it a try. I definitely had left over dough, so I made a short bread as Carole of BCIB suggested other wise I was gonna make a double batch of biscuits. Scumdillyumptious! Is the word that comes to mind in describing this delectable, melt in your mouth biscuit. It is so worth the little bit of work that goes into this. I made my Grandmother's and Great Aunt's (sisters) cream chicken casserole and a tossed salad. Their recipe could be considered a frugal recipe; this one started as a way to use up the left over Thanksgiving turkey. I make it during the year with skinless boneless chicken breast or thighs. I would be happy to share it if you'd like to try it.

I cooked down peaches with sugar n spice and had that over the short bread with a cup of coffee with Bailey's; a perfect fall dessert.

I am so glad that Carole shared this recipe and thanks to Peggy for posting it on her blog.

well I had better get to that dessert, then maybe I will put a few more stitches in my BOAF not so mystery, mystery stitch.

Keep on stitching. xxXxxXxx

Friday, October 7, 2011

Fall Frolics

I just love this time of year! The smell of apples, cider and fallen leaves in piles bring back wonderful childhood memories growing up in West Virginia. The simplest things bring such comfort in a crazy, hectic world.

My girlfriend and I are making our annual trip to Wiscasett, Maine and hit The Stitcher's Corner for some stitching stash. We are making this one a four day weekend, yippee. I can't wait to spend easy, quality time with one of my best friends. When you grow up it is hard to find those special friends that will be with you through thick and thin. I have to say that I feel fortunate to have a handful of very special friends in our lives. Getting off the stitching subject, sorry.

Anyway I want to throw a pitch out there for The Stitch and Frame Shop in Rockhill, SC! Thank you for your recent posting of what's new on your blog; I really like the new Drawn Thread's monthly calendar series. Check it out.

I will be working on my BOAF mystery stitch, Prairie Schooler's Season's Greetings and a needle point glasses (Itouch) case in leopard print. This matches the scissor case I completed several years ago. It can be seen in my post with my progress on the Jenny Bean (Patty J) pincushion. Need to post the finish of that one.

Enjoy this fabulous fall weekend, I know I will!

Keep on stitching. XxXxXxXx


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