Saturday, October 27, 2012

Homecoming for Navy Girl

I am in full swing prep and excitement as our Navy Girl will be home tomorrow to visit for a short spell. Today she is running a 10k Wicked Run in Norfolk, Virginia. This evening she gets on a train to Baltimore to fly to Portland in the morning. Here is hoping that SANDY does not hinder her travels. Lots of special meals and visits planned; including a haunted school house on Halloween night! I am looking forward to a GOOD fright. Nothing like a good scare to put some starch in your britches! Be good little witches and enjoy your stitches; as I will be away lovin' on my Pumpkin. Keep on stitching! P.J. P.S. Our Navy Girl is now a Seaman! She made grade to E-3 on Monday. We are so proud of our girl.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Autumn around A Stone's Throw

 Splashes of splendid autumn colors around our place.

Here is to enjoying your Sunday.
Keep on Stitching!

Saturday, October 20, 2012



A great place for stitching, by the fire.
Here's what I've been able to accomplish on HRH this far. There is a whole lot of detail in this block, hope to be moving on to block three this weekend. Still behind, but making progress.
Enjoyed putting up the Halloween decorations in preparation of the Navy Girl coming home in less than 10 days! We are so excited.
 Can't wait to see my Pumpkin! We have food and movies planned and a whole lotta hugging. Libby the Basset is gonna go nuts when she sees her. I can't wait for that homecoming greeting.
Off to the hair salon and into work for a bit, before I settle in for crockpot Sunday and some serious stitching.
Keep on stitching. P.J.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

House #9

I was just over reading Stitch by Stitch post from today. She has posted her wonderful finish of Casting a Spell and she also posted pics of her WIP of Judith Kirby's Victorian House #9 and #15!
Be sure to check out her beautiful work!
 I stitched #9 back in 2000 and it is my favorite Halloween project.

When I found this pattern it was in the discontinued bucket at a LNS and I had no idea until two years ago that there was another house (#15) that has the cutest witch and superman trick or treaters.

 I can tell you right here, right now I will NOT be buying this pattern online for $60 some dollars!! That is crazy! Yes i just saw a closed auction for the two patterns for $63. Now if Ms. Kirby herself was selling it for that I would consider it, as she would be profiting from the increase in value of her design.

 I will continue in my hunt at used book stores and yard sales, that by chance I will find #15. Until then I will admire the works of others who have completed this adorable pair of houses.

Hope you are having a Spooktacular autumn season!

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Keep on stitching!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

The Frost is on the Pumpkin

This was completed in 2000, but it is that time of year!
Blackbirds, bluejay and squirrel OH MY!
I am so excited....I was the lucky winner of Lisa's blog giveaway over at Black Flies and Snow Flies. (BTW I inserted the link but its not showing.)
Along with the Halloween issue of Just Cross Stitch, which included that adorable Trick or Treat pattern with a sample of Sullivans floss, Lisa included floss in the perfect combo of fall colors. Chewie decided she should assist in arranging the stash for the photo shoot. :)
Gotta get it just right!
Among the DMC she added Gentle Arts, Autumn Leaves and from Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe's hand dyed Pumpkin Swirl. Topped off with some hand dyed trim in a sherbet orange. PERFECT fall colors!!! I can't describe the warm feeling I have from receiving such a wonderful gift. Thank you Lisa and hope you and your hubby had a wonderful anniversary. When Chewie was done with the shoot, she went back on squirrel patrol. I spy a RED SQUIRREL.
So tempted to stitch up the trick or treat, but staying on top of my HRH. Speaking is a peak at my progress. Which included taking out the border on the right as I was two pickets short on my fence. But I am back on course and hope to have the three remaining peacocks/peafowl done today.
I have been working towards eating better in my effort to lose some more weight, but this time of year makes it tough. Check out the skillet apple pie I baked last week.
This was not the best way to start off, or maybe it was a GREAT way to end the high cal foods. Either way it was sinfully delicious. The candles are lit and my needle is loaded. Hope you are enjoying a beautiful fall day with some stitching in there somewhere. Keep on stitching! P.J. P.S. I seriously need to compose a user letter to Blogger. the change was supposed to make it more simple, yet they have removed some of the functions. Drat technology.