A simple blog, by a simple girl, about my love of counted cross stitch and other musings.
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 of...here 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.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.