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.


Catherine said...

Lovely post of fall colors, goodies and stitches! Love all the trimmings in the winnings!

Ranae said...

Fun win!!
HRH is looking good and so does that skillet dessert

Annette-California said...

Such lovely colors of threads you won. Oh your HRH is so pretty. Okay may I please get the recipe from you for the skillet apple pie, I can't stand it. It looks soooooo good, I can smell it lol.And our weather is finally cooling. Love your frost pumpkin sampler - Fall has arrived.
love Annette

Carol said...

What a great win and oh, how beautiful your black kitty is (I have a real thing for black cats!) posing with the orange floss!!

Beth said...

I've stitched the Cricket Collection pumpkin too - it still remains one of my favorites!

Dona said...

Chewie is perfect for an autumn photo shoot! I enjoyed your fallish post and that pie looks awesome!