Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy Halloween!!!

I don't usually decorate for Halloween but I have gotten into in recent years doing the "fun" decorating style and not scary.  I DON'T DO SCARY ANYTHING!!!  Ask my husband.  I don't even like to get spooked or scared.  He used to try to scare me a lot while we were dating and I told him he better stop or I was going to punch him.  Well......guess what???  He evidently believe me because he did it one more time and I sure enough punched him in the stomach.  Thank goodness he still married me!!!  I really do love him and I think that convinced him I was serious about not liking to be scared.

I am going to be starting a new little project tonight.  We are not handing out candy and DS is not out trick or treating with anyone.  I did buy candy for us to enjoy though!!!

I am going to be stitching JN Scream Girls to put into a whimzi!!!  You can see it here on Just Nan's website.  Just Nan Scream Girls they are a little spooky looking but I just LOVE to xstitch those whimzi's.  I've just started collecting some of her fun halloween designs so I guess I'm trying to play catch up to have some cute and fun decorations.

Happy Stitching!!!

I won a prize!!!!!!

I have been meaning to share this prize with you for a while now.  It seems like my days get away from me before I know it. 

As you know, I am ALWAYS ENTERING Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppes contests!!!!  Well, I WON ONE recently and I am sad to say that I have not shared my PRIZE photo with you yet! 

I'm so sorry Nancy!  I TRULY loved receiving it!!!  What is funny is that my husband was soooo shocked at how generous Nancy was with sending out a box of overdyed floss!!!!  Here it is!!!

I won the Primitive Collection set.  Yes as you can see, I'm STILL having issues with Blogger letting me Insert Image to be clickable!  I just don't know what to do!  I've reported the problem to them.
I'm still trying to find a special design to stitch with her threads!!!  Hmmmmm maybe a primitive pincushion???? 
Happy Stitching everyone!

Thursday, October 29, 2015

October Smalls

Heather of Stitching Lotus is our host of our monthly Smalls SAL.  I wanted to post yesterday but as usual, my computer would not let me post ANY pictures!  Arggghhhh  So I am at Best Buy at 10a.m. first thing this morning to see WHAT IS WRONG with my computer now.  He looked at it and could not find anything wrong.  He said that the computer was just fine and that most likely it was something with Blogger.  But he did help me and said that I could copy and paste my pictures in my post instead of using the little window file to just click above to post the pictures. 
So if someone knows HOW to get the "Insert Image" link to work or for me to be able to have the pictures "clickable" again, it would be greatly appreciated for any help you can offer.
The first smalls I have are 2 small MBT Cross of Christmas ornaments from the 2009 JCS magazine.  I stitched these 2 ornaments.  One for my husbands boss who was moving to a new duty station and the other for the secretary who had worked for the AF for 40years!!!  These were stitched with HDF Magpie Tears 2343 and 2349 for the one on the left and Magpie Tears 2345 and 2349 for the one on on the right. 
I was able to finish another round box by Shepherd's Bush called Hear Bells!  I am still missing 1 more round box kit somewhere in my stash.  I have looked EVERYWHERE that I know and still can't find it so I just ordered that kit when I was ordering something else form SB. 

Here is an ornament that I have stitched recently!  This is a Santa from Prairie Schooler Good Saint Nick chart.  I just LOVE that chart and I remember singing that song as a child.....which is WHY I bought the chart!  I still need to stitch the whole thing with that verse!
Now I get to share my JN Witchy Mouse all finished!  I had her stitched since about February but went to finish her last month and finish her into the mouse.  I got her all done but had issues with trying to figure out how to do her broom.  I think I was overthinking the process of finishing it but just put it away and asked my friend Janet when she came for a visit.  She agreed with me how I was to finish the broom as I was doing it right.  So NOW......Witchy Mouse is all done and on display in my formal living room area.  She is really REALLY cute!!
My last Halloween piece that I have finished was BBD Midnight Ride that I did as a SAL with Janet.  This was stitched on 40ct and placed on top of a small wooden box.
And the little pincushion that went along with the chart as well.  The ribbon was supposed to be couched down around the pincushion with small tails left but I didn't like the ribbon just laying flat so I made little poufs all around it.  I like it a lot better that way.
I have many more ornaments that I have stitched up and are waiting to be finished but I can't show those to you right now as some are Christmast gifts!!! 
Thank you for taking the time to read my blog and comment on it. I don't always get to reply to your comments but I do thank you for stopping by to have a look and read.  I will try better at replying to your comments!
Happy Stitching!

Monday, October 5, 2015

Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe Halloween thread contest

Oooooo who couldn't use more floss in their stash????  ME!  I can always use more floss in my stash as it seems when I go to pull them for a is ALWAYS missing!!  So then I go into "substitution mode" thus my reasoning for needing more floss!!!

Nancy of Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe is having another contest.  She has dyed some wonderful Halloween floss and boxed them up so nice a pretty.  You can click on her link above or go on my sidebar of blogs that I follow and find her listed under there. 

So head on over there and sign up to try and win some floss.  You can't win.....if you don't enter!!!

Happy Stitching!