Wednesday, October 28, 2009

An early morning finish

This morning while organizing some cross stitch charts I decided to kit up another design from OakhavenDesigns and ended up going right ahead and stitching it. Just finished....
I wanted to actually sew tiny round buttons on the boot but didn't have any at the moment, but I do plan to change that out before I finish it into an ornament for next year.

This is our second day of rain, and Game one of the World Series is tonight...Phillies vs Yankees. We are hoping the rain doesn't cause a delay. Although I don't totally follow baseball, but living here in Southern New Jersey the teams out of Philadelphia is the Good Luck to both teams!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Two finishes today

Both of these were previously started but finally saw their last stitches today.

Both are designs by Tonia Pappan of Oakhaven Designs and were lots of fun to stitch. On Fall Scarecrow I stitched the word Fall in DMC 4130 for the touch of total fall coloring. I have fallen in love with this variated floss.
On Be Witchy I added the cauldron to the design which I ended up doing by free hand because all the patterns with a cauldron in it that I have were either way to small or too large.

Next I will be going back to my Christmas and Peace SALs to get them up to date before the next parts come out.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Head's up for Veteran's Day

All U.S. Veterans and military service members with proof of current or former military service will eat free at all Applebee's nationwide on Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009.

Proof of service includes:

* U.S. Uniform Services Identification Card,
* U.S. Uniform Services Retired Identification Card,
* Current Leave and Earnings Statement,
* Veterans Organization Card,
* photograph in uniform
* Or wearing uniform.

For additional details, visit: or contact your local Applebees.
this is from an official email I received this morning and wanted to pass along to as many people as possible. Please pass this along to all military and veterans you know and even show up to support and thank the military and veterans for their service.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

A finish for the week!

I finished this cute pumpkin design (Harvest pumpkin) from this morning. I think it is so cute and will go great with the other small Halloween/Fall stitching I am doing. Next year I plan to put up a tree and decorate it for Halloween and Fall and they will all be on it to adorn our

Of course hubby and kids will think I've totally lost it, but the other bit of good news is that it will be one less tree to set up come Christmas

I hope to finish a few more in the next few days, but have to work on several SALs first.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

I did it!

I did it, I completed both part 4 and 5 of the Christmas SAL and am ready for part 6 tomorrow. I came close to giving up for the night but just couldn't. Soo now it is off to bed with me so I can rest up for tomorrow's activities of chasing Jaiden, trying to get some house work done and stitching part 6 so I can then move on to stitching on the Peace SAL.

More stitches!

This should have been done a week ago but I fell behind a little. This is part 4 of the Christmas SAL and tomorrow part 6 comes out...I'm hoping to get part 5 done this evening as Bill is working nights right now.

This is Halloween Greetings from the OakhavenDesigns yahoo group. Meant to be part of Halloween weekend chat SAL, but I finished it last night. I did change a few things in the way of floss and colors though. The leaves for the tree I wanted in fall colorings so I used DMC variations 4031 instead of the light brown in the chart. For the Cat's eyes I used green metallic to give them a glowing effect. I really like how it turned out.
Now to get a few things caught up and plan my next items for