Monday, September 7, 2009

Vacation and Halloween Stitching

It was nice to have Tracy home on vacation all week but it did cut into my stitching time hehehe. We did have a good time on Friday when we meet with Nancy to go shopping at the great sale at JoAnn's. I really did bust my stash budget but who can pass up on a sale to stock up on needed things for not only stitching but finishing too. Since I had coupons for Michael's too we had to make a stop there. I was a good girl and really didn't spend much there. Then off we went for a Frappicino at Starbuck's. While we were sitting outside enjoying our drinks and chatting the wind blew in a short Thunderstorm. We were protected from the rain and just sat there and enjoyed the drop in temp and the smell of the rain. It was really nice to spend time with Nancy again and we have plans to get together again real soon so I can show her some of the sights of Vegas and do some stitching together.

Like I thought I really didn't get a lot of stitching done, or at least not as much as usual. I did get a couple more lines done on "Witches". It just gets better and better with each section and is almost 1/2 finished now.

"When Witches Go Riding"
I hadn't done any Halloween stitching for the grandkids and decided this year I would do little knob knockers (little pillows that can hang from door knobs if you don't know what they are) for each of them. I found these really cute charts for free on the Cyberstitchers site.
"Frank N Stein" by Judi Utter
Stitched on 32 count hand dyed Evenweave
with DMC

"BOO WHO" by Judi Utter
stitched on 32 count Linen by Silkweavers
with DMC
I have started the third one (twice, got off on the first one and tossed it). It's a Spider all done in black with red eyes. I'll have a finish on it maybe tonight.
What a weekend for watching TV......hours of my favorite TV watching, RACING. Not only was there 2 NASCAR races but also drag racing. Also spent hours watching the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon. I have missed a telethon in years and since it's here in Vegas again I'd really love to see it in person, maybe next year.
Time to get back to stitching and then get dinner started. For those of you who were interested in the Stovetop smoker all I can say is "GET ONE and you won't be sorry". I've used it so much that it is really looking like I've had it for years. Tonight I'm doing a whole chicken again and my mouth is watering just thinking about it. We have done just about any meat you can think of and haven't had anything yet that wasn't wonderful.
Until Next Time (with some more finishes).....Happy Stitching


Gabi said...

These doorknobs will look fantastic. Great stitching all over. Love your LK too

Daffycat said...

Wow! Awesome Halloween stitching! Those knob knockers are going to be wonderful!

Donna said...

Love all the stitching! Glad you had a good time with the hubby!

Marjorie said...

Witches looks great. I love that fabric.

Sandy In Montana said...

All of your Halloween stitching is great. Glad you and Tracy enjoyed his vacation.

Meari said...

Cute halloween pieces, Rene. Congrats on your finishes!

Katrien said...

congrots on the finishes, they look cute

Carolyn NC said...

Nice progress - great ideas for doorknockers!

Mel said...

Ohh... Halloween. Just awesome. :)