Thursday, October 31, 2019

Happy Halloween

Be back soon with November News and Notes!

I bought the chart for this in Frameworks in Columbia in the summer of 1997 I think... I stitched about 3/4 of it, working each year just a little more. After I moved in to help Mama I had left it at home and sort of forgot it. After it was lost at home due to the vandalism and burglaries, I bought the chart again and all the Perle cotton to stitch it... Well, it just didn't happen --- so I came across Sally, the Humble Bumble Stitcher in England. She had made one for sale. After this year I have had, I just decided to seize the day and order it... So--- from across the pond I finally have my "Pumpkin Stew" by Shepherd's Bush..

 We had a little treat for Halloween. Some of my friends considered it to be more of a trick.

My sweet friend was just too cute not to share...

And finally... from Mt. Crumpet... this just in... "CATS RULE!"

Whimsy and Hugs!

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Slipping by

October, probably one of my top 12 months, is simply roaring past me... like gangbusters, they say.

Lots of things have been keeping my attention. Here's my top ten as October draws ever closer to her half-way mark.

* My son had some health problems that actually necessitated a trip to the ER. He had acute bronchitis without the cough... just no air. He is doing much better.

* He also got the green light to work a few weeks from home. It's great having him around all day, He is in web meetings and programming mostly...

* My son started Paleo Meal plan again after a few years off it. I am having fun making Fall Paleo dishes.

* I finally kicked myself into gear and painted the kitchen cabinets... just the bottom ones, but it was an all-day business.

* Rearranged the front porch a bit, cleaned it, and removed summer stuff, putting out a little Autumn.

* I've been pinned down by my cat every time I sit down because we heard some poor bunny screaming outside and some nasty creatire growling and being territorial. Not sure what happened to the bunny, but my kitty suspects the worst. lol.

* Still trying to get someone hired to help batten down the hatches in my north house. I cannot believe how hard it is to find worker bees.

* Loving the daylights out of my Studio! Who knew it was so much fun to have my arts in one spot?

* Taking the extra time to just linger through the beauty of Autumn. Loving these nights in the 40's...

* Ever and Always being grateful for my many blessings, past, present, and future.

Whimsy and Hugs!