Sunday, October 18, 2015

It's a comin'

The SNOW that is....well maybe not for a while but my son reported flurries at his place.   Fortunately he is in the mountains and 160 miles west of me!   Not ready yet for old man winter.   I want to enjoy the fall first.  

I harvested the last bit of greens and peppers yesterday. And I brought in all the plants that were on my deck or hanging from my pergola.  They do so well outside in the humidity in the summer.  I hope I can winter them well.   I put Ike (My Boston Fern/no pix) in the bathroom hoping it will enjoy the shower humidity.  

But enough of the Flora    This week I accomplished little stitch wise.   Ever have one of those weeks when you have something EVERY night?   I am blessed to have a circle of stitching friends I meet with weekly, and a group of high school classmates I meet for dinner monthly.  Add girl's night with the girls from work and other appointments that collided for the perfect storm of out every night!    

I did finish my scissors fob from last weekend.   Not too excessive here am I by the looks of my collection of scissors fobs.  And I am sure there are a couple of more squirreled away with a WIP.  

I also finished up the bottom of the Pining to Stitch Biscournu.  Isn't it fabulous when you round that last corner and your stitches meet like they are supposed to?  

I don't know if I will shelf the assembly until January or do it now.   Since I am basically an out-of-order gal,  chances are I will do it now.   Overall I am ahead of schedule on this SAL and can put aside the fob and needle book until January.     I need to get back to my Sampler Guild SAL to stay on schedule for a January completion.   Ug!  Sew many projects, sew little time.

Sorry to overwhelm you with so many photos of this piece!   But I just love it.   Isn't the pine cone button perfect?

I didn't share what I got at Salty Yarns last week.  Not much at all.   There were so many things I fell in love with but then I did an honest  review......will I stitch it this year, next year or who knows when? Will I still love it in three years when I might get to it?  I put many things back after being totally honest with what I will accomplish before I return to Salty Yarns in April   I might have actually won for the LEAST amount spent.  I did picked up these two Halloween pieces.   I look forward to stitching this Mill Hill complete kit called Sugar Skull.   All those beads means this is not a take along project.  The completed version is so much more than the kits looks.  Sally always gets me no matter what the season with having current season finishes at the counter when you enter the shop.  I like stitching Halloween pieces because they give me permission to use wild and bizarre colors that are not my usual m.o.    I also got this pocket watch necklace and pattern.   Great tip from Sally - the fabric just lays in the pocket watch so you can change it out to showcase other holiday motifs.

The framed "creepy" is from my gift bag at Jamboree.   I cut the bag apart and popped "creepy" in a 4 x 6 frame, added the skull off my bag tag and set it out with my Halloween table to decorations.

Well with colder weather coming it is my plan, my hope, my promise to myself, that I will spend at least one week night up in my sewing room working on a quilting project or finishing a finished piece.  
My wooden carpenters tool tray is full of Halloween fabrics on the left for a wall hanging I have in mind and on the right are parts of a red white and blue four patch table cover I started and strayed from and in the front, 5-inch squares of novelty fabric cut in hopes of making an I-Spy baby quilt.  

Well here's to the start of another week.   This afternoon, Monday, Thursday and Friday are already filled in my datebook.   Who's knows if I will have any days open by the time Monday rolls around.  Happy stitching all.   Bundle up in your sweaters, listen to the crinkle of fall leaves under your feet, and enjoy the season.


Stasi said...

Okay Robin...I love the pine cone buttons. May I ask where you got them please?
Thanks and have a great week!

Robin said...

What fun fabrics your carpenter's tray is filled with! Congratulations on getting your pear scissor fob and the biscornu finished! I really like the look of your pine cones. Have a wonderful week!

Robin in Virginia

diamondc said...

Great Skull, I love the colors, I love working with beads.
Your fabric box is way to cool, love anything old and function. What a great idea for the creepy picture, so creative.
Your scissor fobs are wonderful.
I took in the last of my veggies last week, so sad to see the cold weather settler in.
I look forward to seeing the Biscournu finished.


Lillie said...

What an interesting post. The pear fob is adorable and the idea on Sugar Skull kit is great. Creepy is beautifully framed.
Looking forward to your biscornu finish.