Sunday, October 30, 2011

Hi everybody here is one of my favorite days of the year and tomorrow will be my oldest daughter Chrystal's birthday. ...So many years ago this evening ,I was handing out the Halloween treats while I was in labor. Being I gave birth to my daughter just after midnight is one of reason I have always thought this was the best time of the year. I bet Chrystal always thought so when she was young. Halloween candy...candy...candy...the night before her birthday and cake and ice cream and lets not forget the presents on her birthday after a gluntiny of Halloween SUGAR RUSH...LOL

Now the other part of this story is I had to hurry and get out of the hospital for I wanted to be home for my oldest son's first birthday which is on Nov.5th. Yes, Shawn and Chrystal are less than a year apart and over the years when they were young we celebrated their birthdays together though I usually tried to have both of them have their very own Birthday Cakes. More

As I have mentioned to you before one of my favorite cross stitch designers died earlier this year in a horrific accident. After Lisa Roswell's death some of us stitcher in her honor and memory started stitching one of her designs. I just finished mine tonight. The design is called "Witches Nine". I love the verse of this design and it goes as follows.

In the town live witches nine:

Three in worsted, three in rags,

And three in velvet fine".

I do wonder where she got this verse or if she made it up. The only thing I have left to do to this stitching is to put my name on it and the year I stitched it.
Lastly I am going to share just a few Halloween pictures of my Chicklets. These were taken at a fun Trick or Treat event at Wegmans here in Canandaigua, New York.

Here is a picture of some pumpkins that the employees of Wegmans carved. There were more than these...but look at the talent here...Hope you all have a happy HALLOWEENIE;)
One last note....I HATE BLOGGER. My text and my pictures never seem to line up right..making me look dumb.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Halloween is coming...and I just wanted to share. I did an exchange with my friend from Baton Rouge, New Orleans. We have been doing this at Halloween time. It is actually a stitch exchange. This is what I sent to her.

It is from Prairie Schooler "October" I was thinking of Harry Potter and decided to make the Owls for Sale sign and then I tatted an Owl The owl pattern is from Diane Stevens Animal Bookmark books. The first time I have ever done this owl and I actually like it alot. I think I may do another one. I also noticed when hanging on to the owl from the hanger...the face kinda folds forward making it look like a 3D owl. After I sent off my exchange I did another stitch of the Owls For Sale...but I haven't gotten around to tatting the owl yet to go with it...I might have the owl stand on its own merit. We shall see.

I also got a nice exchange from Ann my exchange partner. You can see what so so nicely sent to me on her blog here.

I love the Quaker Pattern she sent to me. There are alot of Halloween themes stitches in the just have to look for them. She also sent me some hand coffee dyed material. I am planning on using the linen to do the Quaker design on it. Lastly but really cute...( and Ann it is on my {one now} fake Christmas Tree). It is a Bat. Actually after I saw this I thought of Batter...and now thinking I should do one for her. Thank you Ann for the great exchange

Eventually I will get in the swing of things in posting on my blog. IT is just when I do have computer time...I usually am reading my mail and everybody elses blogs.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Hi everybody.

Been really busy as usual around here. Halloween is coming of my favorite times of the year. Now tell me...who that is reading this blog doesn't know that.

Anywhoo...whoo...said the owl...with Halloween coming it bring to my mind my favorite cross stitch designer who lost her life this past Spring when her car went off the road and ended up in deep water where my favorite designer died. That is Lisa Roswell. Halloween I think was her favorite times of the year. Alot of her designs were for Halloween with the Primitive feel to Lisa's designs. I use to write to Lisa and I am missing the fact that we are not emailing about Halloween this year and being excited to give her new ideas for designs that she also that would make a cool design.

Today I took out my Witches Hallow design of Lisa's that I stitched. It was a big design and I know there is a picture of it finished on this blog somewhere. I never did get it framed so I hung it on a clothes hanger with clothes pins. It is hanging off my arch entryway that goes from my livingroom to my dinningroom. She is hanging in an honor spot in my house where it can be seen by anybody that comes to my house.

I just wanted to say with Halloween coming...I am thinking of Lisa and her family. I know I will never think of Halloween again without thinking of the loss of Lisa Roswell. I just thought I would share my thoughts with you.

Soon I will share something else with you that I have been working on. And NO it isn't the eighth wonder made in size 160 thread...I will leave those to Mark Myers...but something just the same.I will also be putting pictures I took at Palmetto's Tat Days and also picture I took at "Ithaca's Lace Days" that I just went to.

Until I write again...keep those hands happy.
I also have one picture to share...I did find one "Golden Ticket". Here is the picture of my Golden Ticket.Finding "Made In the USA" is like finding the "Golden Ticket" in Willy Wonker and the Chocolate Factory. I have found one ticket though about you...are you finding anything that says "made in the USA"...keep looking...