Monday, August 18, 2008

Fall and Halloween stitching.............

Stitching is coming along very well for me these days. I had to resign from my volunteer jobs at church, because of health reasons, and find that I am a more relaxed person and actually enjoy stitching more than ever. The below photo is what I am stitching on now. It is Waxing Moon Design, Harvest Blessings. I am stitching it on 14 ct. Aida called parchment and getting the exact look I wanted. Oh, I am stitching only the pumpkin with the leaves and acorns. I have some pumpkin fabric that I am going to use to make it into a hanging.

This next photo is a couple of freebies I've had forever and don't even remember where I got them from. Since my birthday is on Halloween I love all things that go along with Halloween.... candy corn, black cats, pumpkins, acorns, that Harvest Candy that have out, black and orange jelly beans and WITCHES! You also see the fabric I have for these designs, as I am going to make them into pinkeeps.


This next photo is another finish. It is Heart~in~Hand, Inspiration design. They came in individual cards, and you could either stitch with individually or all on one piece of fabric, which is what I did. I'm not sure what to do with this, but am leaning toward a fabric wall hanging.



I also have a couple of other projects that I am working on, and will share these with you in a few days.

The weather here in SW Missouri is just like Fall, and I am so ready for Fall to come, as it is my favorite time of year. I love the Fall colors, the leaves falling, and wearing Fall clothes. But what I like best about Fall, is sitting on my patio in the early morning hour (6:00 to 6:30 a.m.) with my cup of coffee, bundled up in a warm afghan watching the sun come up and the dew on the grass.

Blessings to All,
Barbara

13 comments:

Heidi said...

What a perfect thing to sit wrapped up in an afghan and watch the sunrise! I too think autumn is the very best season and we are having real fall-like weather this week. You can come join me by the fireside on my CTS blog even. :) You are more than welcome my friend!

I think your taking a step back has been the right decision. It is good to be involved but sometimes we loose ourselves in the process and those of us with chronic illnesses need to beware of that. Your stitching is really moving along and I can hear it brings you joy in the process. I love all your autumn designs. The pinkeeps will be so adorable.

Hugs ~
Heidi

Nancy said...

It is good to read you are enjoying your stitching so much Barbara! Your Harvest Blessings will be beautiful, and I love the color. Can't wait to see your pinkeeps. The third design would be a pretty wallhanging or even a pillow.

Wrapped in an afghan, sipping coffee and watching a sunrise sounds like pure heaven. We will be able to do that this year too! Kevin just finished building a deck! But, it is still very much summer here. Have fun Barbara!

Nancy said...

Well, first of all, I love every item you have stitched. You already know I too love witches and snowmen, just like you. Sitting with you coffee and afghan is very inviting.
Thanks for you comments on my blog. I like keeping in touch with you. Hope you feel much better very soon.
Nancy V

diane said...

You have been quite busy, haven't you? I love all your finishes and of course, their Fall theme!! I am glad you are having more time to yourself!

Tanya said...

Great stitching pics, Barbara!

By the way - I haven't forgotten that freebie you needed mailed. Ok, so I forgot until last night when I remembered it like a light. LOL Consider it en route asap!!!

Tanya

Linda said...

Hi Barbara, I love your fall stitches, like you I'm ready for Autumn. Just this past year I started stitching again and I'm really enjoying myself. I'm working on a BB design and it is coming right along.

I foung your blog from Nancy's and have enjoyed my visit..hope you will stop by sometime.....I know I'll be back. Linda

Joanne said...

I love the fall pieces you're stitching. I have Harvest Blessings, too, and can't wait to start it. Like you, the autumn is my favorite season, and I can't wait to pull out all my favorite decorations :) I love the idea of sitting outside wrapped in an afghan and watching the sun come up.
Hugs, Joanne

SimplyStitchingintheGarden said...

Barbara, love Halloween and fall and it is so good to see you getting things finished. What a feeling of accomplishment.

My computer went a bit crazy and I had lost my blog addy's, but all is restored and I am back on track.

will check in again soon.

Roberta

Brigitte said...

I'm happy for you that you enjoy stitching again. I love the projects yu finished and are still stitching on. Like you I love autumn and autumn projects. I also have those freebies in my stash but have never seen them stitched. I think I will pull them out and stitch them, too - they look really great.

Françoise said...
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Françoise said...

ooo it's lovely my dear friend!!!
warm hugs
françoise

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