01 November 2013

Autumn, Stitching and Stash

It is November and in two months it will be a new year.  Anyone started their Christmas shopping? Not me. I am one of the weird people who likes the crowds and shopping in decorated stores.  One of my favorite things for Christmas.  Funny thing is I will be stitching Halloween for the next few months.

I did finish page 4 on the Fright Night Friends and on page 5.  I just finish the sign last night, all Kreinik thread.  Kreinik and I are just barely getting along, and as soon as I am done, the next time using the Kreinik again will be too soon.  I hate DMC Light effects more than Kreinik.  I have another sign to put on under the shoes and the E will stitched next week. I know I will finish it this year.  I want to do the Christmas banner too, but I think I will wait a couple months before starting that one.

I am doing this lovely sampler from a French designer, Jardin Prive.  I didn't show the first part so the above picture is part 1.  I am stitching it on a  6 inch stitch band.  It is a little tricky  to stitch on it by the edges.  I love the color of it but I notice under the lights in my kitchen, where I sometimes stitch, parts of the band gives a "dirty" look, like car grease was spilled on it through out the band. I know it is the lightening.

Last night, I finished part 2, just in time, since part 3 came out this morning.  I have decided to redo the hearts and flowers. The pinks are very light and almost whitish color.  I had order the threads this morning and when they come in, I will frog and restitch them.  There are mistakes on this section too, but they are spacing mistakes and I can't tell the difference.

 I got some lovely new stash this past month.  My friend, Karin, rak'd me these lovely gifts, Christmas mittens ornaments, a Christmas card magazine and some variegated threads.  I love the  gifts and I know I will be stitching from a couple patterns soon. Thank you Karin!

 I had signed up for the Kustom Krafts Stitch A Long and I am stitching Autumn Encounter.  I admit I haven't touch it in a couple weeks (no update) but will be working on it this weekend.  I was one of the winners in last months raffle and I was allow to pick a pattern from their site.  I fell in love with this tiger, called Blue Eyes. I am not sure when I will get to it, but it will be gorgeous when I do finish him.

Last June, I had participated a online retreat with one of my Yahoo groups.  I had won a prize was told I could pick 2 patterns from the X'x & Oh's site.  I picked Big Trouble and Shall We Dance.  It was the perfect treat for this stitcher on Halloween.  Thank you Vickie!

On the 15th every month, Nora Corbett releases at least one new pattern . The Mirabilia Minions (which they like to be called), stay up late to 1 am to see the new pattern.  Then the next few days, the talk is about what is the perfect fabric and who can get the pattern first, etc.  If I am awake around 1 am, I will check out the new patterns, but I usually don't go out right away to buy it.  When this mermaid, named Azure, came out, I said it was pretty but I can wait. so I thought,and when a friend, who model stitched Azure, showed some close ups of the model.  What I saw were beads and bling which I didn't see when seeing the whole picture.  My heart literally fell in love with her.  I actually had a physical feeling of my heart falling.  Needless to say, I brought the pattern and beads but will be getting the threads and fabric in a couple weeks.  I know when the rest of the stuff comes in, I will be stopping the rest of my stitching, because I want her on my wall.
 I will leave it here for now and leave you with some more Autumn scenes in Southeast Connecticut.

 This one was taken from the highway we were driving on.  My aunt stopped on the side for a minute and I snapped a few pictures.  We actually felt the bridge sway as the cars were whizzing by.

 This one is when the sun was blazing on the trees at sunset.
Love the blue sky!

Have a great week!
Until next time,


Faith... said...

Beautiful autumn scenes! :) Your Fright Night looks great and so does Positive Thoughts! Love all the new stitchy stuff...

Ruth said...

Hi Vicky, Lovely update. FNF looks terrific, Positive Thinking is awesome, I am doing this one to. Really enjoying it. Love the fall pictures, my favorite time of the year. Congratulations on your patterns you won, can't wait to see
Blue Eyes done. Ruthie

Meari said...

Nice stitching, Vicky. I don't think your banding looks greasy, lol. I see you've changed the color of your lettering. I did, too.

Nice stashing and gifts.

Bernie said...

Great selection you chose Vicki, it is wonderful to see fright night developing so well too.

I envy you the autumn colours, they look awesome, glad you weren't driving and taking pics at the same time :)

Denise SA said...

Great stitching and thank you for sharing your lovely autumn photos

Anonymous said...

Your Halloween pictures is coming along nicely.

Lovely stash and stitching.

Pretty pictures of Autumn.


Linda said...

Wonderful progress on all your pieces Vicky. I love all of your new stash.


onemore4gsus said...

Beautiful stitching! I love the photos of God's handiwork too. :)

Kay said...

I love all of the Autumn pictures! Autumn and Winter are my favorite seasons! Thanks for sharing all of those wonderful photos! Lots of stitchy updates as well, everything is beautifully stitched, will be eager to see what they look like once completed!

Angie said...

Lovely stitching

Mylene said...

Oh such beautiful Autumn pictures!!
I am so tempted to stitch the 'Thinking Positive' love the design..

Shanda said...

Love the autumn pics! We don't have color changes like that here yet! Gorgeous stitching and the stash enhancements are wonderful!

Carol said...

Lovely fall foliage in CT, Vicky!! And your stitching and new stash is wonderful :)

KreinikGirl said...

Sorry about the frustration with the thread. Let me know if I can offer any suggestions. Your projects look lovely!