Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Halloween Smalls

I finished these cute designs just in time for the October 2015 Smalls check-in.  I filled each little tin with chocolates and mailed them off to my DIL and to DS2 GF.

2015 Halloween Gift
Designer: Prairie Schooler
For: M and C

Both designs were stitched on 28ct even weave.  I did change the colors on the Cat…green eyes, red nose/mouth, purple bow tie, and gold stars ~ I like it much better this way. 
Each design was mounted onto the cover of a small metal tin that I found at Hobby Lobby.

For: C

For: M

I completed another scarf, using the yarn that I purchased back in May 2013 at Purl Soho in NYC.  Yikes, 2013 !!! It took me that long to find a project for this gorgeous yarn??? 

The scarf came in handy for this weeks photography assignment…photographing texture.  Here is a sampling of the images I snapped.

Little Emma turned 1 last month.  At 3 1/2 pounds she is still very tiny, very cute, and at times very naughty, but we love her. Unlike Lily, her coloring is off.  She is much too white around the face but we have no plans to show or breed her so it really doesn't matter. Sweet Lily turned 7 last May. She has a lot of patience when Emma nips at her ears, yips in her face, and tries to steal her toys. 


Emma and Lily


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Thursday, October 15, 2015

Stitching and Clicking

2015 Gifted Gorgeousness check-in time

Last months progress on Black Horse Inn:

This months:
Designer: Carriage House Samplings
Fabric: 40ct Linen over two
Floss: DMC

Not a ton of progress, but I did manage to squeeze in some Gifted Gorgeousness stitching time.  I have been spending much of my time working on Christmas ornaments!

My Halloween exchange arrived from Rosa C.  She did a wonderful job stitching and finishing this ornament.

2015 HOE Halloween Exchange
Designer: Little Stitcher
Design: Vintage Witch (freebie)
Stitched by: Rosa C.

The lace and adorable little frog charm are a great added touch! This ornament is a wonderful addition to my Halloween tree Thanks, Rosa.

Now for the clicking

Last Wednesday I attended the 1st of 4 photography classes, which left me spending way too much time reading about DSL photography and taking many test shots (in manual mode).  I will leave you with a few of my homework pictures.

The fall colors are bursting, which has given me endless photographic options…


Early morning dew on a pumpkin

I pulled into my garage and saw a colorful reflection in the helmet on the shelf . I grabbed it, brought it outside, positioned it on a large rock, and snapped the foliage ~ interesting view…

I love the reflection

While sitting in my family room I glanced over and witnessed the foliage as a backdrop to my favorite floor lamp; how perfect, a moose in the woods.  

I love the lamp silhouette

Yes, it is true…Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe is offering ANOTHER giveaway. Nancy is truly a very generous blogger!

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