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!

Thanks for stopping by…
Until next time…


Vickie said...

Oh how neat for you! How fun to take a photography class.

CATHI said...

Great Progress! And I love the Silhouette of the lamp, too! :o)


Robin said...

I think you made super progress on your gifted gorgeousness piece. Lovely exchange piece you received! What fabulous homework pictures you shared.

Robin in Virginia

Anonymous said...

What lovely photos Marie! You've captured the beauty of autumn in such original and fun ways! :) And just for the record, I think your stitching progress is fabulous!

*Wisher* said...

lovely stitching.. and I love your fall photos.. beautiful.. :)

Jeannine520 said...

Progress is progress. It's looking fab to me!

Marilyn said...

That's great progress though.
That's a big house to stitch!
Your pics are so pretty.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Thanks for taking part in GG this month. And woohoo, you've finished the house!

Love your photographs too, you have a good eye for colour and composition too. I'm more of a point and click person!

Carol said...

I'll bet you are learning a lot in your photography classes, Marie! I took one a long time ago in college and really enjoyed it--I think you see the world in a whole new way when you are seeing it through a lens. Love what you've done so far--very creative and fun!

Nice house building--that is one big mansion! And your little witch from Rosa is very cute, too.

Enjoy those VT colors--I'm jealous!!

Weronika said...

Great progress on Gifted Gorgeousness! Great pictures you've made! You sure you really need those classes? :)

Brigitte said...

Such nice progress on your GG piece. And you mae some wonderful pictures showing so much of fall's beauty.

Maggee said...

The Inn is nearly completed--way to go! And you have a good eye for some great fall pictures... My favorite is the silhouette one! Hugs!