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    28 October 2009

    Update Post on a Snowy Day

    I haven't posted the rest of my Halloween photos because I haven't gotten around to doing any more with the decorations. I plan to carve pumpkins tomorrow but I won't put out the skeletons, luminaries and lanterns until Saturday afternoon. And considering that we now have snow on the ground, there really isn't any big hurry!



    Hopefully, the weather report is correct and the snow will melt off and temps will warm a little by Saturday. Otherwise we won't get tons of Trick-or-Treaters and I'm going to be stuck with about 12 bags of candy that might go to waste if I don't eat it. I would hate to think that I would be forced to do that. LOL.

    Other than that....I have finished my Crazy Quilted Christmas Stocking (aka Victorian boot Christmas stocking and pulled together the squishies and hostess gift that I'll send out with it. (Note to self - finish Christmas ornaments and send with stocking.)

    I've also finished working on Cathy's STS-Fall block. The first photo is her finished block. The other three show my work. As usual, (and it just worked out that way) I worked the left hand side of the block. I added the tree and owl charm, as well as the seam treatment to the right.

    I also added the french knot flower buds and leaveas as well as the stitch combination and beads at the bottom. Finally, I added the spider to the lovely web that Cathy provided me with.

    I spent most of Monday shopping for household items and project pieces, which resulted in finally being able to hang some art work up on the walls. DH and I have a thing for Ansel Adams and our collection has doubled since moving to Colorado. Anyway, I finally got the last of our prints cleaned up, reframed, and hung.

    I've been looking for dinning and living room art work for over a year now. I kept telling DH that I would know what I wanted when I saw it. Well.....that day came on Monday when I was in Michael's (buying a ton of frames for the Ansel Adams).

    We (mostly) have a black and white and/or sepia tone theme going on in these rooms (and halls and stairwells), with a mixture of mountains and streams, trees and meadows, and cottages. Which worked out very nicely with the mix of antique photos/art work that we put back up in the dining room.

    It's so nice to have the bareness gone from the walls. What a difference it makes to finally have that 'homey' and finished feeling! I'm sure that some of you will notice that there still aren't any drapes yet. Well, I've been a little less than motivated about sewing them. I think it's because I don't want to cut into that bolt of dupioni silk. LOL. But I did promise DH that they would be up before Christmas, along with the sheers and that I would at least get the roller shades ordered. Fingers crossed!

    I would like to take a moment to thank Diane for this lovely lace motif that she sent me as a thank you for a piece of this Asian boys fabric, that I sent to her, for a project she is planning.

    And lastly, I send a big thank you out to everyone who remembered my birthday (a few days ago). I appreciate the well wishes, the cards, etc. It made it a little easier to face the realization that I am now in the LAST YEAR OF MY 40's. Such a very strange feeling. Not that I'm all that concerned with aging but I can't help but (to some degree) think about my own mortality. Looking back over the years, wondering how time passed so quickly, and wondering what the future holds. My greatest hope is that what lies ahead is as wonderful as what has been.

    I know you're all just busting at the seams wondering what I got for my birthday, aren't you??? LOL. Well, I got a toaster oven, which I have been asking for for the longest time. Not only for the kitchen but for cooking clay. Also a 12" (and 10") sautee pan. DH dropped the other one and bent it up some time ago. I also got a bunch of books that I've had on my "Wishlist" at for a very long time, and some that I've purchased 2nd hand. Maybe it's not such a bad thing that the snow is still flying outside. It makes for the perfect day to sit down and go through them. I love books!!!!!!!!

    Well, I guess that's it for now. I'm off to fix a cup of cocoa, take a nice, long, soak in the tub, and then fondle my books!

    Until Next time...Happy Needling!!!


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    Blogger Lesley UK said...

    Hi, belated birthday greetings. I'm a Scorpio too. Your snow looks wonderful. It's still in the 60s here, and we very rarely get snow that lasts more than a couple of hours. I do envy all your Halloween celebrations, we get in goodies every year, but have never had a single trick or treater! Maybe this luv Lesley

    October 29, 2009 at 5:05 AM  
    Blogger Charlene said...

    Knee deep in sNOW! Wow, it's so early! But I guess the better to keep your pumpkins chilled :-). Beautiful stockings, as usual! Artwork shopping success is a thrill, isn't it? Love how your home is looking - and those drapes will come when that same urge hits; right? Take care -- love ya!

    October 29, 2009 at 7:01 AM  
    Blogger Maddie Can Fly said...

    I was wondering about you when I heard those reports of all that snow. Please keep that snow on your side of the state -- I don't want any over here in KS.

    The Fall block is gorgeous! I can't wait to see it in person.

    October 29, 2009 at 9:03 AM  
    Blogger gocrazywithme said...

    It's always fun to visit your blog, but especially near Halloween. Loved the Spooky, Scary Skeletons video!

    October 30, 2009 at 8:43 AM  
    Blogger Gerry said...

    Lesley, Thanks for visiting and for the birthday wishes. Isn’t being a Scorpio just the best???? Especially since we are in Scorpio on Samhain. Life is good!!!! LOL.

    I am hoping that the weather doesn’t keep people in on Halloween. I know it won’t effect the ‘kids’ because they are so resilient but the adults…..well you know how we are! LOL.

    Hi Charlene. Well, it was record setting, actually! The streets and walks are melted away already. I’m just wondering how many will venture out on Halloween.

    I really liked this stocking. It will be difficult to part with it. LOL. Heaven forbid that I should actually make one for myself!

    Now, Lesa.....come on….aren’t we supposed to share the ‘wealth’? LOL. We ended up with just over a foot of snow. But the streets and walks are melted now. Thanks for visiting!

    Hey there, Janet! Thanks for stopping by. I love, love, love Halloween! Did you also remember some of the skeletons from cartoons as a kid?????

    October 30, 2009 at 9:01 AM  
    Blogger Cat said...

    OMG look at all that snow! That's insane! We got just a skiff with that storm... I guess it waited to dump on your side of the mountains!

    Happy belated Birthday! I'm right on the cusp of Libra/Scorpio (23rd)and... over that hill already... don't worry... you'll get over it too! LOL

    Your CQing is great. I love the chain stitched tree you made!
    And your walls are coming along fantastic, almost makes me want to put something on my empty walls!

    Happy Halloween!

    October 31, 2009 at 6:17 AM  
    Anonymous Katrien said...

    whaaaaawwwww what is your stocking lovely.
    I love also all the pics of halloween.

    November 2, 2009 at 10:38 AM  
    Blogger Gerry said...

    Insane is a good way to describe it, Cat. Luckily, it melted off really fast!

    Happy Belated Birthday to you too. Gosh, I guess I should have known that. My BAD, BAD, BAD. Huggles.

    Goodness, Katrien how wonderful to see you visit. I hope all is well with you. Thank you for the compliment. The stocking was really fun to work on. Do you celebrate Halloween?

    November 4, 2009 at 3:35 PM  

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