Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween everyone! I have a couple Halloween finishes from this past week. Last week i started on tuesday, Halloween Silhouette by Raise the Roof and finished it the next day. I haven't done anything "finishing" wise with it yet, but it is stitched.

This week i started a Pine Mountain Pillow - BOO! new this year. I started this one wednesday and finished yesterday, a very fun quick stitch. This one is stuffed and sitting on the entertainment center already.

Last but not least, I stitched the Quaker Boo freebie from online. I only stitched a portion of the design but started and finished yesterday. This one is already in the frame. I stitched it on 28ct cashel linen Solo from silkweaver using black dmc. I really like how this one turned out and i just happened to have a 5x7 black frame to put it in.

well, that's it for now. Have a great Halloween and don't get too scared! BOO!

Monday, October 27, 2008

And the winner is..............

Teresa! Congrats!!

My niece pulled your name out of her little kitchen sink (LOL).

Thanks for everyone playing along in my giveaway!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

PALS Retreat in Myrtle Beach

I am so sad to be home as i miss everyone already! I could just live at teh beach. sigh...... well, here are a few pics from the retreat of Pals, the ornaments i got in the ornament exchange, teh ornaments i put in the ornament exchange, etc. It was a blast and cannot wait to go back next year. Lots of stitching, laughing, great friends, more laughing, Ruth's story telling (how big is 12 inches????), more laughing (my cheeks hurt by Friday!

I rec'd ornaments in the exchange from Char, Ruthann, Michele and Amy and they are all beautiful as they all were that were stitched and brought.

here are the ornaments that i brought

Here are all the PALS Saturday night

Here are my roomies minus Jane Timmers she wasn't there when we took the pic

I also rec'd the grab bag exchange from Renee with lots and lots and lots of stitching goodies (but i forgot to take a pic, duh!). Thank you Renee!! And i got these beautiful amber glass jars from Donna in the gift exchange, but needed those to be shipped back to me here (didn't fit in luggage). LOL I also got ALOT of stitching stash while there but haven't taken a pic yet but will be making my list of my new acquisitions for Ruth's sting operation for next year, the list is embarrassingly long but such is life! LOL

A few of us went to Charleston for the day and walked around a bit in historic downtown and walked down Rainbow Row. It was really pretty and such unbelievable houses there. I will post one of the pics I got of one of those beautiful homes.

We also took a Plantation River Tour on Thursday on the Waccamaw River and saw the Plantation homes along with the slave houses, rice mills, etc. We did see an alligator but he was too quick to get a picture of.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Blogaversary Giveaway

Well, my Blogaversary is in 6 days and i want to have a giveaway for it. It will be something stitched from me. I can't believe that it has been a year that i started blogging and just love everyone i have met, the new finishing techniques i have learned from other bloggers and all the designs, etc that i have found that i now need to stitch. LOL

Please just post a comment to this post and on my "Blogaversary" i will randomly draw a name. Anyone can post, if you don't have a blog, please include your email.


Wednesday, October 1, 2008

HOE Halloween exchange rec'd

The mailman brought me an awesome package today from the HOE Halloween exchange from Mama Joan. OMG! this is just a great package. Joan stitched Boo Squared by LK for me which was on my wish list, also included a chart from my wish list, one of her project bags that she makes, pins, buttons, halloween notepad, frankie pen, yummies, etc. This was a great pick-me-up as i was having a bit of a bad day today. So this totally made up for it.

THanks again going out to Joan!