Sunday, October 19, 2008
Thursday, October 02, 2008
Gift from down under
I really like the bag with the lounging kitty on it & would like to start it today, but I'm trying to make myself finish more Christmas presents before I start something new (want to place any bets on how long that will last?). I've been making good progress but time really flies these days and Christmas will be here in no time. I'm still kind of in shock that it's October already, I don't even remember much of September, where did it go?
This embroidery is one of the Christmas presents I've been working on. I'm not sure if it will end up as a pillow or a wall hanging. It's from the Santa's Coming booklet from Art To Heart (Nancy Halvorsen). I love their booklets, they have such cute projects and many of them are small enough that I can make them fairly quickly and use up some of my scraps as well. If you get this booklet and decide to do this project, make note that they spelled Dickens wrong on the pattern (Dickins). This project is perfect for me, as A Christmas Carol has always been one of my favorites. I'm kind of a Christmas junkie, I really wish they'd move Christmas back to about February so I could savor it (and it would make winter seem shorter as well!).
Fall is definitely here, we still don't have a lot of color, but the nights are getting quite chilly & the days aren't as warm. We didn't get too many pumpkins from the garden thanks to some sort of fungal rot that was going around because of this year being so wet, but I did get a few small ones that are now perched on the front porch. I need to buy a big one somewhere, I'm in the mood for carving. I've just been out picking apples & am heading to the kitchen to make an apple pie. I'll be back soon with some fall pictures!
A little later......guess who's going to be happy when he walks in the back door soon & inhales?