Friday, October 29, 2010

A pumpkin finish & two WIP pictures

after our wonderful time at the pumpkin patch last week (see previous 2 posts), I knew I had to do more pumpkin related stitching.
I saw this adorable pumpkin finished on Beth's blog. Sorry, I don't know how to do the link thing!!! Her blog is in my list thou....check it out!
It is an older SanMan pattern called Did someone say pie?? Just adorable. I love making different foods with pumpkin, so I have LOTS of pumpkin recipes. I am going to try a pumpkin chili tomorrow.
I used the finish piece to make another of my albums. This one will hold ALL of my pumpkin recipes in one place.......easy to find them this way!
The two WIP pieces have been neglected since before the boys visit last week, but they will be front & center now for the weekend for sure.
One is Amish Rules by Heart in Hand. The other is out of an OLD magazine. I was sorting magazines & saw this on the cover & knew I had to stitch it!!! (see post a few weeks ago for the details)
It finally cooled off enough that we had to break down & turn the heat on. I try to wait as long as that time between air conditioner & much $$$$ it saves!!
Have a wonderful will be Nov. real soon......

Monday, October 25, 2010

pumpkin patch photo album

I don't know about you, but when I go to bed, I don't go to sleep. I go to work......well, at least my brain does. Last night, when we headed back, as soon as my head hit the pillow, my brain started working. It decided that I needed to make a photo album for all of the adorable pictures we took at the pumpkin patch. You see, between my DIL & I, we took between 200 & 300 pictures. I thought to myself that I would stitch up the little SanMan chart....did someone say pumpkin. Then, I thought I would go thru fabric that I already have & use it for an album. I knew I had spare albums stocked up. See, no cost involved thus far.
I told my husband I couldn't go to sleep because my brain was working & I told him about it. He said as long as I didn't have to buy anything. So........I told him, I thought I had everything except the printed pictures & MAYBE pages...I haven't decided yet if I will buy pages or if I will make them out of card stock paper, which I have already too!!!!
So, when I got up this morning, I searched & found the Sanman pattern. I pulled all of the supplies & even stitched one row. At that point, I thought to myself...why not see what I had in my ALREADY STITCHED BIN. Well, I found several pieces that would have worked, but the one I chose was perfect!!!! So, the sanman one is laying there, waiting to be done. I am going to stitch it & use it for a pumpkin only recipe book!!!! I love cooking/baking with pumpkin, so this will be perfect!
I am also working on a few WIP pieces & will update with them at a later date. Have a great week!!!
Thanks for all of the kind comments!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Pumpkin Patch Fun

well, my blog has been neglected!
Last weekend, my husband & I and another couple, went to a state park for the day. The weather was absolutely perfect that day. We walked over 10 miles on the trails. It was gorgeous & I took a ton of pictures.
Then, on Sunday, our DIL & the boys arrived. They needed a break from every day life. On Weds., she & I took the boys to the mall, so she could do some much needed shopping.
On Thurs., grandpa took the day off. The 6 of us headed to a pumpkin patch about an hour from us. They had TONS of pumpkins, gourds, mums, etc.... They also had a petting zoo. The boys loved feeding the animals the corn. It was such a precious day for us.
I did very little stitching over the course of the past week, so I am not showing any progress at this time. Maybe next week!!!
For now, enjoy some pictures of my precious grandsons!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

amazing autumn adventures!

This morning, I decided to take a ride to a favorite Amish store. We like to go to shops in Shipshewana for many things, but we also have a small shop we like that is a little closer to home.
I saw in their little ad last night, that they had apples for 10.75 a bushel. Now, any of you who know anything about apple prices, this was an amazing deal. Who cares that I have already canned enough applesauce to feed a small army! I had to get more apples. Besides that, I think I do feed a small army!!!! Literally!!! My three grandsons are an army of their own!
I took a few pictures along the way...don't mind 'car parts' in the pictures! When you are the only human in the car, you slow way down & take the picture yourself. I haven't taught my dog how to take pictures yet.
When I went out to get the mail, I found a wonderful surprise!!! I won a blog giveaway last week & the prize arrived today. Louise, over at Raggedy Stitches had a giveaway & I was the blessed winner. You can see that she sent out a wonderful assortment of goodies! There are several items in the package....I can't wait to sit & thoroughly take in the magazine. I haven't purchased one of these in a LONG TIME!!!
We are having a carry in & bonfire at our home tonight. The weather is ALMOST warm enough, we might eat outside.....time will tell.
Have a wonderful autumn afternoon!!! Thanks for stopping by!!!
Thank you Louise for the wonderful giveaway win!!!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Autumn Amazement

Good Monday morning,
I don't know about you, but to me there is just something special about Monday mornings. They are always a fresh start for me.
Fresh starts...oh my! That makes me think I need to make a fresh start on a new stitching project. I have found so many adorable freebies lately that I can't decide where to begin. I want to stitch them all!!!
I HAVE started two new projects since my last post. I started Amish Rules by Heart in Hand. It is an older design, but I saw it finished on the 123 board a few weeks ago & fell in love. I was able to get the pattern for a good price from the lady who finished it, so I did! This will be added to my Amish wall.
Next, I was sorting/organizing all of my magazines. Big mistake!!!!! I see more & more that I want to stitch. Most of them, I was able to tell myself....later. autumn piece just SCREAMED at me to stitch it NOW!!!!!!!! So, I gathered supplies & did just that!!! I started it immediately. It is in the Leisure Arts Cross Stitch magazine...volume 6 issue, 19. It is called Signs of Fall.
I had just barely started this & the next ornament RR package came in the mail. Being an organized stitcher & a stitcher who puts obligations ahead of her own stitching, I put those 2 projects aside & started the ornament. It took a lot longer than I anticipated it would, but I am happy to report that I finished it on Sat. Afternoon.
I then pulled the flosses for Sylvia's Oct. SAL piece. I started & finished this in one setting Sat. night. I love this project...each month it seems Sylvia comes up with an even cuter design!
Let's see...some of Autumn's Amazement......
Last Monday evening, my husband & I decided to take a walk. As we walked, it sprinkled just a tiny tiny bit.....we looked behind us & a beautiful rainbow graced the skies. I took a picture with my phone, so it isn't the best, but you get the idea.
Then, mid week, the farmer started harvesting our field. The next morning, I looked out & how beautiful......I will let you look at the picture to see the beauty I saw that morning.
Lastly, I have talked about my Ghost Chili pepper plants. They have ripened!!!!! I need to pick them & make a pot of chili for my son!! He will be so happy!!!
Ok, I think that is all for now. I HOPE I can figure out how to put captions under each picture. So many of you do, I want to figure out how!!!
have a wonderful, fall week!!!!