Monday, October 31, 2011

It is the 31st of October

I guess when I was younger, and was more active in dressing up for Halloween, going to crazy parties and having a super time, it would be more of a surprise that today is Halloween.   But, last night-- we called it goosy night, others mischief night-- you know the random toilet papering of trees, forking of the neighbors lawn--- went by without a 2nd thought.  Today, seeing the kids dressed up, I thought-- oh yes, it is Halloween.  Oh yes, and even dogs get dressed up :)
I wonder though, what is your favorite candy to eat or hand out to the trick-or-treaters??  Mine is snickers or butterfinger.  There are so many options though.......Chocolate..... period. :)

While for most of us, today is just another working day, another checkoff on the calender towards the next exciting Holiday.  Thanksgiving.  Yes, Thanksgiving.  Love a home cooked meal, fellowship with family and friends.   I cant believe that it is a little over 3 weeks away already!!!!!  I was at the mall about 2 weeks ago, and to my great surprise, holy smokes--------- the Christmas crap was already hung as decorations in the stores.  Now, dont read 'crap' as a negative thing--- believe me, I love Christmas like the next guy, (and yes, Merry Christmas is in my vocabulary).  I know that plans for the Holidays need to be underway- for the extensive parties we all love throwing and going to, preparing the food and choosing the perfect outfits.  All of us crafters have been thinking about Christmas at least since the summer, but stitching or sewing things takes time right?  I know that the stores have to put up the inventory to sell, BUT the STORE decorations are up earlier and earlier.  I would love to see a beautiful display of fall items, lets have one Holiday at a time.  I have worked retail for many many years, and know that these things are to get customers in the 'mood'  but for me,  not so much.  It is what it is.

Anyway.........I know that all the folks that got snow this past weekend are in the mood alright!!!!  My parents got around 12 inches and what a site to see.  He sent me a few pics, I thought I would share one with you.

I visited with some very lovely ladies this weekend, at a Halloween stitching party and I was thrilled to be there.  Such fun, seeing them dressed up, and seeing the different Halloween projects they were stitching at.  Alot of laughing goes on at these events, and I love it when my cheeks hurt!!  I didnt get any stitching done, however, I never do at these events, I always rip out when I go home....and you know that is no fun at all!

I have been stitching, with work still busy, I make myself stitch at least a bit every night.  This has helped me keep sane.  Double Dee is coming along great, I have the top half done and started the bottom half.

The linen is 45ct vintage meadow rue and it burns me that the color is SOO off in these pics.  However, most of you know what meadow rue looks like.  The colors are bright and I am loving her.  I have worked a small bit on Quaker Study,

I have been watching All in the Family while stitching Double Dee, and I just cant even.  Archie Bunker kills me!  Soo funny.  I look forward to watching a few more episodes tonight while stitching some more.  Enjoy the rest of your Halloween :)  Trick or Treat!


  1. I had a two year old dressed as a ladybug tonight. Sweet as could be! Your stitching is amazing ON 45 COUNT!!!!

  2. Happy Halloween to you too. I love the colors you have fanned out there on Double Dee. They look fabulous. Grats on all the progress too. I've seen that the stores here start selling Christmas things in June. It's ridiculous. But it is what it is. Nothing I can do about it, lol.

  3. What a cute pup!! I so agree with you on the holiday thing. I love Thanksgiving and it is so overlooked!
    Great stitches!

  4. Hope you had a wonderful Halloween. Your stitching get together sounds like a lot of fun! I agree that I'd like to just do one holiday at a time - not Christmas starting before Halloween!!! Double Dee is looking fantastic - I can't wait to see more of her!!

  5. Hi Shannon,

    It was so nice meeting you Saturday! It was a fun time that is for sure. Some of us, (me) never really grow up~just out! That's why I think I favor the vampire costume with the cape and all. It hides a multitude of flaws :)

    I enjoy seeing your stitching. It's beautiful!

    Hope to see you again,
    Carol E in AZ

  6. I think you are trying to pass me up on Double D. Yikes! It looks great, but I think I need to find something to distract you so I can catch up! How's that whitework piece coming along? :-) L.


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