Friday, October 28, 2016

October 2016...

Hello! I wanted to get this post in before the month was over!! October was an extreme month for me... I was up in the mountains of Virginia for the first three weekends, helping my oldest daughter, Jessee, at the annual Apple Harvest Festival. It was very hard work, and I can't express how very proud I am of her, despite setback after setback after setback! She is quite a trooper!
I still managed a few finishes this month, and have two others I did in September that I forgot to share...Though they are all 'smalls' at least I stitched! First is my WIP I worked on last night...

Cinnamon Stars from Plum Street Samplings. I stitched the one wall of the house, and started on the roof. I will probably work on it again today... unless I change my mind, as I am apt to do these days! I am having to use my iphone to take pictures, as my camera is not working. Not sure why...seems to be the batteries, but still investigating!

Here are the September AND October Little House Needleworks Sheep Virtues... I finished Friendship in September, just neglected to show it in my post! I am thinking about stitching the last two in the series right now, so that I can finish them all before end of the year. It could happen!

This is called 'Full Moon Rising' and is by Bent Creek. I saw these patterns many, many years ago... and FINALLY located them and bought the magazine!

This is called 'Here Comes the Sun' and is the complimentary piece to the above one. I will hopefully get identical frames for them to be displayed side by side... (at least that is my vision right now!)

These were completed in September. They are the first of three sets of pillows from Hands on Design that I will stitch. I have LOTS of little pillows to finish, don't I?? As you can see from the photo, I changed up a lot from the original design!

And early last month... my stitching buddy Lisa RAK-ed me with these three charts, ALL of which I intend to stitch! I pulled out a Weeks Dyes variegated blue to do the Dessins Designs 'Birds Roundelay'... and have the finish in mind already!! Thanks again Lisa! :)

So, I THINK that is all to show for the month...

If you are inclined, please keep Jessee and her family in prayer. They have been going through so MANY things this year, and now they are about to go visit her husband's father for no doubt the last time, as he has terminal cancer and nothing is working anymore. It is a very distressing thing for them, so I would appreciate your prayers in this difficult time.