Yesterday was one of those days you want bottle up and save...so that it can be released on a day when your Winter weary soul yearns for some sunshine! Yes. It was THAT good. The typical Autumn clear blue sky, golden sunshine and trees decorated with brightly colored leaves...topped off with a with a hint of frosty in the breeze...good stuff! :-)
So, while I tried to make good on my determinations to get some stitching done this weekend...the outside was fiercely calling and painful to resist! Away went the stitching....and out came the rake, lawn mower, hole filled gloves and muddy garden shoes....ahhhhhhh! Fresh air and exercise! And, with some help from the DH, the yard was all cleaned up and looking pretty durn good! "Looks almost like we care"...DH always says...lol! ;-)
When today's grey skies and steady, gentle rain came...it was time to bake some peanut butter cookies, toss some beef and veggies in the crock pot...and get to some stitching! :-) A first in a series of "something different" in the way of my hobbies...
This design had caught my eye numerous times...either on someone's blog or while scanning through eBay...
Judith Kirby's Victorian House series...this one's No. 9 and I just LOVE that haunted house, pumpkin and cat! I bought this on eBay as a kit...uses DMC threads (sometimes 1 strand, sometimes 3 strands) and 14 count Aida. My eyes are enjoying the Aida. I predict that I'll be using it more often.
I'd like to give a HUGE thank you to anyone that either shared my auctions on social media...or purchased any of the items I had listed! I can not describe how happy I am that everything I had lost interest in, is now in the hands of someone that is excited to complete it! :-) I had also listed a hooked rug and a cross stitched piece, and have received thoughtful notes from the ladies that purchased them. I'm elated that folks are continuing to purchase individually handcrafted items to decorate their homes! I presently have one last hooked rug listed...and that will be the last of my auctions for awhile... click HERE to visit the listing.
Berwyn has a new hobby...if you ever need your clothes dryer repaired...
He's the cat to call! Had it up and running in no time at all!
Now we have fluffy, warm quilts to sleep under tonight! :-)
Until next time...stay healthy & keep on smiling!