If you guessed QUILT as my next project... you are correct! I had recently purchased a mini quilt kit from Timeless Traditions (Norma Whaley)... she puts so much care into her kits... most of the fabric was cut to the size needed... so, this was a quick stitch! It was nice to sit at the machine and indulge in a little bit of piecing.
It's one of her new patterns called "Pumpkin Patch". While there aren't any kits remaining, the pattern is still available. It finishes up at 18" x 18". That's as far as I got... just the top... now... who wants to quilt it for me? lol! ;-)
In my last post, I had indicated that I was a bit tired of cross stitching. Well... I just could not stay away for long. I had this kit in my stash since October 2019...
It's titled "Halloween Kitty" by Jeanette Crews Designs. It's on a light blue 14 ct aida and uses DMC threads. I'm enjoying stitching on this very much... though I'm a bit surprised at how many 1/4 stitches there are? And yes... there will be plenty of backstitching for added details. Hopefully I can share a finish by Thanksgiving!
My favorite flowers are Mums! I usually find one of those 4 for something deals and buy a dozen or so for decorating around the yard. This year I settled for just one. And it's a real beauty!
When I purchased it, the buds had just started to open and they looked burgundy. But, the label on the pot had a picture of an orange colored bloom. Sure enough, as the flowers started to completely open, they turned a dark rust! Never seen one this color before. I love it! This one will definitely get planted in the garden so that I can enjoy it again next year!
The other exciting thing we did in October was finally take the plunge and purchase smart phones! Yep... we had flip phones with a keyboard (for texting) for the last 10 (or so) years. Now with Doctors encouraging "video visits" and so many other daily functions needing smart phone technology, we figured it was time. Sure, it's taking a bit of time to get used to... but, overall it's kind of fun!
All in all, It was an enjoyable and quick October. We managed to stay healthy, all the while getting in some activities (with the PPE and social distancing) outside of the home. And now that it is colder and less daylight, we are settling into our indoor hobbies more and more.
I've gone too many posts without a pic of Berwyn! When I watch flosstube, I usually have my feet up on the table (it's my quilting table)... and Berwyn sometimes decides he's going to nap on my lap. This was his pose the other evening...
Eyes covered... but what a cute little nose! :-)
Be safe, stay healthy and (now that it's colder) enjoy a little bit of cozy! :-)