Saturday, 2 October 2010

Nearly done!

I picked up Halloween Cove again this past week and spent some serious time with it for a change. I'd neglected this one recently and getting back to it was so much fun! I really love stitching on this one and will miss it when I'm done which BTW should be very soon. I have one pumpkin left to stitch and after that what's left is one more spider web, the longstitching on the one spider and the fence in front of the one house. Not much at all! I also have a small repair on the ship. Somehow I managed to stitch an extra row on the hull. I discovered it when I went to do the long stitching on the sails and things didn't quite match up as I expected them to. How did I manage that? Who knows! That's what happens when you stitch when you're tired or when I'm too busy talking which is what often happens on Tuesday night stitching.

Speaking of which, we resumed our weekly SAL this past week at our new location. We're now stitching in a church hall not far from our previous spot. Having a larger area to meet in has resulted in allowing more people to join in the fun. We were running out of room at the bookstore and had to cut off any new people who wanted to join. Now we have lots of room in which to set up additional tables and chairs. After all, they can serve church suppers in the hall, right? So of course they can handle us! As a result we had I think it was 6 new additions including one brave male! Welcome to all the newbies and we hope we haven't scared you off and you continue to join us. The noise level for awhile was enough to scare anyone off, lol!
I started another small piece for the Great Pumpkin Challenge. This one is a Helga Mandl piece called Autumn which features a scarecrow with sunflowers and pumpkins. I'm hoping this will be a quick stitch. I'm on a roll now and I have so many fall pieces I'd like to get started on. Here's some pictures of the next pieces for consideration. I don't want anything that takes too long at this point because Christmas stitching is right around the corner. So that pretty well leaves out the PS When Witches Come Riding. I do love this one though!

It's been a pretty soggy week around here. Any of you living on the eastern seaboard will understand that. We caught the remnants of Tropical Storm Nicole on Thursday and ended up with some pretty serious rainfall. Although we didn't have the severe flooding that the eastern US did, many of my friends and coworkers ended up with flooded basements. Either the sump pump couldn't handle the volumes of water or a loss of power in some areas rendered them useless. We were so fortunate to have been spared. You'd never know what was coming after the beautiful sunset we had the night before. What's the saying....Red sky at night, sailors delight? Take a look!

Now I'm off to pack an overnight bag. I'm spending the night in a luxury hotel. No, I'm kidding! I'm spending the night at the sleep clinic in one of the Ottawa hospitals. Isn't that exciting....not!
Seems I might have sleep apnea. That would explain why I'm tired all the time. But what are the chances I'm going to sleep well tonight, all wired up?! Wish me luck!

16 comments:

Deborah said...

Love love love Halloween Cove! Hope all goes well with sleep study.

Kathy A. said...

Halloween Cove is just the cutest Lynn. Wow, a new stitching group! How exciting is that! You meet on Tuesdays? where?
Good luck at the sleep clinic. Hopefully things will work out.
Sending hugs

Bekca said...

Halloween is looking great and I can't wait to watch your new start grow. Good luck with the sleep study, here's hoping everything's ok :) Take care.

Judy S. said...

Love that little spider web! Good luck with the sleep study, Lynn. I'll be thinking of you.

Daffycat said...

Your Halloween Cove looks grand, Lynn! Almost done! I also get that, "Oh no...it's finished!" sadness when projects are done. I guess that means we put our heart into our stitching, right?

CalamityJr said...

Just found your blog through By he Bay NeedleArt, and have to tell you I love your stitching and the things you share (like the boathouses - wow!)

I've worn a CPAP for over 10 years, and know you'll do fine if you need one. I just told myself that I was going to keep it on all night from the start (the technician had told me some people work their way up, but I was afraid I'd never stick with it going that route) and have, except when too stuffy with allergies or a cold. Don't fret; it's not so bad and you'll feel so much better after.

Thanks for sharing all your lovely work and happy thoughts. I'm going to follow your blog so I don't miss a thing!

Vonna said...

Oh my Lynn, your Halloween stitch by By the Bay is gorgeous! I love it :)
And you've picked out a lot of other pretty Pumpkiny stitches too! I hope that you don't have sleep apnea....my Mom has it and although the mask helps her tremendously, I don't know that I could sleep with that mask on....

Jane said...

Love your Halloween Cove Lynn, you must be so pleased with it. I stitched When Witches Go Riding earlier on in the year and it's a really quick easy stitch but as usual I've yet to make it into anything so it will probably stay hidden in 'that' draw until next year!
I do hope things go well for you at the Sleep Clinic, let us all know soon, we'll be thinking of you xxx

Carol said...

Halloween Cove is looking just great, Lynn! What a cute design--I may have to add that one to my stash soon :)

I was visiting my parents in western NY and saw that glorious sunset, too--it really was spectacular!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Halloween cove is adroable and I can't wait to see your finish. What a spectacular sunset!

Done the sleep clinic thing what an awful night's sleep!

Siobhan said...

Oh my gosh, I love Halloween Cove! That spider web is fantastic. Love your other stitching, too! Good luck with the sleep study.

Pam @ Heart2Heart said...

Love your halloween stitch! This is something I need to do, I don't have anything made up at the moment for halloween! The sunset you posted looks lovely! We've had a few beautiful ones lately as well but my camera never seems to catch them, or perhaps it's the photographer LOL.

Aussie Stitcher said...

Halloween Cove is looking great Lyn. The sunset looks amazing. Good luck at the sleep clinic, I think I would be useless getting to sleep knowing that someone was watching me!!!!

Cindy F. said...

Oh gosh! Very best of luck with your sleep study!!

Love your Halloween piece! Such a fun holiday to stitch:)

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

Good luck with the sleep clinic. Your stitching is awesome and I love that sunset.
Be always in stitches.

Suzanne said...

Nice work on your Halloween piece. I hope all went weel for you at the sleep clinic.

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