Friday, 2 November 2012

Dreary November

November has blown in just as I expected...... overcast, rainy, dreary and depressing. November is not a good month for our family and I'm always looking forward to the end of the month when the season of Advent and Christmas start approaching. Unfortunately I know there will be many families stateside who will always remember the latter part of October and early November, having had their lives turned upside down by Hurricane Sandy. My heart goes out to all those who have lost so much. Please keep them in your prayers.

In an effort to bring a little colour to this month, I've started stitching some of my Christmas ornaments. I finished off Christmas Morning this week and got started on Lizzie Kate Feelin' Festive. The latter is an ornament I've admired on many blogs. When I spotted it on one of my trips to visit family last year, I snapped it up. It's a fun stitch and will be done quickly.

The Stitcherhood Christmas Morning
stitched on 28 ct white evenweave
using DMC floss

I also finished off this little Christmas design into a pillow ornament for a stitching friend for her very special birthday. 

This past Tuesday I also had the pleasure of seeing a dear friend, Kathy of Kathy's Sit and Stitch. Kathy was in town visiting Dani and dropped by our Tuesday evening SAL. It was wonderful to spend some time with her. I've not been able to attend any of the stitching get togethers over the summer and spend time with these ladies so this was a real treat. Kathy recently sent me a little surprise. A few years ago I had loaned her several of my Mirabilia mermaid charts for her upcoming RRs. Having finished with them, she mailed them back to me along with a little thank you treat..... an adorable pair of bunny scissors with a gorgeous fob attached which Kathy made herself.

Isn't that fob gorgeous!! She also sent me the most fitting card for a stitcher.

I love it! Thank you so much Kathy. It brought a smile to my day and I was so pleased to see you on Tuesday. Safe travels south, we'll miss you!

Halloween is over and done with but I'll leave you with a few pics of my pumpkin carvings from this year and some of my son Chris and his girlfriend during Ottawa's zombie walk.  The price of admission is a donation to the Ottawa Food Bank and provides much needed supplies. 
The photography was done by Tooma Productions and they did an awesome job.Enjoy!


  1. Love the ornaments! And that Kathy...what a doll! your pumpkins are professionally done ;) and YOWZA on that Zombie son! LOL!

  2. Great ornaments. I need to get a few more started. The Zombies look fabulous. I look like that when I wake

  3. Lovely ornament stitching Lynn :) What scary looking zombies!! lol (awesome pics!)

  4. Wow that stitched up fast Lynn! Its a cute little ornament and I look forward to your next one!

    Ooh I was thinking about getting out to photograph the zombie walk but got lazy instead. I must do that next year!

  5. You are an amazing pumpkin carver WOW!!

  6. The little Christmas pillow finish is really cute! Love the ornaments too! Great job on your pumpkins! They look awesome! Love the pics of the zombie walk - looks like they had a blast! :)

  7. Scary Zombies!! and wonderful pumpkins.

    I love your holiday stitching. Great starts to the season.
    What a wonderful fob. So great to meet up with stitching friends too.

  8. It was a pleasure to see you again Lynn. I am so sorry that we had very little time together this year. Let's hope for better next time.

  9. Wonderful finishes and gifts!

    And fun photos from Zombie walk - we went this year to see it in Brisbane :)


  10. Kathy is just the sweetest person, isn't she, Lynn? How nice that you got to spend some time with her... Love your latest ornament finishes and those pumpkins are amazing!! Great makeup job on zombie Chris :)

  11. That fob from Kathy is so cute!! Love your ornaments, they're all amazing! Great finishing, too.

    The zombie walk looks like such fun. We're huge fans of The Walking Dead here--we'd love something like that!

  12. Love your ornaments. Those pumpkins are just mind-boggling.

  13. Love the ornament stitching and what a great scissor fob you received. Creepy looking zombies.