Friday, 28 October 2016

October WIPocalypse and Smalls SAL

So here we are with another month passed and once again I'm behind on my postings. I cannot believe how busy we've been. I've chosen to post both my Small and WIPocalypse pieces together in one post due to lack of time. Things have to slow down sooner or later, right?

For WIPocalypse I've continued to plug away on my Stacy Nash Blackwater Hollow. I'm getting there but had certainly planned on having this one finished a long time ago. I find I'm doing a lot of stitching and then re-stitching in this one. I wasn't happy with some of the striped effects from the overdyed floss.

Next up are my Smalls finishes. I managed to get two of them finished up this month. The first is by Nan Lewis of Threadwork Primitives and is called Ever So Grateful. I finished this just in time for our Canadian Thanksgiving.

The second small is by Theresa Meloon of Dulaney Woods Treasures and is called Midnight Jack.

The witch on the upper right is a lovely piece of scented, blackened beeswax that came in some Halloween potpourri which I purchased. I just love it! It normally resides in a bowl with a collection of my Halloween smalls.

It has been an extremely busy month! Besides celebrating Thanksgiving we've had a visit from my sister, I've taken a trip to Toronto and my son got engaged.

Here's a group shot of my sister at the head of the table sharing a meal with Bob and myself along with my son Chris and his girlfriend Violet. It was so great to have her here. I don't get to see her often enough.

As soon as Laurie left I was on the road to Toronto to visit up with some stitching friends, Pam and Cathy.

I missed seeing these lovely ladies at the Notforgotten Farm Open House in Virginia this past September. I was supposed to be joining them but ended up singing at a wedding on the same date. They brought back some goodies for me including my framed Tulips piece which Patti Nicolosi had finished framing for me.
Here it is and isn't it lovely?

Patti did an amazing job on this and I am so pleased with how it turned out. As you can see from the closeup this is a lovely mahogany frame which really complements this piece.

After returning from Toronto I met up with my son Chris who discussed his plans with me regarding proposing to his girlfriend Violet. I was so excited and here's a pic of the results.

She said yes and we will be celebrating a wedding in the fall of 2017. Yaaaay!!

In between all my running around this month I took some time to take in the beautiful fall colours in our region. They really were outstanding this year as can be seen in the pics following.

All good things must come to an end though and the next picture foretold of the strange weather to come.

Last evening we were greeted with several cms of wet snow when we left the church following choir practice. It's all melted at this point but I know it won't be long before it's here to stay for a spell!