Monday, September 23, 2013


Good morning everyone,

I just caught up with everyone's blogs, admiring all the fall and Halloween stitching going on.  It's all so beautiful. I think you are me.  Ugh! Fall market didn't help me behave either :)
The past 2 weeks have been busy.  While DH was in TX I was trying to punch holes in our boat tarp to use bungee cords and I cut my left index finger to the point I had to get 4 stitches, the good news, I could still stitch!  It's all better and stitches are out, just a nasty scar.  It was a stupid accident, one of which I could have prevented by holding the scissors correctly.  I'll spare you the pictures :)

DH came back from TX and it was time to celebrate my daughters sweet 16, she chose a Japanese Hibachi with 2 of her best buddies.  Her present was a Maroon 5 concert ticket which she declared, was the best night of her life...

I've been getting stitching in and pleased with my progress on Pumpkin Hollow Farms.  I have also been working on my Halloween exchanges and did manage to have some stitch friends over during the day, I didn't get much done, we were talking and eating to much. Now it's been 4 days since I've touched Needle and thread, my son was Tboned as he left school last Thursday, he and all the kids involved are ok.  Our car, well, still waiting on the insurance to give us an idea if we need to start shopping or are they going to fix it.  Poor kid, he said I did everything right mom, cell phone is off, radio was off, seatbelts on....the kid that hit him has only had his license for 3 weeks.
I'm just glad all the kids are ok and that it wasn't his fault.  St. Christopher saves us again. 

I have a new nephew about to be born, 14 days to go!  I whipped up a little afghan for him and gave it to momma over the weekend.  This is very exciting since this baby we will be able to see a few days old now that we live closer.  He's a very active baby and my daughter couldn't stop smiling as we held my SIL's tummy and felt him move and respond to mommy waking him up. 

I think that pretty much catches me up for the past few weeks.  I will try to post more frequently.

Everyone have a wonderful weekend.

Hugs and stitches


  1. Lovely baby blanket dawn, I know your stitch will be beautiful , but there is no photo. Sorry about your finger.Big Hugs.

  2. The baby blanket is looking so
    Pretty ..I love it ❤️
    Sending you big hugs x

  3. Thankful for your son...St. Christopher....good guy there. I have little medals of St. Christopher all ready for when my Katie starts driving :)
    then when the twins start...oh I think I may fill the trunk with medals. :)
    Your stitching is fabulous. I'm sorry to hear about your accident. I do silly things like that too :(
    And Maroon 5 for your daughter..oh my! My Katie would have been in 7th heaven to see them in concert!

  4. Great to see a post from you my friend! The blanket looks lovely, & great progress on Pumpkin Hollow! Many, many hugs to you!!!

  5. Good grief ... sorry I forgot to mention your son's accident. Thank God he & his friends were okay.

  6. You could send some follow-up requests to your insurance company so that your car won’t be waiting for so long. Anyway, it’s good to know that no one was hurt and the kids are ok. Contact your insurance provider and ask them about the car as soon as possible. :)

  7. So glad your son and everyone is okay!! How scary! Sounds like your daughter had a fun birthday. Glad to see you have found some stitchy time too ~ and that blanket, what a beautiful gift!

  8. Lovely progress, Dawn, and such a beautiful baby blanket, too! It will be wonderful to be able to see the new baby more often...

    Your daughter's birthday celebration sounds perfect--what a great memory she'll have. I'm relieved your son is okay--do hope the insurance company gets things moving soon. I'll bet he was very upset--it really does make you wary of the "other" drivers for quite a while.

    Enjoy your week, Dawn!

  9. I hope things get sorted after the accident. It's every parent's worst nightmare to think their kid could be hurt!

    Love the pumpkin farm stitch. I finished that one last year. Are you using a different floss for the pumpkins, because the photo looks lighter?

    1. Floss is what it calls for but the fabric is Sage so that may be throwing the color off some.

      They totaled the car, been calling people on Craigs list all morning to find a replacement car, found some good leads, it will be a busy weekend! Just happy all the kids are all ok.

  10. I love your stitchery. I have added that one to my wish list. :-)