Monday, November 4, 2013

Welcome November

Happy Monday dear friends, old and new.

Waving hello as the leaves are falling quickly and the days are now short.  It's been a busy few weeks.  I've been stitching a lot of things, but haven't really finished much.
I have joined a few exchanges for the Christmas holidays so I can't share any photos of those projects but I did finish Dame of the Needle by WTNT, it was a quick stitch, I saw it on Faye's website, Carolina Stitcher and wow, the colors are even more beautiful in person! I used the required threads and it's stitched on 35ct. Putty linen,  Now I will be contacting her about finishing it off.  I just don't have the confidence in sewing this up.
Here she is...

Trick or treating was postponed and moved to Friday night as we had really stormy weather, Friday night was perfect, chilly but the winds were calm and the rain clouds passed, my baby nephew came down for a visit and he was sporting a Bat Man
costume, he is just adorable, I again just held him as long as I could before I had to share him :)  It was my brother in laws birthday and he is such a good daddy.

Ashley went to work as Snow White, just loved how cute she was...
Would you believe that my son was in another car accident, 2 in 6 weeks.  Thankfully no injuries, but the car isn't feeling to good.  Waiting to find out if it can be repaired.  Again, this accident was not his fault.  Makes me question what people are taught about driving courtesy and plain common senses!  Who makes a right turn in the middle of the intersection when you are in the inside lane and there is a car right next to you?   I think I will purchase my son a St. Christopher statue to mount on his hood!
Where have I been?  Oh, we've in the basement finishing it off, hanging dry wall, mudding, sanding, painting, plumbing, it's starting to really come together now.  Hoping to have the bathroom completed and at least all the drywall up in the main living area for my step daughter and her fiancé' when they are here for thanksgiving.
Thank you so much for stopping by! 
Hugs and stitches


  1. Your stitching looks so beautiful, and your daughter so pretty in her outfit.
    Sorry about your son and the car , is he ok? hugs.

  2. Very pretty finish! Sorry to hear about your son's car accident. I worry about my son driving all the time. It's terrible that so many people do not pay attention anymore to what they are doing when they are driving.

  3. Aww such sweet stitches..
    And the little baby is so cute..kisses
    Your daughter is looking stunning in that dress..
    Sorry to hear about the accident but glad your son is fine
    Hugs x

  4. Ashley is so pretty & your little nephew is adorable : ) Sounds like you've really been keeping yourself busy! So glad you are getting in some stitching ... it looks beautiful : )

  5. Your stitched piece looks very,very pretty I really like the threads and the linen you used to it. Actually I just today received my first ever WTNT patterns from the mail. I bougt them from Casa Cenina ,Italy ,it is the fastest shop delivering here to Scandinavia. Thank you for thse lovely pictures ,they were very inspirational for me..

  6. So sorry to hear about your son's accident, Dawn, but glad that he is okay. Hopefully, that's the end of the accidents for a long time!!

    Love your progress on Dame of the Needle and how cute little batbaby and pretty Snow White are!! Fun times :)

    Good luck with your basement project!!

  7. Aww, how cute is your nephew dressed as batman! :-)

    Your Dame of the Needle finish is beautiful. Such lovely colours.