Monday, November 19, 2012

IHSW Weekend

Hi All!

Just a quick fly-by post. Lots of chores to do which is totally interfering with my stitching time. I have no idea how the dishes, laundry and mail accumulates so fast...for one person!

This past weekend was IHSW and I was lucky enough to have Saturday stitch group which means that at least *some* stitching would be had. It was nice to see all the ladies. It was a small group of us and I got to say "see you later" to my dear friend, Natasha, who is moving to the other coast. I hope the Carolinas treat her right! Good luck Natasha! I'm going to miss you!

I decided to focus on my stitched piece which is Pumpkins for Sale. This isn't that big of a piece but it seems to be taking me forever. But it's getting there...
I just love the pumpkins! I still need to do the awning, the grass, stitch the mouse and fill in the letters in the pumpkins. This will be my focus this week since I really need to move onto Christmas stitching but am too scared to leave this one unfinished and it becoming a UFO.

I also managed a few rows in knitting but it's too late and dark to attempt a photo now. I have about 20" of stockinette to stitch and then I will be finished! It's getting there too.

It was also TUSAL so I took a quick snap of my jar. I still have Halloween decorations up! But my jar is sporting a little more orange and green from pumpkin stitching.


Thank you to everyone for their wonderfully supportive comments on my last post about my break up. I'm a little sad yet I know I made the right decision for me at this time. This weekend was wonderfully mellow and relaxing. I spent a lot of it at home which is something I haven't done in months and it was nice to be lazy, stitch, watch tv and reclaim some *me* time. The chores didn't get done but who's going to get mad? I live alone! :)

I'm not sure if I will be able to post before Thanksgiving so I would like to wish everyone a happy and safe holiday. I will be congregating with a group of fun single friends for dinner this year since my family is scattered and I am here solo. I'm happy I have this option since I think it will be fun. I am in charge of dessert so will be baking my little heart out Thanksgiving morn and that makes me happy. Always happy to ply people with sweets.

Thank you for stopping by my little corner in blogland.

Until next time...

24 comments:

Dee said...

Pumpkins is more adorable every time you post. What color goes in the letters? I kind of like them white too.

Happy Thanksgiving my friend. I hope you have a wonderful time with your friends.

Barb said...

I love that pumpkin WIP! Have a great Thanksgiving . Sometimes friends can be more fun than family!

cucki said...

Sweet pumpkins ..I love them too..
Happy thanksgiving to you and your family xxx

Chris said...

Pumpkins looks great. I hope that you get it finished up soon! It sounds like stitch group was awesome.
I hope that you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Giovanna said...

The pumpkin row is lovely. Enjoy the Thanksgiving get-together, sounds like fun.

Margaret said...

Pumpkins is looking so great! Glad you got to get together with friends and say goodbye to Natasha. The Thanksgiving get together sounds nice too. A good way to celebrate. Love the Halloween decoration on your TUSAL jar -- so cute!

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

A lovely stitch you are creating there with your Pumpkins :) almost there too!

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Enjoy Thanksgiving with your friends.

Linda said...

Pumpkins is looking good.

Linda

Jennifer said...

Don't worry about Natasha. We "East Coasties" will take good care of her! :-)

Julie said...

Your pumpkin stitching is looking lovely.
Have a fabulous thanksgiving with your friends

Carol said...

Your Thanksgiving with your friends sounds perfect, Valerie--and baking is one of the nicest things about the holiday!! What will you make? I need to still make my cherry and pumpkin pies tomorrow. The pecan and all the cookies are in the freezer just waiting for Thursday.

Your pumpkins are looking great--you'll have a finish in no time!

Happy Thanksgiving to you, my friend :)

Kate said...

Pumpkins looks great! And kudos to you for not "settling"! Enjoy your Thanksgiving :)

Kate N said...

Pumpkins are adorable! Have a great thanksgiving :D

Bea said...

Pumpkins is coming along beautifully.

Have a happy Thanksgiving with your friends.

barbara said...

Here's hoping your Thanksgiving is spectacular!

Siobhán said...

I hope you had a good Thanksgiving! Your pumpkin piece is adorable.

Catherine said...

We all need a quiet weekend now and again! Hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful!

Sally said...

Pumpkins is looking great Valerie. Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Your pumpkins are looking lovely. Sorry to hear about your break-up I'm woefully behind on everyone's blogs!

Suzanne said...

Great pumpkin stitching. Sorry to hear of your breakup. I too am so far behind on my blogging that my google reader has started discarding posts. (Not happy about that!)

Gray Bonnet said...

Your stitching is lovely! Hope you had a wonderful, relaxing holiday!

Anne said...

Beautiful progress on your pumpkins Valerie! I would love to see your knitting sometime!! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are busy prepping for Christmas!

Hugs

Anne

Kaisievic said...

Well, this is a very retroactive comment but I hope that your Thanksgiving was great and that all is well with you.
hugs, Kaye