I have been stitching but it always takes me a while to get the pictures uploaded. It was my weekend to work so today is my stitching day. I had errands to run so not much stitching time. I have really just been working on CHS Alphabets. I have the blocks all outlined and the vine is done but still no flowers and I still haven't decided what color I am going to use to fill in the base of each block. I have changed the cats to solid gray for obvious reasons and made the eyes yellow and green to match the girls at my house. I hope to finish cats and move onto deer today. I will pull the pink for the vine out and use it when I am watching TV and want something to stitch where I don't need the pattern as much. I will save the bottom of the blocks until the end so I can see what color will work the best with all the other colors.
I am hoping to get something done this week on Where my heart blooms as I really want to stitch some other designs. Our small stitching group has a retreat coming up in November and I want to be able to start something new or an old WIP that hasn't got much started on that. I still have a huge WIP list to get done as well a bunch of new things I want to start. Since I will be able to sit for a while and stitch over that weekend I will hope to get a lot of work done on something. My current thoughts on what will go with me that weekend: Kind Fond Love by Sampler Company, Drawn thread Sampler of stitches or Alpine Sampler, EGA 17th Century Sampler. Of course by the time the retreat comes around I will change my mind a dozen times. It always happens that way.
I did get some items from ehandcrafts.com from the online needlework show. Mostly reproduction samplers were on the list. I really have to figure out how to make more progress or quit buying anything or I will have to live forever to get done. I have a long WIP list and an even longer list of what I want to stitch that I haven't started. I guess it could be worse.
The weather today is absolutely beautiful. Temps are up in the 50's which is wonderful for us for October. By the end of the month the snow should be here and we begin the long months of winter. It is already quite dark when I drive to work and the radio announces daily how much daylight we have lost today. This is something that is announced year round. We are consumed with how much daylight we will have everyday and from now until Dec 21st we will loose about 5 mins a day and then it will change to gaining light.
I did join the facebook SAL for the Christmas at Hawk Run Hollow coordinated by Shakespeare Peddler's Theresa Vennette. I had never particularly wanted to be on Facebook but we will see how the SAL goes. I am still waiting for my pattern and fabric to come in the mail. If you are stitching it you should join the group...it should be fun.
Hope your day is full of stitches. Marjo