Friday, October 30, 2009

All Grown Up?

Isn't my little ghost cute? One of the ladies made these this morning and was handing them out. I had to find a perfect place for him. What a cute way to hand out lollipops on Halloween.

So the question is, how to you celebrate Halloween? For the last few years it seems I've "grown up". What does that mean, well no Halloween costume and some of the excitement that I used to get for this little holiday had subsided.

I had a dream last night that we were going to a Halloween party last minute. So I was scrambling to find a costume and I had to keep trying different ideas before I got one. Now I can't remember what I had finally chose but, I did feel some excitement about the whole idea of going out and celebrating. Now I know the dream probably means that there is something I'm unprepared for, but.....I got the feeling back of wanting to enjoy the holiday. The question remains how.

For years we dressed up every year. When we took the kids out trick or treating, we had a blast! It was so much fun, designing and planning costumes. We'd often get treats especially for us. I think everyone got a kick out of it. Then what happens, the kids get older and suddenly I'm not dressing up and eventually I lose my excited feeling for it. We even bought a ceramic jack-o-lantern so there is no more pumpkin carving either.

Now I know I want to do something but what? We have some good classic movies taped including the Rocky Horror Picture Show and the Haunting(not sure the year, but it's in B & W) - and that sounds fun. I wish we had a more lively night scene, there is just nothing going on. The choices are pretty limited and mainly include going to the bar, this is no longer my scene. I'd love to go dancing or to a special Halloween Flick. There isn't much point in getting dressed up to sit in the house and watch t.v.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Halloween Apples


Oliver wanted to pop in and say Happy Halloween to you! He's not to keen on the actual day, we'll probably find him hiding in a room some where

Or more like Mom will make me hide! Yes I tend to bark a bit at the kids coming, but how can I help it they are all so spooky looking AND they steal all the candy!!!!!

Is there any question the day has me on edge? No, I don't think so!! I'm sure you'd all agree, it's a dogs right to bark at the ghosts and goblins, witches and even the princesses.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Cupcakes Anyone?


Here is the third tea towel, WIP. I love how this one is turning out, so far it's my favorite. I went to Michael's yesterday and got the silver thread and I started it yesterday afternoon. It's very close to being finished, just the cherry stem and the day of the week left.

I was working hard on knitting dishcloths - I made 5 and have the 6th one on the needles. I'm sticking with the old fashioned dishcloth, the only exception is that I don't like the space so I do the increase with K2, k1, m1 and for the decrease I do k2 and then k2 tog. I like how the edge turns out and the lack of space makes them more durable. They will be sold at our Churches Christmas program in just over 5 weeks so I have to get working. I chose this pattern because it knits up so quickly that I can get several done. My goal is to have 50 made for the sale.

In between that of course I still have my Christmas projects. Thankfully this year I am not doing any really big projects.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Tuesday Towel


My little office Beagle is snuggling the tea towel. It's not a blanket but he likes it just the same.
I ran out and got the supplies yesterday and I went home and ironed all the transfers on right away, I was excited to get started.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

A touch of the Old Fashioned


Years ago my mom got me started with embroidery. We had a local craft store that carried these neat Aunt Martha iron on transfers. I was soon hooked. I think I made everyone I know a set of 'day of the week' tea towels.

I used to be able to buy the tea toweling material at the fabric store and then I'd cut and hem them prior to doing the embroidery. These towels remind me of that.

I have to head to the craft store and buy a hoop, embroidery thread and a needle. I must have misplaced the tin I used to have that was full of embroidery floss. Oh well, it will be fun to select new colours. I will post progress pictures. Well I'm off to get supplies, I just can't wait to get started!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

A Swap with a Friend

Here is my swap package that I received from Grace - this is the second swap we've done, just the two of us. It's a lot of fun! Isn't this a lovely package! We went with a Fall theme but I think we both included a bit of Christmas. Here is what I got.
-Teeny Tiny Sock seeds, the pattern to knit them, and the yarn a nice green mix from Knit Picks.
-A Mary Engelbreit Christmas themed journal.
-3 beautiful dishcloths; illusion candy corn, fall leaf and an orange bat.
-3 stitch markers in a cut bag.
-Celestial Seasonings Nutcracker Sweet Tea(one of my favorite Christmas teas).
-International delights chai tea mix, mmmmm.
-Bookmark.
-Postcards.
- 2 skeins of Sugar n' cream cotton yarn.
-A cute tape measure.
-Cranberry votives.
-A very cute turkey, lol.

Thanks Grace!

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Etsy

I have finally listed an item on Etsy, my store front finally has something in it. I've been hesitant but I decided to just do it once and for all! I want to continue to update the store as often as I can while I work on my own projects. I hope you can stop by and say hi!

I listed for the first time today with these: