Friday, October 10, 2014

Might Make It By Halloween!


It is the 10th and I am rapidly approaching the finish of the Halloween Cubes by Primitive Hare.  H-A-L-L-O-W are all complete and I started on the first E last night.  It is moving along very quickly.  I'm finding it kind of funny how when I'm stitching some of the letters they are relating to things in my life.  This "E" I'm working on right now has an owl in it.  Funny that the night before I started stitching it two owls came to sit in the trees out back and hooted all evening long.  The face in the tree on the letter "A".....

Well I have a tree that has a face as well.  Stares at you whenever you are on the front porch.  I've been thinking about painting parts of the eyes with glow in the dark paint to freak out the trick or treaters.

I'm currently thinking about how I'm going to finish these letters and have a couple few ideas in mind.  Decisions, decisions.

My bestie, Harriet had a picture of a design she was trying to find the designer or design name for as she is interested in stitching it.  She knows me well as I love the hunt for those things we can't find.  As it happens, I knew that I recognized the style but could not think of the designer right away.  It was such a coincidence that a WIP that I haven't picked up in awhile has been on my mind the past several days.  Guess what?  Yep, same designer. 

Day 38 - 2 hrs 40 min 

Thanks to Harriet's inquiry I am going to pull out Peacock by Courtney Collection and my hope is to finish it this year.  

Back in 2010 I posted about how many friends/family often ask me how long it takes to stitch a particular project and I can only give them a general a couple days for this, a week for that, 3 months for this.  I've never been one to keep track of how much actual time stitching is in a project.  This is the project I decided to keep an actual log of actual time stitching on a project.  Each and every time I work on this project at the end of stitching for that session I snap a photo and enter the Day Number and amount of stitching time for this photo.  You will notice this photo is Day 38 and I stitched 2 hours and 40 minutes that day.

To date I have worked on this project on 38 different days for a total of 56 1/2 hours of actual stitching time.  It will be fun to have a truly accurate number to give this time.  However, this will be the project that no one will ask the question - LOL!


Today I popped into our local Planned Parenthood book sale and scored some patterns to add to my stash.  There are 2 from Told in a Garden and 1 from Lavender and Lace.  Each cost me 75 cents which was a total bargain.  It looked like someone had donated their entire collection of Told in a Garden and Lavender and Lace as there were about 20 patterns there.

At same book sale I scored 2 books on my wish list to read.

I also picked up a couple of fun recipe card books for the holidays.  The Nestle ones have some ideas for "In a Jar" gifts.  


I did finish Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.  I was a good read but I knew where it was heading very early in the book.  Still as I didn't know all the details of the how it was still a good read for me.

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