Thursday, October 15, 2015

The Pack

Not much with the stitching....spent time looking in the basket of things for a project. Problem with all the ideas is deciding what I want to do. Not able to make up my mind I did not find one to do. I did manage to organize a little more. There is always something to organize.I think I am in a what to do slump! Oh well, there is today. Wednesday while out on an errand, we stopped at Michael's. I found my black crow. Seems they have been scarce this year. He was on sale from $9.99 to 60% off. I noticed that he had a few wear and tear marks... I mentioned it to the gal at the register and she said would you like a discount...sure I replied. Now I thought...the regular price then the discount, it was around 3 change. I ended up paying only $1.80!

Sooooooo, here he sits with my glass pumpkin and the witch....


Are you wondering about the title---The Pack? On Tuesday evening as I was getting ready to walk home from a neighbors house around 8 PM, I found a pack of coyotes....yes 5 of them out for a stroll. Now in the past, I have never been fearful of them. I even walked behind 3 of them once, but in morning daylight. At first, a few of them continued to walk forward, then another but one stopped to turn his head back to look in my direction. I made a little noise and stood waiting. Finally off he went to join the hunt. I will admit to being a bit nervous. I am sure he decided that rabbits would taste better. Yesterday our Arizona temperature tied for 100...it would be so nice if we could cool down and make it seem like Autumn.....hard to think pumpkins when it is hot. The poor garden is need of some extra attention. Well my friends that is about it...so glad we had time to chat. Thank you for the kind words. Have a wonderful day.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Eskimo dolll and a rabbit

It has been a lovely few days. Relaxing and at the same time productive. Do any of you remember....
the Eskimo Pie Doll. Just a cute doll that I have had for a long time. Remember I told you that I loved sending for special items. I believe this was a couple of dollars and proof of purchase thing. So long ago I really do not remember. He just sits in the corner on the floor with a few others in my sewing room. I made....
The March Hare from Alice in Wonderland Tea. It is a pattern from Indigo Junction. The pattern shows it as a Christmas ornament but I decided to have him just as is and standing on his own. This way he can be decorated for the seasons as I wish or not. Not sure what I will be doing next. It is not like I lack projects or supplies.... just not sure what to pick up and work on. When I have finished a project, I like to straighten up the sewing room so it will be ready for the next project. Much better to have a clear spot to work. I have finished my  3 ornaments for my exchanges and just will need to get the extras to go along. As soon as I accomplish that, they will be wrapped and ready to mail by December 1st. I was determined not to be doing them last minute. Hard to think about Christmas when the temps are still hovering around the 100's. Time to settle down and get a few chores done. It is always nice when we visit...I think today will be an iced coffee day. Thank you for the kind words and most of all your friendship. Have a wonderful day.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

A new week...

What a lovely morning. The sun is bright and the temps, so far, are really nice. Should be around 90 today. Tomorrow maybe back to the triple digit temps. I just got home from my neighbor Jeanne's house...we did some ribbon embroidery. A little help for her with some  new stitches. She is one of the sweetest friends anyone could have. I am so lucky to have her in my life.  I finished the project from Niky's Christmas contest
I found a simple frame in the craft closet which fits it nicely. I enjoyed this design and it will look nice at Christmas displayed in the house. It is stitched on 32ct something and I changed the color of the sheep and the stars so they would show up better. I now need to find the next project.... I do have a basket of things to do just have to decide which one. On Friday Mr H and I took a ride out Wickenburg way.....I found a new fella....
and he even played the guitar and serenaded me.....a pleasant afternoon. Today is football at the Horton House....Mr H seems to be upset with some call.... I just know how the day will be....
That is about it from here. Glad you stopped by and thank you for the kind words and your friendship. I think I will avoid the living room for the time being and go look for that to do project....have a wonderful day.