Monday, October 22, 2012

Long time no post....again.

I guess I haven't had anything interesting to post about.  Sometimes no post is better than a bad post, right?  Fall is our busiest sports season.  Also, as I wrap up my huge committee chair job, I have found myself in charge of 3 fund raisers that are in various stages.  Pampered Chef anyone?  A wonderful consultant has agreed to do a fund raiser and donate her commission.  It's awesome that there are people who will do that!  We all have our opinions about those home party events, but some of my most favorite kitchen items are from Pampered Chef so I'm happy to organize the event. 

On the stitching are my latest finishes....

This is one of the little extras that came with the Lizzie Kate Halloween mystery pattern. 

I also finished the mystery. 
 I especially like pumpkins and acorns this time of year. 

I've started Lizzie Kate's 6 Fat Men.  I've spent just as much time stitching with the wrong color as I have stitching with the correct color....hence no pictures.  I am heading to my annual fall stitching retreat next week so I need to get a handle on this piece as the large sections of white snow should lend themselves to group stitching. 

My block of the month quilt projects are winding down.  I've torn apart my sewing room so I can re-organize so I won't be showing you anything from that neck of the woods today.  Maybe soon.  I went to a new quilt retreat a couple weeks ago.  (New to me.)  It was so nicely organized.  It was a small group but the shop owner hosts 5 or 6 a year.  The only down side is that it's 4 hours away and in a part of the state that gets hit hard by winter.  We signed up for the one next fall which should occur before any snow flies.   

I started reading JK Rowling's new book.  I'm having trouble putting it down.  It's nothing like Harry Potter, so don't read it or not read it based on your opinions of those books.  Her style is so well developed.  I appreciate that.  John Grisham's newest should be landing in my Kindle library any day now.  I'm looking forward to some long quiet afternoons.  (As if....) 

In the mean time....happy stitching.


  1. Wonderful finish! You got a lot of stitching done for being so busy! I recently went to a Thirty-one party that was a fundraiser. Not really a fan of these parties but felt Ok splurging knowing that part of my purchase was going to a good cause.

  2. Love your freebie and I love your mystery all finished up! Great job you!!!

  3. Sounds like your life is as busy as ever!! Just think, it won't be long before you'll have all day to yourself. Can you even imagine?

    Your LK extra is so cute and how nice that the "mystery" is solved--it really is a cute piece.

    Nice to hear a good recommendation on the J.K.Rowling book--I've heard mixed reviews on it. I think people were expecting a HP type adult book and, from what I understand, it is anything but. Will have to give it a try :)

    Enjoy your week!!

  4. Love your finishes ~ the extras that came with the LK piece are. So cute!

  5. I'm not the typical L*K stitcher but every once in a while I stitch one of her designs. I love this mystery very much, it's so beautiful.