Monday, October 25, 2010

Ready for Halloween

Wow! October just flew by, didn't it? I think the stress of work and football season just about did me in this year though. Thankfully, my mother is home and doing very well after her surgery. She is still not able to do much, but at least she is getting some well-deserved and needed rest. We have one final game this week, but the official marching season has ended. The kids were great this year. This is a picture of my son, Patrick, on field during the weekend competition. They placed 6th in the state for our school division, which is pretty great. They also placed 3rd for music performance. We are very proud of this group of kids.

This past week I finished a quilt project. I am so excited about this one. Isn't it adorable. This is Spooky Hollow, an applique quilt. This is my very first completed applique quilt. I had such a great time working on this one. I love the fabric colors and everything. I have plans to complete more of these smaller quilts soon.

Finally, we went to a Halloween party last night at our friends, Theresa and Steve. Hobbie and I dressed as Flo (Progressive insurance commercial) and Mayhem (Allstate insurance commercial). Patrick is dressed as Beetlejuice and Nicholas is a "stupid" mime (he wouldn't wear make-up and talked the whole time). We had such a great time last night. Hobbie and I won the Golden Pumpkin award for best costumes. Thanks!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Wow, where has the time gone. I didn't realize it had been so long since I posted. Well, things have been a bit crazy around here the past month. Marching (football) season is well underway and that takes a lot of our time. Three games and one contest to go. Also, my mother has not been well and that has been stressful. Thankfully, she is home and feeling much better.

So, now for the stitching updates. I have been stitching, but it doesn't seem like I am accomplishing much. First, I finished BBD Trix or Treat. I love this pattern! It was a lot of fun to stitch and I plan to finish it as a box.

Also, I finished RTR This is Halloween. Another great piece. I stitched it on Silkweaver Thunderstorm and think it looks wonderful. I love all of the bright colors.

Finally, I finished SP Jenny Bean's Humble Servant Sampler. This one took me longer than I had expected. It is really pretty stitched on the 40 ct. Not sure what I will do with this one, but most likely frame it for my craft/guest room.

This weekend, I attended the local Quilt show with my sister, Bridget, and friend, Theresa. It was very inspiring to see all of the wonderful quilts, but I just don't have the patience to do such a big project. We also had the opportunity to do some shopping. I did pick up several patterns for bags, which I love to make. I also picked up the pattern for Spooky Hollow. This is a applique wall hanging that is just too cute. I have been working on it the past few days and hope to have it ready by Halloween. I just need to run into town today or tomorrow to get a few pieces of fabric. I can't wait to share this with you guys.