Sunday, October 31, 2010

Breath of fresh fall.....

Ahhh....I just love fall and it has finally hit South Carolina this weekend.  The crisp cool mornings and pleasant, sunny afternoons the past two days have been very invigorating!  I was even motivated to clean my craft room and put away all the "stuff" strewn about the last few months.  My charts are all filed away nicely, my threads are neatly organized and my pending exchanges are finished! 

And...what happened to the clocks "falling" back last night???  I was so looking forward to that "extra" hour.  Oh well....I guess the extra evening sunlight will be compromise enough.

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While had my sewing machine out, I decided I would finish this freebie I stitched a few weeks ago. 

 LK "Noel" freebie
stitched on 14 ct. aida w/ DMC

I changed the colors to make it a little "brighter" and I love the blue and red together.  They are not "conventional" but a nice change from the norm.  I can't show anymore until my exchange partner gets a first glimpse.  I am now off to do some"big girl" stitching. 

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I will leave you with a pic of my "warlock" as he relaxes before the evening's busy festivities...

happy halloween....

30 comments:

  1. I love those colors together too!!!! Yes, the time changes NEXT weekend as I was reminded this week....ugh...still leaving for work in the dark! These fallish temps are making me want to sit on my screen porch and have extra coffee!!!! Take care, Faye

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  2. Love the pillow. Warlock has the right idea. Nothing like laying in the sun.

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  3. You've been a busy girl ;o) Your Noel is really lovely in those colors. Who would have thought!

    Our time doesn't change until next weekend. I love the extra hour but not the darkness :o(

    Happy Halloween!

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  4. Don't you hate the delay in the time change? I do! Although we lose an hour in time. But it's worth it just for it not to be so dark in the morning for at least a while. Next weekend! Love your Noel pillow!

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  5. I LOVE the colors in your Noel pillow! It just looks to crisp and clean! Nice job.

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  6. I like your changes, Karen :) Lovely work as always :)

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  7. Now that you have your stuff done & put away, run on over here & do mine - it's such a mess! LOL The Noel is wonderful - as usual!

    Hugs,
    Amy

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  8. Congratulations on having a clean and organized craft room - mine is stitll a disaster. I won't be home next weekend, but hopefully the next I will be able to do some work on it.

    I love your pillow - it is so cute - as usual!!

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  9. Happy Halloween!! Love the LK that you made into a pillow. That blue/red/white combination this year for Christmas seems to be really hot. It's perfect!!

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  10. Lucky you to be so organized. I don't think it is ever going to happen around here. lol.

    I love the blue checks on your pillow. So cute!
    Is that Pork Chop or someone else?

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  11. I like the red and blue together - it looks so fresh and clean with that design. Great job! I hope you had a Happy Halloween.

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  12. I love the noel finish. I like that it isn't the traditional colors. I didn't think the time changed until next week.

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  13. i love the color changes you did! very cute pillow! I will have to look for that freebie i don't think i have that one, but then again, i may and just not know it. LOL It was great meeting you last week!!!

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  14. Cute finish - love the kitty pic!

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  15. Isn't it a great feeling when everything is neat and tidy and in its right place - isn't it? I must try it some time!!!
    Great colour changes, it's nice to see something different from the traditional reds and greens, I guess as they even sell black christmas trees now ~ anything goes.
    Clocks went back here in England on Sat Night but as usual my body didn't want to know so was up 3 hours earlier wide awake!
    Cute kitty xxx

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  16. I love the ribbon you've used on your pillow, such a cute finish. I am pleased autumn has arrived too, my favourite part is long walks through crunchy leaves :) Hope you had a great Halloween.

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  17. I guess you'll get your extra hour of sleep a little later this year. But nice to hear that someone got organized!

    Very cute red, white and blue finish!

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  18. Lovely finish

    It's always nice to have a good sort out, altohugh i cant find anything when it do!!

    Your kitty is gorgeous

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  19. Beautiful finish. Where can I find the LK pattern Love it and I am a big LK fan.
    ccgd4603@msn.com

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  20. cgd4603@msn.com sorry I noticed my flub up after I hit send.

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  21. The NOEL looks great - unconventional seems to work well in your neck of the woods !!!!

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  22. Thanks for visiting my blog! I LOVE your NOEL!!! Makes me want to do nothing but cross-stitch today! You asked where I live, I am in the upstate, close to Clemson University.

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  23. Love your finish and the colors are great. Your cat is so pretty. Relaxing before the Halloween adventure begins:)))

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  24. Adorable finish Karen!! I'm loving the cooler weather too!! Hope it lasts!

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  25. What a lovely finish! Love the colours in this one.

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  26. Lovely ornament.
    We had the time change last weekend and I celebrated that additional hour by getting up extra early, whereas DH was very happy to get en extra hour of sleep, lol

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  27. This is a very cute ornament, Kathy! I do like the unusual colors!

    You've the perfect Halloween kitty!

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  28. Fantastic finish! Your cat is adorable. My first cat was a long haired all black female that I named Clarabelle. :)

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  29. NOEL looks great with the red and blue Karen. It's so bright and crisp. The gingham is a perfect finish for it.

    Our time change is this weekend. While I like the extra hour, the days are shorter so...maybe I can start to stitch earlier now? (lol)

    Looks as if you had a great time in MB with your friends. It's so much fun to share a common interest.

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  30. LOVE the Noel finish. Do you know if the freebie is still available somewhere? If not, would you be willing to pass it on? I love ALL things Lizzie Kate. Thanks.

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