After having a lousey day on Thursday, I came home to some wonderful mail. It was from Tracy D. at http://madstitching.blogspot.com/ for the HOE/ HOE II Halloween Exchange. She sent me some orange silky fabric, a little jack-o-lantern tealight, a jack-o-lantern bucket, some chocolates ,( which I ate right away!) a Debbie Mumm porcelain witch's hat button, a little brass pumpkin charm and....
this wonderful little pillow! It's a Maryse design, which lots of you probably already have in your wonderful Halloween stash. She stitched in using DMC on Sugar Maple evenweave. She added over 100 black beads around the edge which I think was the perfect finish for it. I was just telling someone else that morning that I should stitch that and BAM , it came in the mail. Funny how those things work!
Here is a finish that I got done yesterday afternoon. For those of you that didn't see last week's blog entry about this, it's from Little House Needleworks and is called Starlight Sampler. The co-ordinating fabrics that I choose to finish the pillow with are from Moda. It will eventually make it's home in my bedroom ,but is in the livingroom for now 'til I get the quilt done.
Well, do you remember how I told you last week that Alex got some new hamsters after Lionel died? Two days ago Oreo, the dark grey and white one started getting sick. We lost him yesterday afternoon. He was such a small little guy, and very sweet. Alex didn't cry this time as he wasn't yet very attatched to him, but that made me think of Lionel and then feeling so sorry for Oreo, guess who did?! Here is Oreo. He sure was a cutie.
The pet store gave us the option of moneyback or an exchange. We let Alex make that decision , and so... we now have a new hamster named Munchie. I'm sure we'll have pictures in a couple of days of him and Cheerio.
Well that's it for today .
'Til next time,