Sunday, October 31, 2010

*Happy Halloween*

A big spooky hello to those of you who celebrate the Halloween Holiday. Here in Australia we don't actually get a holiday for this occasion but it is still celebrated a little with young children wandering around, trick or treating throughout the neighbourhood. The stores of course like to get into the act and sell a variety of Halloween costumes and an assortment of related products. Anyway, I hope you're all enjoying the celebrations whatever you do to mark the occasion.

It's been a while since I dropped by last so I thought I better do an update to let you know that all is well. Actually, all was not well last week. I was home all week with the flu and will go back to work tomorrow for the first time since. I still have the last bit of it lingering but I can't stay home forever, right? My girls (cats) enjoyed having me home. A little more entertainment for them during the day. Plus they were able to get a snack here and there that they don't normally have while I'm at work. Still, I'm sure they'll love the peace and quiet when I go back.

So the picture up above is one I've taken and played around with for Halloween. It's of Shepherd's Bush Little Witch that I stitched up a number of years ago. It's got the Jill Rensel mat around it and has a black wooden frame with detail. I thought it was quite suitable for this time of year to show you a picture of it.

The other things I have to show you is some charts I bought a short while ago from Country Stitches. I love Brenda's designs and find it hard not to add them to my stash every now and then.

Broom Hilda, St. Noel, Pumpkin Farm, and Fruit For A Song charts by Country Stitches

Nothing else to show right now. I'm still not stitching which is quite annoying (to you and to me). I'll have to find something really tiny to do, to get back into it. I know I have some small projects in my stash, it's just a matter of sorting through them and finding one that suits. I've had a couple of offers for SALs which is very nice but I'm not in the right frame of mind to tackle this. So I will have to decline on the offers, sorry. I will do one again some day, I'm sure.

That's it for now. Have a Happy Halloween everyone!
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16 comments:

Tatyana (tookie) said...

Happt Halloween! I'm glad, yuo feel better - I missed your posts.

Nancy said...

Happy Halloween, and I hope you feel good as new soon! I love your Little Witch!

Deb said...

Love your Shepherd's Bush piece - it looks wonderful, and I just love all that stash you picked up - those patterns are always fun.

Happy Halloween!!

Katrina said...

Hope you are feeling much better and get some stitching time soon. Love the new stash and the SB piece :-).

Daffycat said...

Trick or Treat!

Happy Halloween, Jane!

Le blog de marylin said...

Hi Jane, satisfies with reading to you, and with seeing that you get better, I am happy to read your article, the time(weather) is long without reading to you, your projects are magnificent, and I look forward to seeing them realized! I wish you a good day
Best regards marylin France

Missy said...

Happy Halloween. Your stitching is beautiful.

Susan said...

Happy Halloween, Jane. We don't get a "holiday" here, either, but it is very much celebrated.

I was surprised to read that stores over there have costumes for sale; there was none of that when I lived in Australia, so I never celebrated the day until I moved to the US.

Your SB piece is lovely, as always!

Melanie said...

Happy Halloween. :)

Vinniey said...

Glad to see you post again, Jane. Happy Halloween to you too. Your SB little witch is lovely. Beautiful charts from Brenda. :)

Nina said...

Good to see you are here again :)
What a beautiful work is this!
Today I'm late to say Happy Halloween, so I wish you a great week! :)

Susimac said...

Hi Jane

Glad you have popped back in again too, love the little SB that you have done, it doesn't matter if it was a while ago, your stitching is always so lovely to see.

Sorry to hear that you have had the flu and hope that you are feeling much better now, take it easy at work for your first week, that way you won't feel to tired when you get home.

Take care Hugs

Bea de Caracas said...

Youpiiiie, You're coming back!
I missed you!
You'll enjoy to stitch again...
A lot of kisses to you, dear Jane...

gracie said...

The Shepherd's Bush Little Witch is lovely....

Loraine said...

Hi sweet Jane! So good to see your post! So sorry it's taken so long to comment. I'm just starting to get back to "real" life, after vacation and having company for half the week.
I'm so sorry to hear that you were sick! The flu is no fun at all. I hope you are feeling better really soon, and that you can avoid any other sicknesses. We are just moving into our "sick" season, and everyone seems to have it. Saturday I thought maybe I was coming down with something, but it seems I'm better today.
Sorry to hear you won't be joining our SAL, but I do understand. It's been so hard to find my stitching mojo lately. I hope your's returns really soon too!
Love your "Little Witch" and your new stash. Cute things! I had Broom Hilda in the pile to finish this Halloween, but it didn't happen. Maybe next year? St Noel is darling too!
Well, take care. I'll write more in an e-mail to you.
Hugs.

Nicole said...

Great to see you posting Jane! Love your new stash!!! :)