and so are the cats! Can you find Sylvester in this pile of stuff? Once upon a time I did awhole lotta Halloween decorating and have been thinking that I really don’t need this much stuff anymore. I decided that I was going to bring all the boxes together and go through everything. Do you remember when I commented that I had more boxes of Halloween decorations than Christmas?
Well I kid you not! This is what the pile looked like and you can see that some certain feline was having a grand time…
I have been methodically going through every box…some things are being donated to Goodwill, some things are getting a new life by travelling up to the studios of Needlepoint Now to possibly be considered for a future magazine shoot and of course I am keeping some to decorate the house!
Now that the temperatures have returned to somewhat normal for this time of the year, the nights are cooler and the days are becoming shorter…it is starting to put me in the Halloween mood. I love this time of the year! I started thinking back to my class with the Fab Four in Philadelphia and this great Halloween canvas selected by Sandy.
I am sorry but I don’t recognize the designer of this canvas and I forgot to ask Sandy. But anywho look at this awesome witch with her cauldron on top of the logs burning away.
How were they to bring these logs forward in the needlepoint? Tony Minieri’s technique of “repousse” was purr~fect. Just hearing him say this word is special, let alone seeing it done. It creates just the right look and it is awesome! These are the things that you learn in classes that make being there in person … “priceless”
I feel a road trip coming up this morning for some much needed retail therapy for threads for my newest need to be stitching now projects. That is hard work which will create quite a hunger, so starting off with breakfast at The Cottage is the way to power up before shopping. Depending on what time I get home, will I start on my Halloween decorating then and there or wait?…well you know that I need to be sitting in my stitchy chair by first pitch. If yesterdays games are any indication of what this years playoff season is going to be like, wow are we in for quite the roller coaster ride!
of course AlleyCat catnapped one of the spiders from the pile! and until next time…keep on stitching.