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Monday, October 29, 2012

The wind is starting to howl and the rain is heavy. Just the beginning of Sandy. We spent the day getting ready for the storm. Took in the patio furniture, potted plants and anything else that could go flying. Did some cooking ahead, in case we can't use the stove. Just hoping that trees don't come crashing down on the house. As for the stitching, I started something new. Day after my last post this wonderful design arrived in the mail.
I couldn't wait to start it. It's a great stitch.
I pick it up every spare moment I have. I thought I would show my Halloween tree with all the ornaments. I couldn't get a good picture inside so I took it outside yesterday for some shots. You can click on any picture for a larger view.
It's starting to fill up in nicely. I will add more next year.
This is the pillow that Vonna finished for me. I love it. It's Hilda's Alphabet Brew by With Thy Needle and Thread.
I love Japanese Lanterns. I have a friend who grew them and surprised me with a bouquet. They are so bright and fallish. I will end with a picture of Stella. She is a year old and quite the big girl.
I hope everyone on the east coast stays safe and sound. I have family on Long Island and Staten Island and my prayers are with them. They are going to be hit very hard. I know that we will lose power, so I don't know when I will be back. Until then, thanks for visiting my blog. I love the comments. They mean so much. Until next time ..... Happy Stitching! Deborah

45 comments:

tadamama said...

Oh I just love your Halloween tree! It is such an inspiring piece to make more Halloween ornaments!

Stay safe in Sandy!

Vicky said...

Stay safe and love the Halloween tree.

Nicola said...

Will be praying for you , stay safe and sound.

Michelle said...

Oh your tree is lovely - stay safe - thinking of you x

butterfly said...

Beautiful stitching, and just love your tree .
I am loving this theme now so I am just starting to collect for this season , so I can do what you have with your tree.
Your dog is so sweet.
Stay safe , I have been watching your storm it looks like a big one I hope it passes quick.
We will most likely get the tail end some time next week if it go's to the right again.
We get allot of the storms you have but most have died down by the time they get to us , in the UK

Lesleyanne said...

Great new start. I LOVE your halloween tree. A lovely finish made up by Vonna.

Hazel said...

I pray no harm will come to you or your belongings. Love the new sampler. You are so fast. X

Krista said...

Great start on the BBD, it is a gorgeous pattern! That finish Vonna did for you is the cutest! Stay safe!

Marilyn said...

Wow, you've got a lot done on the BB piece already.
Love your Halloween tree.
Stella is so cute. :)
Keep safe, and I hope the storm doesn't do too much damage.
Marilyn

CATHI said...

The Halloween tree is adorable! I keep my fingers crossed for you that everything is going well with regard to "Sandy!!

Annette-California said...

Love getting to see your new BBD project. Wow you have gotten lots done and its beautiful. Your tree is fantastic. It's filling up very nicely. Your Hilda's pillow is perfect. Vonna did a great job. never seen Japanese Lantern plant before - prefect for fall. I do pray that no harm will come to and that the storm passes quietly. Good Luck.
love Annette

Chris said...

It sounds like you are all set for Sandy. I hope that she will lose her strength.
Your BBD start is lovely. I can't wait to start this one either.
Your Halloween tree and the With Thy Needle pice are super.
Hugs to you and Stella!

cucki said...

Stay safe dear...i love the Halloween tree.
hugs xxx

Peggy Lee said...

A Halloween tree! Who would have thunk?? So creative....

Aww...Stella is a pretty pup.

:o)

Robin said...

Stay safe and stay dry.

Annie said...

Your tree looks great! And so does your new fall piece.

Hunkering down here for the storm too. Makes me very nervous! Take care..

Patty C. said...

Thinking of you - stay safe!

Siobhán said...

Love your WIP!! Your pillow is so pretty, and I love your tree. Stay safe!

Carol said...

Such a darling Halloween tree, Deborah--and I love that new pillow finish, too!

Hope you get through the storm unscathed. I am most worried about our losing power here in PA... Take care now...

Vickie said...

Feast of Friendship looks great. Stella is adorable. I am praying for you.

Sally said...

Stay safe Deb. Thinking of you.

Stella is such a sweetie.

You are making fantastic progress on your new start. It is gorgeous.

dixiesamplar said...

Everything is lovely, Deborah! And Stella is a sweetie :-)

Laurie in Iowa said...

Love your Halloween tree. Stay safe.

Catherine said...

Such lovely goodies! Thanks for sharing. I love that new BBD and you've stitched so much already!
Stay safe ~ we are hunkered down as we are right in the projected line of where it is going to hit!!

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Deborah, I love your finishes! They are really pretty. Love that tree full of goodness too! Be well and be safe as you weather the storm.

Melissa said...

Stay safe and good luck with everything!

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Lovley stitching and pictures. stella sure is cute too! Stay safe and I will be praying for you.

Angela said...

It's calm here in Ontario for now but later on today we will feel the effects of Sandy too. Stay safe.

Love the new project and your Halloween tree.

Cute pic of Stella :)

Teresa said...

Love your Halloween tree.
Stay safe. I guess your Wednesday stitching day has been put on hold.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Cari said...

You and sweet Stella stay VERY SAFE. She is such an adorable pup!! Hugs

Natasha said...

Wow!! I love your current WIP! It looks fantastic. Stella is a beautiful dog. Stay safe!!

BrendaS said...

LOVE your Feast of Friendship Deborah! It looks so pretty.

Very nice and full Halloween tree. So many pretties:)))

Praying that you aren't hit too hard by Sandy and that you don't lose power for too long. Stay safe:)))

Melanie said...

I'm with you - fingers crossed that the trees stay off my house! I'll take a power outage over THAT any day.
Stay safe!!!!!!!!!

Pam in IL said...

Your Halloween tree is awesome and your new project is coming along nicely.

Give Stella an extra hug from me. She is so cute!

Margaret said...

Oh my gosh, you're so far along on the BBD piece already! I love it! Love your Halloween tree too. I hope you keep your power and stay safe and sound too. We are hoping for the best here. Love that pillow Vonna finished for you. And the lantern bouquet. Stella is a sweetheart!

Barb said...

Deborah, I love that BBD chart. It's going to be in my stash very soon! Your Halloween tree is great! I hope your family will be safe. We, here on the west coast, are sending many prayers their way!

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

Firstly, stay safe. Secondly, your tree is FULL. And lastly...LOVE your FOF...you are a stitching dynamo.

Kathy H said...

Great Halloween ornaments. We are ready for no power too. Figured I can do some stitching by lantern light.

Heidi Kuijer said...

I was wondering if you were getting some of the storm. My mother is in Ohio too.

Love the Halloweenies...lol. Love the tree. I have a Halloween tree full of ornaments my mother made for me. I used just branches I got in the woods this year for it. It has been a busy two months for me with little time to read blogs.

Funny that we call those Chinese lanterns and you call them Japanese in the US. I tried growing them again this year but the slugs had them for lunch.

Happy Halloween!

Hugs from Holland ~
Heidi

Ranae said...

Love the stitches and your tree is awesome
I finally got to meet the queen of finishing, vonna, last weekend at a retreat
Take care

Karoline said...

Your Halloween tree & new start are lovely

I hope that 'Sandy' hasn't hit you too hard

Teresa S. said...

The Halloween tree is beautiful!

And Feast of Friendship is much prettier than the pic on the pattern!

Brigitte said...

Your Halloween tree just looks gorgeous with all its different ornaments. And oh, your new WIP is so beautiful!
I do hope you made it safely through the storm, you and also your family and relatives.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Wow - almost finished that new design! Your tree is cute as can be! Perfectly pretty lanterns, too. What a nice girl Stella seems.

Jeanne said...

Lovely post Deborah - love your new start and both of the trees! I hope you are doing alright in the aftermath of Sandy.