Monday, March 24, 2014

What Month Is it?

It is March, and it is very early into spring here... and a possible "snow bomb" to hit us tomorrow night because... well... Mother Nature is angry with the Northeast US?? I dunno, cannot figure any other logical explanation. Some day, if I ever dig out of the cold and the snow here, I shall wave and say hi to you all..

In the meantime, I received some beautiful Halloween ornaments from exchanges this week...  
This beauty is from Roberta for the current round of the HoE Halloween Ornament Exchange. I think this must be by Notforgotten Farm... just LOVE it!!! Thank you so much Roberta! Wow!
And another BEAUTY from my dear friend Karen - we decided to do our own personal Halloween Ornament Exchange... she stitched this colorful delight for me. I think it is from a recent JCS Halloween issue... I shall say it again... LOVE it! Thank you my friend!!! Cannot wait to hang these for Halloween!!
And on Monday the 17th, the new May 2014 issue of Cross Stitch and Needlework arrived.  I was waiting on this!!  I ran upstairs, pulled the floss, got online and ordered the WDW Boysenberry that I did not have, and worked on this all week as I got a moment here and there... and finished it right before bedtime last night.  I love, love, love this sampler!!!  I am almost half way through now, and no block has been a disappointment!

Happy Spring... to those who have spring weather! We will catch up with you in August, I suspect... 

12 comments:

Von said...

So sorry spring got derailed in the northeast! Guess you will enjoy it all the more when it does arrive.
Great stitching, Carol!

Jeanne said...

What darling Halloween ornies - congrats on some great exchanges!

valerie said...

Gorgeous Ornies and progress on your monthly designs. They look so fun!

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

I agree with the weather Carol...we just got done with spring break and yesterday walking to school I had my mittens and hat on...I don't think I ever remember in my 16 years of mothering walking to school after spring break in winter gear still.....and I'm worried what this means for the summer. Will it be hotter than hades? Golly I hope not!
Your sampler is stunning my dear...and each time you show us I feel like I must do one too! HA HA! :) You already got me back on the AofH wagon!
Your ornaments are lovely, gorgeous works of art from your exchanges! Love them!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Those are great Halloween ornies and your WIP is great!

The Inspired Stitcher said...

I suspect when spring finally does arrive we will all be bouncing around like crazy people. I'm sure we are going to appreciate this one more than ever. Love the ornaments and the sampler is looking great! Have a good week.

blue star stitcher said...

I really like the Not forgotten ornament. Great finish on the May block of the sampler, it's cute.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Very nice exchange pieces! Great monthly sampler, too.

Brigitte said...

Both ornaments that you received look gorgeous. And nice progress on your monthly piece.
I hope that you will soon be spoiled by spring weather.

Andrea said...

A beautiful sampler. Your Halloween ornaments are great, can't wait to see the tree - it will be jam packed full of spookiness!

Beth Aalberts said...

I love your sampler. I just realized I get that magazine. I need to make it!

Kay said...

Love the Halloween ornaments, they are divine! The sampler is looking beautiful!