I am optimistic in October for many reasons.
For one - I have all new electronic devices in my little world. A new Ipad, a new IPad mini, a new IPhone and a new PC on my desk at work. SURELY to goodness - I can do a blog post now when and how I want to do it without having a bunch of trouble with blogger. As you can see my blog posts have been very sparse this summer. I have almost given up because it has been so frustrating.
Anyway - enough lamenting about that subject.
I am also optimistic in October because I am coming very close to finishing 3 more projects, one of which is my BBD wedding sampler. I have abstained from showing a photo until it is complete which will be very soon, hopefully this month. Then I have another BIG and very old WIP - a 3ft X 5ft rug which I am getting very close to finishing and will be finished this year for sure. Just depends on how much hooking time I have as to when it gets completed.
I have a beautiful butterfly shawl that will be finished this month. It is an Artyarns KAL on the Ravelry board. The yarn is Zara - TSC hand dyed by Art Yarns - lovely stuff - color is Z3 - Iris doesn't name her colorways.
Look how sweet it looks on my little primitive red bench - it is happy with my wedding pillow from DF Dianne
Here is Mr Scarecrow in his temporary home on a glass top table. He look nice in this little fall display with my pottery pumpkin and pewter tray.
Here is my Autumn House - I've had it out a little in the past month. I was agonizing over the sky - that is all that is left except the border and I already know what I'm doing with the border. I tried various things for the stars and ended up liking tiny pearl seed beads. If you look closely you can see I went with a bargello stitch for the sky. I think it is going to be just what I wanted and I settled on Gloriana Florimell in Antique Black. Perfect for the effect I wanted. I am very proud of this needlepoint piece because I did the entire stitch guide myself. I figured I had taken enough classes in my life to figure this out myself and so I did !!!!!! I am very pleased with the effect, I used almost entirely threads from stash, silks, cottons, wools and there will even be some metallic in the border and beads also.
I wonder how many of you are doing Paulette's Mary or Mary II Sunday SAL? I 'd love to hear if you are. I am and I have started, just waiting for a couple of threads I didn't have so I can finish up Part I. I also started the Plum Street Yuletide Welcome - not enough progress to show on that one.
Well my friends - I hope you have all been having a great fall season so far.
Hope October is very optimistic for you as well. BTW - I had a effortless time with this post and with downloading my photos.