I have SO's stocking. I can not post a photo, can't even ask SO because it's his, LOL. I am pretty happy with how it turned out. It needs pressed, but that's no big deal. I am just glad it's home, considering how long it took me to do it, and all the other issues involved in stitching it. SO knows I probably stitched him a lighthouse *something*, but he asked me if it was a lighthouse with a seagull and I can honestly say I was not lying when I told him that I was not stitching a lighthouse with a seagull for him--a dove is on there, not a seagull.
I went to my LNS this morning to pick it up and it was so cute. All of us that got there before it opened were in our cars, happily stitching. We all agreed, it was really nice to stitch in the car: cozy, plenty of light, convenient cupholder for a beverage, mobile in case of hunger and need for supplies. No one to pester us, no pets to sit on our projects. Perfection!
The stitching gods must have been smiling at me, because they had the Halloween issue of Just Cross Stitch. It's a great issue, worth waiting for. For once, there's a Cathy Bussi design I like. It has a pretty sentiment--"How beautifully the leaves grow old." And a design for a Halloween treat pail--it's nice, but I can't really see the kids using that and it coming back intact or even wanting to jazz up the hand-out bowl. That's a lot of effort--a Tupperware bowl is way simpler!
The ornament spooktacular is, in a word, spooktacular! Brittercup, Mosey n Me Monsterbubbles, and Prairie Schooler contributed designs. Need I say more? There is more than that, but those are the ones I really love! And a gravestone design from Carriage House Samplings. I really to start my Halloween tree. I have one ornament so far. Need more!