30 October 2010

Prepping for tomorrows SAL

First of all, thank you for your kind comments about my wedding picture. It was such a dreamy day; I understand why Heidi Klum and Seal renew their vows every year after going through it. So much fun, such love from our family and friends, memories were made that will last forever!

I am prepping for my Halloween SAL tomorrow. I chose several projects to work on, all but one being a freebie. I figure, it's a holiday, I can go off-course on my project on Halloween, right? One day won't kill.

The projects I am ambitiously choosing to work on tomorrow are the following:

All Hallows Evening 2010 by AuryTM, a really awesome Quaker-y freebie
RIP by The Stitcherhood, a 2009 freebie that I will use on my Halloween tree
Wicked Hat by Sanman, a freebie from last year's Halloween party on her message board
Ghouls Night Out by the Sampler Girl, also from 2009, which was a gift on her blog.
Spooky Time by Lavendar Wings, an old freebie, but a goodie. It's more of a band sampler, but I love the challenge of band samplers.
Quaker Halloween, another Sanman freebie that I really like


Halloween Costume by BOAF, an older freebie I hunted in vain for for years. Lori of Craftylicious sent it to me and I am SOOO appreciative. This is my "chart that got away" and I have it now. Whew! I can not thank Lori enough!

Some of the designs required Weeks floss and I, of course, don't have all the colors. So it was off to the LNS. I bought the floss I needed, plus some more Weeks in London Fog, which I need for CEC Sleepy Hollow. I had a skein of London Fog, but I can see that it will not be enough to do the roof I need it for, so I bought enough to make sure I'm covered. Luckily, they look pretty close in color, so I should be OK. And of course I treated myself to an extra chart, LOL. I chose Plum Street Samplers' Hares Halloween ; I took her freebie, Autumn Blessings along on our honeymoon, and really enjoyed stitching it, so I am looking forward to stitching more of these fun and funky rabbits!

We had a lot of fun exploring Charleston, South Carolina, and the Outer Banks together. We strolled down Charleston's Meeting Street, all the way to the Battery and imagined what it would be like to have a house that lovely. It really was like a living Barb and Cheryl chart! Then we walked back up, past Rainbow Row and the cruise ship terminal, and ate at Hyman's Seafood. They have the best hushpuppies and fried green tomatoes! Yum! We visited Boone Hall Plantation in Mt. Pleasant, where parts of Queen, North and South, and The Notebook were filmed. Left-brain bought me a sweetgrass basket; we put a bit of cotton and Spanish moss in there to commemorate our visit. He even got to see a lighthouse, the Morris Island light near Folly Beach. I found my first piece of beach glass, so it was a good day for both! We spent 4 days in Charleston and then drove to the Outer Banks, a place I have not been since high school. We had great weather and did a lot of walking. We even climbed the sand dunes in Jockey's Ridge State Park, quite a feat for me at my current weight. But then again, even Left-brain was huffing and puffing by the end of the climb. We had a great dinner at a seafood buffet, and are waiting to go back and visit again.

I realize I have been remiss in posting my finishes from vacation. I will try to do that tomorrow. Hoping everyone is having a fun and friendly Halloween weekend.


Julie M said...

Hi Rachel! I wish I could join you tomorrow in your SAL but I'm afraid I won't have much time to stitch. Sounds like you have all your ducks in a row though and are ready to roll!

Loved seeing the wedding pics. You were a beautiful bride, and I couldn't tell your feet were killing you! You hid your pain well.

Have fun tomorrow!

Rachel said...

Ive got two new projects picked out for starts tomorrow. I may work on a wip as well, all Halloween-y in flavor :o)

Pumpkin said...

Which pattern is Halloween Costume? Do you have a picture?

Your honeymoon sounds delightful! I love that area :o) DH bought me a sweetgrass basket when we were down there too. That seems like a lifetime ago now...

I do my thing and you do yours. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, then it is beautiful. If not, it can’t be helped--Frederick Perls