Coming up on Halloween

Kitted projects

Kitted projects

Halloween is one of the best holidays we celebrate each year, starting on October the first.  After a Halloween event at the zoo on the first, we attended a plant sale the second weekend.  Halloween Legos abound around the house and in the display cabinets.  Cupcakes with spiders and tombstones are served for dessert and glow-in-the-dark painted water jugs line the porches.  Trick or treat will be the last on our list, then home for Halloween supper and Lego building.  I will be sitting and watching from my recliner, recovering from eye surgery.  Halloween will be over for another year.

This month, I have kitted up over 25 cross stitch charts, had 5 done for me by the lovely people at Heaven and Earth Designs, and still have about 10 to go.  While I can’ see to stitch, I can see to prepare things for the day I am given the go ahead.  I have 5 projects framed and ready to stitch for the Embroiderers Guild Master Craftsman Program.  Everything is ready, but I’m not.  It is so frustrating.

After another round of surgery the first week in November, I will be chewing at the bit to get back to my stitching.  I hope that at the end of November, along with new glasses, I will be back in the groove. I have some presents to finish for Christmas, so I will be getting a late start on them – some sewing, some cross stitch.

I am one who only fixes a complete dinner two times a year – at Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Those are the times I make traditional dishes and cook for two days before each holiday, with a menu of turkey, duck, goose, ham, sweet potatoes with marshmallows, dressing, cranberry fruit salad, baked potatoes, beans, corn on the cob, peas, sweetened carrots, cranberry sauce, apple pie, pumpkin pie, and any other thing we like.  In the morning, we watch the parades and after Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners, I plan to sit and stitch while others watch TV or play with presents.

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