Tuesday, September 22, 2009

H-A-Double L-O-Double U-Double E-N spells Halloween!

I cannot believe it's been about 6 weeks since my last entry! I've been getting into a groove with school, and I've been working on exchange stitching. So I haven't had too much I could show for myself around here.

But, I did get a little something finished up yesterday that's worth a show! So here it is. Overcast days make for poor pictures, but I wanted to share anyway.





It's the La-D-Da ornament from the JCS halloween issue. I stitched it 1/1 on white belfast linen with DMC. I love the way it turned out! This was my first time doing a coffee dye and I really think it gives it something special! I took a cue from Alma at the BBD blog and wove a fiber from the linen into the piece to give it a little haphazard mended look - adding to the old, worn feel of it. Cuddle Bug ran off with this one and put it on the doorknob of his bedroom door. I'm not sure that's where it will stay.

School has been going well. I've been getting into a rhythm with that. I have 2 online classes and 1 in-person class. So far, my grades have been good. And I'm really enjoying my biology class. Last night was our first exam in Bio and I got the highest score in the class. For myself, that always feels good. But I hate when the other students ask what I got and I have to tell them I got the high score for the class. I feel so self conscious about it in the classroom setting. But when I get home I want to shout it from the rooftops :)

Cuddle Bug is in his 2nd week of preschool today. He only goes for 2.5 hours twice a week (Tues and Thurs). It's been a big adjustment. So far we haven't been there without tears. But he comes home busting at the seams to tell us all about his fun! I'm hoping it won't be too much longer before he can't wait to go back.

Thank you for coming and reading my little ol' blog and leaving such wonderful and supportive comments. The stitching community is so warm! I enjoy you all! Sending you all happy stitchy wishes!!

13 comments:

Jennifer said...

So happy to hear you are doing well in school!!

I like that Halloween design you stitched. Isn't coffee dyeing fun??? I have tried on several pieces and amazed at the differences in how different materials grab up the coffee.

Glad your little one is doing well too.....



Jennifer
Feathers in the Nest
http://www.feathersinthenest.blogspot.com/

Kathy A. said...

I love your little coffee-dyed Halloween piece. So well done. And hanging on the little one's door. How great is that.
Happy to hear that school is going well. Keep it up!

Cari said...

What an adorable little halloween piece! School, love school. I am taking 5 classes this semester - oh, my head starts pounding every time I say that - but it will be worth it in the end. Mine are all online - which I love!

Enjoy your week.

mainely stitching said...

What a super finish! I liked this design as soon as I saw it in JCS, but your finish of it is perfect!!

BeckySC said...

YAY Kim!!! It looks fantastic!! Congratulations :)

Vonna said...

I love your Halloween finish :)
And...a big HURRAY on your Bio exam...having a BS in Microbiology - I KNOW how hard the tests are! GO GIRL!

staci said...

Congrats on the adorable finish! I can't believe you have any time for stitching between the two little ones and school...oh, and the hubby too, lol ;)

Suzanne said...

It's great to hear that school is going so well for you.

I love this finish, especially the coffee dyed fabric. I tried sewing a thread into my recent piece and I liked the look it gave. It just added a little something to the back of the piece and looked like a little mended hole.

Ranae said...

Cute and nicely finished Halloween piece.
My DD feels the same way she is the top of the class so far out of 20. She is taking the nursing school. Seems like all she does is study
Good Luck and continue to do well

Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

What a fun and sweet little finish! Love your Fall freebie, too. Hope those tears taper off soon.

Michele B. said...

Great finishes on your stitching and your bio exam too! Good for you for trying the coffee-dying - it turned out wonderfully. I hope Cuddle Bug gets totally adjusted to school soon. I'm glad he's having fun once he's over the tears.

Michelle said...

Glad school is going well. I love your little Halloween ornament - soooo cute!

Sharlotte said...

Love this Halloween piece!+ Been thinking about maybe stitching it up myself. I'm down in Springfield BTW.