Thursday, November 7, 2013

Cross stitch update and Give Away!!

Thanks so much to all of you who looked at my Poulsbo post.  The area in my post was the part of town down near Liberty Bay(part of Puget Sound).  Up the hill there is another part of town with things like grocery stores, offices, and other places necessary for modern life. I do love our quaint little part of town by the water!  Now for today's post.  First, I am giving away a December Word Play.  If you would like it, please let me know in a comment  on this post.  I had a Sr. moment and ended up with two of them!!!!!! I will be drawing a name on Sunday. I would love to give one of them to one of my super followers. The rest is just a short catch up on the projects I have been working on. Pardon the poor photos , we are in the middle of another fall storm and the lighting is horrid !

 November Word Play is finished and in the lovely frame from Valley House Primitives!

 I am busy working on "Turkey Love" by Plum Street Samplers.

Thank goodness, I'm up to date on the Mary's Sampler sew along. I did change the color of the scarf on the shepherd.  All my browns were looking the same!

 Here is the December Word Play. I plan to stitch it in more reds and greens than the chart calls for.

 Look what the DH and I found at an antique mall yesterday.  It is an old chocolate mold from the 30's.  We got it for $30.  We found it on the internet for over $100.  Made our Day!!

When I saw that it did have a mark, I knew that we were doing pretty well with the price.  It will be fun to use him in Christmas decorating.
Thanks for taking a look and hope your week is going well!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Last Little Bit of Halloween!

First, thanks to all of you who took a look at my last post.  I so appreciate any comments that you make!  This should have been posted last Fri. but life got in the way.  We had gone over to my favorite huge gift -decorating store on the Sun. before Halloween.  I hoped to see all kinds of goodies.  Well, no way. It was all Christmas!!! There was a small shelf with Thanksgiving things but all the rest was Christmas.  Now, I do love decorating for Christmas BUT not in October!!! So last Wed. we went into Poulsbo to see what they were doing.  Much to my joy, all the stores were still immersed in Autumn and Halloween.  I will share the photos with you .  I do apologize for the tardiness of this post!

 A local coffee shop

 Even the book store is in the mood!

All kinds of Halloween aprons.

 We have several Galleries in town and they all had Autumn themes in the windows.

 A little antique store

Another gallery

 Isn't the owl cute?

A thrift store

 The local bakery-Do I need to stop there??NO!!!!!

 My favorite coffee shop had super decorations hanging from the ceiling.

We took a walk down to the harbor.  These pretty leaves were floating in the water.

I do love living near this delightful little town on Puget Sound!!