If you can possibly believe it, I have TWO finishes to share today! I’ve been working very hard to catch up with my stitching, and on Friday I finished up my September block for the Red Thread SAL with my friend, Sherri. This one is called County Fair. Eric and I did go to the fair this year, for his birthday, so I’ll have to share those photos with you soon. We had a great time, as usual. And this block is perfect for this time of year. Don’t you just love the pig suspended from a balloon? Anyway, on Friday I was taking a look at the Red Thread SAL blog, which I haven’t taken part in, but I check in on from time to time. One of the stitchers there mentioned how glad she is that these blocks stitch up in a few hours. Wow! I am now officially the slowest stitcher!!! So, I took that as a personal challenge, and Friday night I started stitching on my October block, Wreath. I stitched on it Friday night, Saturday afternoon and Sunday afternoon. I did finish it up Sunday afternoon, which was a super fast finish for me, but it was not anywhere close to a couple of hours! LOL! Anyway, here is finish two…
I think this may be my absolute favorite block of the bunch (so far). Maybe it’s the time of year I’m stitching it, but I just love the colors. I love the sort of abstract nature of the wreath itself, and the acorns are so perfect. Love that little bird too! In case you can’t tell, he has a black snap for his body. Love it!!!
So, here are my two weekend finishes together.
And here is the whole thing so far. I have November and December’s blocks to stitch, as well as the border. I intend to have this completely finished by December 31st! I love how it is turning out, and I am so glad that Sherri and I jumped into this great project together. It’s been fun stitching along with her.
And speaking of finishes…Katrina has posted up photos of my Neighborhood RR that she completed over the weekend. It will now go back to Annemarie, for her to finish it up. Then, home to me!!
I just love what Katrina stitched here….isn’t it wonderful! That witch is perfect!
Thank you so much, Katrina. I hope you don’t mind me borrowing your photos to share!
I am stitching away on Judith’s RR and should have it done in plenty of time for the mailout date of November 15th. That’s my last RR to stitch on, then I just wait for mine to come home. Oh, and I did a little bit of Fall decorating this weekend too, if you’d like to see it.
I am grateful for knowing I can do it!