Sunday, November 4, 2018

Turkey-fying up the house on Slow Stitching Sunday...

Fall has certainly descended on southwest Ohio this week... I gauge the change of the seasons by two large trees I can see out my windows... this one is in the backyard of the house across the street and I can see it  from my stitching chair...


this picture does not do it justice...it is a gorgeous yellow...

and this tree  I see from the window over the kitchen sink...


that orange-y red looks like it is on fire...

Both trees have changed dramatically in color and in the amount of leaves they've shed... I'm a bit concerned as the yellow tree is usually one of the last trees to drop its leaves and it was much fuller ... don't know if that is the result of the hot summer we had or a harbinger of a cold winter ahead... not going to think about that now, just going to enjoy the beautiful colors... Fall is my favorite season!!!

So I returned all the Halloween decorations to their plastic storage bin and brought out some turkey/Thanksgiving items... turkey-fying the place up ... I do love Thanksgiving... great food...great company and no gift expectations... it is kinda funny that I like turkey decorations but I know we will be eating prime rib for our celebration... however we will have stuffing.... a hybrid holiday!

Here's my display shelf unit...


New items include this fully finished and priscilla-fied Barbara Ana Autumn piece...


I mounted it on an unfinished wood piece I found in the craft aisle at Target... painted it a brown-y olive and used some of those big orange puff balls I got at Hobby Lobby...and I re-discovered this Debbie Mumm tin from a long time ago...


and tis the season for my Turkey Hill Farm piece from Ewe & Eye & Friends...

If you enlarge the picture you can see the decorative stitched on the house and the tree is a piece of wool embellished with french knots... stitched this one almost 20 years ago...where does the time go??? Those little Pilgrim birds I bought at the grocery store a couple of years past...I do have a thing for animals in clothes... kinda strange...but these guys are cute!!!

I totally forgot I had purchased this Thanksgiving wreath at Homegoods until I was putting away my Halloween stuff...


I LOVE vintage images and I don't think I've ever seen a Thanksgiving wreath...we seem to jump right from Halloween to Christmas speeding past Thanksgiving... I'm trying to slow thing down here... and I picked up this other vintage Thanksgiving piece at Hobby Lobby...


and another little turkey dressed up as a Pilgrim... I think he came from Michaels.

On the stitching front I did get the Lizzie Kate Thankful String completed...



Not sure how I'm going to finish it... I saw Priscilla put her's on a piece of wood that she's going to use for all the LK strings... and I've already stitched the Winter one too, but haven't decided on the finishing for it either... I may just make them into loooongg pin rolls ... I do have some cute decorative pins I could stick in them... need to think about it...

And I got one sock knit this week...which is my normal knitting pace...


All of the yarn is Opal and while it looks like I changed the yarn a bajillion times I used the self-striping facet of this yarn to my advantage... in most cases I knit at least 9 to 10 rounds with the same yarn and every time there was at least one pattern change that appeared in that length of yarn... now in the interest of transparency here are pics of the inside of the sock...



It will take about 20 to 30 minutes to tie off and weave those ends in... which I feel is a decent trade off to get all the scrappy goodness in one sock.

So right now the sun is shining and it is a glorious Fall day...more rain is in the forecast...Tuesday looks particularly soggy...glad I voted absentee this year... 

Hope your week is productive... I have a Christmas quilt that needs borders ...hope to do a post on it this week and the quilt for my son needs to be bound...and I want to get into some Christmas stitching...and there is another scrappy sock that needs to be knit... I will never ever ever run out of crafty projects I want to do... just need more hours in a day!!!

I'll be linking up with Kathy's Quilts and checking out what everyone else is up to this Sunday...

happy stitching-
carol fun 

11 comments:

  1. We both need more hours in the day! I have lots to do on my list too. Your decorations are very festive. Your feet will be very happy in those colourful socks!

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  2. those autumn colours are stunning! Love your display too.

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  3. Our trees are following a different muse this year too. The first one to loose it's leaves is the Honey Locust then one maple and then the other. They dosey-doed this year and did things in a different order. My trees are done but the house across the street still has a maple in full flaming goodness.

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  4. I love all your autumn decor. And I am seriously in awe of your sock collection!! I recently got re-bit by the sock bug and polished off a single sock in 2 days (a record for me) then of course because I had depleted my stash (hah) I had to go looking for more sock yarn. My LNS doesn't carry Opal and I wanted to try it. Have you ever shopped at WoolWarehouse? It's in the UK. I have ordered other wool from there before and it takes about a week and less than $5 shipping). I thought the price on Opal sock yarn was pretty good.

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    1. Hi Anne... oh my goodness... I went to WoolWarehouse and several skeins of Opal jumped into my cart. There is one LNS here that carries Opal but I'm always seeing colorways on Instagram that never seem to appear in the US. I saw lots of colorways at WoolWarehouse that I haven't seen before. The shipping is very reasonable...in fact that is less than I paid for shipping from a US company the other week. I know it will take a week or two but I'm fine with that. Thank you so much for the info... if anyone else is interested here is the website for WoolWarehouse - https://www.woolwarehouse.co.uk/

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  5. Yes more hours in a day would be great.Knitting, hand quilting, piecing and machine quilting...I am only one person who wants to do soooo much!

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  6. Oh, those trees are beautiful. We have had the prettiest Fall in the 15 years we have lived out here. Like you, it is my favorite season. I have a grape vine that was amazing. We have had some wind so when I looked out today, I saw that much of it is gone, that made me a bit sad. I love all the Turkey things. I'm a big celebrator of Thanksgiving so I never put Christmas up till Thanksgiving is over. I love all the stitched pieces that Barbara Ana is just wonderful!! I look forward to seeing your quilt!

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  7. Those trees are beautiful! The trees here took a while because we had such warm weather until mid-October. Finally, they are changing. Your Thanksgiving display is lovely. Yes, decorating for Thanksgiving does tend to get overlooked.

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  8. I love the Thanksgiving look you have given your shelf unit. Hmmm, prime rib instead of turkey sounds greats. Your sock turned out swell and good for you on getting the Thanksgiving String stitched up. Enjoy your week!

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  9. I meant to say both of the trees you shared are simply gorgeous in their fall colors. Thank you for sharing them!

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