I'm making a big effort to try and post more often!
Since my last post, I went with my husband to one of his annual engineering meetings. It was at the Beau Rivage, on the Mississippi Gulf Coast--a beautiful hotel/casino. We've stayed there several times, just for something to do and a place to get away for a night. Anyway, one of the spouse activities is always BINGO. They budget money for lovely gifts, and a door prize or two. Various committee members go and select the gifts. There are usually really fun prizes and it all works out great. Except, sometimes I haven't won a prize......and that's not so much fun! Hahaha! This year was different, however! The stars were aligned, or something, and I did manage to make a BINGO! You go to several gift tables and select what you want! In reading all of your blogs, I see that many of you have Vera Bradley bags of various sizes and styles. I didn't have one, so I was lucky enough to capture this one:
It's a wonderful tote bag and the color is perfect for Fall! I'm so pleased to be a winner!!! YAY! Then, at the end of BINGO, they draw for door prizes, which can be anything. This year there were three and the big one was a spa session at the hotel. There were also two $100 bills.....and I won one of those, also!!! I have never won the door prize there! So I can keep my $$ in my Vera Bradley bag! This made it a fun little get away!!!
Below is another photo of my new kitty, Omar....he loves to sit on this rug! Isn't he a pretty boy?
I finally got my Halloween tree put up, and I love it! Halloween ornaments are fun and cheerful! (At least the ones I get are--I don't enjoy the scary ones!!) This is one thing I edited!!! I kept looking at the tree and thinking it looked ok, but something was different. THEN, I found the orange and black bow that I put at the top--so, I removed the other photo and put this one!! haha
I have a good selection of cross stitch and bought items. It's such fun, and this is a fun time of year. Thanksgiving and Christmas follow, and I even have some New Year's ornaments that I made after January 1st. That will be a new one for 2016!
My other edit is that I went in and tried to identify the various ornaments, and added a few other phtotos. In the left photo, the top cute owl is designed by our friend Jacquie and was a freebie on her blog at one time. The sweet "BOO" black cat is a Waxing Moon chart called #129 Black Cats' Halloween.
In the right photo is a cute little freebie called Halloween Delight! by La Chatelaine Designs. It is so cute with the little black cats and beaded edge. I love the little "if the shoe fits" freebie. It is several years old and I cannot locate it anywhere--does anyone recognize it?? The purple and black ornament is by Lizzie Kate "My Other Car is a Broom"!
On the left is a freebie from The Sisterhood--Boo! It's done on lavender Aida and I used Purple bat fabric and ribbon. The cat and pumpkin is a French freebie from Nathalie and found on her blog. It is backed in black velvet and the bottom features flat sequins. Next is a sweet freebie from Homespun Elegance and I used some printed Halloween ribbon and backed it in the same fabric you see on the front.
Here's another freebie--but I can't find it online. I have had some of my freebies for a while!!! Sorry!
This cutie was in 2010 Just Cross Stitch Annual Halloween Issue, It's by Casey Buonaugurio and is stitched on orange linen.
This little pumpkin freebie is by Judi Utter and can be found at Cyberstitchers. Isn't it cute??
I have one little thing I'm working on for Halloween! I must get on it fast--I don't have much done!!! I'm using a hand-dyed scrap of linen for a different look. It's a little Prairie Schooler freebie card. So cute, and working up sorta fast! I have a lot of those little cards and should make all of them because they are fast and too cute!
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