Sunday, August 23, 2009

Sunday - Of Scrabble - TUSAL and stitching....

Had a great evening last night - my girlfriend came around to give me a bit of moral support with identifying my ebay glassware and pottery - then then settled down to a few games of Scrabble
Now, it can take Wendy up to 20 minutes to make a move, and mine are usually made within 5minutes. I won the first game with some splendid words, Wendy by chance had a poor selection of letters. Then, I won the 2nd game in only one move - Wendy conceded when my first word placed was a 7 letter word and all she had to contend with was an Irish version of Old McDonalds Farm (O-II-O-I-OO) After carefully (& sneakily) taking all the letters off the board while I made coffee, we started the third game - which I won again!
Ahhh I love it when my brain functions. I can gloat, because It's unusual for Wendy to be so off her game!


Ah yes.... My TUSAL update: You can see a lot of black and arond the back is hidden some more orange - must be all that halloween stitching. I'm also showing off a vintage Black flower frog - originally designed for holding stems of flowers steady in vases, now being used as a scissor holder - I really must invest in some fancier scissors! In the background is the now framed print of Van Gogh's Iris's - I found this print in an Op-Shop for $2 - it is a National Gallery Print and would have been very expensive when bought new. I've had it framed and it is due to be hung over my bed-head. I've always loved this picture and it was a treasure find!
Next is a quick snap of "Spook" and "Boo" (WIP stage) - I really like the orange cat version. Looking forward to playing and finishing all my Halloween stitching into ornaments and pillows - Here also is my quick stitch - Lizzie Kate "Spooky Patch" - I've got to find a little spider to attach to the web - unless I feel like stitching one...I used all DMC for this one - including the new variations.

I'm itching to use WDW Tin Roof (as is suggested in the chart, but I don't have the opportunity to buy it just yet),having seen it in use on other blogs, but I like the greenie one against the pumpkin. I might just stitch this again on the black aida.

7 comments:

Daffycat said...

Congratulations Ms. Scrabble Queen!

Wonderful Halloween stitching...you're getting me in the mood!

Karen said...

Great "progress" on your SAL. Love your Halloween stitching. I love the "Spook" one...hadn't seen that but too cute. Seeing your LK reminds me to pull it out and add to my "To Do" list for autumn/halloween. Can't wait to see it finished.

Pam said...

Your Halloween stitching is looking great. I can't wait to see it when it's all finished.

Lizy said...

Hi,
nice halloween stiching. I wish I had some time to stitch some halloween Lizette.

tkdquintmom said...

Love the Spook...very very cool. And I have that Val pattern too! I often thought about changing the colors in honor of good 'ol Smokey Cat....what do you think?

Branlaadee said...

I love that idea for the frog! I have a couple of antique ones from my grandma and now I know what to do with them since I dont get flowers that often!

Your TUSAL jar looks spooky with all the halloween orts! ;)

Cindy F. said...

Cute wips!! Halloween designs are always so fun!