Monday, November 1, 2010

Halloween and October finishes

One quick picture of my two best girls. Daughter Lisa and Granddaughter Lily checking out her Halloween treats. I think they are both pretty cute, but I could be accused of being a little less than objective. I spent the evening with them so that I could pass out candy while Lisa took Lily Trick or Treating. She was actually nice enough to invite Lily's Dad and Grandma to go Treating with them. I believe that she is much nicer than I ever would have been. Had one cute family go through the neighborhood where approx 2 yo was dressed as Buzz Lightyear, older brother was dressed as Woody, older sister was dressed as Jessie, and the parents were dressed as Mr & Mrs Potatohead!! They could not have been cuter. I was really mad that I didn't get a picture of them.

I thought I would show you my final October finishes. The first is
Ghost number #11 of 12 in the Lizzie*Kate Boo series. I had to change the colors because of the change in fabric, so the ghost is grey instead of white. He just wouldn't show up in white. Also the borders are different because of the same thing - they were charted to be black and white, so I changed it to black and yellow. However yellow was supposed to be the inner border so I changed it to the orange color - I think it works okay.

And lastly, this is an ornament I stitched for my DGS Harrison. It is a Lizzie*Kate chart that really shows the reindeer holding up a sign saying NO PEEKING, but I just wanted to do his face. I changed the fl
oss in this piece because the hat band was charted for oatmeal and that was the exact color of the fabric. So I used one strand of white DMC and one strand of Whisper Thread in White. I think it looks pretty good and fairly three dimensional.

I thought I would end with a list of goals for November. It is not going to be too lengthy as I am already in the busy holiday prep and holiday time. But here goes:
1) Finish the Boo Series and possibly send it out to be finished.
2) Do the finishing work on Harrison's ornament.
3) Stitch and finish the ornament for Lily
4) Stitch and finish an ornament for Cousin Linda
5) Work on Santa Clothes

Wish me luck!!

I do have one personal thing to tell you about because it is very thrilling to me. This morning I had my last radiation treatment for my breast cancer and so now I am done with all treatments and just have to take one pill a day. I will see the oncologist in two weeks and see what kind of walking papers he gives me. And one more thing. I have the sweetest boss ever. When I got to work today he had gone out and gotten my favorite doughtnuts to celebrate the occasion. Can't beat that!!

G0tta go now , but until I "see" you again know I appreciate your visits and comments and I hope that you have a happy, healthy, stitchy time!


BeckySC said...

Beth-I can't tell you how happy I am for you-what wonderful news. God is good!!! I will continue to pray for you :) Blessings to you.

Your finishes are TOO cute :)

Shari said...

your dd & gd are too the braids!!! I wore my hair like that years ago!!!
the stitching looks wonderful as well....too cute reindeer!
Woohoo on the last treatment. Praying the Lord gives you clear 'walking papers'!!!

Carol said...

What wonderful news that you are done with the radiation treatments, Beth!!

Your finishes are so cute, but that granddaughter of yours is even cuter! Glad she had such fun trick-or-treating :)

Sally said...

Fantastic news Beth! Hope it goes well when you see the oncologist.

Love the photo of your Dd and GD.

Love the reindeer and the ghost!

Karen said...

little Miss Lily is an adorable Jesse from Toy Story! she is just getting soooo big!
WOOHOOOOOOOOOO!!!! I am so happy for you Beth! I am doing the happy dance here with you!
and the finishes are awesome!! you are just kicking them out quite quickly lately! you go girl!

Shelleen said...

Beth, I am so happy for you and will keep you in my prayers. Love the finishes.

Carolyn NC said...

Great news about finishing the treatments! Love the pic of your DD and GD - so cute! Nice stitching, too!

Maggee said...

Beth--came across your blog while blog-hopping... Congrats on finishing the radiation treatments. I am 3 years out from my 35 treatments, and two years from finishing taking that pill every day (I hope--my onco didn't seem as positive last week when I mentioned that... hmmm...)So, my heartfelt congratulations on the end of the rads! Hugs.