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Discovering me … one stitch at a time

Happy Halloween!

Hi Friends! Did you have a good Halloween?

We are all a bit pooped from an overly social weekend. Too much socializing + introverts like us = eventual melt down.

Our festivities included:

Going to a total of 8 stores in search of SOLD OUT pumpkins. Who knew that this even happens? I finally gave up and bought an acorn squash. So lame.

Having our annual Halloween dinner. It was a bit low key this year since I was exhausted from the great pumpkin search.

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The menu highlights were the Spider (olives) and Jack O’Lantern pizzas,

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And Dracula’s Dentures cookies, which ended up looking more like Jokey Chattering Teeth instead.

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There was also some “magical potion” to drink. It was fizzy and bloody and made curious popping noises. Between you and me, it was seltzer, black cherry kool aid, and pop rocks.

We had a little visitor for the weekend. Holly!

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She did not appreciate having to wear a costume and hid under the table, but it was just too cute to take off.

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I did not get a single photo of the boys before we were off to trick or treat and various events. This was officially the year of bad planning.

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On Sunday, we had family over for yet another birthday dinner. Birthdays go on forever around here. This was the grand finale!

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By the time everyone left, I was ready to collapse somewhere alone with my stitching. Charlie had other ideas though.

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He was almost too cute to move, but even a cute cat can’t keep a woman away from her stitch-a-long. Deadlines, People!

I finished Day 2.

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And got ambitious with Day 3. This is as far as I got before giving up and going to bed.

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Sometimes you just have to quit while you’re ahead.

The End.


The pumpkin that got away


On the third day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…


  1. Holy Holly, she’s adorable! Love your pizzas, I must make the black olive spiders for normal occasions. They’ll be much more scary.

  2. carolinehauf

    That Holly dog is SO cute! Almost as cute as Charlie 😉
    I know exactly what you mean about being completely ready to pack it in and hide with the stitching. You are going great guns with the stitch a long and before you know it – they’ll be ready for your tree!!

  3. Your Halloween dinner table looks wonderful! Those pizzas are awesome! Our kids are grown and we live on a very short, dirt road with no lights, so we never get trick or treaters. I did however, carve my 2nd pumpkin in my life! Sad childhood, huh? It turned out really cool. And hubby and I took a walk around the neighborhood to visit and see decorations. It was nice, but not the same as when the kids were little. Your 1st and 2nd stitchings look fabulous!

  4. I think you’re onto something. It would be much scarier on a regular day! I might have to do that!

  5. Thanks! I’m forcing myself to make time for these. Eep!

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