Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Passing through

Hidey-ho, neighbors! I'm passing through to show you a few things. I recently joined Blueberry Heart's Halloween swap and my swap partner sent me some great things. I loved getting this package. Want to see??? Of course you do.

All these cute little packages wrapped in Halloween colors.

Don't you just love this card???

Goodies, goodies, goodies.

Love this pillow. It now resides on my bed.

Bat, Witch's hat and spider cookie cutters


An adorable little pumpkin


As Garfield would say, "Candy, Candy, Candy!" YUM

Fabric. This will come in handy for a backing for my silhouette Halloween (if I ever finish it).
It's not looking good for this Halloween.  :)

Thank you so much, Melanie, for the sweet gifts. Go visit her blog at http://thepatchworkrobin.blogspot.co.uk/.

She has now received my package so I can show you all the things I got together for her.

I have to say, I really enjoyed this swap. Thank you so much, Blueberry, for hosting this. 

The weather has been really crazy around here lately. Last week, it was cold, cold, cold. I had to finally break down and turn on the heat because I was aching so much from the cold. Now this week, we are having temps in the high 60's and low 70's. I'll take it. I love warm days and cool nights. It's the cold days and even colder nights that I don't like.

My Bandit boy is doing great. His incision healed perfectly and completely and the staples were removed today. He was a very good boy and didn't have to be sedated again. He did quiver a little bit but he got lots of loving from me and the vet's wife and when it was all over, he got his special Saturday treat. He acts like he feels so much better and he's not mad at me anymore.

As I said in an earlier post, my local thread shop is closing December 31. I have several projects I have stored away and last week I went through them all and determined what I needed to complete them. I have plenty of thread. I made an afghan one year and my Hubby bought me all the thread to do it. He actually overbought and I still have tons of thread. Most of the fabric I needed was bought when the book or pattern was purchased but I still needed some specialty threads. Last Friday, I scooted down and bought all the thread I needed to do some canvas work. It was all specialty thread like Weeks Overdyes and Caron's Wildflowers. (This is my Christmas present from Hubby so I was able to get everything I needed) I have never done canvas work so I'm looking forward to working on that this winter when it's too cold to go outdoors. I also have 2 baby samplers to do. I am a bit slow on these sometimes. My oldest grandson, Eli, will be 2 in February and I haven't started his yet. I designed it myself and that took me a while. And I also have one to do for James, who is, "gasp" almost 9 months old!! I'm designing his also and have the basics done. I just need to do the final tweeks and get the pattern printed.

Life is good here for the most part. We have had an avalanche of unexpected expenses but I'm rolling with it. Bandit's surgery, a repair to the dish washer, a fuel pump on one of the vehicles and now Hubby needs a crown redone. And I just ordered a smartphone. Thankfully, it didn't cost anything and when I change plans, the cell phone bill will be the same or a little less than it is now. I don't know how well this 62 year old will get along with a smart phone but I'm about to give it a try. Wish me luck.

Thank you for stopping by! I always enjoy knowing you have been here and I love it when you leave comments. Have a wonderful day or night wherever you are.



  1. I'm glad that Bandit is healing, Sharon, and it is so great that you are all stocked up with the supplies you need to complete lots of creative projects :) Cooler weather is moving in for us, too, and I am looking forward to having some cozy stitching time.
    Gracie xx

  2. Great swaps Sharon. Happy halloween!

  3. What wonderful things you gave and received! I've been tempted to get into a swap but I am so slow...I would have to have it all done before I even entered! Too many deadlines over my career that they give me the jitters now! LOL! It does look like fun though...who doesn't love to get packages in the mail? I'm so glad Bandit is feeling better and so sad about your shop closing. We have nothing here so everything has to be ordered online but thank goodness for the internet or I'd go nuts! LOL! I can't wait to see what projects you're going to work on next! I only read and do needlework in the evening especially now when the weather is so nice to be outside working. October was an expensive month here too....it seems every month is getting that way! LOL! So good to come over and visit and see what you've been up to! TTYL!

  4. oooooh! such great swap goodies!!! I am so pleased you enjoyed it - thank you for taking part!
    Hope you and yours had a wonderful Halloween!
    BH x

  5. I've never taken part in a swap but it looks like lots of fun. I'd love to try that candy corn, we don't have it over here but I always hear about it when Halloween comes round. Glad to hear that Bandit is feeling better. I recently got a new phone and I still don't know how to work it, though I'm getting there.

  6. Hey Sharon. So nice to see your smiley face again.
    You guys are a lot more serious about Halloween than over here where it is a bit token and kind of the wrong season anyhoo! Enjoy the cool.