One week until Halloween 2015!Posted: October 24, 2015 Filed under: Halloween 8 Comments
Another week has flown by. I hope you all are having a great season so far.
I’m still not at 100%, but today I’m heading out for a whole day with a friend. Our plan is to go hunting at the Goodwill, then drink too much coffee and talk our heads off on a patio somewhere, (if the sun will come out!) then, after dark, venture into the Alchemist bar.
Here at the blog, great photos are still coming into The 2015 Halloween Photo Hunt. Time is running out for participating in this year’s hunt. It’s a perfect weekend to print off a list and go out taking pictures for an artist date (solo) or a game (with friends.) Now’s the time to catch all the fall colors and decorations, while they are in full-bloom (so to speak.) I’d love to display your results.
Here’s this week’s cross stitch project progress photo:
I’m almost done … except for those bleeping black areas. To complete it, I’ll need a bright, sunny day. Because I’m old. (Black on black is a challenge for 40-something eyes.) Meanwhile, I’m designing my next project … which I think will be a sampler. Gotta tell you, I’m a bit shocked I’ve actually made so much progress in about five weeks.
What have you been doing to celebrate the season?
Do they serve Absinthe at the Alchemists bar? 😉
It turns out they DON’T! This surprised me a little. The bartender there, though, is a local star so they really push his (absolutely amazing) signature cocktails. There’s one drink (the French Teen Idol) that contains absinthe, so we got a tiny taste.
I saw Crimson Peak today. Lovely Gothic, well acted. Just didn’t care for the director’s choice of ghoulish “creature” effects. Tom Hiddleston was perfection.
Haven’t seen it yet. We opted for lighter fare this weekend. I’m getting mixed reviews on Crimson Peak, but I’m betting I’m going to like it, for the visual atmosphere if nothing else.
My goodness! I didn’t realize you were a fan of cross-stitching too. I used to sit for hours while binge-watching Netflix, cross-stitching anything I could. I know it’s a couple of weeks old, but this post has motivated me to get off my butt (or back on it, rather) and work on some unfinished projects!
I did cross stitch back when my daughter was little … 20+ years ago. Then I took up knitting and forgot about how satisfying a nice cross stitch project can be. I came back to it just because I became taken with the idea of a carpe noctem design. It was a tough reintroduction to the art, but I love the way it turned out.
The stitching is done now, but I haven’t yet figured out if I want to turn it into a pillow, or make a wall hanging, or what. Custom framing is ridiculously expensive.
No kidding! I got some custom frames made for some Star Wars-themed art pieces that were gifts to my husband a few years ago. The frames, even on sale, were more than the price of the pieces!
I need to go back to the samurai I was working on. It’s so lovely, and meant as a gift for my husband (one day). It’s quite large though, so I always go through phases of activity. Unfortunately it’s been far too long since the last one!
Anyway, I love the Carpe Noctem! I hope to see pictures of the finished product when you decide how you’ll use it.
Yes. Go back and pick it up. It’s so relaxing and such a nice way to feel a sense of accomplishment at the end of a day.