Oct 31, 2016

Almost!

If I hadn't been tied up with sorting stuffed cabbage for family and freezer, the sack would have been done.  I'm sorry I didn't go brighter on the stars but maybe that would have been too stark.  A darker green on the sack wasn't visible, maybe backstitching will accent them.  Then again, have a piece of candy and don't worry about it.  Wait until it's finished!  May just be enough contrast, muted, not eye-catching. 
 I love dark linens, but doing a design like this can really create problems with color.  In a sampler, anything goes, but I didn't even consider the sack when choosing this linen.  From now on, I will try to choose floss before starting.  Not many color options and this odd Gunmetal blue was a bugger.  Charcoal Belfast would have been a cinch.  His cane will just be a brown of some sort.

Took the laptop back to Staples and a very nice tech checked it and said .... you need a new modem from the cable company.  After hours and hours, no one from any of the other tech help mentioned it.  So I went to TWC and changed to a new modem, the new laptop works.  Unfortunately, I can't receive emails, comments, updates.  The only thing I'm receiving is heartburn.
 
Not one little trick or treater again this year.  We remember when the streets were filled with kids, we saw very few for the last 10 years.  On the way home from getting the modem, we did see a small group in town, a teenage mother was costumed and had an infant in the stroller. 
 
I worked on a few sets, thought I had 10 left but I only have 7.  One is very colorful and being a drabby crabass, you would think I wouldn't like it.  I do.
 
 
 
Hoping to get them attached and sprayed tomorrow but we've got to take Carole to Mercer again and then Apple Castle.  THE best cider.  But we haven't visited White House Fruit Farm in Ohio (http://www.whitehousefruitfarm.com/farm-market) for a few years, maybe they are as good or even better.  Both have apple orchards and make their own, White House is much larger with wonderful varieties of condiments, popcorns, veggies, everything. 
 
Bud's worn out from raking leaves.
 
 
Have a good week. 
 
Thanks for visiting.
 
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14 comments:

CathieJ said...

I hope you get this comment eventually, technology can be so frustrating, but these days it is also very necessary.

Janet said...

I like what you've done with the Santa...hope your week is a good one ....Hapot Halloween from Canada 😊

Janet said...

I like what you've done with the Santa...hope your week is a good one ....Hapot Halloween from Canada 😊

Rugs and Pugs said...

I adore you Santa.
Happy Halloween :)
Lauren

Cricket-bug Corner said...

Santa looks marvelous! I have had a gazillion treaters - hard to stitch!

Barb said...

Santa looks good to me. When I lived in upstate NY we went to a little family owned cider making facility. They made the best cider. We used to freeze gallons for the long dark winter.

C. M. Designs said...

If and when I order a Santa, will do mine on Aida 14 Beige. That's all I use. Love yours but don't work on linen......eyes.
I had a porch full of people of all sizes to start.........even a grown woman who pushed the little ones out of the way. OMG !
Turned my outside light off at 8:00 and went to bed. Have a little bit of candy left for me. Most everyone was polite except the grown woman. UGH !
Poor Bud. He'll need to rest for the next go-round.
Happy November 1st. I hope this will be a good month in every way.
Charlotte in Va.

Carole Z. said...

Love going to White House. We were there two months ago.

Maggee said...

Your Santa looks great with the green and gold sack...I think when it is finished you will like it! So, the modem made the laptop work but it is not working as a modem should?? What is wrong with that??!!?? Maybe there is some kind of magnetic interference around your area... It is a stumper!

kelley said...

still loving this Santa! was at Whitehouse last week picking up this and that...and doughnuts...raking leaves always puts me out too, Bud earned that nap...

debbie haggard said...

Having been born and raised in Michigan (now living in hellish north Texas) I can say it is Autumn and all it's glory and uniqueness that I miss the most. Life is short-- visit BOTH cider mills :-)

Heritage Hall said...

Love Santa - your idea to "lightly" outline might satisfy your perfectionitis....
Just love the new squares...don't tempt me...No trick or treaters here either,
Marly, but just think of the candy left for us.....Past year or so should have taught me not to buy any candy.... but who am I kidding...? Hope you enjoyed yours.

Chocolates4Breakfast (Terri Malinovich) said...

Oh my gosh! I love cider mills! Rob and I biked to one on Saturday and had a great time until....
LOL! I'll share the story another time. I think your Santa and sack look great!

Margaret said...

I'm behind on blog reading yet again. You totally grossed me out with the story of the tip of your finger and the mandolin slicer. :D Love your Santa!

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