I'm someone who works by the fiscal year calendar and today is our new year - FY10. So to all of you who may also work by this calendar, and even if you don't, Happy New Year! In truth, I can't believe it's 2009 - much less Fiscal Year 2010. I can remember being a kid in school and thinking about how OLD I would be in the year 2000. Yep, 40+ folks seemed downright destined for the grave ("bless their hearts") back then and the year 2000 ~ whew! that seemed like a lifetime away. In truth, it did take a lifetime to get here and I am now older than I could have ever imagined being but getting here sure has been FUN. I've been blessed and continue to be blessed, with a wonderful family, great friends, a terrific job and many new friends through this wonderful medium called blogging! A new year, whether it's the kind that comes in January, or the kind that comes in October, is a perfect opportunity to wish all of you a Happy New Year.
I have been stitching a little bit. I picked up this fabric in Columbus and tossed the bag before I wrote it down. You'll probably recognize it from a previous BBD project but I used this piece for the La-D-Da Halloween project from the Halloween issue of Just Cross Stitch magazine. I love how it turned out and have to get over to the fabric store to find some appropriate trim to finish it up. My pictures aren't great 'cause I just took them and it's dark outside.
I used Crescent Colors Hickory Sticks and Fallen Leaves to stitch this and I like how the brown is a little softer than a black might be. Can't wait to put the finishing touches on it (if I don't ruin it).
I also thought I'd show you a few of my Halloween decorations:
This is another something I got in Columbus - DEB was right, I didn't show you everything right away - what fun would that be? This guy is hanging in my family room and I'll get other seasonal appropriate pieces to hang from it throughout the year. Gotta remember to reset the date on my camera!
Here are a few things in the foyer:
mmmmmm.... I love candy corn!
And finally, my black cabinet - I sort of hate to post this because the red walls behind it look like they're bleeding but they're not that bad IRL. Of course, that is kind of appropriate for Halloween I guess, so here goes:
So many of you loved the ark pictures from my previous post that I thought I'd better share a little more information. The artist's name is Mo Dallas and here's a link to his website. As beautiful as these are in pictures, they are even more stunning IRL. Mo Dallas' Arks
If you're into Halloween, you may want to venture to Novi, MI this Saturday to visit LORI from Notforgotten Farms and other artists sharing their Halloween wares at the Ghoultide Gathering. DEB and I will be there.
If you can't come to Novi, be sure and visit Missy and Jolene's blogs. They are both have spooktacular giveaways!
Thanks for visiting, have a Happy New Year and may the spirits of Halloween treat you kindly!