Friday, July 23, 2010

100 Days 'till Hallowe'en~*

Last night while browsing blogs, I saw a countdown ticker informing me that we've only got 100 days and 3 hours until Halloween. Yikes! Here I thought I was early breaking out Homespun Elegance's Delivering Autumn, but there you go. I had a minor overload considering all the stuff I want to finish for this year's season. ;)

"Proof" that even in the heat, Autumn is coming, bringing Halloween, Harvest, and Thanksgiving along with it! (Now if only we could toss "Shorter Days" out of that wagon, it'd be perfect!



Looks like he's leaping over a candlestick!







Still giddy over the Stewebs Christina sent; I seriously took about 15 shots deciding which arrangement of the scissors I liked best. :D





In closing, the post brought these babies:



A sampler pack (minus Ultimate Travel and Sweet Anisette and a couple more) from Besem Natural Scents, which I've wanted to try ever since Edgar first posted about them; I think it was back in February! They are to-die-for. I tell you in all seriousness that the Anise is hands-down the best face cleanser I've tried, and the Ultimate Travel DOES, as reported, make an excellent tooth soap. I'm finding it very useful on my current detox mission. I completely recommend them to anyone, and if I could send ever reader a sample I totally would!

Speaking of detox (which is somewhat serious for me)--between that and Marc's workflow (he's a freelancer these past 18 months) we could definitely use any prayers or quiet-time thoughts you could send our way.

I so appreciate all of your friendships; please know that though I've not been Commenting, Blogging, or even Reading as much as I'd like this Summer that you are all in my heart. Thank you, Everyone! Have an awesome Week's End. =^.^=

Yours Dash-ily,
Berit

21 comments:

Margaret said...

Nice! Love the Halloween touch during these hot days. Can't wait for that coolness! I will send good thoughts and prayers your way for you and yours. Hang in there!

Myra said...

Oh my! I love the start to Delivering Autumn - the floss and thread drops just look yummy. I have about 999 things I want to stitch before Halloween and the JCS Halloween issue hasn't even come out yet! YIKES!

I am like you as far as blogging goes. I have several things to post, just haven't had the time to sit down and put it together. I bought 22 lbs of peaches today so I might not even get to blogging this weekend.

Sending prayers and good thoughts yours and Marc's way my friend.

Carol said...

Oh, I can't wait to see your Delivering Autumn all finished up, Berit! I just finished and posted Delivering Posies and I can see I'll have to add Delivering Autumn to my "must stitch" list--it is so cute!

Sending good thoughts your way...

DonnaTN said...

I love all things autumnal and Halloween. I don't really know what is involved in your detox, but I'm sure it isn't easy. I'll certainly say some prayers for both of you.

JOLENE said...

I love that design!! I have stitched a few of the "delivering" series and they are all fun to make. I have been itching to get get stitching on something Halloweenie!! Best of everything on your detox sending positive thoughts to you and Marc. Smiles...

Karen said...

I love HE and this design. Can't wait to see if come to life. Hope he's delivering some cooler weather.

Mary said...

Great progress and I love those colors. Looking forward to fall and some cooler weather!

The soap looks wonderful.

Brigitte said...

That must be a fun piece, too. I just love Homespun Elegance.

Meadows08 said...

At least you've started Halloween stitching! I've bookmarked the soap site to look at later. Take care.

Missy Ann said...

The kitty looks so pretty with your Stwebs.

And thanks for the link, one soap junkie to another.

KarenV said...

I love those autumn colours! Your new start is great so far. I've been digging through the autumn patterns this week too - I want to stitch a couple of things out of past issues of the JCS special Halloween issue before the next one comes out!

Becky K in OK said...

Halloween! Yea. I have some really great green fabric just waiting for a project.

Prayers sent your way.

Christina said...

That soap looks yummy - good enough to eat even, I wouldn't mind having a wee slice with a nice cup of tea!

I too have been Halloween stitching this week. It's a theme I could stitch all year long.

Sending positive thoughts across the miles.

Tammy said...

Delivering Autumn looks fantastic!! I love it! Thx for the Halloween reminder - my favorite time of year by far!

staci said...

While I'd love some cooler fall weather, I'm in no hurry for the days to speed by!

Love your fall project though, it's really cute. And that soap looks yummy!

Sally said...

Delivering Autumn is looking great! I'm longing for some cooler days as it's been unbelievably hot over here but I'm in no hurry for the summer holidays to be over so I'll put up with it!

awikkidwomanswords said...

Delivering Autumn looks lovely, great start :)

and those soaps look yummy, will have to check them out.

Happy Stitching

MyLifesAStitch said...

Oh, wow... your HE piece is really coming along! Really love it. Those Stewebs are fantastic, too... I love mine - one question for you though... whenever I handle mine, I get this smudgy black residue that comes off. not grainy or anything... just sort of like the color is transferring to my fingers. Makes me afraid to put them anywhere but in the flower frog. Has that happened with yours?

Anyway, those soaps are just gorgeous! They're packaged so prettily, I don't know that I'd be able to bring myself to actually use them, lol.

I will definitely keep you both in my prayers - for the freelance work, and for your detox.

Have a great week!

Hazel said...

Love the autumn colours. Yes the Besam soaps are lovely. I bought a pack like that too but very costly to ship to the UK. x

Cindy F. said...

Great start to an adorable piece!

Keeping you and Marc in my thoughts and prayers:) Sending (((HUGS))) too!

Suzanne said...

I love your Halloween project. The soaps look interesting. I always love natural and handmade soaps.