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Sunday, October 31, 2010

The End of October...

Call it Halloween, call it Samhain, celebrate it with costumes and candy, or bonfires, tonight marks the traditional end of the harvest and beginning of the darkest time of the year...so I had the blinds open today to let in as much light as possible. Some in my household took that as an invitation to be lazy:

Once the sun passed from the front of the house, I was able to get a bit more assistance in the sewing studio:
Sewing Assistant #1 really started to get into her duties for the first time in a lo-ong time!

Even the Sewing Assistant-in-Training showed a bit of initiative:

(Sometimes, he shows a little too much initiative, frankly, and I find pins all over the floor - I have taken to putting the pin dish in the desk drawer, but I sometimes forget!)

Yesterday I managed to finish these without a spec of help from the crew:

That pawprint Oressa double-point needlecase looks like this inside:

Today I managed to complete a couple of Teabird Spindle bags and I have two more on order to complete. I should have them finished by next weekend, and then can start on Christmas orders! (Do make sure if you were thinking of gifting something from my shop, that you place your order sooner, rather than later, okay?)

Weekends at Nana Sadie Rose's place are rarely dull.

(But I'm putting in a couple of hours on the second Cat Mitten as a reward for getting some of the NoSoKnit orders finished!)

Happy Halloween, Happy Samhain - whatever your personal preference is! (I'm just happy there is no candy in this house, since Weight Watchers!)

5 Comments:

Blogger Birdsong said...

We have been celebrating both! Decked the house, dressed in costume and fed the visiting ghouls, as well as read and meditated on the deeper meaning of the season. Blessings to you, dear friend! I just love the assistant-in-training; just a wee handful of a kitty.

12:11 AM  
Blogger Knitting Linguist said...

Happy Samhain indeed! And Happy Halloween - the girls certainly enjoyed that part of the holiday. The bags look absolutely wonderful, and I'm glad that you got some assistance for once. I'm also glad that Teabird orders are coming in - I love that bag!

6:04 PM  
Anonymous twinsetellen said...

Happy Samhain. I almost carved a turnip, but spun instead.

BTW, I'm wearing my belt bag all weekend long. Now when we finish eating and sit awhile at the table, I don't have to offend DH by going to get my knitting while we talk; I just slip it out quietly and I don't think he even notices.

10:45 PM  
Blogger La Cabeza Grande said...

Wonderful pictures of your feline housemates!

3:16 PM  
Blogger Ruinwen said...

How lucky you are to have such helpful felines! All of your cases and bags are so lovely. I just adore the one with the crows. *hugs* :)

2:54 PM  

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