Here is this year's Halloween tree. I finished off all the ornaments that I stitched last year and I hope to still add a couple more this year. I'm running into the same trouble however as I am for the Christmas cross stitch tree - lack of small ones for the top of the tree. I'm not feeling like doing any over one right now so I'm only looking for small designs or designs that I can take an element or two from. Maybe there will be something in this year's Just Cross Stitch - my copy should be here any day - today even. :-)
I also finished stitching my needlework nibble on Thursday evening. I hope to finish it off today. I'm happy with how my stitching looks. Yesterday the postman delivered my stumpwork kit from Australia. I little underwhelmed with what I received for the cost. But last least now I have examples of the sort of base fabrics I should be using - and now I can go purchase yards of it to practice on. The kit didn't include anything that I can't purchase at JoAnn's or Michaels. That was also nice to know. Just wish I would have tried on my own and saved the $50 bucks. I could have put it toward a nice needlework slate that I need to buy for my casket embroideries. Oh well, live and learn.