Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween

I'm running slightly behind myself today as Halloween is nearly over here. Nothing special planned here for Halloween other than a day off work and 2 episodes of Heroes on the TV. We are only just getting to the end of series 1 here and its almost my favourite program of all time. Just in case you are wondering, it is narrowly beaten for all time favourite by The West Wing, Doctor Who and Black Books.

Anyway autumn has arrived in Scotland. The weather has turned cold and windy. Oh and wet also. I actually like this time of year though as I'm not a hot weather person and at least you can dress to keep the cold out. The only downside is that its dark so very early. At the height of winter, its often dark until 9am and dark again shortly after 3pm.

Inspite of not having anything planned for Halloween, I decorated a book case that I have in my hall. I've got a fair few different seasonal bits and bobs and I change what's on it depending on the time of year.

Here is what it looks like right now.

Halloween bookcase

I heard last week that Carla had received the Halloween exchange I stitched for her.

Happy haunting

I had hoped to finish Happy haunting by Shepherd's bush prior to Halloween. I started it at the retreat last year. Here's where I'm at just now.

Happy haunting WIP

I did find the time to finish some appropriate coloured socks though

Purple goth pomatomus socks

I hope everyone has had a happy and safe Halloween.


Susan said...

I love your little Halloween display.

Nice start to Happy Haunting! At least you'll have it finished by the next retreat!

Mindi said...

Wonderful corner of decorations! This year I only had 1 halloween decoration to put up, the same piece I've hung for the last 6 years.

Gina said...

Love your decorations and stitching. You've done a great job! Enjoy your autumn! I'm with you on the weather..I hate heat.

ollie1976 said...

I love the colors of those socks.

Isabelle said...

Lovely stitching and knitting, Paula. I really love that SB.

Piglottie said...

Your Halloween display is great! And I always love to see your stitching. Great goth socks too :)

PS: I cant believe I forgot Heroes was on last night!!! I love it too, but my number one show atm is Battlestar Galatica (although thats on holiday).

tintocktap said...

Your bookcase looks lovely, what a great idea to decorate it depending on the season. I really love your Shepherd's Bush design too!

Chiasmata said...

I love Heroes! Season two has just started here, and I can't get enough of it. Dr Who and Black Books are my all time favourites too. You have good taste! :P

The halloween decorations look great - beautiful colours.

Cheryl said...

I love your Halloween display and your halloween exchange gift for Carla!
Ive heard Hereos is great, a guy at work loves it, im going to wait and get the boxset now as im too behind on it

Seahorse said...

I love the idea of having a seasonal display area. Yours looks lovely!

Great stitching and fab socks!

sammyjo said...

i love the socks there really jazzy

lena-lou said...

What a lovely display Paula :) like being at my sisters... it makes me realise I should do some stitched pieces for myself and home, I think I shall next year :)
Great socks too even though they look totally baffling to make to me lol !!

Concetta said...

Your Halloween themed hall was fantastic, Paula! :) Your Happy Haunting is coming along great too... I found it went fast after completing that hill at the top - I didn't think I wss ever going to finish all that grass!

Great photos from your sisters wedding... the dresses were beautiful - your mum is a star. :)

stitcherw said...

What a fun Halloween display, they look so cute all set out together like that. Happy Haunting is looking lovely too. The SB patterns are so pretty, the colors are always so soft and pretty. Finally, what fun socks, those will be fun to wear.