Here's my progress on Cathy's neighborhood (again from Flickr, Blogger wants to rotate this one, too. Grrrr):
And here's my new Halloween-y start, Plum Street Samplers' "Bugs & Hisses."
I really think this is just the cutest little piece. I didn't have all the colors the pattern called for, so I improvised a bit -- I think my pumpkins might be a bit brighter than the model picture. But I still like it! There is a border that is supposed to stitched in GAST Dark Chocolate, but I don't have any of that, either. I used WDW Onyx for the cats, which were also supposed to be done in Dark Chocolate...I don't think I have enough of that for the whole border, though. Hmmm. I suppose I could go with the DMC substitute...3371.....eh. We'll see!
Yesterday my mom came out to visit, and we went out to lunch and shopping together. It was a fun couple hours...plus, Mom paid for some non-standard groceries for me, since she loves shopping at Wegman's (a regional grocery store here, for my non-local readers)!