I stitched another one of these Santas a few years ago in the called for red and white:
The other project that's getting some stitching time is a new SAL I joined by designer Kathy Bungard. It's her Autumn Log Cabin. I'm almost finished with part 2. I hope I can keep up with this one. If my shoulder had blown out before I joined, I probably wouldn't have started it but now that it's begun, I really want to keep going with it. Her patterns are so pretty.
And lastly, from my garden. I have a plant called a Toad Lily (can't remember the formal name) that is at least 13 years old. The plant itself isn't very pretty but the flowers are gorgeous. And it blooms now -- in October -- when most plants are quieting down for the upcoming winter.
I took these pictures a couple weeks ago when it first began blooming. You can see the unopened buds along the stem in the first and last pics. They will open until the whole stem is covered with flowers. Just lovely and one of my favorite things about October.
Have a treat-filled Halloween!