However, I think I'll steal the time to stitch one more Halloween ornament, Primitive Needle's By the Light of the Moon, before the month is done. I'll use that piece of purple linen on which I stitched two other Halloween ornaments earlier this month. The deep purple will make a suitably spooky night sky background for the piece. I don't think I am quite over my Seasonal Stitching Disorder yet!
In mid November, I'll be going on another retreat: this one will be a spiritual retreat instead of a stitching retreat, though. Even so, I always pack a few stitching projects to work on in my down time - I can't stay on the psyche's equivalent of mountain tops all the day long - too intense for a mere mortal like myself. I'm already thinking about what I will take along. Certainly the Woodland Angel Christmas Stocking, if it is not finished by then. Also, The English Band Sampler. But I will also want something small: I am close to a finish on my Fertile Circles Needlebook or I could work on my older son's Name Tree ornament. Then, there is The Framing Shop from the Town Square SAL to be considered if I haven't finished it by the time I leave for the monastery. But there is also the lure of all the new items brought home from Mystic as well as a few charts given to me as anniversary gifts by my husband that are calling my name rather insistently. It's just a Sunday evening into Tuesday morning, so I'll only need stitching for two nights. But if I run true to form, I'll pack more stitching than clothes.