Nov 11, 2013

Marvelous Monday Update 11/11/13

Did you and/or the kiddos have a fun Halloween?  It was cold and rainy here.  My employer encourages employee extracurricular activities and Halloween was no exception.  There was a contest for individuals and groups.  Employees voted on the best in each category.  The winners received a $10 gift card for a local deli.  Here were this year's entries (images are clickable to get the full effect):

At the end of the day, employees' children and grandchildren were allowed to come dressed up and do trick or treating.  It was quite noisy and chaotic, but it was fun to see all the costumes.

Since the weather has been colder, I've not been going for walks during my lunch hour.  Know what that means?  More progress on Balloon Glow...

I received a "spooky" Fall/Halloween mailart from an exchange I recently participated in.  In addition, June in WV also send a lovely letter and a few goodies.

Thanks again, June!
Before I left for the PALS retreat, I ordered the newest DMC floss colors. 

Years ago, I purchased the DMC color card that has actual floss samples.  The color card has come in handy on many occassions.  I made a color card addendum to go with it.

I've started going through my charts, cataloging them, and filing them in my 'new and improved' filing cabinets.  So far, I've gone through quite a few charts and barely have one drawer half full.

Victorian Motto Sampler is hosting another pretty giveaway.  Click on over to check it out.

Melissa at St. John's Stitcher is hosting a giveaway, too.  She's got some interesting thoughts to ponder.  Go check it out.

I was featured by Gail on My Repurposed Life for the filing cabinet makeover I did!  How cool is that?

Remembering those who have served...

Thank you for your service.


Anonymous said...

Halloween at your office looks like fun! The mail art exchange piece is beautiful.

Karin in MA

Anonymous said...

Your company sounds like a great place to work for.

Your Halloween exchange looks so nice and great progess on your Balloon Glow.

I got the DMC floss but not sure I liked all the colours.


Pam in IL said...

I bet the treats you had at your company were awesome too. Looks like it was a good time. Great progress on your lunch hour piece.

cucki said...

Wow the mail piece us so beautiful..I love it
Hallowen at your office looking so fun..
Hugs x

Kay said...

The mail art is beautiful!! Thanks for sharing the wonderful photos from Halloween!

Chris said...

It looks like your Halloween was a lot of fun.
Great stitching progress.
You are getting so organized.
I need to do that!
Have a great week!

Anonymous said...

Meari I enjoyed your blog update. Congrats on being featured on My Repurposed Life! I was wondering on the mailart if June mentioned the design names she used? I really like those images and would love to add those to my stash to stitch. I see your getting patterns filed away and so nicely organized-good for you!

Jennifer M

Katie said...

Really sounds like the company you work for is alot of fun. That's great. Your WIP is looking fantastic. Love the mail art! The new colors are very pretty. Great idea to make a new color card too.

LOVE your file cabinets!!! You are just amazing.

Faith... said...

Love the mailart pieces, they are both really cute! Congrats on being featured on My Repurposed Life; those cabinets do look awesome.

Sue said...

The party looks like it was a fun time; all the costumes were great!

Your Balloon Glow is coming along nicely and your filing cabinets look fantastic! Congrats on getting things organized.

Sue you SM

Anonymous said...

Love, love, love your filing cabinets!


Carol said...

It sure looks like you work for a very fun company, Meari--love those minion costumes :) Your Balloon piece is growing nicely and the stitch art always amazes me :)

I've always wanted one of those DMC color cards with real floss--maybe I should just try to make my own!! Yours looks wonderful!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your file cabinet makeover. I love it!!! Your blog is always so nice to read. Thank you so much.


Shelleen said...

I love Halloween so I would have enjoyed your workplace. I am the only one that ever dresses up, at work.

Anonymous said...

Love your home made DMC floss card. It's really a pity that DMC did away with that card. I have one and it is absolutely vital for substituting. Nice job with the card.


Vicky L said...

I love the Minions costumes. What an awesome idea! Your new mailart is stunning and adorable. Balloon Glow is looking good. I got my new colors too last week. They are very pretty. I love the DMC card. Thank you for the giveaways. The St.John's blog is a new one for me.

Anonymous said...

Glad you had fun on Halloween at work, Meari. Those costumes are great. Balloon Glow is going to be so pretty when it's done. Congrats on your progress.

Sandy in NM

Mylene said...

A lovely mailart!

Congrats on being featured for the filing cabinet makeover.

Anonymous said...

Everything looks great!! That mailart is beautiful!


SueH said...

Those new DMC colours are a bit special Meari, I’m loving them. I have the full set of Anchor threads but have to admit that the DMC ones have many more shades than they do. Mind you, over the years I seem to have accumulated just as many DMC’s and will need to get a new storage cabinet soon!
As for Halloween, don’t go there. I had a nice evening to start with, a lovely meal with special friend and arrived home at about 20 past midnight. In the morning I woke to fine that mindless vandals has targeted our street, smashing all the pumpkins they could find in the road and breaking the mirrors off about a dozen cars, mine included. I wasn’t a happy bunny I can tell you. Glad to hear you had a fun time at work though, it must have been hard trying to choose winners.
Happy Stitching!

Anonymous said...

Nice blog, this is my first time here.
I was lloking about dmc chart and I found your blog.
How to make the chart?
thank you

Anne said...

Looks like Halloween was a blast for you at the office. Cute photos! Wow, that mail art is amazing...I need to start on mine! Just so you know I will be starting it next weekend after my report cards are done. I hope I do it justice since the one that June made is amazing!! Your filing cabinet with charts is perfectly organized. Why don't you come over here and organize my stuff?!! You seem to have the knack for making it look good!!


Akila said...

Love the way you've organized your charts.
Great progress on balloon :)

Anonymous said...

Meari -

Love the DMC card. I have that chart also. It is wonderful!