Wednesday, October 20, 2010

I have seen the light and in fact emerged from the tunnel

That is, the long dark tunnel of auction-donation stitching! We do love our school but that fundraising auction comes along as inevitable (and unavoidable) as death and taxes every year :) This is one of my two offerings this year--Quaker Christmas Tree Companion Two by the Good Huswife, done on some lovely Goldspinner linen from Silkweavers, using Belle Soie Cranberry, B.S. Harvest and pretty overdyed "spice" floss from Victorian Motto Sampler Shop. Obviously this was not the original color scheme, but I could not resist using the Belle Soie. I wanted to do some Christmas pieces since the auction is held in mid-November and lots of folks go there to do holiday shopping. The other piece I donated was LHN's Poinsettia House which I stitched earlier this year--accidentally deleted the picture, so I will have to post that later. Frederick is staying with me, not quite finished yet, but close--DD did not want him to be given away. I don't know about Blueberry Hill, I might finish it sometime...or not. I still have a hard time bringing myself to stitch on aida.

After many moons, I think I am almost done with the Please Pass the Biscornu exchange. This
cutie I received from Gillian, and
the pumpkin biscornu was my last, which went to Nita. I was an interesting exchange...not very well organized, and the moderator disappeared early on and actually deleted the blog before the exchange had been completed, but the ladies involved were all very nice and very talented. Hope we meet up again sometime!

Now I can finish up my last few exchanges and more importantly get back to Halloween stitching! I can't believe October is almost over already. This month goes by much too fast for me. I don't have a lot of Halloween stuff to show but I did
manage to finish Raven's Roost, which now lives on DD's bookshelf next to her non-Twilight vampire series. No Twllight allowed in our house! I'm currently working on Witch's Ball which will be a birthday gift for my Halloween-loving BFF.
Until next time, happy stitching and thank you for all your very kind comments!









12 comments:

Meari said...

That's great you donated stitched pieces to the auction. How did the auction do?

Your other finishes and exchanges look really nice.

Margaret said...

You're so generous to donate those pieces to the auction. I love that tree one! Love your other finishes as well!

Linda said...

All your finishes are stunning! The auction piece is going to be very popular and love, love,love Raven's Roost. Your needle have been very busy...hugs, Linda

htimcj said...

Great stitching!

Berit said...

October DOES go by TOO FAST. I'm solidifying a plan to stitch Hallowe'en (or at the very least Autumn) until Dec. 18th! :D

Lovely stitching--I cannot believe you can bear to give it away at auction!

Hazel said...

Oh my! It is amazing for you to give away those gorgeous pieces. I don't htink I could part with them. Hope they raise a lot of money. x

Elaine said...

Hope your beautiful auction pieces raised lots of money. Pretty biscornus and Ravens Roost looks fab.

Carolyn NC said...

Wow - such wonderful stitching! Beautiful finishes!

Lyn said...

Everything looks wonderful! Stitching for auction is fun.

Vicky L said...

Wow! Such beautiful stitching! I hoped it brought in a lot of money

Pumpkin said...

That was very generous of you :o) I hope it does well.

Love the pumpkin Biscornu, of course ;o)

I love the Raven's Roost pattern! Okay, I have to ask...how come no Twilight?

Gillie said...

Gorgeous stitched pieces for the auction and yes, we made to the end of the exchange - whew, the most *interesting* one I've been in so far!