Sunday, October 30, 2011

Happy Boo Day, early

I don't know if time will allow for a post tomorrow, so happy Halloween everyone!  Here is my finish-finished Talking Board which now lives with my friend Olga (who was pretty pleased with it) and a design from the JCS Halloween book, Wicked Night by The Primitive Hare. 

I got the idea for the tray from Jane's blog Mamie Jane...she is not a stitcher but repurposes lots of older items and has some great ideas.

 I fell in love with this design the moment I saw it. I did this for my BFF but will stitch another for myself.  Sleepy Hollow is one of my all-time favorite stories.

This is the design I stitched for my partner Grace  for the Seasonal Exchange. It is another one from the JCS Halloween book (which has some fantastic designs in my opinion) called Pumpkin Tree from Plum Street Samplers, done on natural linen with the recommended threads and finished as a pinkeep.  In turn I received this gorgeous flatfold from Grace--a design from The Gift of Stitching Magazine, done on her own hand-dyed fabric.  Thank you again Grace!

I hope everyone has a great Boo Day and thank you for visiting and for all your lovely comments!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

A quickie in which fence cat says "o hai"

I always amaze myself when I am able to post twice in two days, but I had a finish last night and time this morning, and that almost never happens.  I'm sure most of you already know but this is Fence Cat's Halloween by Berit of Jaunty Fox Designs, done on Carved Pumpkin linen from Weeks (?) and finished as a pillow.  I can't believe it's a little over a week until my favoite day!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

a little post with no clever name

Cow test successful! I'm trying to post for the second time this week...a few days earlier dear old Blogger would not let me upload any pictures.  If I'd known it would work today I would have started with something more interesting...

Things have been crazy busy with school and the approaching holidays, but I do have a few things to show. Not much as my stitching time has been almost nonexistent.  The first of my many exchanges has been completed--This is what I sent Elisa for the Rotating Designer (Prairie Schooler this round) exchange.  This a portion of Pumpkin Patch, with the colors changed up a little bit.  My DD begged to be allowed to keep this one!  Fortunately my partner likes it too.

This lovely creation is what I received from Teresa.  I love stitching bags so needless to say I was thrilled!  The designs are from the PS chart Boo to You.

This little guy, along with the rickrack from the Victorian Motto Sampler Shop, was sent to Berit for being the first to guess that the WIP in my last post was in fact The Talking Board from Primitive Needle.  He is from BBD's Casting a Spell booklet.  

Speaking of which, my WIP is a WIP no longer. Pardon the wrinkles, it has not met with an iron quite yet.  I have a somewhat different idea for finishing (borrowed from another blogger, not a stitcher) so look for pictures of this one in fully finished form sometime before Halloween. 

Til next time, thank you all for visiting!