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!


Nancy M said...

Oh my, all your finishes are great! As far as the tray goes....did you just use a frame and then add handles to it? Are you using it as a tray? I love new ideas!!

Mindi said...

Beautiful finishes, but I really love the Sleepy Hollow design.

Catherine said...

Great finishes!! Love the tray - what a great idea!

staci said...

Awesome Halloween finishes! Happy Halloween to you!!!

Berit said...

Oh, gosh--how I love it all! :o

You know, I recently took a chance on the JCS Book after seeing Notforgotten Farm's offering and boy am I glad I did! It has some gems--both new and ones I had missed in old issues that I only heard of later!

I also feel that as lovely as that book is, one would never know it from the cover! heh.

A very Happy Halloween to you tomorrow!

Mouse said...

ohhh very pretty and practical too :) and lovely exchange piece too :0 love mouse xxxx

Pumpkin said...

You read my mind! S-p-o-o-k-y... LOL! It looks awesome in that tray. Just beautiful.

Your other finishes are wonderful. Your needles have been flying lately ;o)