Sunday, September 15, 2013

Not bad - just hectic!!

Things are very hectic around here at the moment (not bad - just hectic).

In the coming weeks I don't think I will have a spare moment to pick up my stitching. However, I do want to share a few pieces which were recently finished and/or finished-finished. If I don't show them now I probably never will.

Here they are:
 'Knock Knock'
designed by Marie Driskill of Blackberry Lane Designs
stitch 2/2 on 32 count 'Prank' Belfast Linen with Anchor Black
started 08/28/2013 - completed 09/03/2013

 PS 'Pumpkin Patch' Black Cat
stitched 2/2 on scrap of 32 count overdyed linen
with DMC 310, 906 and 970
started 08/27/2013 - 08/28/2013

I made Black Cat into a Halloween ornament. It is a gift for my niece-in-law Natalie.

 'Snowman & Friends'
Dimensions Kit 
started 07/16/2013 (while on road trip) - completed 08/10/2013

I hope you don't mind twisting around to see the final picture. I've spent the past 10 minutes trying to straighten it out. In my pictures file it is right side up but I just can't get it that way on my post. I just don't have the time or patience to keep on trying.
'Maple Leaf Montage' designed by Lynne Nicoletti
stitched 1/2 on 28 count dusty green Jobelan
with the suggested DMC floss
started 11/13/2012 - completed 06/28/2013

This was such a great piece to stitch. I loved every minute - even all that white. It warms a Canadian's heart.

Have a wonderful autumn and I'll be back ones things get back to normal.

Monday, September 02, 2013

First Halloween finish 2013

Only two weeks to go and we will decorate our home for Halloween and Autumn.

It's always such fun as DH brings out his seasonal nutcrackers, I bring out my stitched pieces and of course we bring out all our other fall decorations.

This year I decided I should make a few new stitched Halloween pieces. Today, while taking a small break from stitching on the second piece, I was able to frame the first one. It's small but oh so sweet.

Prairie Schooler 'Pumpkin Patch Witch'
stitched 2/2 on a scrap of 32 ct overdyed linen
with DMC 310, 906 and 970
started 08/27/2013 - completed 08/28/2013

I picked up the frame at Marshall's a few years ago and paid next to nothing for it (10 or 25 cents I believe) What a deal!

Hope to be back within the week to show another Halloween finish.

Have you been stitching for Halloween?