Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Friday, October 26, 2012
I will not buy candy yet...I will not buy candy yet .. i will not buy and eat all the Halloween candy yet before Halloween even gets here!
This one was out of this years JCS Halloween ornament issue. I made it for a Halloween exchange on HOE. I really liked all the beading on it, but discovered I am way too fussy to stitch spiderwebs. I wanted mine to match the chart exactly and kept restitching it!
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Monday, October 22, 2012
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Only 10 more days! How has Halloween crept up on me so fast! I'm not even done decorating yet. I'm also not ready for all the busy-ness of the Thanksgiving and Christmas season.
This piece I actually found in an antique shop. It is a quilted wall hanging with all 4 seasons on it. This is just the fall square. It obviously took a lot of work, and the border is nicely quilted too. I love good cross stitch finds, but it does make me a little sad to see someone's hard work for sale. This is done on Aida, and is obviously an older design but I still like it.
Saturday, October 20, 2012
This one is another Prairie Schooler out of this years JCS ornament issue. He was quick to stitch, but I wish I had used 3 strands of black instead of 2. Up close it doesn't cover as well as I would like. The spider webs in the corner were my idea. I wanted to tie into the fabric, and couldn't find a black cat fabric I liked. It was hard to match the bluish-grey linen.
The little pumpkin pots next to it in the picture I actually found at Walmart of all places, so I have my own window-sill pumpkin patch now. Hope everyone is having a great weekend!
Thursday, October 18, 2012
I didn't forget! Karma, my own random number generator ( and paper shredder if I gave her enough time) picked Jodi S. as my giveaway winner. Congratulations Jodi! I didn't see your email address in your profile page, if you could email me and I will get it out in the mail to you.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
This was yesterday's finishing project. I actually completed the cross stitch 2 years ago, it was a really cool chart I purchased off of Etsy. I knew I wanted to do a special mat for it, day of the dead inspired. It took me about 3 hours yesterday to hand cut this. You can't see it in the picture but the paper is a black glittery card stock. Then I glued the thinner velum red paper behind it so you couldn't see the cross stitch fabric. It's hard to read in the picture, but the lettering says "here I lie, as soon shall you." My hand was so cramped from holding the exacto knife for that long it felt like I had arthritis.
It was really hard to get a good picture where you could see the details, so please ignore my dead lawn behind it. I was just happy to be able to take the picture outside in daylight. Since it doesn't snow here we have to plant different winter grass to keep the lawn green, and there just hasn't been time yet.
Monday, October 15, 2012
Sunday, October 14, 2012
I was so excited to read everyone's comments on my last post! Thank you all so much for taking time out of your day to read about my little stitching habit. I love having such a great source of inspiration in my fellow stitchers.
This is a Bent Creek piece, I want to say it's called "Autumn Sampler", but don't quote me on that because some little bird nibbled off the top half of my chart. Luckily it was after I finished stitching it. The little pumpkin is done in WDW "Nutmeg" which at first I thought was too brown but I ended up liking it. I also like how variegated the rows between the letters are. Another Goodwill frame also, purchased for 2 dollars with an original price tag of $20 on it still. I can't help it, I love the thrill of a good deal! Besides I could never support my habit if I bought all new frames.
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Friday, October 12, 2012
Thursday, October 11, 2012
19 more days until Halloween, and I still don't have all my decorations out. I'm gonna be lucky if i'm not rushing around on the 30th still trying to finish my decorating.
I'm not sure if this counts as a Halloween piece (it has a pumpkin!) or just more of a Fall piece. This was one of my crazy january challenge starts this year. The designer is Dianne Arthurs and the name of the design is "Give Thanks". In general I don't like back-stitching, but on her designs it always makes it look so much nicer. This was surprisingly a quick and enjoyable stitch.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
20 more days till halloween! I just got my Halloween exchange piece through hooked on exchanges blog today! It is "Black Cat" from Blackbird Designs. It was stitched just for me by Hillery of 22 Threads. I loved her finishing too, I haven't been brave enough yet to try a felt backing on any of my smalls.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Only 21 more days till halloween, that's exactly three weeks!! This one is a San Man design, I think called Topsy Turvy. I love the little pumpkin and ghost, they look mischievous to me. We had spooky movie night tonight at our house. Jiffy-pop popcorn which the girls had never made before, and a Goose-Bumps movie. If you have kids too you probably have seen or read the books by R.L. Stine. They are meant for 3rd-6th graders, and are supposed to be a little bit scary for kids that age.
Monday, October 8, 2012
Sunday, October 7, 2012
I'm posting from my phone today, it's Sunday and i'm too lazy today to get my laptop out and running. So I am trying something new and using the blogger app.
This is a Prairie Schooler pumpkin, its maybe 2x2 inches tiny. I love the outlined leaves on it.
I hope everyone had a wonderful and relaxing fall weekend!