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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Candy Corn finish finish finished and happy accident

I was thinking I would have to make a trip to the store to find a Halloween colored cording when a happy accident happened. First I made the candy corn ribbon a little too small to hang on the cupboard knob in my kitchen, so I thought I'd find some orange perle cotton and make a small hanger. Well, low and behold in my #3 perle drawer there was the perfect orange, yellow and white color threads. Now I had already cut the skeins in half, but I made a twisted cord anyway and it fit all the way around the stitching!! So sooner than I thought I give you the finished finish of the corn, front and back! I think you will be able to tell which is which : ]

I still need a way to hang it on the knob and the glue is still drying, but it is done!!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Halloween Finish 2 - Candy Corn

I finish finished another Halloween project. This is a candy corn done at my ANG group last year (if not the year before)! It was designed by one of our chapter members and is not commercially available. The back has some fun candy corn fabric, but some of the canvas still shows and I will need to add some cording around the edge to pretty it up - but I think it is worth a post!!

Happy Halloween Stitching Everyone!!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Another Give-away - 'Tis the Season I guess

Teresa of at willow tree pond is celebrating her 100th post with a give-away of some cool stitching stuff on her blog. Check it out - I just love her blog header picture too.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Fun Halloween Give-away

Check out the "Spooktacular Halloween" give-away over at Dixie Sampler . She has a nice looking blog which is worth a peak as well. I just love finding new (to me) blogs to read, now I just need more hours in the day!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

American Patchwork Update 3

A quick switch from Halloween and back to the Fourth of July. I was on a roll recently and finished the stars and blue field of the American Patchwork. Some of the edges are uneven due to way it will be finished - a surprise for later (just not sure how much later)!

Now I am not sure if I will do all the white stripes then all the red stripes, or each block as it arrives in the book and placed as charted (which will mean scattered all over - kind of hard to explain) or just work from the top down. Decisions, decisions.

Happy Saturday Everyone!!!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Halloween Mini Cube Finished

Thanks to you all I am going to try and finish finish the Halloween stuff before posting, but if that can't be done I will still show the unfinished stuff. So first I give you the Halloween Motifs which was part of a monthly series called Seasonal Blocks (little cubes about 1 inch square) put on in 2003 by Fireside Stitchery which is a shop in Frazer, PA and does mail order too. I stitched the Easter cube and the Halloween cube (woo hoo 10 to go)! I told myself I would absolutely NEVER join another monthly club again!!! So a few years later I joined the monthly cookie cutter club! All kits safely stored in my stash closet! Dare I tell you that in 2007 I also joined a slightly different monthly club - a kit came every two months and it will make a Halloween cat. Maybe one day I can show you all!! Can you guess, Fireside Stitchery is such an enabler!

Back to the present. This is a Kathy Schenkel Designs Painted canvas with stitch guide, and kit. I will give you a picture of it flat so you can see all the motifs and then a picture of it made into the cube - which I did last night. I could have also purchased the optional bead kits to make a beaded tassel and hanger, but I opted not to do that. If I had done that, they would be in the areas without the motifs.

Happy October everyone!!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Mass of Halloween stitching followup

Thanks for the comments everyone. I too love the kitty jumping over the pumpkin. It is over one and I added the button to cover up an oops (practically impossible to to reverse stitch over one on that count - at least for me). It is from a magazine and I can't recall which one!! But do not fear, I will look for it and post the information for you when I post the picture of it. Just be patient! (I know you will be).

Happy Fall Stitching everyone, Christmas will be here in no time (for all you Christmas stitchers).

Monday, October 11, 2010

Mass of Halloween stitching

As you can see in this photo I have done a bit of autumn/Halloween stitching in the past - but not much finishing. Off hand I can think of four finished autumn or Halloween finishes. I will try to bring them all (finished and unfinihsed) to you one by one this month. As long as I do not dawdle too much it should get done.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

A Halloween scene from the China Cabinet

Happy Halloween!!

I think for October I will post some of my Halloween stitching. This was a kit I picked up at a shop in Arizona a number of years ago. The skeleton is worked on white perforated paper and it is glued to a black easel backed cardboard. Sorry, but I gave the chart away and do not know the designer (it would be bad taste to have made a copy of the design you know). He stays in my china cabinet all year long with his other buddies seen here.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Milestone Birthday

A few weeks ago I had a milestone birthday and I don't feel or act my age at all! My college roommate and I continue to be friends even though she is on the east coast and we have not seen each other in a long time. She sent me some great socks...

Also in the box was a stuffed rabbit dog toy for Miss Maddie - her birthday is Oct. 25, but I gave it to her early...

Last but not least, my brother visited me from California. We spent a very nice 5 days togeter. First stop was a burger from Sonic...

We also visited the Denver Mint (no cameras allowed) and Buffalo Bill's Grave and Museum up on Lookout Mountain. It was a bit cloudy so the view was limited, we went for lunch at the nearby Cody Inn (Buffalo Burgers for everyone) and then went back to the museum. Enough clouds had cleared we could see the mountains, the Coors Brewery, the Table Tops and a little bit of downtown Denver. Still too misty to see much of the plains. We headed a bit west to see if the Buffalo herd was visible, but they were no where in sight. While he was here, we also checked out a few antique shops in town, ate at some nice restaurants and generally just hung out together. We did play Farmville at the same time on seperate computers and he was able to instantly give me stuff I needed, cause I was right there on-line. That about covers it for now!