Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The Inspired Needle Retreat

In Shipshewana, Indiana

We had an fantastic time and wish it would be more then once a year
I look forward to it every year
Cathy did an awesome putting it on and maintaining it.
This little surprise was on our stitching places on Saturday night when we came back from dinner

Dovo scissors with a fall FOB and a wooden holder, fabulous!!

We had a small exchange for those who wanted to participate... I did

The next snap is all of them open, they were all so fascinating

I received Diane's (no blog)

It's a La D Da pillow, love it!
Barb from www.sunflowercross. Blogspot.Com, picked my small
It was really nice to see her again and many others

Well, I guess I don't have a close up, anyway, I painted the wood box black, sanded it and put owl scrap book paper lined it. It's a Lizzie Kate design

Here is the table I was at with Kellie, Barb standing behind her, Pat, Linda, Brenda, Jayne and Diane in the pink way back there

On the other side is Laura, Vonna, Karin, Katrina, Patti and Anna, most from the Chicago area.

And here we all are in a group.
We didn't have the whole group picture this year, it was too late and some had to leave

That's it for now... Braydon is waking up, yep, I'm babysitting the little buck-a-roo

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

One mo time Halloween postie

Good evening!!

Are you tired of seeing Halloween on my blog??

This is probably maybe (no promises) the last one, besides maybe fallish for Thanksgiving

A cheap frame and some folkart extreme glitter paint

Turned out great, looks better in real life, really

The design is from Barbara Ana, another one on The Wall

Remember when I put a map behind my light switch? now it has a piece of scrap book paper, goes great on The Wall

Here is the punch design that is behind my stitched piece,
Notice: the skeleton key hanger, very clever huh?!

Works great!!!

Teresa over at atwillowtreepond.blogspot.com entered my contest and didn't win, her birthday is on the 31st and I couldn't resist sending her something.
So I made up this box with a few other goodies, you can see them on her blog.

The design is Holiday Seasons by Birds of a Feather
This is the lined inside

Look 7 more days until Halloween

Got Candy??

Monday, October 22, 2012

More spooktacular stuff

Good afternoon/evening

I had this stitched but not finished, finished, now it's mounted
Squirrel's Night Owl by The Primitive Jewel.
I want to do the snowman, it's adorable

I bought a frame and it fits this Prairie Moon design

Another one framed, yay! Another one on The Wall

I saved the best for last
This is one of my favorites I finished today

The design, I believe, is Witches Nine by The Primitive Needle mounted on something I found probably while junkin'
Do you know what it is?
It has a metal punch design behind the stitched piece

I added "Got Candy" ribbon at the bottom and a skeleton key with couple spider buttons at the top.
I added Halloween scrap book paper to the inside tray, but didn't like it.
I debated whether to paint the whole thing black, but liked the patina more
I really happy with my decisions

I added buttons to the tray

Happy stitching and finishing!!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

More Halloween

Good Sunday!!!

Thanks for all the nice comments about my Halloween wall, but...
There is more that I need to frame and put up...

I bought three more frames last night that I think will work, so there just might be an updated pic of The Wall before the 31st
We'll see what gets done.
I do have The Inspired Needle retreat this coming weekend, yay! can't wait!!!!

I heard from Shelly, http://shelly-anarizonastitcher.blogspot.com/,
she was the other winner of the contest I held, this is what I sent her, plus some other goodies

The design is from Blue Ribbon Designs made into a flatfold easel.


Have a warm sunny day is your corner of the world

Thanks for visiting


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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Spooky wall

Hello stitching peeps,

Here is my Halloween wall in my sewing room

I keep it going on all year

I can now share what I stitched one of my contest winners

Kellie from Indiana (no blog) won the crow pinkeep with added surprises
The design is from Autumn Splendor by With Thy Needle & Thread

I can't post the other win because I haven't heard from her yet, should any day now.
I also sent out a Halloween birthday surprise to someone today and stitched a retreat exchange, so can't show them either, I'm just no fun, lol

Have a great stitchy weekend,
I know I will with this cool, rainy weather
Tata for now

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Casting A Spell

Happy Hump Day!!!!
I finished my box and that makes me happy :)

Casting A Spell by Blackbird Designs
30 ct Confederate grey linen w/ GA
I cut the jello boxes in half to give them half the height, I didn't like them flushed to the top, with the inside compartments being all the way down inside

Now... do keep in mind I didn't start all these Halloween stitches this year, they were started last year. I'm trying hard to make a dent in my WIP basket. There is always and I mean always something coming out that I want to stitch, you know exactly what I mean, lol

Maybe I should try yet again this year to finish this very old WIP

I finally found and bought a swing arm slack rack, I need another, two or three, lol
One for Halloween/fall and one for Christmas alone
I don't remember where I seen this idea, pintrest or a magazine, but I couldn't get it out of my head, each time I used my ribbon. So I took action

Boy, does it make a difference, now I can see without digging for a color I want or need to buy, it even holds spools, look at the bottom right hand corner, boom baby!!

I found it at General Dollar store ($4.00) after searching high and low, but they only had one, I will be checking there again for more

I'll be back with photo's of my Halloween stitchy wall, just a few more added, lol

Thanks for visiting and leaving comments I love to read, it truly gives me inspiration

Happy Day!! Happy Stitch!!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Hoodoo Voodoo

Good evening!!

Another finished and framed...

Hoodoo Voodoo by The Primitive Needle
Stitched on 40ct Maritime, I think
With WDW and DMC

I received my Prim Sisters club kit

Olde Witch Mary by Notforgotten Farm

Here is my BBD, Casting A Spell, one more to go, then the box will be done

I frogged so much, I feel like croaking

Off to finish a few surprises