Halloween finish-spider’s garden

I finished this 2 nights ago. I love how it turned out. It's spider's garden from the Halloween 2012 issue of JCS. You'll notice I did slightly change it. I left out the silver beads. I thought they took away from the web. Otherwise I stitched this as charted on 28 ct.evenweave that I hand dyed.

Speaking of Halloween, guess what I finally have finish finished? 6 bats. You can't tell here but the background fabric is spider webs. A tiny bit of the glue is showing on that right side and I'm okay with the lack of perfection.

 

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Small finish-Mr. Blue Monster

I said I was going to start a Mill Hill kit this week. However when I went to separate the floss out, I was missing a color. A few of the colors were so close, I am not even 100% sure which I am missing. So I went through my kitted and waiting projects. That's when I came across Mr. Blue Monster. I was able to start and finish this in 5 days.

I stitched this mostly as charted on 27 ct mystery fabric. This chart is from the 2012 Halloween collectors issue of JCS. It's a mosey 'n me pattern.

 

 

HAED update, halloween stitching

I have 2 update photos to share today.

First up is my HAED update. I stitch on it once a month at least as part of a SAL. This is about 2 1/2 pages. I love how this is turning out.

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This is my halloween piece for this year. Well maybe this year and next year. It is highly unlikely I will finish it by halloween. It is 6 cats and a black bat. It has been fun to stitch.

Halloween is my favorite holiday to stich, what is yours?

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Got a few finished and my birthday

I have been on a finishing streak the past few days- I was able to get Knock Knock finished and I gave it as a gift to my sis in law who had been admiring it every time she saw me work on it.  This is my eldest niece, posing with the finished piece

Today I finished something I stitched last year-  a Christmas Sock monkey from a JCS ornament issue.   Just a simple finish but I like it

I thought my sewing machine was broke- hubby fixed it though, so YAY.  I have a few other things I want to finish- Most notably a pillow.  

I also as I hinted at in my last post- I finished another WIPocalypse piece as well as a Crazy January Challenge piece-

Coffee Crazy- Lizzy Kate. This was such a fun, simple piece. I really enjoyed it.  I did change the color in the mug to the blue that you see.  

Also yesterday was my birthday-  Here is a picture of the stash I got from the birthday club I am in-

I also have some Gift certificates from 123stitch, and some gifts still on the way

Knock Knock- A Finish

I finished Knock Knock today. It was a spur of the moment start last halloween.  It was a very easy stitch, all black.  I used memory thread for the first time. It was easy enough to use.  It would have been easier I think- had I been outlining something.  Still I will use it again and would recommend it. 

I stitched this on 28 ct. Hand dyed evenweave. I *think* it may have originally been a funky yellow color, but I am not positive. 

I included a photo of the piece with the intended finishing fabric and ribbon as well. I plan to make it into a no sew wall hanging.  I hope to get that done this week.

I was going to stitch it for myself, but I had it somewhere stitching it and someone really admired it, so I am going to surprise her with it.

Weekly update and exchange oh and a finish

I stitched on a halloween small last week.  I know, I know it was supposed to be a Mistress week, but halloween is coming, so……………….

This is from the Halloween book from JCS.   It’s Knock Knock by blackberry Lane Designs.

I stitched this on some unknown piece of fabric that I dyed myself.  It was to be stitched over one on 40 ct. But I am stitching over 2 on whatever that is, i’m guessing 28ct.  

I got an exchange in the mail Saturday, a chart exchange.   I just love what I got, both charts I love and have wanted for awhile.

I can’t seem to get the photo to turn, sorry everyone. You’ll have to turn your head or your computer.

So next week I am stitching on JG again.  I hope will get this corner ornament finished!

Few weeks back I finished a pirate monkey from this years JCS halloween ornament issue. Last week I finished it.  I made it into a cube.  My first ever, it doesn’t look too bad, though I will do a few things different next time.

Sierra

Two finishes

I’m back. I’ve been back for a week actually, but since I didn’t stitch at all while away, I didn’t have anything to post.  I won’t bother with the trip, it was as terrible as going back to a city of great pain is, and cleaning out your beloved grandparents house can be.    Anyone truly curious can read more at my other blog.

Now onto the real reason you read- stitching.  Okay it’s not Japanese Garden which is the real reason you read this, but hey it is stitching, and there are pictures so………….

I have two finishes that’s right two. The first I am counting though it is only sort of a finish-   Mary’s RR for the krafterskorner rr2011.  I really had a great time stitching this up and it stitched up really quick.   Normally I don’t stitch christmas trees (long story I’ll spare you)  but I decided to go ahead and stitch the tree, it was fun. I enjoyed it.

I believe this is from a UK magazine, though I can’t recall which one.

I started strawberry house……… then got decided part through the week to start a halloween ornament (quickly becoming my favorite holiday to stitch). I managed to start it and finish it.   I am hoping to get to finish it later this week, or the weekend. I know how I am going to finish it, but have to go get some stuff first.

Pirate Sock Monkey-Raise the roof Designs
JCS Halloween 2011 issue
18 ct pink aida
no floss changes.

I normally don’t use aida, but I had a piece the perfect size and color, and soooo…….. It was actually an enjoyable stitch.  I still don’t like aida for bigger pieces, but for ornaments I would use it again.  Those of you who have been long time readers may remember I did the christmas sock monkey last christmas from JCS ornament issue.  Have I ever mentioned that I LOVE sock monkeys??? I have two.

In other news- I was at the LNS shopping for an exchange partner when I came across—- LK’s new 6 fat men.  I picked up 2 charts, and of course the halloween JCS book. I already have 2 picked out to stitch. This week is JG but next week I will stitch on them.  I hope to have them both done before halloween, since they are small that shouldn’t be an issue. 

I do have a photo of my stash trip but since it included the charts that are for the exchange— I can’t show it.

Up this week—-   JG. I am getting so close. Time to order the bead pack. I have priced it and ordering the bead kit is cheaper.  I have the specialty stitches on the 3 o’clock corner ornament to do, then onto the next one I go.   

Sierra

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