Friday, October 26, 2012

Halloween Ornament Finishes

My dear friend Ellen from my Wednesday Stitching Group asked for some help with ornament finishing.  I was more than happy to oblige.  Her stitching is beautiful so I kept the finishing simple.  The first is a JBW design from the JCS Halloween Book and the following are the Boo Buttons Halloween Ornament Charts from Victoria Sampler.  I think they will look lovely on her halloween tree.

We are bracing for Hurricane/Tropical Storm Sandy.  They are saying it will hit the eastcoast some time over the weekend but there is definitely a window of uncertainty and none of it is within our control.  I wish everyone a safe and restful weekend. Happy Friday and Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Fall Exchange with Pat

I recently participated in an exchange with Pat but haven't had a chance to post the lovely things she sent me.  I do feel that our schedules are finally falling into place.  I haven't had lots of stitching time but the little I have had has been devoted to exchanges.  Now that we have both received them I can share.  Pat sent me a wonderful hand knit scarf in autumn colors and I just LOVE it.  I am looking forward to using it regularly as the temps have started to cool.  She also sent other wonderful goodies and a beautifully stitched decorative pillow.  Absolutely darling.  Thank you Pat.

I created a finished sewing box for Pat.  I have never done this type of finish but I am pleased with how it turned out.  The box top was chosen as one of the 2012 Year of Smalls and thought it was perfect for our exchange.  I sanded and stained the box with Briwax.

I lined the interior with a beautiful leaf print that I found in my travels.  Inside I created some counting pins which are made into a needlebook that looks like a matchbook.  I also created a beaded fob for a shiny pair of scissors.


I added some fall scented lotion and hand sanitizer and a darling patchwork pumpkin ornament that can be used as a pincushion. 

Here is a close-up of the beaded fob.  I had a wonderful time putting this exchange together and felt my creative juices flowing.  It's a good thing we had a deadline otherwise I would have kept on added more and more.  Thanks for stopping by my little corner of blogland.  Happy Stitching!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

I won a Giveaway :)

Robin from Crafting with the Stitch Witch pulled my name from her Stash Reduction Giveaway and here's the lovely package I received.  I won this about a month ago but time and camera issues has kept me from posting!!  Thanks for the stitchy goodness Robin.  It is now nestled in my stash.

I have been knee deep in bar mitzvah preparations for son #3 and when I am not doing that work, football and school have kept me comfortably insane.  It has been a juggling act for the last 6 months and I dropped the ball on my stitching but I am hoping to throw that back into the mix next week.  I hope you are all doing lots of stitching!  I have been reading blogs and enjoying all of the wonderful things you are creating.  Happy Stitching!