Friday, November 14, 2008

Halloween Finish!!

I know that Halloween has been and gone, but I still wanted to share what I had stitched now that I've managed to get it finished, and especially as I really wanted to do this one last year! I did also make a start on the The Prairie Schooler's Night Owl, and I really, really wanted to do Smell My Feet from La-D-Da, both from the Halloween issue of Just Cross Stitch. Never mind, I shall look forward to getting them both done next year.

The design is from a Mary Garry's Sewing Cabin OOP leaflet. I've used one of my favourite fabrics again - 40ct Newcastle Flax Linen, 1 over 2 with the listed DMC threads. The fabric I've used for backing the pinkeep is a Thimbleberries print that I have had for a few years. I've also used the same fabric to make the cute pincushion. I've wanted to make one of these pincushions since seeing Mary Kathryn's on her blog. I think it's so cute made from the little bee print fabric she has used. I have the exact same fabric, and will have to make one just like Mary Kathryn's one day!

Edited to add link to pincushion instructions here.

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DonnaTN said...

It is beautiful no matter if it is now November. Lucky you to have the oop chart.

Yuko said...

What a beautiful pair of Mary Garry's!
As always your finishing is perfect!!

Irene said...

Beautifully done !

Nina said...

Beautiful work!!
Carol, your pumpkin shaped pin cushion is perfect!!
How did you make so perfect pumpkin? :)

Hugs from Hungary,

Mel in Dubai said...

Lovely finish, Carol!

Nicole said...

That is adorable Carol! Your stitching and finishing are just perfect! :)

Nancy said...

The pinkeep and fob are very pretty, and so is your pincushion! Your stitching and finishing are beautiful!

Julie said...

Gorgeous finishes, your work is so perfect Carol. I love the little pincushion.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful stitching finished so professionally! Great job!

Sandra said...

Love your new finishes and the pincushion is just perfect. I understand that they are quite simple to make, but I haven't had a go yet.

Anonymous said...

a very nice pinkeep.

staci said...

I'm drooling over the entire set! I love everything...the pattern, the colors, the finishing! Well done!!!

Julie said...

Carol, as always, love your piece and finishing! Just gorgeous and perfect.

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Sally said...

Absolutely beautiful finishes Carol.

Marion said...

Beautiful work!!
Enjoyed visiting your blog!
Nova Scotia

Petra said...

Those are some adorable did a great job on them.

Louise said...

wow!!! Beautiful!!!!
would love to know where you found those little black scissors..they are perfect. thanks for sharing such beautiful things on your blog with me!
Louise in NC

Patricia Lessell said...

Hi Carol

Better late then never. I love you Halloween stitching fob & Pineep - they are just GORGEOUS! Hope you had a nice Christmas and will have a Happy & Healthy New Year. Lots of Love Patti xxx

Delfina said...

Molto raffinati i tuoi lavori.

Anonymous said...

Love to see your blog!!
Cross stitch

Deb said...

Oh, boy! These pieces are just wonderful, Carol. I just adore that pinkeep. Can the Mary Garry chart still be purchased? You did a fabulous job finishing the pieces, too. I love the pincushion.
Hugs, Deb

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