Friday, September 23, 2016

A Halloween ornament finish

Good morning,

I hope it is as lovely where you are as it is in Western Kentucky.  I picked up pinecones this morning so my boys can mow the lawn tonight.  Hopefully, the grass will dry out by then since it was damp.

Well, I finished this freebie a few weeks ago and finished it into an ornament this morning.  It was for a monthly challenge and this months theme was fall.  It is called Autumn Witch by the Snowflake Diaries here.  Her blog is lovely.  This is what I started with.  I hand-dyed some evenweave with chili powder.  It is a very pastel shade of rusty/peach.  I have plenty left over to make the Sugar Skull pattern from the 2016 JCS Halloween issue.

Here is how it turned out.  Luckily, it turned out how I envisioned it.  Unfortunately, it doesn't always work out for me and I have to alter or scrap a piece.

I had to wait until my package from 123stitch! to arrive with my favorite needles.  I personally love Piecemakers; it just feels so good in my hand and they are sharp.  I needed some 28's so I could put the beads on.  Here is in it's current state.  It is called Paris from Monsterbubbles from the 2007 JCS ornament issue.  I omitted the some of it so it would match this beautiful fabric I found at Walmart a few months ago.

I love the black, grey and pink combination.  I know you can't tell but it is really sparkly. 

Lastly, here is an update on Happy Camper.  I accomplished a lot, especially the white on the top of the roof.  I was falling asleep but now it will be more fun.

Well, I hope to get my ornament done next week so I can show you.

I hope you have a great weekend.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Ornament Finishes

Hi all,

Hope you are having a wonderful week.  I decided to tackle 3 finishes that I have stitched this year and make them into ornaments. 

First, an old freebie by Trail Creek Farms that is no longer available.

Second,  Celtic Rose that was in an old JCS ornament magazine.  I know you can't tell but I used green sparkly thread and is prettier in person.

Lastly, an old freebie.

Well, I am running out of things to finish so I need to hurry finish some things.  I am working on another Christmas ornament and Happy Camper. I also tea dyed some fabric with green tea that is subtle but a nice neutral off white.  I

I hope to have more things to show you next week.
Mary in Kentucky

Thursday, September 8, 2016

A Halloween Finish

Good Afternoon,

There are 3 things that I love (besides family) and they are Fall, Halloween and Pillows.  Well 2 out of 3 isn't bad.  I made a promise to myself that I was going to do better about completely finishing my projects.  As long as they don't need framed, they were going to get turned into something wonderful.

Now since I have moved to Kentucky I have a Hobby Lobby and a Michael's within 5 mins from my house it has become easier to keep my promise.  I purchased some purple dye and 28ct Monaco fabric and dyed myself some fabric.  It was messy but a whole lot of fun.

I stitched this cute San Man Originals finish a few months ago and made it into a pillow yesterday.  The back is really cute Halloween polka- dotted fabric.  Oh did I mention I love circles and polka dots?

Thanks so much for looking and have a great day.

Mary in Kentucky

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