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.


  1. Lovely Halloween ornament finish! So, does your fabric smell chili powder? Very cool idea! Happy Camper is looking great. Enjoy your weekend!

  2. The fabric did smell like chili powder for a few days. Thanks for looking and I hope you have a great weekend also.

  3. Thanks for your comment on my blog and the Birthday wishes. You are a "no reply" person so I hopped over here to reply.
    Love your Snowflower Diary witch. I have only stitch the Spring one but the others are on my list!

  4. Your little witch freebie turned out adorable. Looking forward to seeing the tower finished, too. Great job!

  5. Beautiful fabric! I love your finishes looking forward to seeing more finishes in the near future!



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