Saturday, August 22, 2009

Halloween Stitching

This week I decided to work on some Halloween project and maybe even have them done in time for haunting this year. I picked out 3 projects....one old, one recent and one new.



First came "Scream House" by Just Nan and you can see it here ......http://family.webshots.com/album/567277118cghhmv I started this almost a year ago and still have lots to do to finish it. This week I did the outline backstitching on the walls and roof on the interior. Next I will do the same with the exterior walls and roof then start adding all the fun little details before assembling it. With some luck it may be done for Halloween (just not sure what year LOL)

Next I did another band on the LK BOO Club. This is one I have been looking forward to doing since I first saw the design....bet you can guess why.



"BOO Club" eek by LK

I also got a lot done on the border. I think the next chart will be really fun too but will take a little longer since it has more stitching and detail to it.
Now for the new start. I belong to Silkweaver's FOM and each month they offer a free chart of your choice with the purchase of the FOM fabric. This month I decided it would be fun to have another Halloween Needleroll and picked "BOO!" as my pattern of choice.

"BOO!" Needleroll
This is now half done and I think it will be finished by the middle of next week. Of course I didn't have the fabric or threads called for so I took a leap and decided to do my own thing. The fabric is a solo I got some time ago and really didn't like until this project. The only thing I knew for sure was I wanted to use Carrie's Creations "Autumn Leaves" (top band) and the fabric just jumped out of my stash and said USE ME. I really like the way it's working out and so far it's been a fun stitch.
Well that's it for this weeks stitching. After a very HOT week it's going to cool down this weekend with thunderstorms in the forecast. If the rain does come I'll open the door and windows to smell the fresh air and hopefully get some relief from the heat.
Until Next Time.....Have a great weekend with lot of stitching



14 comments:

Daffycat said...

Wonderful stitching! I agree, that froggie is perfectly you!

htimcj said...

I love the halloween pieces!
Heidi-ILCS

Carissa said...

Lookin good, Rene! I really like the fabric for the needleroll.

Cynthia ( Cynimin) said...

Great job Rene. I love Halloween stitching also. I hope you get some much needed rain.

Gabi said...

Love that Lizzie Kate of yours. Looking really great. That froggie is adorable.
Great that you're going on with the Scream House. That is actually one of the few Halloween charts that are tempting for me to do.
Lovely needle roll too. That fabric is gorgeous as well

Donna said...

Love the LK but the freebie is just too cute. I have never seen the stitches done like they are on those bats! And you are right the fabric is perfect for this piece.

EvalinaMaria said...

That is a lot of stitching done in a such short time. And I can't wait to see your scream house done!

Kelly said...

Everything is fabulous Rene!

Trecie said...

I love the frog and Kitty (what eyes) in boo club. The fabric looks a perfect match for the new Boo needleroll. Can't wait to see this finished.

CameoRoze said...

Oh, the frog on Boo Club is just too comical!

Katrien said...

the froggie is cute. Can't wait to see the needleroll finished

Carolyn NC said...

Lovely stitching, as always! I do love that fabric you're stitching Boo on - so perfect!

Kathy said...

Great stitching. The LK piece is really looking fabulous. I love the fabric you are using for the needleroll. Can't wait to see it finished.

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