Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Finally Finished

I did it.....I finished "When Witches Go Riding"! Now all I have to do is find the perfect frame for it. I also have "Pumpkin Patch" that I stitched last year and I want to frame them to match.

"When Witches Go Riding" by Prairie Schooler
Stitched on 28 count Dk Tan Jobelan by Silkweavers
with DMC
To celebrate the finish I thought I'd do another small and decided to try one of the ornaments I got on sale at JoAnn's last week. I knew there would be no problem with the perforated plastic but was concerned about the quality of the threads since in some kits it more like string than floss. I was very surprised that the threads were very good (may even be DMC) and this was a joy to stitch. The colors in the picture are kinda faded out, she is much brighter than this.

"Angel" Ornament from kit
Stitched on Perforated Plastic and backed with felt

Nancy and I meet as planned yesterday for some stitching and shopping at the LNS "Stitcher's Paradise". I found some must haves and this one just jumped into my hands and since it was the last one on the rack I just had to bring it home so it wouldn't get lonely there all by it's self.
"Counting Bats" by Just Nan
and

28 count "Frenzy" Cashel Linen for "Bats"

If only I had been good and not gotten anything else it would have been OK but oh no I couldn't stop there. I also got a small cut of blue fabric for a ornament from the new JCS Ornament Issue, 2 Mill Hill kits (Naughty for me and Nice for Tracy) and another Halloween Needleroll kit from Shepherds Bush. Nancy spent a lot of the time there doing a wish list and looking, looking, looking. We both did get some stitching done. I started another ornament for Tracy. The ladies were so friendly and welcoming I think we are going to try to go back next week (I'm leaving my wallet home LOL).
Going to try to get the ornament for Tracy done (or close to it) today, then work on Maddie's stocking and the Pansy Sampler Then I can start on "Bats". The weather has cooled down a lot..the high yesterday was only 80 degrees but along with the cooler temps also came the wind but it was so nice I can deal with the wind.
Until Next Time....Happy stitching in this cooler weather





18 comments:

Carolyn NC said...

Great finishes! Love that purple and your new stash is wonderful. Sounds like a fun day. :)

Meari said...

Congrats on your finishes. Looking forward to seeing the Halloween ones framed up. Sounds like you had a great day stashing. :)

Emily said...

Witches is great, knew you would get it done in no time. The ornament is cute as well. Counting bats looks like alot of fun, the fabric is perfect.

Sandy In Montana said...

You always have such great finishes, and these are no exception, Rene.

5 Foot Runt said...

Your finishes look awesome! You never miss a beat. Can't wait to see the batty one finished.

htimcj said...

Great finishes! I love the stash you got. I think I might try to talk the family into stopping at Shepard's Bush on our way to Salt Lake City today.
Heidi- ILCS

Vicki in CO said...

Great finishes Rene! I love Witches. I'm collecting Prairie Schooler designs and need to actually stitch a few of them one day. Your new stash is great; love that purple fabric.

Anne Sans Tete said...

i love the witch in "witches"! she is so funny! great stitching, as usual.

Ashrei said...

I really, really love this!! The colors are wonderful! You did a fabulous job on it!

Carol said...

It jumped into your hands, that is a hoot :)

Your finished projects look great.

Deigh said...

Love, love, love witches! Its such a great finish!

AFwife99 said...

That is awesome purple fabric! I want some! The finish looks great too- as always!

Gabi said...

Beautiful finish. Your witches go riding turned out just lovely.
Great new stash too

Katrien said...

Congrats on your finishes! Great new stash

Nancy M said...

Witches turned out great! I have a a black frame that my Halloween Fairy is framed in that would be perfect for it!!! I don't think you have Hobby Lobby's out there yet though! I have a piece of Frenzy and it will be perfect for the bats piece! I know so many people that have purchased that one already!

Donna said...

Love the finishes. But now you have me jealous. I think I must have Bats and that beautiful fabric, Frenzy! I can't wait to see it finished.

too_busy_to_stitch said...

Lovely finish Rene - and that fabric is gorgeous. I'm doing Boo on similar, but it's turning into a UFO, as is most my stitching lately :o(

Mel said...

Awesome finish! I am also starting Bats as soon as my ducky is done. So maybe we'll have a bit of a mock SAL. ;)
(Lori also just started Bats the other day!)