Sunday, September 20, 2009

Some Stitching and Some Finishes

I've had these three projects ready to put together for a while and today was the day to get them done! These are the Halloween Knob Knockers (AKA Door Hangers) for the Grandkids.

Backs so you can see the backing fabric
I have already shared the details for the first two so I won't repeat those.

"Frank N Stein"


"Black Spider" by A.A.M
Stitched on 28 count Raw Opalescent Cashel
with DMC
Black Spider buttons hold the ribbon

This was a start and finish this weekend. When Nancy and I were shopping at JoAnn's she mentioned using the saucers for the clay pots to make ornaments. I really liked the idea and this is what I came up with. This is only the first of many I want to do this way. They would also make great pin cushions. I have a idea in my head for using the clay pots also, if they come out as planned it will be another really fun, cute finish.

"Pumpkin" by A.A.M.
Stitched on 28 count Linen
with sassy strings "Pumpkin", Carrie's "Pina Coloda"
and DMC

Side View of Pumpkin


I have been a good girl (sort of) and got more done on both "Witches" and the "Stocking". I should have "Witches" done in plenty of time for this Halloween.

"When Witches Go Riding" 9-19

Maddie at 5 months

When I get tired of working on the stocking all I have to do is look at the pictures of this sweetie and I'm inspired all over again. She really does have to have a special stocking for Santa to fill. Here is where I am now with the stocking.

"Sugar Plum Fairy" Stocking
The Candy Canes on the tree were a real PITA and I'm so glad they are finished. This week I'll work on the bottom of the stocking before starting on the Fairy. At this rate I should be done in plenty of time for Christmas. I still haven't figured out how I'm going to line it since there are no instructions for doing that but I think it will hold up better over the years if it has some kind of lining.
That's it for this update. Hope I didn't bore you to tears LOL.
Until Next Time....Happy Stitching and have a great week.


Gabi said...

Ohhhh....Maddie is a CUTIE. No wonder that she is an inspiration for you.
Love your finishes. The spider one is my favorite.
When Witches go Riding is of course no less then fantastic.

Carolyn NC said...

I love it all and your Maddie is so cute! All of your stitching and the stocking look so good!

Sadie said...

Beautiful stitching Rene. Maddie is so cute, that picture is wonderful.

Carissa said...

All your Halloweeny finishes look great....pretty please give us an idea of how you kept the ornie in the it glued?

Maddie is such a cutie pie and her stocking looks great!

Kelly said...

Everything is fab Rene and isnt Maddie growing so quickly!

Emily said...

Well you have been busy, all very cute and great for the upcoming season. You are making the rest of us look bad. Maybe I should try some smaller designs.

Mel said...

Such cute Halloween projects! And I love the tree on Maddie's stocking. Great job!

Vicky L said...

I am so amaze everytime I read your blog. I love the halloween ornament with the plant saucers. What a wonderful idea. Can you pass the instructions on please? Maddie is so adorable. The stocking is looking good. I just love how the Witches are coming out. I just have to start working on mine. Great job Rene!

Nancy M said...

So glad you have some Grandkids to keep you stitching!!! Your apt. would be packed to the brim! LOL Maddie is a cutie pie!!! So nice you keep finding new finishing ideas and trying them out for us! Keep it up!

Anne Sans Tete said...

looking beautiful- both baby & stocking!!

Meari said...

Cute pic of Maddie :)

How big are the clay saucers you're using? Do they make the ornament heavy?

Your finishes and WIPs look great, as usual. Your grandkids will the love knob knockers!

EvalinaMaria said...

I so admire your work! WIPs and finishes look fabulous and Maddie is growing quickly and on every picture she is more beautiful. 5 months already...

htimcj said...

Everything looks great! I love the idea of the saucers for ornaments!

Donna said...

I love all your Halloween stitching! And you will have that stocking for that sweet baby knocked out in no time at all!

too_busy_to_stitch said...

Lovely stitching as always - I love Hallowe'en colours etc!

Vicki in CO said...

Maddie is adorable! You are so lucky to have those grandkids to stitch for. Not sure our son will ever get married and give us a grandchild to spoil.

Your stitching is great (as usual).

Katrien said...

Unbelievable she's already 5 months!
Stitching looks great as usual.

Stitchnpat said...

Rene you could cute out another stocking of your lining material and sew it around ther edge then sew your lining to the stocking around the top opening. Stuff the lining stocking down into the stocking...That is what I am going to do with mine. Hope this helps. Maddie is so cute. They grow way too fast...I know mine did not grow that fast. lol Pat in NM

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