Saturday, September 29, 2012

September WIPocalypse update

Good morning from stormy North Carolina!  In order to make up for last month's lack of progress, I have two finishes to share today.  First up is 'Black'd Skie' by The Primitive Needle.  Here's where I was at the start of 2012:
And here it is finished (if slightly cattywampus in the photo):
This was actually pretty quick stitching once I got back into it.  I stitched it with my own selection of fibers, mostly Belle Soie silks, but a few others thrown in as well.  I don't think I came terribly close to the original, so if you don't like the colors, blame it on me, not the designer.  I switched the colors because I wanted to use overdyes, but I had no clue where to find the brand of fibers that she actually called for.  It is stitched on 40 count 'Gravestone' linen from Stitches and Spice.  I love their fabrics.  I should really try to acquire more of them.  They are a joy to stitch on.

I also finished up an ornament designed by Blackberry Lane that was in last year's JCS Halloween issue.  I actually did all the over one stitching last year.  But by the time I picked out the fabric for finishing, Halloween was long over so I put the piece aside til this year.
Please excuse the hair on the piece.  It seems Scout was helping me photograph this ornament more than I realized.   I didn't even see how furry the back was until I was editing this photo:
Sigh.  My life is covered in fur!

In other news, I put my package in the mail for DixieSampler's Haunted Halloween exchange earlier this week.  As soon as I hear that the recipient has gotten it, I'll post photos.  Meanwhile, I am looking forward to receiving a package myself.  I also have one more Halloween ornament that needs to have the trim attached and then it will be finished.  After that, I'm not sure what I'll stitch on.  I really need to get back to my BAP challenge piece, but it's so tempting to start a new Halloween design instead!  Only time will tell which urge will win out!  And, oh dear, I guess I need to consider what WIPocalypse-worthy item I'll pick up next as well.  There are no more outstanding Halloween pieces, unless you count pieces selected but not one single stitched yet placed.

I am also working to get things ready for entry into the NC State Fair displays.  I'll be dropping some stitching and scrapbooking off towards the end of this coming week... but I don't have all my scrapbooking pages finished!  They'll get done.  Eventually.  : )  I am also planning to decorate the house for Halloween this weekend.  The husband thinks I should wait til it is actually October.  I disagree.  I will post decor photos later this week.

Til next time, stay dry and stay creative!

13 comments:

Nicole said...

I really like your finish on the Halloween ornament! So pretty!

Claudette497 said...

Those are two great finishes!

Susan said...

Congratulations on your finishes! I just bought Black's Skie and can't wait to get started.

Jules said...

Love your finishes!! I really like the backing fabric on the ornament. Nice work!

Elfie said...

Lovely finishes! Good luck at the Fair.

Margaret said...

Oh my, I love your finishes! Just gorgeous! the colors you used for Lisa's piece are really pretty! Love the backing for the ornie too!

Pam said...

beautiful stitching

Deb said...

Those are two really great finishes! I really like both of them, but especially the Blackberry Lane piece. I'll have to look through my issue for it.

Marcy said...

Luv 'em both! congrats on the finishes

Faith... said...

Your finish is so cute! Congrats on both.

Southpaw Stitcher said...

Love both of your finishes! Your stitching is beautiful, as usual.

Julie said...

2 great finishes.

jennilynn said...

Congrats on your two finishes. They look great.