Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Holiday previews...

In these very hot days of summer, it can be hard to think about stitching for fall holidays. But I didn't have anything else on my 'urgent' to-do list. I've been scouring the web for little Halloween crochet motifs. Tons of them exist, but crochet instructions can be difficult to interpret, even from professional publishers, much less from amateurs who generously share their work. But I still love this little bat that I used last year and decided to use again. I thought he made a nice accompaniment to the Night Owl design from the Sept/Oct, 2008 issue of JCS. This was also my first stitching on 32 count Lugana. I liked the fabric, but not as much as I liked stitching on Jobelan.



I experimented a little on this card just to try something different. The design is from the July/Aug, 2008 issue of JCS. I changed the word from "Joy" to "Peace", but otherwise it's stitched as charted. The fabric is 36 ct linen from Vikki Clayton.

19 comments:

Wendy said...

Wow!! This is really lovely.

Is it also that hot at your place. For the moment here in Belgium it is very hot and this till tomorrow, after that we will have some thunder :(

Tammy T. said...

I just love the bat.
I've been itching to get my hooks out to do some small scale pieces but I have so much on the to do list I'm already turning circles and getting nowhere fast.
Thanks for the finishes.
(ya' see, I have to come and visit other stitchers to experience a finish)
Keep up your great work and thanks for the inspiration.

Julianne said...

Two very nice projects! I love how you made up that little card.

nima said...

wow...cute stitching and beautiful finishing

Ranae said...

Two perfect finishes, once again!
I love the owl and you gotta love that deer.

Jenny said...

Oh! How pretty Annie! The bat is so cute and fits perfectly with the stitched halloween design! And the card looks really nice too, nice finish!

Kirsten said...

I love the little hanger!
Perfect assemblage!
The card is very pretty too.

Miss 376 said...

What lovely fabric you have used with the owl, the colours go together so well

Rachel S said...

That is really pretty! You do the nicest finishing!

Stay cool. It's hot as anything out there!

Siobhan said...

Super cute! I love the little bat, and the card is too adorable! Good job on both. Great inspiration!

Carol said...

Lovely stitching and such creative finishes! Thanks for inspiring me...

Mylene said...

You finished them both perfectly. Great job!

Sandra said...

Nice! Specially love the Christmas card.

Annette said...

So Annie,
You have been busy for the fall, lovely pieces you have made

Daffycat said...

Awesome Halloween design and fabulous finishing...your fabric matches perfectly!

Pumpkin said...

They're both beautiful Annie. You add such creativity to your finishes :o)

Liz said...

The bat is darling! (can bats be darling??) You're right - it's perfect for the owl stitching. You find such cute patterns. Hard to believe it's time to start working on the holidays already!

mainely stitching said...

What wonderful seasonal stitching! :D

Lhassa said...

J'adore le hibou sur l'arbre !