Monday, October 14, 2013

Fall, Halloween, Winter

A few assorted finishes to show today.  I finished one more cell phone case for WOCS.  This is based on a digi-stamp, 'Happy Harvest' by Doodle Garden.  Tried a different way to do the closure just using a fabric loop.  I think I like it better than elastic actually.

While I was packing up my finishes to send to WOCS, I remembered a little tea wallet I knitted some time ago, so I sent that too.  Nobody needs a special pouch to hold their teabags, but the pattern was too cute to pass up.   The free pattern is right here.

Next I finished a classic Mary Garry Halloween design.  I think I'll send it to a friend who has a brand new grand-daughter.  First Halloween ornmanent!  I was trying to do a crocheted border in black, but my eyes said no way.  So I substituted star sequins with beads and a running stitch. This is on 36 count linen.

I needed (needed?) and extra Halloween card, so this little Prairie Schooler witch filled the bill for a quick stitch.  I had planned to get more elaborate in the finishing, but I always seem to run out of steam for that when it comes time to actually do it.

Inside, I have the cutest vintage printable.  You can download it here.

And cold weather holidays will be here before we know it.  So when I happened to stumble on this Shepherd's Bush Warm Heart little Miss Snowlady, I just had to stitch it in anticipation.  She's just perfect for a neutral holiday card.  Oddly, she's wearing the colors of the Washington football team.  I guess that influenced me to stitch her as well.  The photo got cropped on the right.  For once, I did manage to get the circle centered in real life.

 I think it might be time to do a little knitting.  I always get the urge around this time of year, but after I do a little bit of it, I get bored and quickly return to x-stitch.  We'll see what happens.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Farewell to Pumpkin

With great sadness in my heart, I'm writing to say goodbye to our dear blogging friend, Cathey.  The news of her passing arrived yesterday via her friend Katie.  At least her suffering is over.  My thoughts are with all of her family and friends. 

You can read more here on Katie's blog