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.


26 comments:

Margaret said...

I love all your finishes! Especially that SB one. Is that a new one? Never seen it before -- it's so sweet! You always do such great finishes!

Mylene said...

What lovely finishes, Annie! Great job!!

Nancy said...

Everything looks so pretty! I love your stitched little girl, and the Mary Garry design, of course! Thanks for the very cool printable link.

ArchangelDecker said...

As always gorgeous work. I love the Mary Garry. I have that leaflet and need to get around to stitching that one. Yours turned out so pretty! :)

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Jane Galley said...

What a wonderful selection of finished goodies you have for us this week. I love the fabric you used to the phone case, and the tea bag wallet is gorgeous

Mii Stitch said...

Great finishes! My favourite are the Halloween ornament & the Xmas card, they are adorable :) Well done!

Kissy said...

Oh, this Snowlady!!! What a great and comforting design for the cold and dark winter days! The color of the card and the green bow make it perfect!
You accomplish quite a lot these days! I like the other finishes as well.

Vickie said...

Snow Lady makes me smile!
God bless you for gifting ladies in need!

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

You have created, lovely, lovely works of art to share :)
Always a pleasure to come and see what you've been up to!

Gina E. said...

They are all so cute!

Annette said...

You made so many beautifull pieces, with different themes!!
Really wonderfull

Dani - tkdchick said...

Your ornament and cards are lovely.

Carol said...

You'll surely put a smile on someone's face with that cute cell phone case, Annie. Who could resist taht little cutie? And the tea bag holder (ha ha!!) is so bright and cheerful :)

My favorite is the little Mary Garry witch--I've always wanted to stitch her myself. She is so adorable and doesn't look like a scary witch. I always loved dressing up like a witch or an old hag on Halloween :)

Love the card and the Redskins snowman. I'm amazed at how much you've stitched since your last post! Are you up all night?

Hetti said...

It is such a pleasure to see the pictures of your finishes Annie. All different items in color and work.
Love your teabag pouch in the sweet colors :-)))
XXX Hetti

Tammy said...

All your finishes are so adorable! I haven't ventured into embroidery, but yours makes me want to!

Julianne said...

Everything is so well done! Thanks for sharing. You certainly brightened up people's days upon receipt of your creations made with your special touch.

Cindy's Stitching said...

catching up on my blogging. The moose is so cute. you have done some great pieces.

zoomcity said...

Oh, Annie, we all know need has nothing to do with it. It's a cute tea wallet, so surely somebody needs it. ;)

The Mary Garry witch is on my "someday" list. I love the improvised border. Sometimes the eyes know best.

Your Warm Heart card is SO cute!

Nicky said...

Haven't you been so busy!! And who doesn't 'need' another halloween card? The little snowman is adorable, I haven't seen that one before, so cute...

ricketyjo said...

Lovely stitching! that little ornament is just too cute!

Melanie said...

You always have the best finishes. I just love the sweet little face on the little girl and the flowers growing on the snowlady. The star sequins with a little bead is a neat trick too. I'll have to look for those next time I am at Joann's!

Karen said...

These are all so nice, Annie! I especially love the little tea bag holder and the gorgeous little Snow Lady!

Mdm Samm said...

This makes my heart sing , your stitching is a delight.

♥ Nia said...

that little girl is a cutie! :)
Great finishes sweetie!!

Barb said...

Just popped over to say Hi Annie and I am so pleased I did. What lovely goodies you have made and I will have to download the tea envelope . Certainly yours is a blog to inspire. Thanks.