Can it really be October already. I love this time of the year, a chill in the air, leaves are falling, pumpkins need picking, new stash needs buying. Ahh yes the St. Charles market had some fabulous new releases. I have a big long list of things I want. #1 on my list is Christmas at Hawn Run Hollow. I have it on order and I am so excited about it. There are loads of Blackbirds, Primitive Needle, and Plum Pudding charts that I want also. My list is ever growing. In September I also got Tis Halloween by Blackbird designs. This book is just fabulous. It is filled with the little stockings that Barb and Alma design but all with a Halloween theme. Each one is gorgeous. I have just fallen in love with this book and will share some pics of things I have made from it, hope everyone likes them.
First, I made this adorable little Jack O'Lantern stocking, I finished it myself and added a matching fabric in the back. I love trims so I had to add that little black edging to it to make it complete. Its all done by hand and I just love how it came out.
I then made color copies of my stitching and made these little necklaces.
I didn't stop there, then I got myself some velveteen and dyed it into two different orangey shades so that I could make these adorable little pumpkins. Aren't they sweet? I filled them with my favorite Crushed walnuts and they are so solid and heavy. I just love how they look.
I plan on making lots more of these and I have them cut and pinned already just need to find the time to sew them together. They are so soft. My grandchildren love them so I am making them all one and the children as a little halloween giftie.
I would love to say I came up with all these great ideas but I didn't. They are all in the Tis Halloween book by Blackbird Designs.
I know I have been missing in action around here. Not because I wanted to be, just so many things going on both family and work has been keeping me very busy. I really need to post more, I get so many ideas in my head and then just need to write them out.
Have you gotten the Just Crosstitch ornament issue yet?
I got mine, (thank you, Janice). I couldn't find it anywhere so Janice was so nice to get me one and send it to me. I just love it. There is something for everyone in it. What a treat it is. I already know I want to stitch Skating in Central Park. My husband and I when we were dating a zillion years ago use to go skating there, also when I was a child my parents would take me and my brothers and sisters there. What fun. Then when my siblings were a little older they would take me all on our own and we would walk there from our apartment in New York City. I will never forget my sister Linda was the only one of us kids who couldn't skate and they brought her out to the middle of the rink and left her there. She crawled back through the skaters on her hands and knees, poor thing. I was the youngest and I told my parents and they got in trouble big time for doing that. I am sure Linda found a way to get back at them over the years. LOL
Off to get ready for work, have a wonderful Autumn day everyone. Keep warm.