Thursday, October 01, 2009

Happy First Day of October

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.

16 comments:

Margaret said...

Ok Sharon, you're showing how much talent you have now! lol! I love all of the things you made! Wow wow wow! I know you don't take credit for the ideas, but so what? Just gorgeous! Your grandkids are going to love those little pumpkins!

Siobhan said...

Sharon, woohoo!! I love them all, you sure are in the Halloween spirit! And talk about talented with the needle and thread. YGG!

Kathy said...

I love them all, Sharon. You are so creative.

Vonna said...

What a lovely finished stocking ornament...aren't they just CUTE?!
I love your plump and soft pumpkins! ADORABLE! And your necklaces are CUTE!
:)

Ranae said...

Oh wow! you have a beautiful assortment of finishes.
My list is ever growing too, will the madness ever stop??!! Where did you get the necklaces? I have one for the Miss Molly Mack or the Salem Witch design. I think these may be a little longer.
Have a great weekend!!

CindyMae said...

Everything looks wonderful. Love the stitchy stuff and your pumpkins are adorable!!!

staci said...

LOVIN' all your cute fall crafts!!! Those necklaces will be sooo much fun to wear!!!

Carolyn NC said...

Beautiful finishes- great story about the skating!

doris said...

You've been so busy! Fabulous accomplishments, and your fall picture is beautiful.

woolwoman said...

Sharon - I love your creativity! the pumpkins are SOOO darling and the little necklaces you cranked out - WHOOO - very nice stuff. It's still HOT here in the deep south but we just pretend to feel cool breezes and see beautiful fall colors - having blog friends like you to show us the way it should be helps a lot! Mel

Janice said...

Woohoo-I am a very happy girl today!!!! Thank you, Sharon!!!!

Pumpkin said...

Look at you! All these wonderful finishes :o) You know I just LOVE those pumpkins and I've bought some material to try some myself. They look too easy to make.

Kathy said...

Sharon you are so talented. You did a great job on everything!

Michelle said...

I love love love those little pumpkins! They are super sweet. Great idea to make the necklaces too. What fun you've been having!

Joanne said...

Happy October, Sharon! I love that photo. Is it taken from your home? It's very Catskills looking :) Funny you mentioned the Skating in Central Park design... that's on my list to stitch too, being a former New York girl :)
Hugs,
Joanne

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