I love it all: embroidery, canvaswork, quilting, crochet. So much to do, so little time.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Seasonal Smalls

Hey Blog Buddies,

For the past few days, we've been having what has been described in a poem as "October's bright blue weather"--beautiful bright blue skies which set off all the glorious autumn colors on the trees, but it's been somewhat chilly.  Great weather for stitching!  But you could make a case that all weather is great weather for stitching!

So, on to the stitching.  I made the last item that I'm planning on selling at the Quilters Plus Boutique (see shameless plug on my sidebar).  It's a hardanger tree that I made earlier this year. The first version was white on white--you can see it here.  I like this new red version better.
I used red congress cloth, #8 red perle cotton
for the blanket stitch and klosters,
#8 red Kreinik metallic for the eyelets,
and white #12 perle cotton for the woven bars.
The color variations are endless on this one.

And, since it's October already,
I finally finish-finished my two little Halloween ornies:

The owl from Prairie Schooler's Heads Up booklet...

...and the tombstone from the same booklet.
Very simple finish--just mounted the little pieces
on some matboard, then glued it to black felt,
with an orange ribbon sandwiched between the two pieces.

I'm also working on Night Song from the
BBD booklet "Tis Halloween."
I'll show it to you when it's done.
Hopefully, that will be finished and on the tree before the 31st!

Hope your upcoming weekend is fun,
and that you have a little time to
do some stitching.
Thanks for visiting!


Giovanna said...

Very nice finishes - love the Hardanger tree in particular.

Joysze said...

Cute Halloween ornies. The Christmas tree is darling. :D

Karen said...

I love that little tree! I like the red better than the white too, but I would always pick red given the option! ;) Very cute Halloween finishes!

cucki said...

wow they all so cute..very sweet finishes xxx

Shebafudge said...

3 very pretty finishes. I really love the hardanger tree.

Julie said...

Stunning hardanger.

Mouse said...

oooo lovely hardanger tree and those ornaments are realll cute :) love mouse xxxxx

Carol said...

All are so pretty! I've never attempted hardanger, but your tree is lovely... Looking forward to seeing your Night Song finish!