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Sunday, 12 September 2010

'HAPPY DANCES' BUT WHO ATE THE SOOT ???

 This was such a fun, easy stitch and I can't believe how quickly I was able to celebrate with a spooky happy dance!  I love the black cat peering out with its green eyes and the pumpkin coloured hat is my favourite!

Lizzie*Kate - 'Hats Off To Halloween' stitched on 28ct Sand Minster Linen
 with my choice of Gentle Art Sampler Threads

I didn't have all the exact colours listed on the chart so used some similar and some of my own choice and not having enough 'Purple Iris' for the writing I chose 'Soot' instead, plenty of that one . . . . at least until I got to the 2 letter e's in the word 'Halloween' and this was all I had left . . . who's nibbled the Soot?

If I curl up in my wooden tunnel she probably won't notice me . . .


If I disguise myself with hay she may not notice . . . .


And I camouflage well with the kitchen floor so that's always a good option  . . .

but I was there stitching with Mum at the time and it did look tempting so I only ate one length of it, how was I to know?
Tilly, you pickle!  I just had enough to complete the lettering, if it had been 'celery' or 'spring grass' I could have understood!!!

So with my threads and fabric under threat now I need a new stitching pal and with huge thanks to Cath (The Stitchin' Chicken) that's what I now have . . . .
Cath was celebrating her blog birthday with a giveaway and this cute Stitch Pal was her prize.  I lost my best stitching pal a little while ago, my lovely Buttons, so whilst I get Teabag, sorry Tilly into shape (DS was telling a friend about her on the phone and he misheard him and thought we had called her Teabag!) this is my new partner.  Cath also sent me some crafting scissors, always a necessity to me and she had stitched this cute little bunny which has a pink fabric on the reverse with a bunny holding a big bunch of carrots!  It has a lovely pink ribbon attached and I shall use it to keep my cross stitch needle safe ~ I have hundred of needles but I always use the same one and if it goes missing or I drop it it's everyone on the hunt to find it!!!
Thank you so much Cath, this was the first giveaway I'd ever entered and I was so thrilled to win it.

Another quick and easy Happy Dance this week was Pine Mountain's 'Tie One On' Kit ~ October.
I can't find the pillow form to go with it anywhere here in England so I think I will have to make one of my own but I love the big black ribbons on the sides, they will look great when they're tied in bows ready for the witching season.


I haven't stitched since Thursday as I've been in complete agony with an abscess on my tooth.  After being up all of Wednesday night, my Dentist was really good and saw me the next day and prescribed antibiotics for 5 days . . . . it's the first time today, since then, that I actually feel more comfortable with it and back to myself, don't think I've every felt pain like it and not being able to eat or drink (what's the weekend without a glass or two of wine?) hasn't helped!  DH and the gang have said they will cook the dinner tonight so I can catch up on some sewing (aahhh, how sweet even if I probably won't be able to eat it!) 


HAPPY STITCHING . . .

18 comments:

Karen said...

Great new finishes! Your bunny is just too cute. Glad your tooth is feeling better...nothing worse than a toothache or backache!

happy stitching...

natalie said...

My dogs like to eat my threads if I happen to leave them out. Silk seems to be their favorite!

Mylene said...

Love both your halloween pieces, congrats on your finishes. Both looks great!

Cute pictures of your bunny! and what lovely prize from Cath.

Deborah said...

Love the Halloween pieces! And your bunny is so cute.

Myra said...

Sorry to hear you have been in such pain. Tooth problems are horrible. Love the Halloween pieces and that Tilly is a mess. :o)

Denise said...

Glad your mouth is feeling better. Having family that understands our stitchy needs is wonderful! LOVE the Halloween finishes.
Tilly, Tilly, Tilly...what are we going to do with you?
Smiles - Denise

Lesleyanne said...

Hope the antibiotics work soon. Lovely finishes, they are both gorgeous as is Tilly, lovely photos.

Daffycat said...

ROFLOL Tilly ~ you brat!

Oh no, toothaches are the worst! I hope it feels all better soon!

Annette said...

Congratz on the finishes, I love both Halloween pieces.
Tilly looks great, Love the wooden tunnel.
Hope you have eaten something and feeling better soon...
Enjoy stitching....

Carol said...

Hope your tooth feels totally back to normal very soon--that sounds horrid!

Love your witchy hat finish and the photos of naughty Tilly :)

Justflo said...

Love the finishes. The Hat one is great, I like the cat as well.

Sally said...

Love both your finishes Jane.

Ouch I can imagine how much pain you've been in. Glad to hear you're feeling a little better.

Awww Tilly is just so sweet, even if she did nibble some of your thread!

Wonderful prize from Cath!

Pumpkin said...

Congrats on your two wonderful finishes!!!! You're all set for Halloween now :o) I made one of those pillow tie ons and I made my own pillow for the inside. Very easy!

I suspected the culprit was Tilly ;o) How did I know that? LOL!

I hope your tooth feels better soon. I know how that feels and since I got mine pulled, it's never felt so good!

Wonderful gifts you received as well :o)

Barb said...

What a lovely post Jane and Tilly,I love the hats Jane -no no no I mustn't lol.Oh so cute the teabag oops Tilly is.Teabag is a good name too but a bit too late i think.
Toothache is rotten ,I hope you are feeling better and the antibiotics have kicked in. Lovely gift from Cath well deserved.
Hugs from Barb and Ollie.

Michelle May said...

Hi there my friend! Well I must say that little Tilly is truly a cutie pie! I love her!
Love your finishes too! Such lovely gifts as well!
xx, shell, sugie and harrington

Elaine said...

Two beautiful finishes Jane. I do hope your toothache has eased off now. Hugs.

Lisa said...

All of your fall work is beautiful! And Tilly is adorable as ever. Little troublemaker. hehe. I like your stitching pal but he does remind me of a cuter Clockwork Orange with his eyeliner.

Tooth abscess sounds terrible!!

Meadows08 said...

Tilly is just the cutest little bunny! I love all the pictures of her. Lovely Halloween stitch.

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