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Thursday, 27 October 2011

HOW~LO~WEEN . . .

Happy Thursday everyone!
It's Half-Term here and as normal the weather is pants!!!
DS's are busy revising German for a forthcoming test next week and DD is writing her personal statement for University applications so a little time for me and this was my quick and easy stitch for this week . . .

'How-lo-ween' freebie by Cherrywood Designs
stitched on 28count 'Shades of Autumn' evenweave with Mascara Weeks Dye Works

Pillow finish (no surprise there!) with Halloween Witch fabric, ric rac and bronze beads

I'm fully absorbed by a 5-book series by Virginia Andrews at the moment.
I read the first one ~ Flowers in the Attic ~ many years ago but never read the following four ~ I'm hooked and by sitting up to 1am last night have nearly finished book three.
The library are ordering them in for me as and when I'm ready for them and they've just rung to say book four is there ready and waiting so guess where I'm off to and who will be burning the midnight oil again tonight?

Thanks for stopping by
HAPPY STITCHING
xxx

27 comments:

Colorado Stitcher said...

This is wonderful. I love the witch fabric and the fabric you stitched on. Great finish.

~*Shar*~ said...

I love this hun; great finishing job...have fun reading; I use to love to read and haven't read a book in about 3 years; I think I need to pick one up....lol

Hugs, Shar

Rachel M said...

Love the finish on this piece! Great job :o)

butterfly said...

Love the way you put your pillow together its fab.

I love a good book will have to put that one on my list.

country stitcher said...

Very cute stitching and pillow!
I read thoughs books years ago and my daughter just took them to read herself. I could not wait for the next one to come out when I was reading them.
Happy Stitching and reading
Denise

Denise said...

Love your pillow! And the fabric you chose to finish with is fab too!

I've read those books - some weird things happen to those 4 kids. And those older two....hmmm.

Carolyn said...

Wow! I love everything about it. The whole project is beautiful. You did an awesome job! Congrats on this finish.

I read all the flowers in the attic way back when they were first coming out. Have a fun read with them.

CATHI said...

What a lovely finish! Love it! :o)

Cathi

CalamityJr said...

What a perfect finish for that design! Thanks for sharing.

Carol said...

Oh, how adorable, Jane!! I just love it... That witchy fabric is perfect with the stitching.

Never in my life have I heard the expression the weather is "pants." I assume that means bad? See what I learn from blogging :)

Hope you enjoy your reading as much as I'm enjoying your little Pumpkin Pie stitching here in my kitchen!! Enjoy your weekend...

Ranae said...

I love your finished Halloween pillow, it's awesome.
I was on a V.C. Andrews kick too and read many of her series, they are all so strange, poor kids!

Mindi said...

I love your finish, the witch fabric is awesome and perfect for the project.

Deborah said...

Your little pillow is perfect! I love the saying and the witch fabric is awesome.

Barb said...

Hello Jane WOW THAT IS spooktacular!just love all about it where did you find that fabby oh want it want it !!
Yep weather is dismal here too, in fact today my mood has been grey as the weather but it is supposed to be much better tomorrow.
Hugs for Tilly and Oscar bet they are snuggled up warm together.

Catherine said...

What a fabulous finish!! I don't think I ever read those books, hhhhmmmmmm......

Lesleyanne said...

Wow your finish is gorgeous. There is nothing wrong with a pillow finish. Oh my flowers in the attic - I don't think I could sleep reading them again. Can't remember whether I read them all or not.

Annette said...

What a beautifull finish.. you did a great job on it!!!

Myra said...

I think this is the best one yet! I love the witch fabric and your finish is perfect.

Mouse said...

oooo that is sooo cute .. going to see if I can find it :) and have read all the books ... enjoy :) love mouse xxxxx

Faye said...

Jane!! I just love this finish..different and very eye catching....Thanks for sharing it.

Lois said...

What a great finish! That Halloween witch fabric is just perfect for it!

Sarah said...

Halloween stuff isn't usually my kind of thing, but I have to say that that finish is ABSOLUTELY STUNNING. What an eyecatcher! Great design, great evenweave, great finishing fabric! Love it!

Sally said...

Love your finish Jane! Think I'll have to download that freebie. It's the first time I've seen it stitched and I love it.

Oh I loved those Virginia Andrews books! I read them rather quickly years ago as I just couldn't put them down.

Lynn said...

Great job on the finishing Jane! I love that fabric!

Nancy said...

Such a fun Halloween design, and I think your little pillow is a beautiful finish!

Pumpkin said...

Cute finish :o)

Lizzy said...

Oh, Love this Halloween finish Jane and your finishing is so Beautiful... I LOVE the fabric you chose ~ so perfect for the design ~ I hope you are enjoying your VC Andrews reading ~ my DD used to read them all as soon as they came out... she doesn't have as much time for reading now with the wee one ~ I think she has been reading Nicholas Spearksof late, when she has the time... Blessings always in stitches...