Thursday, October 9, 2014

And another Halloween finish (and a wintery one, too!)

Yep, finished up The Mysterious Halloween Town by The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery:


I had so much fun making changes and playing with colors with this one! Here's a picture showing the chart photo, so you can see some of the changes:


I finished it just in time to enter it in The World of Cross Stitching's #projectoftheweek on their Facebook page, and they chose it!


Talk about fun!!

After finishing this one, I finally pulled out Country Cottage Needleworks Frosty Forest so I could stitch the last block. Luckily, I had stayed caught up until the last block was released, so a couple of days' work led to this:


It was stitched on Silkweaver Karma on Belfast, and I made quite a few color changes to this one, too. It was kind of strange to get into a winter piece after so much Halloween stitching lately, but I'm glad it's finally finished.

I'm kind of wavering about what to work on next, but I'm leaning towards a piece I started in February 2008 called "Lightning McQueen & Friends". My son was 6 years old at the time, and we watched the movie "Cars" at least once a day back then. It looks like I put a day or two into this one, and then it disappeared into the Bucket 'o' WIPs:


The fabric is Silkweaver's Ametrine on opal Lugana, which I thought looks like a sparkly, sandy, desert background. My son is 13 now, and over six feet tall, so it seems a little silly to stitch this now, but I do really like the pattern, and it will always bring back good memories of when he was just a little guy!

Hope everyone has a great stitchy weekend!

14 comments:

  1. Congrats! They look amazing!

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  2. Wow! You're really churning out those WIPs!! Congrats on your latest finishes!! Laura

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  3. I love love love the changes you made to Halloween Town. Well done on such a gorgeous finish :) I love the ABC. My son is only 20 months so I may have to hunt the dvd down for him as I used to love this movie. Haha.

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  4. Congrats on the stunning finishes Melanie. I love Lightning McQueen and Friends. Would you be willing to sell the chart when your done.

    Linda

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    1. Linda, I don't know if I'll be able to part with this one; I have a 3 year old nephew, and possibly a grandson in the DISTANT future... I will definitely let you know if I do decide to sell it.

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  5. Congrats on all fronts-- your Town is particularly stunning---kudos on awesome color changes! As for your Cars adventure... I think it might be the perfect gift for when he's much older..... so he can remember fondly how his mom spent hours and hours and hours stitching---just not always on *his* piece. In my family we have many projects like that that bring us fond memories all the time.

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  6. Love the changes with Michael Jackson and the Elixir shop, too cool.
    Frosty Forest is sooooooooooo pretty on that fabric.
    Congrats on both of your finishes.
    Marilyn

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  7. Halloween Town is awesome! Huge kudos on all of that beautiful work!

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  8. Congrats on all the lovely finishes!! Kudos for getting all those "Likes" on that FB Group. Bet that gave you a nice warm fuzzy feeling when you saw that.... :-)

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  9. I'm thinking about buying the Halloween Town pattern but love your conversion to Elixers instead of bakery. If you would be will to share that with me I would be most grateful.

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    1. If you send me an email at rrowe @ new.rr.com (remove the spaces), I can send you a photo of the charting I did for the Elixirs sign and the bottles. I no longer have the colors that I used, but at least you'll have the designs.

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