Friday, September 4, 2015

A finish and an almost-finish

To combat the stitching blahs, I decided to put my large projects aside and just stitch up a couple of small designs. The first of these is from Sue Hillis' A Wintry Mix:

Sue had a name-the-chart contest on the 123Stitch message board when she designed this chart, and I had the second place name, which was Snowflake Forest. She kindly sent me a free chart even though I didn't win, and this is my favorite of the trees in the design.

I then decided to finally start on Curtis Boehringer's Happy Halloween, for myself this time. About a year ago I stitched this little cutie for someone, who wanted the colors shown in this picture:

The original chart only calls for three colors, which are orange, black and brown. I like the colors in this version, but I love the colors in the one I'm doing now:

I should have this done in the next day or so, so I'll share the finish in my next post.

Hope everyone in the US has a terrific Labor Day weekend, and to everyone a great stitchy weekend!


  1. I love the little tree with the cardinals. They're so cute.

  2. I love the colors in your Pumpkin Halloween version. What is the blue that you are using? Congratulations on your cardinal tree finish! Enjoy your weekend!

    Robin in Virginia

  3. Ooo I love the new Halloween colors! The tree you picked is my favorite of the bunch too :)

  4. Very very lovely.
    Little projects are precious.

  5. Congrats on the cute finish Melanie. Love your new start and colors your using.


  6. OH, I love that snowy tree - so gorgeous! I too like to stich small projects sometimes - it is great to have the satisfying feeling of a finish every now and then:) Have a nice weekend!

  7. The little tree is cute.
    Love that dotted fabric.
    Your CB Halloween looks great with those colors.
    Have a great weekend!

  8. Great tree and I love your new version of the Halloween ornie!

  9. I love your tree - looks great against the dotty fabric! I don't often stitch designs twice but that Halloween one is a cutie!

  10. Oh my goodness... I love the tree with the red birds... Vey pretty also love the pumpkin cats... They all look sooooo different.

  11. Beautiful work! I really like the modifications you made to 'Happy Halloween'. I love the fabric, too. Very lovely projects!