Monday, June 6, 2016

Witches Hollow finally framed

I used the gift certificate that my husband and son gave me for Mother's Day to finally get Witches Hollow framed, a year and a half after I finished stitching it:

I choose a fairly plain black frame with a distressed texture but fairly glossy finish, and I'm very happy with the result.

I also took in Lizzie*Kate's Tingles, which I finished quite a while ago as well:

This one has a smooth, plain black frame, which matches the other two large L*K Halloween pieces I've had framed, Boo Club and Halloween Rules:

I have so many other Halloween pieces that need to be framed so I can add them to my Halloween wall in my craft room:

Another nice part of getting things framed is using the paper that they come wrapped in to make kitty toys; Gracie always appreciates my efforts:

In my last post I mentioned that I had signed up for a Monthly Bits club to start getting Rainbow Gallery's Petite Silk Lame' Braid, and last week I got my first installment:

I can already tell that I'm going to love being in this club!

I will leave you with a picture of the ducks I saw in my back yard a few days ago; who knew that they would like to eat songbird food? Either that or the mom is looking for her baby that I took away; apparently that "ducky" penny is still working!

Hope everyone has a great stitchy week!

ETA: I just came across an awesome giveaway from Nancy at Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe, who is giving away some absolutely gorgeous threads:

You can find out more on her blog; good luck!


  1. Pretty threads. What will you stitch with them?

    1. No idea at the moment, but I want to have them on hand when I decide to play with colors in a design.

  2. Lovely framing! And very cool to have a Halloween wall. :)

  3. Your framed piece is gorgeous Melanie as is your Halloween wall.


  4. Cute framing! It looks beautiful! It'll be fun watching you stitch with all of those beautiful threads!

  5. I love all your Halloween pieces and I hope to stitch them in the future. You know that Lizzie is going to release another Halloween mystery (I believe it should start this month)?
    I think the fabrics are great as well. Did you use handdyed ones and if so from which company?
    Anyway ... have a nice day!

    1. Yep, I've already ordered the new L*K Spooked! All three of the L*Ks are on fabrics from Picture This Plus; Boo Club is on Monet on Belfast linen, Tingles is on Cauldron on Belfast linen and Halloween Rules is on Haunted on Edinburgh linen. HTH!

  6. Witches Hollow and all of the LK's look great.
    What a great Halloween wall.
    Gracie is so cute.
    That's a nice collection of threads you received.
    Have fun with them!

  7. Your pieces are so beautiful....what lovely stitching. Your choice of fabrics is perfect. Thanks for sharing these.

  8. Love all of your framed finishes and your Halloween wall is awesome too :)

  9. Hi dear
    I absolutely adore your "Halloween room" it is fantastic. The frame that you chose is really appropriate. Ohh I saw Gracie and is so lovely. I look forward to see your next projects. I'm stitching aphrodite mermaid (mirabilia) and dreams fairy (passionericamo) Ciao Giovanna

  10. Beautiful Halloween finishes! And they're framed and arranged perfectly. Can't wait to see what you do with that gorgeous thread!

  11. I love the frames you chose for those awesome Halloween finishes! Your Halloween wall looks great too.

  12. Your Halloween Wall looks amazing :) All finishes is beautiful :)