Monday, October 29, 2007

Happy Halloween!

Well yeah, OK, I know it's not for another couple of days, but I have a Halloween finish, and just in case I don't get the chance to post again before the end of the month... :-)

I've been working on Happy Haunting (by Shepherd's Bush) over the past couple of weeks, and finished it yesterday.

Photo (a bit washed out) with all the buttons sewn on:

And these are scans of the top and bottom before the buttons were put on... I think the scans are a bit nicer than the photo, hence why I'm adding them.



What a fun stitch that was! I always panic when I'm sorting the threads in the kit for a Shepherd's Bush design... I'm always convinced that there's no way it's going to be enough thread, but it always is... !

And to make this post a wee bit longer ;-) This was my Halloween finish from last year. Still one of my favourites!



Now I think I'm in the mood to stitch something Christmas-y or maybe winter themed? Hmmm.... I'm becoming quite the seasonal stitcher aren't I! ;-P

30 comments:

tintocktap said...

Your Shepherd's Bush finish is just gorgeous! I obviously haven't looked at that particular done closely enough before. Well done on your beautiful stitching!

Nicole said...

Concetta, both projects are beautiful! I recently started Happy Haunting. Thanks for the inspiration. I'm going to post a link to your blog on my SBBB! We're doing a SAL for it right now. :)

http://shepherdsbushbulletinboard.yuku.com/

Paula said...

Happy haunting looks brill. I've got it as a WIP so I might try folowing your example to finish it.

Barbara said...

Oh, I just love seasonal stitching! I always wish I could cram in a bit more than I manage. :)

Your SB is gorgeous!! And last year's Miriabella is, too. :)

Isabelle said...

Your stitching looks great, Concetta! Love the SB.

quiltorstitch said...

Your SB finish is gorgeous, and just in time for Halloween too :D I like the fairy you did, very cute :) Are you stitching all of them?

cathymk said...

What a great finish! Looks fantastic!

Stitchingranny said...

Both lovely designs, last years is really nice and not seen that before

Cindy said...

I'm all about seasonal stitching :)

Your Happy Haunting looks wonderful! I have been meaning to start that, and hope I don't lose that urge after the holiday passes. Halloween Fairy looks fabulous as well. Congratulations on two wonderful finishes

Leslie aka zoeandcooper said...

What a cute halloween piece. Congrats on the finish.

Carol said...

Happy Haunting is stunning - and what a beautiful framing job on Halloween Fairy too!

Carla said...

Spook-tacular finish!!!! I just love this B designs...well done!!!!

Sharon said...

Your SB finish is gorgeous! Love the framing on the Halloween Fairy!

Stephanie said...

Happy Haunting is lovely - very seasonal indeed :) I love your fairy from last year - the fabric and framing are perfect! Happy Hallowe'en :)

Nicki said...

What a great finish - congratulations!!

You should definitely join our seasonal SAL :) No obligations - it's just a bit of fun.

And as for Autumn in My Garden over one - do it on whatever fabric you enjoy stitching on most. I love stitching over one so I'm really enjoying it, but if 40ct is more your thing you should use that. I really think it would look great! :)

Wendy said...

That look awesome! Congratulations on your finish ~ and just in time for Halloween!

paru's_circle said...

ahh.. both are lovely!

Wawanna said...

Woweeeeee, they are both b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l! Superlative stitching. You MUST be extremely proud, way to go. Bet you cna't tell Im' impressed.

Carto said...

Hello there! Sorry I've not been commenting..it's a long story! Wow what a lovely design, a great finish and beautifully stitched! xx

Michelle said...

I just found your blog from Lavendar and Lace Stitches. Your work is just beautiful!

Michelle said...

Both pieces are gorgeous! I love Halloween pieces. Congrats on the finishes!

Jaimie said...

Beautiful finish on the Shepherd's Bush! I may have to do that one next year!

stitcherw said...

Happy Haunting turned out beautiful. What a fun finish, the goat with the hat and scarf is great. It was fun seeing your Halloween Fairy again too, this is one of my favorite Mirabilia's.
Sue

Georgie said...

What beautiful stitching!

Winnie said...

Che belli i tuoi ricami!
Spero che ti faccia piacere ricevere un commento in italiano...
Un saluto dalla Toscana!

J Rae said...

I've been wanting to add Happy Haunting to my stash since I first saw it and now I want to even more. Yours turned out great!

Love your Halloween Fairy as well.

Gorgoglio said...

Great finish congrats! I love Shepherd's Bush :)

elenamac said...

wonderful works! I love SB work!! wowhoo it's stunning!!!

love
elena

Sonnja said...

Beautiful embroidery!
Kind regards,

Sonnja, from the Netherlands

Romy said...

what a wonderful stitching!!!!
Congratulations :-)))