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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Exchange Has Landed.

I've just had word from my Halloween exchange partner, my gift arrived, so as promised here are the photos.

I dyed the fabric myself to get a suitable shade for Halloween, as I 've not seen many hand dyed fabrics, available in this neck of the woods. I was thrilled with the the way the colour was so clear and bright from a piece of white 32ct linen. I stitched the design from 'Cup Cakes Glorious Cupcakes' by the Cats' Whiskers. I stuck a cut out plastic bat to the cup cake holder, I used two orange beads for the eyes, DMC threads and attached a small initial to personalise, for my recipient.
I added a Cherry Ripe chocolate bar & a skein of DMC Luminous thread to the gift. Enjoy!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Halloween Exchange

A couple of months ago I joined a Halloween stitched ornamanet exchange, a fun diversion from regular stitching for one's self. I was lucky enough to be teamed with April, who sent me this very sweet ornament gift, which arrived last Saturday. I am really thrilled to have such a lovely stitched gift. Thank you April.
It is from Pine Mountain Designs.
My ornament to her has not arrived as yet so, a photograph of that, when it is received.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Halloween Month.

It is the first of October today, a lovely warm, sunny, spring day, thankfully. The last few days have been wind, rain and thick fog. I am told, typical of Spring, here in New Zealand .

As it is the month for Halloween, a small completion, which dates back to late last year, & only photographed yesterday.

It is a Mill Hill Brooch of a witches hat. The title of the pattern is 'Wanda's Hat.' It was a fun stitch & I am looking forward to wearing it this year.