Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Thank You Karen..

for allowing me to join this fun SAL! I'm Shelly and my favorite holiday is Halloween. I'm the divorced mom of a teenage girl and I attend college part-time. I've been stitching for about 12 years and I'm addicted! Below is what I'm working on right now, in between homework and studying:

All Hallow's Eve
14ct fiddlers lite aida
Notforgotten Farm Designs

I'm doing the 'up for a challenge' stitching and this design is one of my UFO's that I began working on about 4 years ago. Isn't that a great tree? 

If the Broom Fits Fly It!
14ct aida
the Cross Stitcher Oct. '03

I have the border and the backstitching left to do. I think I'll finish it as a pillow. Below is a pic of a pillow that I stitched up and finished:

Matilda the Witch
16 or 18ct black aida
Cross Stitch & Needlework mag

This was hard work for me because I used metallic threads on the border (it kept unraveling on me), and finished it by sewing the black cord on. The backing is the green check fabric in the pic. I still have the pattern and might make another for this upcoming Halloween.

I'm so glad I found this blog. I checked it out from the beginning and enjoyed seeing everything all of you have stitched. I've been adding to my stash and a good portion of it is spooky stuff!

Have a great stitchy day!



Ranae said...

Welcome! Shelly
Your Halloween finshes are fabulous. I love that tree with the crow.
Metallic threads are not very fun to stitch with, I use the Thread Heaven, which makes it a little more easier.
Now to go get my halloweeny stuff going, lol

dixiesamplardesigns said...

Loving your Halloween pieces, Shelly! Great job!

Happy Stitchin'

Shelleen said...

welcome to the blog. I love the Halloween pieces you are stitching on.

Priscilla said...

Welcome! I love your halloween stitches, Halloween is my favourite time of the year too ;)

CatHerder said...

oh i love them....i am TERRIBLE at cross stitch..but my sister is amazing..so when i like something i buy it and hand it to her lol

Measi said...

Welcome! Lovely projects you have going (and the finished pillow is adorable!)