Thursday, September 25, 2014

A couple of finishes in time for Halloween

As a child I never went trick or treating, I never went to a Halloween party and bobbed for apples, I never had a Halloween costume......I didn't miss festivities associated with Halloween but did always enjoy the change from fall to winter that occurred around the holiday. 

As an adult, I enjoy creating pieces to celebrate the fall season.  These two small wall hangings are not my designs but were a lot of fun to stitch.  Both are Jo Ann Mullaly designs (with my modifications).

The first, We're not Scary, says "Come play with us on Halloween.  We're not as scary as we seem".  It's a combination of embroidery, wool applique, and simple piecing. 

The second says "October brings black cats, scary jacks, flying bats, witches, ghosts, haunted houses, spiders weaving, trick or treating".  I like it all except spiders weaving -- probably should have replaced that little phrase. 

On both pieces I stitched through the background fabric and a piece of batting.  I love the resulting look.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

"Mini Wonderland" wall hanging

I was thrilled when Lynette Anderson asked if I'd be interested in stitching a project for submission to McCall's Quilting magazine.  I think it turned out very cute. 

You can read more about the project by going to Lynette's blog.  It's always fun to play with Lynette's fabrics -- I have a bundle of her new line and am having fun playing with it. 

I hope to blog more frequently.  Things have been very hectic but the fall is such a wonderful time to stop and smell the roses.....errrrrr.....the falling leaves.