Saturday, 23 October 2010

New Finishes/Exchanges/Gifts


I managed to find some time this week to finish off these two Halloween pieces I recently stitched. Not may people decorate their homes at Halloween here in Scotland but there are so many cute designs I couldn't resist stitching a few.


I forgot to post this picture in my last post of these gorgeous gifts I received for my Birthday from Cathy. I just love the purple tones in the bracelet. Thank you so much Cathy.

This is the pillow and goodies I sent to Cathy for our Autumn exchange. The pillow design is from Heart in Hand Wee Autumn. It was a very cute stitch and I am glad to say Cathy is delighted with it.

I sent this little RAK to Nia a few weeks ago. I thought she might like this new Christmas special magazine and some DMC threads to complete her collection.









I got a wonderful surprise this week when this wonderful package of goodies arrived from my dear friend Elaine in Wisconsin. How spoiled am I with all those pretty Halloween fabrics and cute buttons. I couldn;t stop smiling when I also unwrapped three of my favourite things. The gorgeous Jack Sparrow, a darling snowman and the most adorable little cow ever. Aren;t stitching friends just the best. I am also so delighted for Elaine as the gorgeous Pumpkin design published in the magazine in the picture was designed by herself. Congratulations Elaine ,I can;t wait to see many more and thank you so much for sending me such sweet gifts.
I have been really busy this week and once again I am way behind on emailing and blogging. I decided last week-end to clear out my stash cupboard which is part of the built-in-wardrobe in my bed-room. Good idea at the time but hubby then decided we should just go ahead and clear out the whole cupboard. A job that I was expecting to take a few days is now going into its second week. No time to stitch or read , I just don't know how I am going to survive..lol. Hope everyone elses needles are busy , busy , busy and I look forward to catching up on my blogging once again and seeing all those new finishes. Hugs!

28 comments:

Fiona said...

lovely stash additions and yes that cow is sooo cute!! LOL hope the big sort out doesn't take to long and that you get some stitching time in soon!

An itch to cross stitch.. said...

Cute halloween ornaments, it's great that you get into the spirit of halloween anyway. :-)
You are lucky with your birthday gifts, stitching friends really are great.
Cleaning out the cupboard reminded me I must do mine before bub arrives! :-)I hope it goes fast for you Elaine.

Dee said...

Cute Halloween pieces! Love the candy corn button on the first one.

Catherine said...

Wonderful post of goodies!! Love your finishes!

carol fun said...

Love the Halloween finishes - very cute! And you goodies are great too! Hope the closet cleaning comes to an end very soon and you can get back to your needles and thread! Happy stitching-

Annette said...

In the netherlands almost nobody decorated there homes in Halloween style... But I love the designs so much, so slowly I'm going to try to decoration my house... Wow What a beautifull RAK's, give-away's Love everything about it...
Good luck with cleaning up the house, here we are doing te seem, but only in the morning...

Lesleyanne said...

Love the Halloween finishes - very cute especially Trick or Treat. Can I ask who it is by? Your goodies are great too! Hope the closet cleaning comes to an end very soon and you can get back to your needles and thread. Love what you sent to Nia.

An itch to cross stitch.. said...

Hi Elaine, you were wanting my email address, it is.
matildaandi@gmail.com
:-)

Sally said...

Fantastic Halloween finishes Elaine! They are so cute.

Lovely gifts you received too. That cow is so sweet!

Hope you finish your closet clearing soon!

Bette said...

Such cute finishes! And the gifts are lovely as well. Isn's it lovely to have such good friends?

Sarah Lindfield said...

Wonderful Goodies,I love your finishes they look so lovely and bright on the white. I have that same sqwooshy cow on my desk at work!!

Lisa S said...

Love your finishes and your exchange goodies!!

Who is the designer for the Trick or Treat one?? I LOVE it!

Brigitte said...

I love your fall/Halloween stitching very much. I'm doing the same right now and I can feel my stitching mojo coming back steadily.
You won't see any Halloween decoration around here either but there are some Halloween parties for those who celebrate it.

linen and floss said...

LOve your halloween bits. I go way ott for halloween the neighbours think I am barmy lol xx

Melanie said...

Ahh, there is so much great stuff in this post I don't even know where to begin!! Just love your Halloween finishes. It's my favorite season, fall is. :)

Annie said...

Well you are definitely making Scotland into a Halloween hotbed of activity! Cute finishes and such fun gifts!

Chris said...

I love your fall finishes.

Carol said...

I'm glad to see you've gotten into the Halloween spirit even if it isn't celebrated much in Scotland, Elaine! I love your little ornaments and that little bird pillow is so cute--his long legs are adorable...

Giovanna said...

Great finishes - well done! Love the Jack Sparrow Pez, lol.

Lisa said...

your finishes are great Elaine and the colours pop on the white fabric
your right about scotland folk not into decorating for halloween, I have stitched a few halloween ornies for the 1st time and my Hubby said what are you stitching them for lol
lovely exchanges just love the wee coo, I need one lol

Joanita said...

Love your two ornaments for halloween! Are that designer?

Kiss!

Edit said...

Your Halloween ornaments are really nice :) And you have sent / received beautiful presents!

too_busy_to_stitch said...

Love the Halloween ornaments - shame that we don't celebrate it so much over here. I've been stitching Lizzie Kate's Boo set for over two years now, lol, every year it comes out for a few weeks in October, just to get put back again ;)

Myra said...

Wonderful finishes! I agree, there are so many cute Halloween designs out there one just can't resist. :o) Lovely gifts you received as well.

Justflo said...

Great finishes. Have haunting Halloween

TinaTx said...

Nice finishes - and nice gifties!

Lillie said...

Cute Halloween finishes. All the gifts going and coming looked great.

Siobhan said...

Great Halloween pieces! Love the gifties, too. :)