Thursday, October 28, 2010

A Taste of October

It's been dark and dreary here most of the day so taking a decent picture, for someone already camera challenged, well, I did the best the I could. Below is my table centerpiece, such that it is. The two pinkeeps are from Notforgotten Farm's Three Pinkeeps chart. I hope I have the name correct. The crow was stitched on a silvery gray fabric, 32ct I think, and then coffee stained. "I Told You I Was Sick" is on good old 32ct antique white. I stuffed them both with walnut litter available at your local pet store. I can never decide how good to stuff them. I think the tombstone could have used a tablespoon more litter.
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The piece above is Shadows of a Thousand Years by Jennifer Taylor Gass. The white fabric to the right is the original color before I dunked it in coffee and baked it in the oven for a little bit.

Near Halloween
The Primitive Needle
32ct Picture This Plus Dill
WDW Floss
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Above you see Primitive Needle's Near Halloween(Designs - The Primitive Needle). I really thought I got a better picture of this, even with the dark and dreary afternoon light but apparently my camera is getting ready to kiss me goodbye.

And posing with my Notforgotten Farm pinkeeps is my Lolita Queen of the Dead needle attracter(yeah probably not a word but I'm not sure if the term needleminder is trademarked, so work with me ok?) I saw the cabochon and had to have it. A touch of glue, a super magnet and viola, a needle sucker of my own making.
I hope to have a few more things to show by Halloween day but we'll see how that goes. It's been hard to be in an autumnal frame of mind with the temperature being in the mid-80s and the humidity at 100%, it's like the middle of July down here. I'm ready for some cooler weather. I'm sick and tired of being hot.
If I don't see ya'll before, may the Great Pumpkin see how truly sincere your pumpkin patches are and shower you all with candy and stitching stuff.


Anna van Schurman said...

You've been busy! Good stuff, especially your needle-thingamabob. Happy Halloween!

Missy Ann said...

Nice work!

(and needle minder is TM'd, more than one company is using it - it's generic IMHO like needle threader)

Missy Ann said...

crap! that should read ISN'T

Sharon said...

Wow,you have been busy. I love everything. Your needleminder is fantastic, goes so well with everything. Love those pinkeep designs. Especially the Told you I was sick one. LOL XOXOXOXOX

MamaLadyBug said...

Hot or not, I love your pieces! The arrangements are so cozy and full of autumnal warmth.

Can I borrow some coffee for staining 'cuz WOW I love how that finished!

We now have a new word for the needle magnet "needle attracter" LUV IT!

Siobhan said...

You go girl!! I love your Halloween finishes and display. The Great Pumpkin will be very proud when he sees your efforts.

Katrina said...

Everything is so pretty!!! Love your display and congrats on the finishes :-).

Kathy said...

Great finishes! I love your needle keeper.