Sunday, October 30, 2011

What a blur October has been..... and Halloween Finishes!!

I have been so busy the entire month of October, but especially the past two weeks, that I hardly know which end is up.  It was LOTS of fun though......

We've been to a couple of shows, Franc D'Ambrosio and Pam Tillis.  Yes, VERY different but both VERY good!  We were also hosting the 14th Annual Cross Stitch Pals "Stitching at the Beach", which was great fun.  I only  have a few pics from the retreat, but I do have pics of the things I stitched/made to exchange and the things I brought home in return.  I will share those with you in a later post.

First I want to share with you a few I've made for Halloween since Halloween is tomorrow.  These have been finished for several weeks, but I haven't had time to post anything to my blog.

Remember the post several weeks ago where you only saw bits of Halloween Fabrics?  Well, this is what they were, halloween project bags.   I used my GO! Baby and the new Halloween die for the cat & bat - they're pretty cute huh?  (if I do say so myself, right?) ;-)


Using the same die, and my addiction to tote bags, I made this cute bag (again, if I do say so myself) and it's SUPPOSED to be a freebie download-able pattern on the AccuQuilt website, but despite me submitting all the info they asked for, they still haven't uploaded it.  If you want the pattern via email, just let me know - amycspals@yahoo.com 
I know, it's a bit late this year, but you can always use it next year.  Love AccuQuilt's products, but don't know if I have anything positive to say about "trying" to work with them on anything else!




And I think I saved the best for last.... 

I think I posted a pic awhile back of my "Goblins on Parade" when it was a WIP.... now it's finished!!  That's a penny in the upper right corner to give you an idea of the finished size.  It's 28 ct over one and it took awhile, but it's so cute I think.  It's stitched with black DMC on a piece of hand-dyed fabric from Crescent Colours that has been in my stash for a very long time.


And ta-da............  here it is in the "pail".....



.....pics all the way around!  I just love it! I didn't do the top - and still haven't decided if I will or not.  I quite like the fabric that Susan sent me that matches it so well & my Witch Hat Needle Nanny by Puffin & Co to hold my needles.  What do you think? ;-)

Thanks for stopping by! Check back soon for some retreat pics!
And "Trick Or Treat"....  ;-)


 

15 comments:

Jackie said...

I've been thinking of making some project bags myself. I *love* your Halloween ones. And the pail? Absolutely adorable!

Robin said...

Wonderful projects and amazing finishes! I am in awe of your Goblins in Parade!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

What great projects for Halloween! And I do LOVE that Goblins pail project - outstanding job you've done there!!

Nancy said...

Gobblins is so cute! Love your project bags too!

Fiona said...

Love your project bags and I know that tote is way too cute, having seen it in person. As for Goblins on Parade, I love that too.

Donna said...

Fab stitching !! Your bag is really special !!

valerie said...

Your Halloween project bags and tote are awesome! Congrats on finishing all that over 1 stitching and I love how it's finished off in the pail!

Shelleen said...

Love those Halloween project bags and that pail is adorable!

Fiesta said...

Great bag the pail is adorable.

Karen said...

YOur little ort bucket looks great! Love the halloween bags you made too!

Carol R said...

Great Halloween stitching Amy. Especially love your little pail!
I so missed out on PALS - I been seeing lots of pictures on blogs and it seems you all have a really good time!

Angela said...

Love your project bags. Your really tempting me to make one. And the pail are so adorable.

Catherine said...

Great bags and I love Goblins on Parade!!

Sandra Coleman Clarke said...

Hi, Do you know where I can find the pattern of two angels and inside the dress is,, "a friend hears the song in my heart andsings it to me when I forget the words"
Thanks

Sherry aka Celtic Dream Weaver said...

Love the Goblins on parade. I also Love Halloween. Now I am going to have to see about finding this pattern. IT is so cool looking.