Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Halloweenie Family Portrait

This time last year I was just beginning to stitch the Halloweenie characters from Amy's Home Study. I am so excited to be able to say that I have just finished stitching the last of the eight characters, Dev L. Mann. I gathered all the characters together this morning for a family portrait. Here they are!

What a wonderful needlepoint experience this has been! I can't thank Amy, Kelly Clark, Peggy, Jill, Robin, and all of the ladies at Amy's Golden Strand enough for making this such a fun project this past year. And a big thank you to all of you out there who read the blog and have left such kind, encouraging comments on my progress. While I am ready to move on to other projects, I am a little sad to say goodbye to this Home Study. It certainly won't be the last one!

I haven't mentioned it in a while, but my trip to Amy's for my "Rent Amy for a Day" that Andrew and Anna gave me for Christmas is quickly approaching. According to one of my widgets on the Dashboard, it is exactly 46 days and 21 hours until Monday, April 18th. Am I a little excited? I can't wait to share this experience with you!

So, I'll say goodbye to the Halloweenies and turn my attention to another Halloween related canvas - the Fall Trees. The canvas design is by Ada Haydon of Eye Candy and I purchased it and the thread kit from Ruth Schmuff.

I am really looking forward to this canvas! There are such wonderful threads, color combinations, and fun stitches to be used. I thought I might be a little burned out on Halloween, but you can't look at this canvas and feel burned out about anything!

Hope everyone's having a great week!

Keep stitching!


  1. Congratulations on a major accomplishment! I sm stitching the Haunted House, and know how time consuming this kind of project can be. That you have all the Halloweenies finished is remarkable. So far I'm caught up with the Haunted House. All along I've wondered how those of you doing the figures could manage.


  2. Hi Melinda,
    Congratulations!!!! What a wonderful accomplishment. You have every right to be proud of yourself.
    You are going to enjoy the Fall Tree. I am having such fun stitching mine.

  3. Thanks Linda and Nancy for sticking with me through all of this stitching! We're all great enablers - in the best sense! My Haunted House is far from being finished but I will get there eventually.

  4. Melinda,
    This is so wonderful. Great family portrait. Do you have Katt Z Witch... or have you thought of her to join the family? She would be honored. Also, love your new header photo. I made the Tiffany Stained Glass lamp featuring that tree. It's my favorite. Hugs to you. Robin

  5. After stitching all those Halloweenies you will probably be able to knock this one out over the weekend! :) Seriously though, I am so flattered that you like my design so much to stitch the big 3D version. I'm really excited to see it here on your wonderful blog. Your photo is gorgeous, it makes me want to sit down and stitch it all over again. I hope you will enjoy it! Best, Ada