They're altogether ooky, the Halloweenie Family. Dr. Acula and W. Herr Wolfe were reunited with their fellow Halloweenies this week following their return from a visit with Marlene in San Francisco. They are as handsome as their fellow characters. I have a wonderful sense of accomplishment when I look at my Halloween mantle this year. I don't think that I have a favorite character because each one is unique in its own way. As each character arrived, I learned new techniques and stitched with threads I had never used before. I have to thank again Kelly Clark for her incredible canvases, Amy Bunger for her detailed stitch guides that really brought these characters to life, Jill at Amy's Golden Strand for organizing the canvas and thread shipments each month, and Peggy and Robin who started Needlepoint Study Hall to help those of us in the Home Study group with techniques and moral support. It was a wonderful stitching experience in every way!
How do you like my witches' stockings and boots hanging above the fireplace? Maybe the Great Pumpkin will fill them with some goodies on Halloween? I found the stockings at Pier One and they aren't actually meant to be used as I have done. At Pier One they are shown on the front legs of a chair. So the chair looks like it is wearing stockings and witches' boots. It's a cute idea but I like my use for them much better. If you need some cute Halloween decorations, Pier One is a great place to start. I was tempted by just about everything they had.
I'm still working on my Halloween tree and will show that to you next week. My tree is crying out for the Creepy Characters ornaments from NeedleDeeva. I hope to start on those soon but it may be another week or so before Amy's is able to send them to me.
No sooner had Marlene sent my last two Halloweenies back to me, I turned around and sent her more pieces to finish for me. I sent her the three Heritage Series ornaments, the witches' hats ornament, the Noel canvas, and the "boo" canvas. I'll wait for her to call me to discuss my finishing options for Noel and "boo". I'm not sure what to do with either of them.
I had hoped to finish Keep Calm and Carry On this week but ran short of the Kreinik braid I am using for the diamond crosses. Jill at Amy's kindly got my emergency order out to me and the threads arrived yesterday - just in time for stitching this weekend.
I may have my threads with which to stitch this weekend but I don't have the energy for stitching. Some sort of nasty virus settled in with me on Thursday and I have done nothing but cough and ache all over for the last two days. As of this afternoon it still isn't showing any signs of going away. I'm just hoping for a few hours of quality, cough-free sleep tonight.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend and accomplish a great deal of stitching! Take care -