Wednesday, October 31, 2007

A few pumpkin themed finishes.





The last few cross stitch things I finished have been under wraps while I was waiting for them to be received by the person I stitched them for.
I'm happy to say they have arrived at their destination so I'm now able to show them here.
The first one is Just Nan Autumn in the Square finished as a pinkeep. I had originally finished it as a flat fold but my flat fold making skills were not up to the mark and I wasn't happy with the way it looked.
I spent a week or more tweaking it here and there until finally I could stand it no more and took it apart to start over.
I didn't care for the visions charm I had purchased with the chart so I substituted a little squirrel charm instead.
The second piece is one of the JBW French Country series stitched using Carrie's Threads Caribou Hyde. I substituted the alternative French wording for pumpkin and finished it off as a flanged pillow using the same fabric I used to back the pinkeep.
I passed the chart for the JBW piece on to Nadine so over to you Nadine - I shall expect to see your interpretation of this chart soon :)
Lastly, a little scissor keeper by the Drawn Thread using DMC threads.

19 comments:

Tanya said...

These are all so wonderful!!! Love your finishes and BOO to you :)

Happy Halloween,
Tanya

Nancy said...

Oh Margaret! What gorgeous stitching and finishing. As always your work is perfection.

I'm sure Christine must feel so very special deservingly so.

I have the French Country Pumpkin chart, and you are enabling me! It's not too late for Thanksgiving, right?

Thanks for sharing these very beautiful items made with caring hands.

Yuko said...

Margaret, they all are so beautiful and wonderful!!!
I love all of them!

Happy Halloween!

Heidi said...

Everything is really wonderful Margaret! Great job and perfect finishing as always. It must be a bit sad to have to say good~bye to them but a good feeling to know they have been received. They will be treasured I'm sure.

Have a 'boo~tiful' Halloween Day!

Hugs ~
Heidi

Nadine said...

Oh, Margaret, these are sooo beautiful ! So elegant and delicate ! LOVE them ! BRAVO !
Hem... my interpretation ? I'll do my best, promised (but I'm not half talented as you are !)....

Big HUGS & smiles to you !
NADINE

Pat said...

Margaret your stitching is wonderful. I love each of them. I have the pattern for the last picture. You have inspired me to look for it. My eyes are not what they used to be. Happy Halloween to you.

Anita said...

wow they are so cute. I just love halloween and autumn designs.

Bren said...

Beautiful. I love the oranges and purples (and the little squirrel) in the needle keep. Beautiful stitching.

diane said...

I love them all, Margaret! I have that Pumpkin chart too and have been thinking about it lately. I adore the way you have finished it! Congrats on all of them!

Choko said...

Wow!!!
Just Nan Autumn pinkeep is so beutiful!!I think that it is a very delicate design.
And sissor fob is so lovely!!!I like this design,too!

Sachiko

Anonymous said...

Margaret,
What fantastic stitching. Everything looks so colourful and beautifully stitched and finished, as usual. I'm so sorry you had trouble with the flatfold, I'm sure it wasn't as bad as you thought but I know what you mean by having to feel a project is just right :>)
I love the flanged pillow and the pumpkin fabric is gorgeous
The DT fob is sooo cute. I'm sure the receipients of these gifts are whooping with delight :>)
Warm hugs, Angela

Christine said...

I am so lucky to have these beautiful treasures and even luckier to have Margaret as a dear friend.

The pictures do not do justice to Margarets beautiful stitching and finishing. I wish you could all see them in person. They are stunning.

Thank you Margaret, I feel very special.

Angela said...

You do beautiful work!

domy said...

Fabulous works, congratulations !
The charts are simply beautiful and your finishing is perfect !

I wish you a later Happy Halloween ! BOOO !! Sorry I'm late for 2007 but on time for 2008, No ?? ;-))

Jeanne said...

Margaret, all of the stitcheries are so beautiful. Your workmanship is excellent. Thanks for sharing.

Andrea said...

Your finishes are great, congratulations. :)

Patti said...

Margaret I just love these. They are simply amazing and the lucky person(s) who received them must be thrilled to pieces.

Happy belated Halloween.

Patti xxx

Aniza said...

Lovely finishes! I love them all!

Linda said...

Very pretty Margaret, and I see you've changed your header, very nice.