Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Something Old, Something New

Now that autumn has arrived, I've been inspired to stitch something for Halloween. I found a small Bent Creek kit that I'd forgotten I'd had -- Hello, My Name is Boo. I stitched it in about a day and even did the little bit of finishing needed. The kit included the pre-made pillow, buttons and tag. So it was just a matter of sewing it up, and I was done.

Because Boo was such a small piece, it didn't completely satisfy my Halloween urge. So I pulled out a long-abandoned UFO -- Just Nan's Girls' Night Out. There was very little I had left to do: one over-one face, a little backstitching, the witches' hair, and the broom bristles.

As I was working on this, I was wondering why I had put it aside. Probably something else caught my attention. But I was really enjoying it, and feel a sense of accomplishment that I turned a UFO into a finis
hed piece. Well, finished in terms of the stitching. I don't know if I'll do anything with it. Ri
ght now it is part of my Halloween display of cross-stitch that I hang on my shelves.


Judi Seal said...

It's very cute, Cynthia. Did the kit have threads or perle cotton? I love the little pillow kits where you just insert the stitching when completed. Talk about instant gratification!

May said...

Fun finishes!! One day, I will also finish my Halloween piece now going on many years WIP :) only wish there were more fun holidays like Halloween to stitch for. great crazy colours and designs = extra fun.

Cynthia said...

Judi, The kit came with Weeks Dye Works and Sampler Thread cotton floss. It definitely was instant gratification!

May, Yes, the purples, oranges and reds are fun to use altogether. I changed the fabric to this purple one (don't remember exactly what it is.) The design called for a neutral color which wouldn't have been as much fun.

Theresa said...

OOH, I do like!