Monday, October 10, 2011

Halloween Stitching

It was a good day weather wise to work on some Halloween designs that I have been wanting to get finished. The grey skies have been punctuated by a misty rain.

I don't know if I ever mentioned that I am a painfully slow stitcher. I marvel at how fast most people seem to stitch. Perhaps I'm a wee bit jealous.

I don't keep track of the hours it takes me to accomplish just a small design (like those below) but suffice it to say that if I did, I might just throw in the towel on stitching.

This is the owl design from the Prairie Schooler's Boo To You leaflet.

This witch is a design from The Prairie Schooler's leaflet "Boo to You" I changed some of the colors on this to suit me. I like witches with green skin.

I recently received this fantastic little pillow from Becky K. We had been in touch through e-mail and decided it would be fun to do a Halloween exchange. She stitched on both sides! I can really appreciate the time she spent on this little gift. I ordered some scissors to grace this little pillow. I tied a green ribbon to it in order to attach it to my scissors. It matches the cat's eyes.




I received this cute little doll with the Halloween ornament attached so creatively from Marie P. this past Friday. What a thoughtful surprise.

The little haunted house is a design from Prairie Schooler and Marie personalized the back of it. Thanks again, Marie.

Halloween will be a very special day for me this year because my last chemotherapy session happens to fall on it. To say I'm excited that it's coming to an end may be an understatement. I probably will have to have some radiation treatments but I'm just looking forward to living without nausea.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you are enjoying the autumn cool and colors.

15 comments:

Myra said...

Hi Julianne! So good to see a post from you. I am a painfully slow stitcher too so I can relate. Love all your Halloween designs. I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

Vonna said...

What sweet little stitches and darling exchange from Becky K...not to mention the every thoughtful and wonderful Marie P.
Beautiful things to celebrate a day for the books for you and the end of chemo...keeping you in my thoughts and prayers as always!

Annie said...

Super-cute Halloween Stitching. Slow or not, definitely worth doing.

Yea for the end of chemo! Sending good thoughts your way.

Berit said...

I feel exactly the same way about speed of stitching, Julianne.

These Halloween PS are such a treat to see; thank you for sharing!

Giovanna said...

What a great line-up - they're all so cute! Well done, and take care.

Julie said...

So lovely to see a post here Julianne, you have been in my thoughts.

Such lovely work by yourself and your friends

Siobhan said...

What beautiful work, Julianne! Love the exchange pieces, too.

Thinking of and praying for you.

Carol said...

I was just thinking about you and wondering how your treatments were progressing, Julianne. That is wonderful that you're in the homestretch now--I'll bet you can't wait!! Please know how you are in my thoughts...

The PS pieces, both given and received, are delightful--so good to see that you're finding some time to stitch with all you have going on in your life!

Take care now...

Barb said...

I'm a slow stitcher too. Your finishes are nice. Great job on them.

Becky K in OK said...

Home from my Chicago trip and saw your blog post. My, my, your scissors look great on the pillow. So glad you like it. I love Marie P's piece also. Thinking about you every day.

Danielle said...

What a great finish! I love Prairie Schooler designs. And who cares how long it takes you to stitch something? I think you've had a good excuse!!! But what matters is if you are happy while doing it. I wanted to ask you how Owen is doing. Ever since his ordeal my BF and I have kept him in our thoughts. I hope he and you are doing well!

Sharon said...

Lovely Halloween exchange! I am a super slow stitcher myself so I know how you feel.

Marie-P said...

Stopped by to let you know that I will be thinking of you tomorrow..YAHOO, it's over! :)
I love the color change on the PS Witch, I may stitch it your way...love the green face.
Really nice exchange from Becky~two sided no less, I am impressed. Your scissor selection is perfect.

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