Webs of Woven Words, Threads, Stitches and Enchantments

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Needlework finishes

Another weekend coming to a close, eleven-thirty PM, a cup of Sleepytime tea at my side and all is well - well, finally. Spent half of last week with a stomach virus which kept me out of school most of Wednesday and all of Thursday. Luckily we had the day off on Friday, because there was no way I was going anywhere! By late Saturday afternoon I was able to stand up and get around. This was a relief because a few women were joining me for a celebration of the full moon - which by the way, was just a lovely and magical evening. By Sunday morning I was mostly back on track but stayed home just to be sure. Did a little stitching, a little napping and a little take-out for dinner - a peaceful, restful day.

I finished another little needlework mini - Hallows Eve this weekend. Both Wicked & Hallows Eve are freebies from Primitive Betty's (http://www.picturetrail.com/sfx/album/view/18669910) - I love her designs. The other piece, Cat, is from Blackbird Designs' Trix or Treat booklet. Actually I love lots of designs which is why my stitching work is never done!
Toadstool Condo is decked out for the Hallows season. I stitched this Mosey & Me design back in 1995 and it has hung on the front door every year since. I can't remember the name of the design, but it was great fun to stitch. I made a few changes, one of which was adding a drawn thread border using a Needle Necessities thread that I believe was called Succotash - and that's exactly what it looks like! I love it! I will have more photos of Toadstool condo in all her Hallows glory later in the week! Until then...

Blessings nine!


  1. Hi Elizabeth,
    I saw your message on the Stacy Nash group so came over to see your Halloween stitching. It's wonderful! I love how you stitched the orange stars on Wicked - very pretty!

  2. I think I saw someone else using those stars and I loved them, so I added them. I LOVE Halloween! Thanks for your comments.

  3. Lovely stitches, Elizabeth! I've posted them on my blog to share. Thank you so much for stitching & sharing!

    I posted that the stars were specialty stitches. Is that correct? They really do ad a sparkling finish!



  4. Yes - the orange stars are wrapped webs; the three little black ones are smyrna cross stitches. LOVE YOUR DESIGNS!!!