Monday, November 18, 2013

More Treats To Share

Hi Friends,
Thanksgiving is almost here, but as I promised in my last post, I would be back with my final Halloween treats.
Well, these past few weeks have been busy ones for me but happy ones as I also celebrated a birthday!
So....better late than never... here are my completed Halloween treats for 2013.....

HALLOWEEN 2013 
The "Boo" cupcake and "Take One" box can be seen in my last post.

San Man's "Quaker 31" was stitched 2 over 2 for depth on 28ct white Monaco. I finished this with plaid backing fabric and a matching fabric wire hanger. Each little motif made this an enjoyable stitch.
QUAKER 31

"Jester Jack" from Cherry Wood Designs was stitched from a chart in JCS Halloween 2012 issue. I stitched him on 32 ct PTP Prank and added Halloween ribbons and matching colored pipe cleaners at the top and around his neck for a fun finish.  What do you think?

JESTER JACK

My final finish was "Bubble and Froth" from Mindi at Joie de Vivre. The "girls" were stitched on 32 ct PTP Tarnish and I added some glitz to give the piece a bit of color. The moon, cat's eyes and cauldron bubbles were stitched with metallic threads. I couldn't resist the metallic ricrac and sparkly button. Thank you, Mindi for a fun design.
The star fabric is actually purple but my camera "saw" blue instead!
FROTH AND BUBBLE
As I mentioned earlier, I celebrated my birthday on November 5th and it was a happy one.
I am blessed to have a wonderful family and great friends.
I was thrilled to receive this gift from Carol who is one of my dearest blogging friends. Everything she makes is a special treasure.
BIRTHDAY GIFTS FROM CAROL

I admired "Giving Thanks" on her blog and was so surprised when my gift arrived to know that one was stitched for ME~! It is stitched two over two on 40 ct. and perfectly finished. Aren't the colors lovely?
Beggars Night is a beautiful chart and I am thrilled that it will be a part of my Halloween 2014 stitching.
The small rusty bells will be great additions to my smalls for Christmas!
I LOVE my gifts, Carol and am grateful and blessed to call you my friend. Thank you for remembering me on my special day! xxxxx

Like many of you, I am also stitching PSS Mary's Sampler. Isn't it beautiful?  Since my name is Mary and it displays the true meaning of Christmas, I am more than happy to share in Paulette's special gift to us. Thank you, Paulette!

Thank you to everyone for your kind comments. I appreciate you taking time to write one. Welcome to my new followers, I'm glad you stopped by.

I am grateful that you are ALL here and will see you soon :)

HUGS AND STITCHES,
Mary






13 comments:

  1. Beautiful finishes! I love them all :)

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  2. Happy Birthday Mary!! What a wonderful package from Carol!!
    I love all your fall finishes and your finishing is gorgeous.

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  3. Jester Jack is so unique and great!
    Happy Birthday to you dear Mary.

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  4. Lovely halloween finishes Mary…Very pretty.
    Carol is such as sweetie and her finishes are very lovely too. Nice gifties you received from her also.
    Hope you had a wonderful birthday dear.
    Take care:
    Hugs,
    Jackie:)

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  5. You sure were busy with your Halloween stitching this year, Mary! All are adorable... I've done the Quaker Halloween and Mindi's freebie, too--loved each and every stitch :)

    So glad you enjoyed my birthday gifts--I loved stitching the Give Thanks turkey for you. Wishing you and your family a blessed Thanksgiving together--hope everyone will be home!

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  6. Happy Birthday! Loved seeing your Halloween stitches ~ such great finishes! And great goodies from Carol! Did you see that Nan (Threadworks Primitives) has designed a Christmas version of Beggar's Night?

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  7. You have been very busy with Your Halloween Ornaments-Well done! The gifts you received from Carol are very lovely
    too. Greetings from snowy Finland !
    Maija

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  8. Beautiful finishes. Lovely gifts from Carol too.

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  9. Ahhh, great, all these Halloween finishes.

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  10. Super Halloween finishes, they look wonderful.

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  11. catching up on my blogs. The halloween pieces are really pretty. I do not have many halloween pieces and have to start doing more.

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  12. Beautiful stitching love all your halloween stitching.
    I see dear sweet Carol stitched you one of her wonderful ornaments , yes we are so lucky to have such sweet friends. Hugs.

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