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Tanya (pronounced like the color TAN) : ))

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Some finished stitchy projects

Hi everyone! I hope this finds everyone enjoying this gorgeous cooler fall weather! A super nice change from the HEAT and HUMIDITY we had around here for so long. You can really see God's 'paintbrush' on all of nature this time of yr. and it is so beautiful. I hope that wherever you live, you can always see His hand on each season in your life.

First I want to show you one of my most prized cross stitched pieces I've ever made. It is an all~time favorite of mine. I made it several yrs. ago, but it has held up well over the yrs. It is from a Dutch Treat Designs pattern and is stitched on afghan fabric squares(all one piece, but you stitch the squares individually), using regular and overdyed Pearl Cotton.
Here is where I ended up placing it this yr. ~ underneath most of Sheila's swap items(from last post), except for the 'faith family friends' candle and the leaf garland, which I added to our corner fireplace. I thought it looked right at home under those darling prim items she sent me. (I know I need to balance it out better on the left side, but that's what it looks like for now).
This next pillow is from an old Bent Creek kit that I had finally finished stitching late last yr. but had never made it into anything until recently. He turned out to be quite a bit bigger than I realized, but I loved the material, using all the colors(and then some) in the stitched piece.
I am bad for finishing the stitched part and then it lays around for weeks or months until I figure out what to make it into. Does anyone else have that problem?? :))

I wanted you to notice the cute little buttons I added extra. The little sign says 'pumpkin' patch and is actually two buttons, along w/the pumpkin, and the little scarecrow(keeps turning crooked on me) ~ I thot was fitting, then there's the pumpkin under the crow's feet.

A little close-up for ya....

This one I had stitched yrs. ago too. It is a Lizzie Kate design and I finally made it into a bellpull just the other day. It is stitched on 26ct. white birch Heatherfield fabric and has little flecks of color in it. Now I just need to find a dowel rod so I can hang it.
Finally found a gold metallic tassel at Wal~Mart to match.

Was hoping you could see the lime green metallic braid I used and the gold beads for the eyes of the bats and the cat's eyes, plus all around the cat.

I thot these treat bags turned out just too cute for words! They are made out of Halloween fabric that I found recently. The handles are made from ribbon. It was a freebie pattern but I changed it just a little. I thot they'd also look darling w/Christmas fabric or for Valentine's Day, just by changing out the fabric on them. Really any occasion, even b'days, would be a cute idea.
They might look bigger in the pic, but are really tiny, only about 4in. by 4in.

I'm still working on some other stitchy things, but am slow at getting them finished, so I'll leave ya w/a sneak peek at what I'll show on a future post. This is a rusty tin-punched lamp that my hubby found for me at a wallpaper store a few months ago. It's in my little prim computer room that I recently switched the furniture around in there just a bit. The little whitewash dropleaf table used to be in our living room before we remodeled. I'll show more of it later.
Notice the alphabet which goes all around the rim.

Close-up of the base. You know how much I love my little sheepies, ha.

I still need to finish one more wall, plus the closet in there, so might wait till I finish the room when it's completely done, OR I just might go ahead and show you the rest of the room as it looks now. Who knows?? You will just have to wait and see, tee hee...........so stay tuned. :))
Have a great wkend. everyone!


Karen~The Barely There Primitive Bear said...

Wow! I love your cross stitchin' and all
the goodies from your swap! And the lamp
is awesome! Thanks for sharing...

Bear Hugs~Karen

Sheila said...

Hi Tanya~
that pumpkin cross stitch is AWESOME!!! Everything looks so nice. You have been busy haven't you?!
Hope you are enjoying your day.
We are overcast and a bit cool, but I love it that way but am keeping the window closed for my MIL ;-)

Elaine said...

Beautiful stitching pieces Tanya.
Love your Halloween display and those bags are sooo cute!

Melissa said...

Your decorations are great. They look wonderful! Love your finishes as well. Great job!

Country Prims said...

Such beautiful hand work and your display looks great!

Those little bags are too cute and I sooo love your new lamp:)

Have a great weekend,
Hugs, Shazy x

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

I am glad I found your blog and I will be back to see your wonderful stitching projects.
Be always in stitches.

Daffycat said...

Very nice stitching! I either know exactly what I'm doing with something when finished with stitching or it's just a design I'm compelled to stitch and it sits in my drawer forever after. There isn't a happy medium!

Carol said...

Your pumpkin piece is simply amazing, Tanya--that must have taken forever to stitch!! It is so much fun to see all of your Halloween stitching and decorations--very cozy looking home :)

Christine said...

Oh wow! I can't believe all the amazing cross stitch projects you've completed! They are beautiful!

What a thoughtful hubby to give you the lamp - I LOVE it!!

I appreciate your friendship so I nominated you for a blog award and if you don't mind, you can collect it from my blog.

Wendy K said...

I'm catching up!...lol!
Love your cross-stitching...beautiful work! Especially love yoyue scarecrow and pumpkin and the fright night cat :)
Ooooh and your lamp is gorgeous
Right, back to 'reading'...lol!
Love Wendy x

Angie Berry said...

That is a beautiful cross stitch piece! I can see why it's one of your most prized pieces! I love the way you have it sitting on the fireplace top where it's hanging off a little. The whole display looks wonderful! As always, all your stitched pieces are adorable! I love the scarecrow pillow and the little buttons add just the right touch to finish them off... good choice! I can kinda see the lime green metallic on the cat piece and it is cute! I'm sure it is really cute up close. What cute little bags those are and you're right... they would make cute goodie bags for the different holidays!

Love that shade! I have an old school desk and I'm always looking for old school related things to decorate with, this shade would be perfect for that! I love sheep also, love that cute base. =]