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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

TUSAL and Some Finishing

Or is that some finishing and a TUSAL?

Here is this month's artistic arranagement to compliment my big vase full of orts.  Some adorable black cat/pumpkin fabric I picked up during a cross-border jaunt to Ogdensburg, N.Y. with Tracey.  A cute fuzzy Halloween bear from Kathy, and my latest finishing finish!



In the last two weeks I've done quite a bit of finishing ... for me that is.  I know some of you are super amazing finishers, who stitch something AND finish it!  Me, I stitch something and immediately put it into my bin of finished, unfinished projects that I keep under my guest bed.  Recently I've had the finishing bug, so I've pulled a few things out and put them on the table in my craft room.  Meaning I might actually finish them! Three of the items I've finished I can't share with you just yet.  One item is my ornament for my November Knowledge and Needles Retreat.  It is super adorable and everyone is going to wish they got it!  The second is my ornament for the exchange on one of my Facebook groups.  The third is a RAK for a stitching blogger out there!  This fourth item is mine!  All mine!  And I can share!

French Country Scardey Cats from JBW designs
this cute black cat pumpkin fabric backs this crushed walnut shell little pillow (is it a pillow when its filled with crushed walnut shells?)

Its strange, I'm not a Halloween person but for some reason I've got quite a few finished Halloween decorations!

39 comments:

sharine said...

I love the Halloween cushion:)

McKenna C. said...

I love the colors! Great job!

Joysze said...

Dani, that pillow is adorabl!! :D

Lynn said...

Wow, your jar of orts is really getting filled up!
I love your Halloween pillow. The little cats on it are just too cute.

Claudette497 said...

I second the motion on how cute those cats are! It's a casing stuffed with a ground up food, which I think makes it a sausage, but I wouldn't want to sleep on it or eat it, so I'm no help. It's a nice finish, whether it's a pillow or not.

Lesleyanne said...

Your Halloween finish is gorgeous. Love the backing fabric and Halloween bear.

Mouse said...

ooooo love your cute finish and well done you for getting things finished and can't wait to see them when you canshow them :)
love mouse xxx

Ann at Beadlework. said...

All very seasonal Dani. The colours look good, orange and black alway look great together.

Christine said...

That is adorable!

Nic said...

Love it. Very cute.
I'm not a big halloween girl either, as in I don't do the dress up and celebrate thing and don't see why I should share my chocolate with strangers. But I love a lot of the halloween designs. I'd make them all if I could. Currently thinking a trio of haunted house cross stitch designs would look great in my stairwell. Year round of course :)

Mii Stitch said...

Well done, the pillow looks really nice!

Cath said...

What a great finish ,the fabric goes so well with it . looking forward to seeing your other items too .X

Chris said...

Great finish! Isn't it nice to have some things finish finished :)

cucki said...

aww very sweet finish..love it so much.
hugs xx

Giovanna said...

Very cute pillow, Dani.

Ann said...

Hi Dani,
I was in love with this design the first time you've shown it on your blog. Great that you did finish it in a pillow (love the cat fabric :-).
Have a nice weekend!
Ann

Ruth said...

Really love the finish, I'm not a huge Halloween fan but I just love the simple black and orange of this one, I think I'd call it a pillow lol.

Julie said...

Adorable finish, very cute.

Doris Campos said...

cute finish, i like the colors, and the little cat in the background,

Bette said...

love the little black kitty on your finish! Reminds me a little of Gracie, my grandkittty

Barbi said...

I love love love this little halloween cushion and that fabric is fabulous! I have the same box/drawer in my guest bedroom full of all my "finishes"...one day! lol

Patches said...

Adorable. Love the fabric as well

Patches said...

Adorable. Love the fabric as well

Annette said...

Beautifull finish!!
You used wonderfull fabrics..
mmm pillow.. you can heart someone with it.. lol ;)

Bea said...

That's a great pillow and I love your backing fabric. I have the same problem with finishing - I have a lot of pieces that are stitched, and there they sit.

Sally said...

Love your finish Dani. It's so colourful and cute!

Melinda said...

Your finishes always make me want to run out and get the chart

Carla said...

Great finish!!
Love the halloween fabric :)

Linda said...

What a great finish Dani. I love the fabric.

Linda

Melanie said...

Very cute!!! The backing fabric is PERFECT too.

AnaCristina said...

I love Halloween Decoration!

My TUSAL is here:

http://anacristinap.blogspot.com.br/search/label/tusal

kisses, Ana Cristina

Lumiruusu said...

The little black cats on the cushion are so cute!!
Lovely finish-well done ! :)

geeky Heather said...

Is that the cutest Hallowe'en fabric or what??!? (Hint: It is.) Congrats on the "total" finish! =)

valerie said...

Great finish Dani!And good for you for doing the finishing. I am such a slacker on that part! lol

Carol said...

I, too, have a drawer full of unfinished finishes, Dani, but for the past couple of years, I've tried to finish as I go. It is so nice to have your hard work on display :)

Your little pillow is adorable--looks so cute displayed with Kathy's gift :)

Jo said...

That's a really cute project!

Karen said...

Adorable finish! I have never been much of a Halloween stitcher either, but there have been some designs these past couple of years that I just love.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Great work on the finishing, love the design and the sausage!

Maybe Hallowe'en appeals because it's more quirky and less twee than Christmas? For me, it's the cats and boots I love! Have you noticed what cool boots witches wear?

stitcherw said...

Ooohhhh love your Halloween finish, it's adorable. I love Halloween (my favorite holiday to decorate for) and love cats, and have had several black ones. This design is perfect for me, think I even have some green fabbie I can use. I see some stashing in my future :)
Sue