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Wednesday, October 01, 2014

WIPless Wednesday

Happy Wednesday Readers!  Its time for that weekly post of mine!  I am so enjoying WIP Wednesday!

 Happy Halloween
Silver Creek Samplers
Just Cross Stitch - 2013 Halloween Issue
Stitched on 28ct Burnt Papyrus by Sugar Maple Fabrics
Stitched with DMC, Weeks Dye Works, and Gentle Art Sampler Threads

I don't have an actual recent WIP picture for you today, but I do have a Happy Dance!  I finished last week's WIP shortly after 11PM last night.  Once again this isn't my usual "stitching style" but WIP pictures of this piece kept popping up on my feed on Instagram (follow me @tkd_chick) and I was loving watching a couple of ladies stitch it up.  So being the nosy stitcher I am, I asked what design it was and how I could get my hands on it.  I was told it was from the 2013 Just Cross Stitch Halloween Issue.  Well, of course I had it in my stash!  I just love the piece of fabric I used, its been in my stash for many years and its such a shame the company isn't in business anymore I'd love to get my hands on more!  I suppose I should do the finishing on this sooner rather than later?


Since I don't have a new WIP for you, how about an old one?  This piece is on my mind, its a cross stitch adaptation of the painting "The Accolade".  The chart was a gift from my friend Beth who I met through stitching and I've been working on it for quite a few years now.  I'll be picking this back up real soon!

Now, how about I share another ornament I did the finishing on back in the summer!  This pair are from a chart by Midnight Stitching called Heartstruck Quakers.  Aren't these guys adorable?  I have to say I found the heart-shaped ornaments a challenge, but I'm very happy with how this cute little duo turned out!

32 comments:

Brenda A said...

We both finished the same pattern yesterday! :)

Linda said...

I love the Halloween piece Dani. Cute finishes.

Linda

Barb said...

I love the little Quaker ornaments! Plus the Halloween finish is great. I agree, the fabric is perfect for the piece.

Jan said...

I have that magazine and I don't remember that pattern. Your piece looks great and now I want to do it.

The Quaker ornaments came out great.

Christine said...

Great finish Dani

sharine said...

Great finish. Looking forward to seeing the accolade out soon :)

cucki said...

Lovely finish *•*

Julie said...

Super finish Dani and the ornaments look terrific.

Bekca said...

The heart shaped ornaments look fab! Congrats on your latest happy dance, such a fun design.
Best wishes.

Annie said...

Super Halloween finish!

And your little hearts are perfect. A heart finish is really a tricky one!

The Accolade is beautiful -- sooo many stitches!

Erin said...

I loved that Halloween pattern when I first saw in the magazine, but I never stitched it. Now I want to again!
I also loved - and hoarded - Sugar Maple Fabrics. I was so excited when I finally got around to stitching Just Nan's "Mermaid Heart" on a piece of Dolphin Dance! I still have a couple pieces hiding in my stash...I think a couple of the "fairy"-themed blends?

D1-D2 said...

I really enjoyed seeing your updates on Instagram. Those little snowmen are so cute :)

Robin said...

Love your pair of Quaker ornaments (and had to go check to see if I had the chart; I do). Nice Halloween finish and good progress on your BAP.

Robin in Virginia

Ann said...

WOW! Great stitching! I just adore your Halloween piece (I have the magazine - great) and those lovely snowmen hearts.
Have a nice weekend!
Ann

Suz said...

That Halloween finish is awesome! I'm super glad I have that issue.

Keep up the good work!

Anna van Schurman said...

Good work on those hearts! I'm totally chickening out on finishing heart shaped ornaments and sending them to the finisher.

Blu said...

Love the Halloween finish! And those hearts look great.

EvalinaMaria said...

All pieces look lovely, the Accolade is stunning and it looks like there is just a few pages left.

Carol said...

Every time I see that Halloween piece, I want to stitch it more!! I just love your finish, Dani, on that perfect fabric :) And your little heart shaped snowmen are wonderful--I haven't dared to tackle a heart shape finish yet. Yours look perfect!!

valerie said...

Congrats on your finish! Love it and perfect for Halloween. Very happy to see Accolade make an appearance on your blog.

Lillie said...

Drool on that Halloween finish.My chart is still sitting in the dark. :( The snowman are simply adorable.

Lulu said...

Congrats on your awesome Halloween finish! Also thanks for sharing where you are on The Accolade. I enjoy following your progress :)

Jan Jones said...

Congrats on the Halloween finish. I miss see your updates on Accolade, I hope you get back to work on it real soon. :-)

Lesleyanne said...

Congratulations on your finish. Your ornaments are gorgoues. Lovely progress on The Accolade.

Emma/Itzy said...

A wonderful finish! I always enjoy watching you stitch The Accolade.

Those heart ornaments are so cute too! x

stitcherw said...

Love the Halloween piece, it turned out wonderfully. I have that issue of the mag too, think I need to go dig it out :) Your two finishes of the snowman quaker hearts are adorable (bet getting them finished in a heart shape was a challenge). Looking forward to seeing what progress you make on Accolade, that piece is gorgeous. Sue

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

Love the Hallowe'en piece, I also have that issue so I may have to add it to my list,

Please do continue with The Accolade, I remember this one from last time you were stitching on it.

I have never made a heart ornie either but they do look tricky. You've made a nice job of your's anyway.

Andrea said...

Love the Halloween piece and your other 2 heart shaped finishes. I try and avoid those finishes as they look a real challenge.

Rai Rai's Stitches said...

I love the Accolade! It's among one of my favorite pieces of art.

Sally said...

Fantastic finish Dani. I haven't started mine yet!

Love the ornaments and The Accolade is looking amazing.

Brigitte said...

Congratulations on this nice little finish. And old WIPs are just as great as new ones. I always love to see The Accolade.
Two nice little heart hangers.

Melanie said...

Love thew finishes!! :)