Thursday, October 16, 2008

Eighth Finish For 2008

I can't believe that I pulled off another finish in one month :o) Woohoo! I was doing a little happy dance last night when I finished-finished my finish. I really love this one and I knew I was going to stitch it when I found the material for the backing. The two were just perfect for each other.

Here is Night Owl by The Prairie Schooler -

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Don't those eyes just give you the creeps? LOL! I used the recommended fabric and threads except that I switched 3371 for 310 so it would match the fabric. The material I used for the back is the one in the pictures. Isn't it cool?

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I made this little guy into a pinkeep -

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Do you know how hard it is to find black headed pins???? Luckily I didn't need too many. And I'm so pleased with my bow as well :o)

This is the section of fabric I used for the back of the pinkeep -

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I love, love, love it! I'm really in a Halloween mood. I just wish I had more October so I could stitch a few more Halloween projects. I will now be returning to Tot but there is no way she'll be done by the end of the month :o(

Things have been absolutely hectic here and I'm SO behind in emails and reading Blogs so please don't think that I've disappeared. I will, eventually, get caught up with everyone :o) Tomorrow DH and I are meeting with the realtor so the house is going to officially go on the market! We're done all our renovations so I'll have to post some new pictures for you. I'm really happy with the way things have turned out but I'm glad we will be moving.

Please don't forget to sign up for the breast cancer wall hanging RR. The post is below. You can add more than one name and I will ship overseas :o) I really want to thank those that have signed up already and I will be in touch after Pumpkin Day with all the details.

Btw, before I go, here's a little enabling -

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Isn't it cute! It's a new thread pack by Crescent Colours especially for Breast Cancer Awareness Month :o)

26 comments:

Daffycat said...

Wonderful pinkeep! That backing fabric is incredibly perfect!

mumzy said...

Cathey:
Your Night Owl pinkeep turned out really nice. You are right, the material for the back was perfect.

Glad to hear that the house is ready for the realtor. Hate to see you move away but realize that you will be starting a new phase of your life. Also, we are happy to your hubby with a new career.

{{{Hugs}}}

zoomcity said...

Oh, so perfect!! I love the fabric backing.

xstitch.nl said...

Your Night Owl looks FAB!! And he does have creepy eyes...LOL!! Great finish finish!!

Irene said...

I LOVE IT ! I have had this one stitched, except the eyes, for awhile now. It doesn't look as nice as yours, mine is on a darker fabric.

Chiloe said...

Congrats on your finish !!! Yes, this owl is CREEEEEEEEEEEEPY !!! but your finish is great (Chiloe who always feel bad to not be able to sew and have great finishes :blush: )

Lili said...

This is an amazing Halloween project! I love all of it... Perfect choices, fav Pumpkin!
I'm delighted to be in for your special RR (my first one, but how could I resist?).
It feels good to feel such enthusiasm in your posts, and I sure understand how you feel: it's just GREAT! (sorry mumsy, I understand how you feel too!).
Hugs!
Lili

WendyCarole said...

A brilliant pin keep. I love the backing fabric

Annie said...

What a great Halloween pinkeep. That design was my favorite from the JCS issue. You found the perfect fabric and your finishing is superb!

Ginnie said...

Lovely pinkeep - love the creepy owl!!

Lori-Ann said...

Love your spooky finish, Great choice for backing material!

That enabler is very cute! In my case there would be a tow truck instead of a dress, LMBO.

brokenfairy said...

He is just fab,I do like the way you did the bow, Must remember next time I do a pinkeep!! LOL

Rachel S said...

That pinkeep is AWESOME. I love that fabric!

Lauralness said...

Your finish and finish-finish are great! I love that design!

Ranae said...

Your pinkeep is spooktacular

Renee said...

That's owl turned out sooooo cute! It's my favorite of all the Halloween ornaments! I love that perfect fabric you finished it with! AWESOME girl!!!!!

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Olenka's Stitches said...

I just love your pinkeep, the fabric matches the pattern so perfectly well. Sorry to hear about your TOT :-(.

Shebafudge said...

The pinkeep is fantastic! Congratulations on such a lovely finish.

Jenn's Crafty World said...

Cute, cute, cute pinkeep! Good luck selling your house!

stitcherw said...

What an adorable finish, he's great. The fabric you found for it is perfect too.
Sue

Sharon said...

Cathey, your pinkeep is adorable! Great job. Thanks for the enabling-there isn't much I don't see-but I havent' seen that one. Where did you find it? Thanks for the comments on my flat fold! I appreciate it.

Paisley said...

What a fabulous finish! Your backing fabric is perfect!

Lizzy said...

Oh, what a beautiful pinkeep, Cathey! I loved this owl the minute I saw him, and the fabric you chose for the back is perfect!!! :-)

Love the new Crescent Colours thread pack as well... Thanks for sharing! :-)

Sharon said...

This is just so beautiful. You did a wonderful job, I love the fabric you chose. Congrats. xoxox

Erynne said...

Your Night Owl pinkeep is awesome. I keep looking at it because I'm almost finished stitching mine and I think I might do the same...a pinkeep. That owl is so cool and my fave ornament from that issue.