Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Eighth Finish For 2009

Surprise! Can you believe it???? This is my third finish for the month! Yes, I have been very bad and I have wandered away from my current WIPs. Smack! But with all the new Halloween patterns coming out, I felt like stitching a Halloween piece. I knew exactly 'witch' one I was going to do and as I merrily stitched along, I watched Halloween H2O. Seemed appropriate ;o)

This is Stitchie Witchie by Brooke's Books Publishing -

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Isn't she cute? I had gotten this piece of Silkweaver fabric (28 count Opalescent Lugana) last year and knew immediately when this freebie came out that I would use it for her. It's called Abracadabra :o)

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Now I ran into a few backstitching problems along the way. First off, one ply of white did not show up well on this fabric for some reason. I was quite disappointed. I tried DMC 647 and got the same result. Finally I went with two plies of white and I'm satisfied. The other problem was her nose. Again, it wasn't really showing up well and I didn't want to use two plies on her face. I dug out DMC 435 and used that instead and I think it works just fine :o)

I want to thank everyone who left comments on my previous post. This is a huge venture for me and it means a lot that I have so many wonderful friends supporting me and inflating my ego ;o) Seriously though, I love reading each and every one of your comments. If you just lurk, please take the time to say something. I won't bite. LOL!

I've also had a few people email me about how we faired with Hurricane Bill. To be honest, all we got were heavy rains and wind. When it was over, I never thought much more about it until DH returned from work on Monday night. Apparently there was some damage nearby and today I ventured out to see what happened. This 'was' a road -

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The ocean is on the left side and there is a pond/lake on the right. The storm took this road out completely -

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I have no idea when they'll begin fixing it. I haven't heard anything.

I was continually keeping my eye on TWC (The Weather Channel) and there were numerous warnings to stay away from the water due to storm surges. What really bothers me is they were showing video footage of people taking their SMALL CHILDREN to the water's edge to watch the storm. WTF? WHY? Why would you, if you were of sane mind, take your young child into a potentially dangerous situation? This really gives me chills after seeing the above damage. I don't think I will ever fully understand why people do such stupid things...


20 comments:

Annie said...

Your Stitchy Witchy is lovely. I stitched her last year and had some color contrast problems, but I just let them go. I like your changes very much.

Rachel S said...

She is adorable! How will you finish her?

Glad you made it through the storm. Pictures like that make you wonder why people do have to go out on the beach during them.

JOLENE said...

I LOVE YOUR STITCHIE WITCHIE, UNFORTUNATELY BROOKES SITE DOESN'T OFFER THIS FREEBIE ANY LONGER, DANG!!! I LOVE THE FABRIC AND THREAD CHOICE YOU USED ON HER, LOVE THE GREEN HAIR, SO IN STYLE!! I CAN'T BELIEVE THE ROAD DAMAGE IN THE PHOTO, THAT'S INSANE! GLAD YOU'RE OK.

Irene said...

Stitchy Witchy is wonderful ! The road damage is awful, hope nobody was hurt.

Leah said...

Stitchy Witchy is awesome...congrats on a great finish, Cathey!

Daffycat said...

Awesome witchy finish, Cathey! Autumn is coming soon...there are so many Halloween/Fall designs being posted on the blogs lately, I think everyone must be excited!

Olenka's Stitches said...

Your Stitchie Witchie looks fabulous!
I love the fabric too.
Happy to learn you've made through the storm. The road will sure be restored but people...if they did not have brain - that's for ever.

Cindy said...

Very cute finish!

Wow...that is quite a bit of damage for an indirect hit!!

Tammy said...

that is sooo cute I luv her!!! Sorry to see the disaster the hurricaine left hopefully they will fix it fast, they take forever here in Ontario to fix things!!

mumzy said...

Your witch is so cute!

You didn't mention the road damage when I was talking to you on Tuesday. It is scary to see what the power of the sea can do. Did you ever find out how Terry made out in her cottage?

{{{Love & Hugs}}}

stephaniesblog said...

I love reading your blog and looking at your wonderful photos. Your "Witch" is so cute, congrats on the finish!!

Shebafudge said...

What an adorable little witch!! Glad you were ok with the hurricane!

Lori-Ann said...

Very cute witchy-poo. Water is very destructive indeed! Congrats on the photographer achievement.

Alberta said...

Happy to hear you fared the storm...was thinking of all my east coast family & friends!

Love the witch...she has that 'caught' look about her!

Lisa said...

I love your stitching witch! How adorable!!! Your decisions on color changes and number of plys are perfect. I have found that 2-ply for back stitching really makes the design "pop" versus just 1-ply. Glad that the storm didn't do too much damage!
Take care! Can't wait to see how you finish the stitch witch!

Ranae said...

Stitchie Witchie is cute cute cute.
I love her, was she a freebie?
That road looks scary just how bad it was, glad you are o.k.

stitcherw said...

What a cute little witch, the fabric was perfect for her, and I think your changes worked great. Glad you're all ok, and hopefully they get the road and any other damage cleared or repaired fairly quickly. Congrats on your earlier post on selling your photos, sounds like you're moving right along.
Sue

CathE said...

Love Stitch Witchy - she's great!

♥ Nia said...

Oh that Witchy is the cutest thing! Really pretty work! Love it! :)

Abi said...

I've definitely been away for much too long. I have never seen this design before. She is awesome! So cuuute!

The road damage pics are scary!