Thursday, September 20, 2012

Some Spookiness and a Bit of Fall

Time to share some finishes!!  I was on a roll, and I managed to get some seasonal pieces framed and ready to add to my autumn decor for this year.  I didn't get these 3 finished in time to share with everyone in 2011 (far as having them framed), so when the mood struck this week, I got busy!

The first I'd like to share is a DMC Freebie called "Falling Leaves".  If you'd like to find out the details about it, you can have a look at this post here from last year.  The little wooden frame I've had sitting around for many moons, and it was the perfect fit!

Now on to the spooky...

"Fright Night" is a cute little pattern by Lizzie Kate.  The frame for it was picked up at a second hand store for next to nothing, and I actually tweaked the pattern by adding a border to accommodate the frame (you can read about it here).  I also switched out the recommended beads for french knots.  I didn't have on hand the petite beads they asked for, and I was too cheap  frugal to buy a whole pack for just 8 beads, so french knots it was.  I dry brushed a bit of black paint on to the frame, and it was good to go!

Last but not least, we have "Witches Stitch Too!" (Here's the info for it in this post here.)  It was so much fun to stitch and put together!!  I really think that it is one of my all time favourite pieces... not just as far as Halloween goes, but maybe of all I've ever stitched. Well, for the time being, anyway... :-)

It's amazing what a little black paint can do to transform a $2.00 frame from hunter green and honey to black and primitive.  Gotta love it!!

Can't wait to show you what I'm stitching now to add to my Halloween collection... you'll just have to wait until next time to see!



Trina said...

Love, love, love the finished pieces! The frames really make them pop too! Can't wait to see more great finishes!

Happy Stitching!

Chantelle said...

Heehee, I LOVE the witch one! So cute. All of them look great though, nice work with the frames :)

Deborah said...

Wonderful finishes!

Mii Stitch said...

Great designs & beautiful finishes!

Rita said...

I love your finishes. Great job transforming the frame too.

Catherine said...

They all look great!

The Merry Stitcher said...

Adore the leaves for Fall. You are so creative with the frames and they all look spot on to make the needlework stand out that much more :)

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

Love each and every one Tracey, it is so nice to see a Sister keeping busy at what you love.
Cheers to all of the 4 from Forest

Leslie said...

I love your finishes!!!! Great frame makeover too!!! Have a great week.

Carol said...

Hi Tracey :) Thank you so much for your kind comments on my blog--I'm happy to have discovered your beautiful stitching, too!!

Love all of the framed pieces--very creative way of salvaging that last frame, too. I almost stitched the leaves freebie this year, too--maybe in 2013?

I'll be back to visit again :)

Lizzy said...

Hi Tracey, it's a pleasure to "meet" you all and thank you for your kind and lovely comments on my poor sorely neglected blog ~ I have so enjoyed reading all your stories and admiring all the lovely stitching here!

Lovely finishes here as well as the frames ~ I pulled Witches Stitch Too, out of the stash treasure chest and will be starting her this weekend ~ I love it!
Cheers and Blessings in stitches ~ Lizzy