Daffy's Stitchy Friends

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Spooky

Gahhh! It is so difficult to get this fabric to photograph the correct color! This was the best of the bunch and it's crooked. It will have to do. A fun little finish for Halloween. I played with the colors a lot on this design a change here and a change there. I changed the blocks of four stitches under the word "Spooky" into large Smyrna crosses. I also added a stitch to the border to make it even up ~ which I'm wishing I had done to the last Boo Club I stitched. It just bothered me sooo much! Who knew I could be that OCD?

Design ~ Boo Club "Spooky"
Designer ~ Lizzie*Kate
Fabric ~ 32 count Daffycat Dyed Jobelan
Fiber ~ DMC


I've just finished my last Ornament Swap stitching. I'll do the finishing on the weekend and it will be ready to go. One other is in the mail as we speak and will be shared as soon as it is received. This has been a fun exchange and I will miss it very much ~ but everyone else is ready to end so there she goes. I'll have to arrange some private swaps soon or I will have Exchange Withdrawal symptoms.

I came across some very helpful instructions today. Do you take nasty pills? I really hate when I'm congested and I have to take those disgusting mucus reliever pills, you know? Gag! Not that I like fruit roll-ups much better (who likes plasticy fruit?) but I will certainly keep this in mind as I'd rather swallow fruity tasting plastic than guaifenesin tablets! 

I'm planning a fun project. In the kitting up stage ~ so stay tuned ~ more to come later!

Thank you for visiting my blog today!
xox

65 comments:

Bonequinhos de Pano said...

Very cute! Halloween is one of my favorite themes! Congrats!

Myra said...

That is cute as can be! I love the linen color even if it doesn't look correct on my monitor. Looking forward to seeing your next project.

Annie said...

Spooky is very cute (and spooky too of course). I'm allergic to that medicine, so next time I'm congested, I'll just eat the fruit roll-up unadulterated!

Margaret said...

What a great Halloween finish! I love it!

Kristi said...

This is so cute! Love the Smyrna crosses. ♥

Cross Stitch Queen said...

Your spooky looks great!

Hope you feel better soon. I am trying not to take the antibiotic horse pills. Fighting the cold/upper respiratory stuff to the end.

Happy Halloween stitching,
CSQ
betweenthestitches.blogspot.com

Karen said...

Very cute!

Kaisievic said...

Ditto - very cute indeed!

Hugs, Kaye xoxox

Pumpkin said...

Sweet finish Sharon! Love the color of the fabric :o)

Vicky said...

I love your Halloween stitching.

I also have trouble getting fabric to photograph in the correct colour, but then again I am a crap photographer LOL

Theresa said...

This is adorable!!!!!

Lana said...

Spooky looks adorable!! I love Halloween stitching! Love the pill idea!

Sarah said...

Spooky looks great! I agree with the above - personally I'd just eat the rollup! I used to love those things as a kid

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Love the Spooky stitchery! Your work is always lovley!
Hugs

Rhona said...

Great Halloween stitching! So frustrating when the pic doesn't come out the right colour. Can't wait to see what you're working on next!

Delusional Knitter said...

Awesome finish!! Halloween is my favorite!

Lynn said...

It's spooktacular!! I also seem to have difficult getting pics of my fabric. They never seem exactly right.
Good thing I don't need the fruit rollups, I really don't like them. I can swallow just about any pill easily and quick enough that I don't taste them.

Berit said...

Very fun colors in this one!

Rachael xxx said...

Very nice.

If you ever want to do an exchange, I'm up for it!!

Diane (di) said...

Sooo cute Sharon! This my favorite time of the year and Halloween makes it even more fun. Love your changes and esp. those smyrnas. :)

Lesleyanne said...

A lovely finish.

Doris said...

cute finish, i like the tiny bat in the moon. ans great choice of colors.

Bec said...

Love it! :D

Sally said...

Cute finish:)

Vonna said...

Spooky looks spookily perfect :) I like your additions!

Carol said...

What a fun finish--love it :)

Charity C. said...

I love your halloween finish!!

Rachel said...

I love anything Halloween, and your finished "Spooky" is awesome! Looking forward to seeing what interesting thing you are kitting up. :D

cucki said...

i love it so much..really very sweet and so spooky.

cucki said...

very sweet colors too..hugs xx

Terri M said...

Adorable! It's crooked because it's haunted. Spooky!! ;o)

Sue said...

Spoooky is cuter than cute. That is a great tip for horrible meds.....Just don't forget and chew it! lolol

geeky Heather said...

Ugh...guaifenesin is narsty junk!! Still tastes better than NyQuil, though!!

The border would have bugged me, too. =)

Katrien said...

cute finish

Janice Boucher said...

I love Spooky! You did an awesome job with your changes. Halloween designs are such fun to stitch!

Rachel S said...

Cute finish!

Joysze said...

Awwww, too cute!! :D

Kajsa said...

How cute! I love it.

Kathy A. said...

Spooky is just so cute!!!! Nice work girl!

CindyMae said...

Love the finish, so cute!! What a great idea for the pills!!! Thanks for sharing that!

Christine said...

Great spooky finish! I don't think the worst tablets in the world would persuade me to try those fruit roll up things

sallystitches said...

Lovely finish, well done.

Debbie said...

Great finish on Spooky!

Tama said...

Ooo, that's cute! I like the colors :D

Sharon said...

Cute finish! Thanks for sharing the pill info. Who knew? I have a teen-age son who has an AWFUL time taking pills but loves the fruit roll-ups. (yea, I know - they're packed with sugar...) :( I will definitely try this next time the poor kid needs an allergy pill.
Can't wait to see what project you're teasing us with! :)

Patty said...

I really like your Spooky! Now I want to go and add borders to all my finished ornaments.

Siobhan said...

That is such a super cute finish! Great job.

Bekca said...

Lovely finish, the colours are perfect for Halloween. I look forward to seeing your new project, sounds very interesting. Best wishes.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Its a lovely finish Sharon!

Beth said...

I love your changes to Spooky. I stitched it as charted, but I really like the way yours looks better. Sorry you have a cold

Brigitte said...

A great little finish. Stitched on a really fantastic colour.

Julie said...

Super little finish, love the fabric colour

CalamityJr said...

Well, I see I've commented on roughly every other post - not bad for me, so that's a compliment to your blog - it must be interesting and filled with comment-worthy stitching, lol!

Carolyn said...

Sharon,
I love your version of spooky. Those colors go so well together.

Thanks for the tip on the fruit roll up and taking meds.

Nancy said...

Nice Stitching. I love Halloween!

Linda said...

Love your Spooky. I also have that set.

Linda

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

Love it!

Jennifer Gail said...

Love it.

Raven/Missy said...

Your Spooky looks great! You did a fantastic job!

Pilar said...

So cute!!
Hugs

Colorado Stitcher said...

Your SPOOKY is very nice!

mblittle5 said...

Happy Halloween!!

Lee said...

I love the halloween stitching - the bat is the best!

Michele Hester said...

The tablets are a whole lot better than swallowing all that syrup though! YUCK!

Susan in SC said...

Love this!