Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Mystery Halloween SAL EDITED

You know, every year I see you guys with your Halloween ornies and I feel lonesome and like I'm missing out.  In the Uk I gave the kids Halloween parties and really enjoyed doing so.  Here in Ireland we are in the middle of nowhere and the cows just don't get trick or treat.  No one comes to the house and so there is no excuse to dress up.

So this year, in a fit of creative juiciness I am going to bring the fun home to me, well, in the computer anyway.

I have designed a lovely Halloween chart, the Halloween Store, and am going to run it as a mystery Halloween SAL.  Big enough to be worth the effort, simple enough for even the busiest soul, the Halloween SAL will begin officially on the 11th of August and will run over 12 weeks, the final weeks release being the Sunday before Halloween!

I've opened a fb SAL group just for my SAL members and forgive me but there is going to be a small charge. It is one off and it is still a very reasonable price for the size of the chart. Stitch size 120 x 263

This is to ensure the people taking part actually want to take part rather than just add to stash: not that there is anything wrong with stash additions BUT stitching with others is the nearest I am going to get to a Halloween party!  So I need to know people are going to play nice with me.

You can find full details here HERE.  I've shown the chart to some honest friends (brutally honest sometimes) so I am confident you will like it.   I hope so anyway.  So who's in?

If you are not on FB then simply email me reports etc and we will have progress reports on the blog as well as on fb.  I know to see and post on my fb workpage you don't need an account: not so sure about the groups.  I will send email invites to the groups and you can see how it goes but if  not, then we can use the blog in the same way as the fb page so you wont be missing out.  I know many people don't like fb so that's fair enough.  Blog SAL it is as well then!
Yay, my first stitchy Halloween!

Five little maids from School are we..

 Believe it or not, these are all stitched on the same fabric; Light Sand.  I have new photograph editing software which is brilliant as you all know the troubles I've seen trying to get decent photos in Ireland's moisture-laden air. 

Lesson to self; write down steps when editing designs on same fabric so we can get the fabric looking the same lol.  Trust me though, the thread colours are true.  It seems different colours on the same fabric brings out different hues in the light around it.  Eww...sounds a bit like physics to me so I'm going to leave it at that!

I'm making  a little progress on my new Bee Hive project.  The problem with designing it yourself is you think of things to keep adding whereas when you buy a chart, you know exactly what your getting!  So it gets bigger and bigger as we go but I do like it and that is what counts right?

And my daughter asked me to design a little chart for her for her birthday so I came up with this.

 And you never know, I might even get time to stitch it as well xx

She isn't very patient so I needed something which would stitch quick for her and when she arrives on Sunday (Yay !!!!!) she can stitch it here.

Right, well the leeks are planted in the polytunnel, the potatoes are peeled and as I look out of the window I see rain and wind...typical for a week leading up to a bank holiday.  So methinks I will light the fire (for the first time in months so I can't complain really) and do a little stitching.

And as I stitch I need to think of a little girl's quilt for her dolls that I promised I would make and my two PIF gifts on the theme of 'art'.  Yum.  Better to have too many projects to think about than not enough xx  A busy mind is a happy mind!

Monday, July 28, 2014

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