Thursday, October 20, 2011

A little halloween.....


I finally got around to stitching a couple
of designs from BBD's "Trix or Treat"...

I just love this book!
Halloween goodies
BBD "Boo!"
Stitched on 36ct linen w/DMC
BBD "Black Cat"
Stitched on 32ct rust linen w/DMC

My favorite....the black cat!  
If he was just a little fatter, he would
remind me of my own black cat!

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"Boo!" almost became a casualty. 

BBD Boo
Don't you love the little scallop fabric frame?

I hate to waste my fabric so I usually leave
just enough for finishing. I stitched this little
cutie with no problem. Unfortunately I started
another design on the same piece of fabric
thinking I had plenty of room between the
two and was horrified to see just an inch
between the two when I removed the q-snaps.

Well....what to do.

Thanks to my handy Big Shot, a scallop square 
die and some fusible web, I think my finish
turned out pretty cute.   I actually like the
way it turned out and hope to do this again.
(Hubby will be happy I'm finally using some of those dies.)

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Well....I'm off to the beach for the Pals
"Stitching at the Beach Retreat"!  
I am so looking forward to several days
of stitching and laughing with good friends.

happy stitching....

42 comments:

  1. Adorable Halloween pillows Karen! I love that scalloped fabric frame, so creative!

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  2. Have a great time at Pals! I love your little finishes !

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  3. Lovely finishes! The scalloped fabric frame is awesome! Have a nice time full of stitching and laughing! :o)

    Cathi

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  4. Love both your finishes Karen.

    Have a great time at Pals!

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  5. Beautiful Halloween stitching love the little pillows so cute. Have a great day.

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  6. What great pillows! I love that book too, I've stitched almost every design in it.

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  7. Gorgeous I love them both xx

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  8. They look fantastic!! I'd say your "oops" worked out well!!
    Have fun at your retreat!

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  9. Lovely finishes, I have done the same not leaving enough fabby. You managed to finish yours great, well done it is a lovely finish.
    A die cut is on my Christmas List, fingers crossed.

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  10. They both look great!!!
    Have fun at the beach, I hop its warmer there than it is here (45 degrees)
    Happy Stitching
    Denise

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  11. Your finishes are beautiful! I can't wait to hear all about your trip.

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  12. I love your two finishes! So cute! Have fun at PALS!

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  13. Love the scallop frame and the plaid fabric under it too!

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  14. Love the finishes! That scalloped edge looks fantastic and I love the color of the linen for the black cat. This book has lots of fun designs!

    Have fun at PALS!

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  15. They turned out so cute, Karen! Lovely job. I have the book and haven't stitched anything from it yet--but seeing your finishes makes me want to get to it!

    Have a great time at the retreat!

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  16. Boo is too too cute Karen - the plaid fabric you used is just perfect!

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  17. Black cat is superb. Loving the scallop edge, looks a perfect finish for it.

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  18. I love both of these, especially the scalloped frame on Boo!
    Enjoy your retreat. The beach sounds like the perfect setting for one. :)

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  19. Your Halloween finishes look wonderful. I hope you have a blast at the retreat. Best wishes.

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  20. Love the Halloween cat Karen. I love the orange fabric. Great finishing on Boo. Enjoy the Pals retreat. Someday I hope to get there. Next weekend I am off to VB for the Dyeing to Stitch Retreat. Can't wait!

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  21. Oh, they are both adorable, Karen! Isn't it funny how our so-called mistakes can sometimes work out to our benefit! I love the scallop backing :)

    I'm sure you'll have a grand time at the Pals retreat!

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  22. Oh Karen, both are so adorable. Your finishing is perfection. Have a great time at the retreat.
    ~Nan

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  23. Love your finishes!!!! They are so adorable!!! The scallop finish turned out very nice~~~

    Have fun at the retreat~

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  24. ohhh that's wonderful and combining two hobbies hehehe must remember that when I buy something else for my big shot hahahahh :) love mouse

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  25. Oh Karen, that little Boo-pillow is too cute! I love the finish and once again I get the urge to get scalloped shears reinforced... I think I'd better just stop dreaming and get one already! LOL
    Both finishes are awesome and I agree that BBD has fabulous Halloween Designs.

    Have a great time at the retreat and let us know how it was once you get back home, please.

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  26. Lovely finishes Karen, the cat is my fav as well. So jealous that you are off to Pals at Myrtle Beach... of for want of a lottery win :@
    LiBBiE in Oz

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  27. Awesome finishes! That scalloped edge is incredible. I'm glad you figured out a way to finish Boo.

    I'll admit I love the fabric you used for Black Cat.

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  28. Great finishes! Love the scallops. So glad to see you're here and having fun.

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  29. I'm glad there's another stitcher out there who dislikes wasting fabric like I do. Maybe we could start a club or something.

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  30. They are wonderful, I love the scallopped frame, but the scared cat is definitely my favourite

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  31. Two great finishes! I love the scalloped edge! Seeing these two just makes me want to go and pull that BBD book out of my stash and stitch that cat! Have a great time at the retreat!

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  32. Love your stitching and finishing! Nice scalloped edging. Have Fun!

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  33. Lovely finishes Karen! I don't know which one I like more! I'm currently stitching Trix or Treat from this book and seeing your ornaments I want to drop it and do an ornie instead!
    I've been called the miser since I often push the limits when it comes to my fabric margins!

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  34. Both your finishes are too cute. Hope you have a great time at Pals. Wish I could have made it this year!

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  35. I love both of those finishes! I had just done exactly the same thing, stitched something on a scrap of fabric, being frugal, and then realized I hadn't really left enough room to finish it. I like your solution better than what I did.

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  36. Very nice! I love the way you 'salvaged' the shorted piece. Looks darling. :)

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  37. Wonderful finishes, Karen! Great save with the too-close pair too! That rust colored fabric is so yummy.

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  38. Hello
    I love your work. Black cat is lovely:)Are your pillows for sale? Have a nice sunday:-) Best wishes:)

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  39. Such a Halloween spirit here! Love your finishes Karen. Great job rescuing your Boo pillow ;o)

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  40. LOVE 'em! That's the way too turn an oh-no-what-now into a wow! :D

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  41. Wow! You are so talented! You have to tell me... what is a Big Shot? And where would I find a scallop square? This is all new to me! Are they in scrapbook stores, and you just use them for fabric?

    It was great meeting you in MB, btw. :)

    Paulette

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