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Saturday, October 17, 2009

A sneak peak and progress on Halloween Hornbook Sampler...

Well, I have been missing in action from blogging for a couple weeks but have been really busy!!! I have a snap of a few of the ornies have managed to stitch...Today is finishing day!! My family and friends so enjoy a handmade ornament or pinkeep for the holidays, so whe I received my JCS Ornament issue, I got busy! Now that I have the house to myself, its on!~~
Not being the Halloweenie orangie kind of girl like many of you, I was awestruck when I saw this Halloween Hornbook Sampler by Plum Street Samplers! I had to convert the colors to GAST but there is nearly an identical match in GAST for each Belle Soie listed. It is done on 40ct Sand linen and really is prettier in person than this snap is showing...I just wanted to show my progress and let you know this is truly one you will have a hard time putting down. Thank you Paulette Stewart for all the beautiful designs you contine to give us!!

Well I am off to the craft room....Pinkeeps, ornies and needlebooks await me!! Have a beautiful fall weekend everyone! Make a mug of something warm and push your needle through that linen!! Love to all, Faye

23 comments:

Tommye said...

I like it, Faye.

I've barely had time to dog ear the pages in JCS orn. issue that I want to stitch, much less work on them...

Nancy said...

Your Halloween Hornbook sampler is lovely! Your first photo of all your stitching is just beautiful! I look forward to seeing your finishes.

KarenV said...

Your Halloween Hornbook sampler looks great so far, as do your ornaments. I haven't even finished one from this year's mag yet!

Would you mind sharing your GAST conversion for the hornbook please? I would love to do this one in GAST instead of the Belle Soie. Thanks!

doris said...

Good girl! You've really jumped on the Christmas bandwagon. I'm not much for Halloween, but I really do like your hornbook. I may have to investigate that one, myself.

FayeRaye said...

Thanks for your kind words!! As you look down the list of Belle Soie on the chart, my conversions are:
Apple Fritter-C/Colors
Autumn Leaves-GAST
Gingersnap-GAST
StrawBonnet-GAST
Endive-GAST
Brandy-GAST
Blackbird-C/Colors
Maple Syrup-GAST
Cabbage-GAST Hope this helps and thanks for you blog comments and emails!~ Faye

BeckySC said...

I LOVE the hornobbok...can't wait to stitch mine :)OOOH, I love the sneak peek at your ornies :)
Have a lovely weekend, Faye :)

valerie said...

Wow Faye, you've been super busy! Love your start on Halloween Hornbook. Great idea to convert to GAST...looks wonderful!

Jan said...

The Halloween Hornbook is a fave of mine, and your progress on it is divine!! Love your conversion, as well!

Can't wait to see your ornaments finished, they look so charming all rolled up like that!

Deb said...

Faye - I can't wait to see your finished ornies. Looks like you got a lot accomplished in a couple weeks time! YGG!

And I just love, love your hornbook. I'm like you - not the Halloween orange type of girl (which is probably why I haven't done anything for Halloween), but I am in love with that hornbook. I can't wait to see your finish on it.

JOLENE said...

You still amaze me Faye. You seem to have so much energy to stitch so many things so quickly. I love the Halloween Hornbook project, I have it in my stash waiting to be stitched. Yours is turning out very nice and what great progress you've made. Can't wait to see all the ornies finished. Happy Fall!

Tanya said...

Awesome and I LOVE those pieces in a roll - so pretty!

Tanya

Sherri said...

I'm always amazed at the amount of stitching you get done. You're ablaze! Please post pics of your finished ornaments and the hornbook.

Karen said...

Goodness...you have been busy!

I have been drooling over the Hornbook since it came out and can't wait to get it. I love the colors too.

Kudos on winning "Frederick". I hope to start Frederika today and will add this one once finished.

Kielrain said...

wow, you have been busy.

That hornbook is going to be amazing. Love the look of it.

Grammy Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

Thanks so much for stopping by and your kind words.

You live in a beautiful area. My dear friend lived in Cameron for a few years and we often went to Southern Pines when visiting her.
That hornbook sampler is gorgeous. I stitched many samplers in my earlier years but never did a hornbook!

staci said...

Congrats on having so many ornies stitched! They look so lovely in that pic. Hope you had a wonderful finishing day!

Carolyn NC said...

Sounds like fun! Lovely stitching. See you this weekend!

Nina said...

Beautiful progress, I also like this pattern :)
Congratulations on your finished ones!

Siobhan said...

Faye, I was talking to my husband when he was driving down to NC with a few of his friends. He was repeating out loud to them where I said you lived & you could hear the groans and "OMG! That's where..." through the phone. ;) They all want to move there, LOL.

I can't wait to see your finished ornaments!! I need to get cracking on mine. Love the sneak peek!

Your Halloween Hornbook looks fantastic. Thanks so much for sharing the conversion; I just copied it and e-mailed it to myself so I'll remember when I get to it. I'm looking forward to your next progress pic!

DaisyGirl said...

I so need to get busy with my finishing! I love your Hornbook start, I haven't ordered that one yet, wasn't sure, but now that I see yours, hmmm, maybe I need to order it after all!
Donna

Vinniey said...

Hi Faye, your Halloween Hornbook looks great! Love the colors you chose! Have a nice day and happy stitching! :)

KarenV said...

Thanks Faye for the conversion, that's really kind of you!

Danielle said...

Thank you for posting your conversion. I am just getting this pattern to stitch and did not want to use the silks, nor the DMC conversion. I will be mentioning you in my next video on Flosstube!! Thanks again.