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Sunday, October 30, 2011

~~ A Halloween Eve post...~~~ Boo!!

I know I posted earlier today, but just had to send out a Halloween eve evening post also...

This little project has been done for a couple weeks, just needed that last coat of Briwax...
I have been in Blackbird state of mind here lately....

Cast a Spell
Blackbird Designs
30 ct Weeks Straw
Specified overdyes

I just had to stitch up one of the bonus patterns included in this chart....


It is nestled in my fall smalls in the dough bowl on my kitchen table....


The glass lid will protect the stitching....I might drop more Halloween trinkets in the smaller sections...Or, perhaps I will pop out the Halloween stitcheries and re-use the box for a Chrismas creation.......I'll let my imagination decide.....

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Earlier I posted about a Blackbird Designs gift I had made....If you emailed me about the containers in the box, those 6 little containers come with the box!! Paper mache box that I painted black, then brown, then distressed and finally Briwaxed....Inside the containers I put buttons, charms and that kind of thing for Nan.... It truly was a fun project!!!




She really seemed  happy to get this gift~~


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My dear friend Charlene, needed a little pick-me-up, so I found a Blackbird designs pattern that fit into a little wooden lid I had and I stitched her initial into a small pincushion....She loves red like I do, so this was made to put a smile on her face....And, it did.....


Lastly, I wanted to make a few fobs to share with friends...The crowned fob went to Paulette of course....because she IS a queen!!!  The "Bloom where you're planted" went to Jennifer because I know nature will take its course and blessings bloom in good time...... The others have a  little fish attached to honor our time spent together at the PALS beach retreat 2011...the beads really did look like something you'd expect from the ocean waters.....

Oh..... I wanted to show a super up close look at the darling bat trim the Michele attached to the cute Witch pillow she gave me............Isn't it just perfect???  Just like her!!  Love ya Michele!!

OK....enough for tonight....Hope you get lots of treats and no tricks tomorrow everyone....

Soon I will post photos of the 4 ornaments I stitched at the retreat and my latest new project...the start of a most wonderful sampler............

Faye

52 comments:

Nancy said...

BBD looks great! Can't believe you got all that done before Halloween! You are the queen of stitching! Everything else looks great too!

Mindi said...

Love your Cast a Spell shadow box, that's a lot of stitching you've gotten done.

Laura said...

What great photos of great projects and how much fun you have been having and the joy you have been spreading!! Thanks for sharing!

Lynn said...

OMG your BBD Halloween box looks fantastic! First Karen's post and now yours. I have got to stitch this one!
I love all the goodies you took to retreat with you too. I'll bet everyone was thrilled.

Berit said...

Lovely! I like that BBD bonus all stitched together!

Jennifer said...

My dearest Faye,
I want to thank you so much for my special scissor fob. I have it on my favorite pair of Dovo scissors. They sit right next to me on the arm of my stitching sofa.

I think of you and of all the prayers that I have received each time I look at my beautiful fob. I'm hoping that with all the prayers and love that the sown seeds will soon bloom.

Thank you so much!

With loving stitches,
Jennifer

Karen said...

Great job on your Cast a Spell! I still love the box you made for Nan...so pretty!

Can't wait to see all of your ornaments finished too!

happy stitching...

Chris said...

Beautiful finishes Faye. The BBD box is so cool.

~*Shar*~ said...

Oh my; I absolutly LOVE the little pillow you made hun; beautiful stitching as always (& finishing)

Hugs, Shar

Charity C. said...

I love your BBD box! It is beautiful! All that you have stitched just looks amazing! The fobs are darling also! Have a great Halloween!

valerie said...

Your BBD Cast a Spell box is gorgeous! Love the Morning Star box for Nan too. It seems like you've gotten so much done in no time!

MoonBeam said...

Gee, when I came on tonight, I thought I haven't seen much from Faye lately. Well you more than made up for any imagined absence.

Love your finished Casting a Spell shadowbox...I think that's the name of it. I was lukewarm on this when it came out, but a few of us are going to start it next month to be ready for next Halloween. Did you spray paint or paint with a brush? Your photo looks awesome. I want to try to do a patriotic one, too. Can't wait to see if you create one for Christmas...sounds exciting.

Nice photo-filled post.

Bobbi

Myra said...

You are something else girl! I just love all of your creations and your finishing is always superb. So sweet of you to make up those fobs and they are gorgeous too.

Yvonne..... said...

You BBD box looks wonderful! I didn't get a chance to get mine made this year - maybe next year! It looks very nice! I also love the box you made for Diane - too cute!

Deborah said...

Wow! Everything is beautiful. Love the box with all the BBD smalls.

marly said...

WOW! The box is fantastic! Gorgeous beads and charms in the fobs. Bat trim? That is so cute!

The Scarlett House said...

I am still in awe of your creativity. So glad to have seen your Blackbird project in person, it is truly spectacular!
And since I was one of the lucky recipients of one of your adorable fobs, let me tell you again how much I love it. It is a real treasure to me, and I think of you each time I use my scissors, which is about a couple dozen times a day at least. I am going to get an email off to you in the next day or so. And yes...I think I picked up a southern drawl from y'all.

ROSELLA 69 said...

CIAO,COMPLIMENTI PER IL CASSIER DI HALLOWEEN E' BELLISSIMO,SEI UN PORTENTO,E BELLI I REGALINI CHE HAI FATTO,BRAVA E CIAO BUON HALLOWEEN.

Lizzy said...

Cast a Spell is truly gorgeous, Faye, as are all your other BBD finishes! I love them all... Beautiful stitching and finishing, as always. And the fobs are absolutely darling! I am sure everyone loved them. Happy Halloween! Blessings always in stitches...

Lesleyanne said...

Gorgeous gifts and stitching.

Fiona said...

Your finishes are great, loving that BBD box that you made for Diane. Looking forward to seeing more finishes.

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

very beautiful my friend !

the box very nice I love BBD


MARYLIN fROM france

Ellen said...

Great stitching, love that box! Love that bonus chart ornament too!

Hugs,

Siobhan said...

Ummm, oh my gosh. Could you please put a warning on your posts, something to alert people to, say, cover their laptop while looking at your photos, so the drool doesn't short out the system?? OH MY GOSH!!! Girl, there is no end to the copious amount of creativity that you have. It's like an endless well of awesomeness. Seriously--wow. Everything--wow.

Vonna said...

Every little thing is gorgeous as can be Faye! I love your BOO box and your sweet giftie/win to Diane...LOVELY!

BrendaS said...

Your BBD box looks beautiful! Great gifts you made and received.
Thanks for sharing! It makes me want to go stitch, stitch, stitch:))))

Catherine said...

Oh my gosh!! I love how your box and finishes turned out!! Congrats! I can so see a red or green box with Christmas stitches as well!

Giovanna said...

Aaargh, can there be too much gorgeousness in a single post? I love absolutely everything I've seen, you're awesome!

Cindy's Stitching said...

How pretty. You are always doing some lovely pieces. The retreat looks like a lot of fun. Happy Halloween.

Angela said...

I love everything you have finished but that Halloween box is awesome!

Nan ~ Threadwork Primitives said...

Everything you stitch always looks so great and I'm sure your friends adore their gifts. They turned out wonderful and your painting technique on the box is awesome.

Jennifer said...

I love your BBD Halloween box. Where did you find the box? It really makes that design . I hope I can find one too in chilly Canada ha ha! Your stitching time away looked like so much fun Faye . Glad you had fun. The lucky person who received your stitching!

Mouse said...

ohhhh they are all lovely :) and glad you had a good time at the retreat :) love mouse xxxxx

Carol R said...

Lovely Halloween box Faye! Where could I get a box like that? It reminds me a miniature printers tray!

Patty C. said...

I like the BBD - Nan looks too cute in her photo -
The box is just wonderful & & i haven't used Briwax but you really make me want to !!!

Michelle said...

Everything is amazing! I love your Cast Your Spells box and the box you made for Nan is fabulous as well. I'm sure Paulette is in love with the crown fob!! Can't wait to see what else you're working on. Happy Halloween!!

Carolyn NC said...

It's all wonderful - stitching and finishing and beading, too!

butterfly said...

WONDERFUL STITCHING , Faye.Happy Halloween.

Michelle said...

I love your Cast a Spell shadow box - its wonderful. So glad you had a lovely time at the retreat xx

Bekca said...

Your autumnal stitching basket looks so wonderful. I love your scissor fobs too and I look forward to seeing what you've been stitching lately. Best wishes to you.

Lucy May said...

Looks beautiful! I didn't get mine finished! I still have two of the sections left to do. You really do stitch fast..I din't know how you do it and teach everyday too!

Anna van Schurman said...

Love that bat trim!

Shelleen said...

Your finishes are great. The bat trim is to cute. Isn't it fun to make those scissor fobs? I have made quite a few of them.

Lynn D said...

Your Cast A Spell is wonderful! I have the chart and have been searching everywhere for the Confederate Gray without any luck. I am so glad I saw yours. I'm going to order the same material you did. I hope you see imitation as a form of flattery because I'm so excited by your finish.

I enjoy your blog very much.

Lynn in Alabama

Susan in SC said...

So pretty! It would be pretty to change your box seasonly.

Jennifer M. said...

Wonderful projects Faye! I love the display of your Autumn stitching. Really pretty! That was very sweet of you to make that little gift for your friend. I'm sure it gave her a much needed smile.

Jen

Brigitte said...

All these projects are pure eye candy. And I'm not surprised that the ladies loved their little gifts very much. Wonderful stitching and finishing!

Tatkis said...

Wow, such cute Halloween ornaments!
And your fobs are lovely (it's a passion, I know - I can't stop doing them :) )

Hugs,
Tatyana

BeckySC said...

BEEutiful!! You did an amazing job on your BBD, Faye! I didn't get to mine before Halloween...but I have everything ready to go-maybe I'll stitch it soon :)

Pumpkin said...

Another incredibly fantastic BBD box finish! WOW! Great job Faye :o)

LOVE the little box you made for your friend. No wonder she loved it ;o)

Suzanne said...

WOW!! I just love all your BBD stitching. You did a fab job with the Cast A Spell set.

Raspberry Lane Primitives said...

I love, love your "cast a spell" stitcheries! They are to die for! Can you tell that I love Halloween!
patti :)