Friday, August 25, 2017

BOO is here.

Boo is finished. 
Ready for 'showin' and Tellin'...
I am totally happy with "BOO".  
He makes a great companion for "Witchy Cat".
This is a good time to correct my comments about my 3rd
set of 'Jack O' Lanterns' Haunting, 2 postings ago.

I got carried away with these 2 designs, still to be part of the 
"Jack O' Lanterns Haunting" series.
"Witchy" and "BOO" are 5 1/4" and 4 1/4" tall respectively, 
with more detail in the designs.
Sooo, they will be sold as separate patterns.
I will be working on the pattern packets this weekend.  
Valdani and DMC threads have been used on each design.

"BOO" is a ghostly JOL, with a captivating grin and proudly wearing his monogrammed, hat instead a witch hat.
I sewed two pea green beads in the center of his swirling eyes (this is optional).  PLUS, I left the top of his hat backing open so that flowers (like small, straw flowers, which I do not have at this time)could be poked in. I will show how that looks as soon as I get the flowers, as this is another option, or not.

Just another note for "Witchy Cat" ... must include her.  She too has 5  black, glass beads sewn in around the base of her Candy Corn witchy hat...
the black pom pom on top is also optional. I tacked it on with thread, easy peasy.
Please keep in mind the chair she is displayed on is one of my miniature Windsor chairs,  so please remember she is 5 1/2" tall. 
Just wanted to share some of my ideas for embellishing.
Included in both designs are some longer, punched, loops for added interest and some wonderful dimension.
Hope you will love this pair of inseparable, spooky, haunting, companions as much as I do.

Will be back soon with the pattern packets so you can create these JOLs for the enjoyment of all those little 'Trick or Treaters' on that mystical night,
October 31st, just in case you forgot...heheheheee. 

Thanks so much for visiting...
Enjoy and be happy, with Peace and Blessings for ALL,

Thursday, August 24, 2017

what to say ~ A news Flash?


Not really sure of what to say.  Our son, Jeff and dil, Cassie with our 3 munchkins have bought a house in Murrieta, Ca.  That means  they will be there for a while.  So, these two old fogies are actually considering on moving to be closer to our family.  I do not sleep well when stressed out and it takes its toll on me.  We are looking at properties on the internet and the prices are knocking my socks off.  But, I think we found an affordable place about 10 miles from their new home.  We are now 100 miles away.  I do not like, actually I dread driving from here to there on those crazy California Freeways, and I worry like crazy when they travel to visit from there to here. 
Here is the "News Flash" !
We have really decided to list our house 
'For Sale'  
as of the 1st of September. 
I won.t bore you any further with whys and why nots.
In between all that is going on and decisions to be made I have completed my new Halloween impression of those vintage paper mache cats.  Her name is..."Witchy Cat".

She is scarey enough to be adorable.  

Her hat looks something like candy corn with a black pom pom on top  and furry ears that are fuzzy white on the insides. Of course it is a punch needle pillow/tuck sort of ornie about 6" tall.  I hope to have better and more pictures soon.  
I'm almost finished with my final Halloween Treat...
he will be called "BOO" for now.

Another for now, I bid you all 'good night', as I have been up since 3 o'clock this morning and am getting a bit tired.  Hubs and I actually managed to do our one hour walk early today.
I/we have so much to do getting our home ready for selling and then finding another to call 'HOME'. 
Perhaps, by this time tomorrow, "BOO" will be finished. I'd love to be able to share this ghostly, JOL with you.

Tis time . . . Nitey nite friends, sleep tight with Peace and Blessings for ALL,

Friday, August 4, 2017

True to Form...3 days late.

This time my excuse was the inability to scan my drawn patterns.

Had to get a little creative and finally figured another way to do it ... 
it took time and as you know I am slower than slow. 
This is a groupy of the four eerie and spooky 
" Jack O' Lanterns Haunting".

I really love them all tucked creepy is that?

This is Frightful and Winkin'...
In packet no. 1 - Pattern 170803.
Here is Creepy and Evil in that order...
Packet no. 2 - Pattern 170804.
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I am sketching two more ... for Packet no.3,
 they are no wheres near ready to get punched. 

So with that thought in mind, 
I will hit the road and get some lunch, 
then clean house... and boy does it need cleanin'.

Thanks everyone for the visit.  
Not much else to talk about.
It spritzed enough yesterday to make it humid.
I do not deal with humidity very well.
Did I ever tell you that I actually lived in 
Ras Tanura, Saudi Arabia
when I was 10 and 11 years old? 
See what the humidity does to me?
We were right on the Beautiful Persian Gulf, 
and talk about humid in 120 degrees in the shade...NOT GOOD.
I will really leave this time with another thought in mind.
Get some lunch!

Have a beautiful weekend friends,