Who doesn't love stitching Halloween designs? Not Me!! I love the ugly colors...the wacky fabric and designs. I really do think I went a little overboard though but how could I resist. JCS came out with the beautiful Halloween ornament issue that has all the great designs from past years. Everyone knows how popular owls are right now and Just Nan has some really cuties this year. I even got my orange fabric for some ornies I hope to stitch....notice I said "hope".
Not sure if you have ever heard of Piecework magazine, but I think it's a keeper. It always has some fantastic articles about historical pieces and it covers a large range of needlework.....from needlepoint to crochet to lacework. I also had to get the two new JBW Christmas designs.
Then from The Fat Quarter Shop today I received in the mail this new charm pack and two yards of coordinating fabrics. I love this chocolate brown and it should make up some great fall patterns.
The purple thingy is a crocheted cover for my tape measure. I found the pattern on Ravelry and it calls for 3 colors of wool sock weight yarn and I just happen to have two shades of purple and a green for the leaf. I loved doing it and it worked up really fast. I added a sparkly button to the center of the tea rose just for fun.
I hope everyone has a safe holiday weekend and you get to do lots and lots of stitching. I plan on doing just that while watching my racing.
Blessings as always,