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Thursday, October 3, 2013

Exchange Complete & Halloween Stitchin'

Well, this shutdown is certainly benefitting my exchange partner and Halloween stitchin' pile, LOL! I will be mailing out my exchange package tomorrow, woohoo!! And, I have been busy going through my Halloween designs to prioritize them for stitchin'...here's what's in the pile.
Clockwise from top:
CC~Sleepy Hollow (Love this one!!)
PS~Trick~or~Treat
PM~Thine is the Trick and the Treat
CS~A Quaker Halloween Sampler
PS~All Hallow's Eve
 

Left to right:
SNP~Halloween at Hollyberry Farm
PPN~A Time to Reap
WTN&T~ Hilda's Alphabet Brew
WTN&T~On Pins and Pumpkins
SP~Jenny Bean's Halloween Sampler
 
I got a wild hair to dye some fabbies in Halloween shades for most of these designs...what do you think of these??
I used black Rit dye and a different base color for each...I love the variations I got out of them and most will work perfectly with the thread colors called for in the designs.

I did finish a small piece today and will post about it tomorrow...it was a freebie I came across that really blew my skirt up, so I just HAD to stitch it, LOL!

I'll decide tomorrow which design and fabby to start next...I am exhausted and ready for bed.

Thank you all so very much for your sweet sentiments and encouragement...I am doing great and trying to make the best of a bad situation...what else can you do??!! But, I do truly appreciate your thoughts and prayers~~until later...

Happy Stitchin'
Terri

19 comments:

Beth said...

Great Halloween stash. I love your dyed fabrics they're wonderful.

Barb said...

Wonderful designs!! I do love the fabric that you dyed!

Gabi said...

Looks great.

cucki said...

Wow very pretty designs and the fabric you dyed is super stunning :)
Enjoy your stitching x

Annette-California said...

Oooooh your fabrics came out lovely! Isn't great to dye your own? I like the Rit Dye's too. What great Halloween charts you have. Have fun stitching. love Annette

Meari said...

You picked out some great projects and the fabbies will look great with them.

Parsley said...

I am dizzy! You are working on all of those?? Yowza!

I have a question. I have been admiring the sleepy hollow design for some time. What fabby are you stitching it on and are you going to to panels or all in one piece?

Lynn said...

I see several in your selections that I have on my list of Halloween stitching. Whether I get to them or not is another issue!
Your dyed fabrics are gorgeous!! I can't wait to see some of those designs stitched up on them.

Karen said...

Excellent job at hand-dying the fabric! They look fantastic. Those patterns will look great on them. :)

Margaret said...

I'm so impressed with your hand dyed fabric! Well done! Love the exchange you made up too!

Wendy S. said...

I am such a HUGE fan of the Sleepy Hollow pattern! Can't wait to see the finished product! And I love your fabrics. =)

April said...

Loving your picks!! I really love the dyed fabrics!!! Can't wait ti see them stitched!!!

Jackie said...

I hope your pile of projects isn't an indication of how long the shutdown will continue. That said, what great selections you've made! LOVE the dyed fabric!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

So hard to choose when there are so many we love... Your dyed fabbies look great!

Bekca said...

The fabrics you've dyed look gorgeous, I can't wait to see which one you stitch on first :)
Best wishes.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Your fabrics look great! So... are you back to work today like the rest of our folks. Too bad they are in an Excepted status, I do believe.

Carol said...

Love those fabrics you dyed, Terri--you really got amazing results... Enjoy your Halloween stitching :)

MartyG said...

I love your dyed fabrics. I have dyed lots of trims and used tea and coffee on linen but never tried Rit on linen. Would love to know some of the linen you started with and how you did it. Live the color names. They are perfect. MartyG

Catherine said...

Ooohhhh.....love your fabrics and your stash! Great choices!