October 14, 2009

all about fall

Happy Fall Y'all!!!
It's my favorite time of the year! All of my stitching this past month has been centered around fall or Halloween, and I'm kinda on a roll, lol! In truth, I haven't felt very well for a while (dental problems), and being a hermit has helped my stitching life somewhat.

So with apologies for the craptastic photos and pug hairs, here are my finishes....

This one is Halloween Fun, by Birds of a Feather (the linen came with the chart)



I loved this little spider :-)



this is Autumn Song, one of the Loose Feathers from Blackbird Designs



It will be finished into a box someday, as shown on the cover of the chart....
the colors on this one really made me happy...



this is part of the pincushion that goes with it....



a tiny ornament from the Lizzie Kate Fall Crazy chart...



Trick or Treat from La D Da (I think this was in the 2008 JCS Halloween issue)
(I really love designs featuring Witches shoes ;-) )



and this is Boo, from Lilybet Designs....those pumpkins crack me up, I'd be scared of that spider too!




This is not stitching related, but so cute, I wanted to share. It's from the Oct. 2009 issue of Southern Living magazine (if you click that link, you'll get a better picture than mine, and better directions too, lol)




These are MOON PIES on a stick! You just use some melted candy coating (almond bark) to "glue" the stick in (push it into the marshmallow center) and secure the goodies to make the faces. The ones with "eyes" is made with open faced Oreo cookies with M&M's, candy corn nose and sprinkles for the hair. You can find the dowels or sticks at Michael's or Hobby Lobby where the candy making stuff is. Aren't these adorable? These would be a fun project for kids and I love that they're totally edible :-)

34 comments:

Jan said...

Wow, what great Halloween finishes, Andrea! Each one is so unique and cool!

Sorry for the dental troubles, hope soon you will be back to normal!

Love the recipe, that is a great one for kids.

Alice said...

Andrea, I missed you!!! Wow, "Halloween fun" sure is a cute chart. The design is perfectly imperfect and that works like a charm. The spider is adorable!! Its not a small project. My goodness you have a lot of finishes and they all look SUPER!! I admit, I also have a thing for those witches shoes. : ))
Ok, no excuse for being a hermit. That makes two of us but somehow I don't get the same amount of stitching done. Do you really think the Oreo cookies will last till the faces are stuck on the Moon Pies? Now I have to wipe down my computer screen. Tsk Tsk!!
Alice
xxx

Jennifer said...

You've been very busy ! Love all your wonderful stitching and always enjoy reading your blog. The moon pies are darling. Looks like I may have to buy some more stash as once again you've inspired me!

Missy Ann said...

Moon Pies on a stick. Awesome.

And the stitching ain't too shabby either. ;)

Margaret said...

I love all your finishes! Fantastic, and perfect for the time of year! :D

Nancy said...

Such fun designs Andrea - every single one of them! Your stitching is as gorgeous as ever!

Katrina said...

Everything is so cute! Love all the autumn themed pieces.

My DH loves moon pies :-). Fun idea.

valerie said...

Wow, what fun finishes! I love all of them but that Lilybet one is too cute! Also love your Autumn Song!

Marnie said...

fun Fun FUN! Love Autumn Song.

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

I'm so happy to see you post! I was thinking about you yesterday believe it or not and was going to shoot you a note. Awesome finishes, Andrea! I love the BoaF finish - I have that in stash and will do it one of these days! Autumn Song is so pretty and the other finishes are wonderful. You have been busy AND productive!

The moon pies look like they'd be a lot of fun to make (and eat)!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

I'm so happy to see you post! I was thinking about you yesterday believe it or not and was going to shoot you a note. Awesome finishes, Andrea! I love the BoaF finish - I have that in stash and will do it one of these days! Autumn Song is so pretty and the other finishes are wonderful. You have been busy AND productive!

The moon pies look like they'd be a lot of fun to make (and eat)!

Karen said...

Great finishes! I love the BOAF design...very cute!

Melissa said...

Andrea, all the stitching is wonderful but the BOAF is particularly eye catching!

Never had moon pies, on sticks or not but they look yummy!

Loraine said...

I love all of your Halloween stitcheries. So cute! Halloween is great.
I hope you get feeling better. At least you've been productive!
Take Care dear stitching friend.

Stitch By Stitch said...

Thank you for the very kind comments on my blog! Nice to meet you! I love your blog and have been a reader for several months now. Can I just say your pugs are just precious and your stitching/finishing awesome!

JOLENE said...

Andrea, I love them all!!!! SOrry to hear abot yor dental problems, but on the other hand, look all all those fabulous designs yo have stitched!! Autumn Song stole my heart though, love it the bestest! (I know that's not a real word, but it's my word) LOL

Rowyn said...

Wow, I love all your Halloween stitching! You have been a busy stitcher.

Siobhan said...

Yeay!! I am so happy to see a post from you. I've missed you! Sorry to hear about the dental stuff. :P~

Your finishes--wow wow wow wow!! Everything is, of course, stunning. I love that BOAF... I have everything ready to go for it, just haven't stitched it yet. The BBD is amazing, too, and of course all the other designs--too flippin' cute. I love witchy shoes, too. :) Yeay! So glad to see your post.

Tammy said...

All your stuff is adorable! Love it all---the Halloween stuff always catches my eye. I'm SO off my game-I've not gotten anything done for a couple weeks now. And I really NEED to!

Cari said...

Andrea, it's so good to catch up with you - you have been a busy lady - what wonderful stitching!

Gosh, I hope everything will be fixed soon - nothing's worse then having to visit the dentist.

Is your Halloween streak complete or will you stitch up a few more?

Enjoy your day.

staci said...

Look at all your fantastic fall/halloween finishes! Your needles have been flying!

Hope the dental issues clear up soon :)

Deb said...

very cute..love the moon pies...

Robin said...

wonder what it is about witches shoes??? I just love them too. I HAVE to get the LK chart. that is adorable!
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mainely stitching said...

Moon pies on a stick! BRILLIANT!

Hey, your stitching is out of this world. GREAT job on all of it. I hope your dental woes are safely behind you and you can simply enjoy the rest of this wonderful season. :D

Claire said...

Great Halloween stitching :)

Michelle said...

Love love love your BOAF piece!! I am needing to stitch this immediately!! And moon pies on a stick - how fun is that! I think I saw deep fried moon pies at the fair, if I'm not mistaken!

BitsAndPieces said...

Happy October, Andrea! Your post put me in a happy mood. Love the design and colors in Autumn Song.

Sandy

Deb said...

I don't know how I missed this post! I love that BOAF piece. I have another one of theirs (forget the name) that's Halloween related but have never done it yet! I love Autumn Song and Twick or Treat too! Well, really I love everything. And those moon pies are a fantastic idea. Maybe I'll have to make some for my kids!

Rachel S said...

Those look so good. Great seasonal finishes!

Melissa said...

Love all your finishes. I miss BOAF so much! What a fun stitch.

Hope you're feeling better.

BeckySC said...

My oh MY!!! You have been busy-what great stitching you have accomplished :) I love it all!
The BBD is HIGH on my to-do list :) Keep stitching :)
(((((hugs)))))

Brigitte said...

Wow, you were busy, to say the least. So many great fall and Halloween finishes. Congratualtions!
I hope you feel much better by now.

Deb said...

thank you for becoming a follower of my blog....welcome....

Jackie said...

Did you find out what make your dog sick last night?

Mom is doing well! :-)
She is home and sleeping. She was pretty tired.

In a week or so she has to see the DR then they discuss the next steps. She showed me her wig & hat catalog and there are such cute things in there.

I am glad your friend is doing good. Its just so hard on so many levels.

XOXO