The Witch's Ride

The Witch's Ride

Monday, October 5, 2015

I'm Back! (Sort of)

I always thought my cloud friends were the best but you all just proved it!!! I can't thank you enough for all the get better wishes you have sent my way.  It's been hard not to be depressed and your comments did more than you can imagine to keep me on the right track. I am better each day but it is a slow and painful process. Well that's enough of that.  I have been able to stitch and just before we left on that ill-fated trip, I got my Thine is the Trick or Treat framed.  So I do have some stitching to share with you today.

 Here is the PS "Trick or Treat".  As I mentioned, this is for my grand children so I have added some glitz. It's hard to see on here but the orange head and the green in his outfit are stitched with metallic threads.  That just proves how much I love those children because the metallic threads have been a pain to stitch with.  The orange floss was especially difficult.  It kept falling apart. I also bought buttons to add to the design.  I stitched enough that we could order a frame so I do hope they will get it before Halloween!

 Here is my lovely frame by Valley House Primitives.  This is proudly hanging above my fireplace!

I'm sorry that the true wonderful colors don't show up.  It looks muddy here and the under color is really a warm old gold ! Much prettier than the picture.  Thanks Janet for your amazing work! 

Well, that is about it for today.  I hope those of you in the East are staying safe! Thank you again for all your encouraging comments! You are the BEST!

26 comments:

  1. OMG, your finish is stunning! I never cared for this pattern til I saw yours done in colors rather than just black. So happy you are back to blogging and hope things get easier for you. Keep on being awesomely you! :)

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  2. Lovely finish!! :) Metallic threads are really hard to work with. You did a great job!! Beautiful frame!!
    Nice to know you are on the recovery path.

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  3. Lovely Hallowe'en stitching Barb,fantastic colour choices.Your grandchildren must have a wonderful collection by now.
    I hope you continue well with your recovery,getting better with each day and enjoying your stitching.

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  4. Great Halloween pieces. Good to hear that you are getting better slowly.

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  5. Dear Barb, all the best for you! Hope you will be soon back at 100 %!!! :o) Lovely stitching and framing!

    Hugs, Cathi

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  6. Both are these are STUNNING!! Love them both. Glad to hear you are well on your way to getting better. Day by day!! Sending you good healing thoughts and energy!

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  7. Thanks for sharing those photos with us! They are both such beautiful pieces. I especially love the color version of Thine is the Trick and the Treat - what colors did you use for that? Gorgeous!

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  8. LOVE your pictures!! Every time I see that pattern I think maybe I should stitch it!! The one for your grandson is adorable!! The witch in the cloud - that is awesome!!! When did you take it? I'm glad you are coming around - what a terrible bit of luck!

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  9. I love the colours you added to both of these pieces. I am not a fan of Quaker style samplers but your framed piece could certainly change my mind. These are both so beautiful.

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  10. Such fun Halloween stitching...the Quaker is wonderful. That frame is perfect for it! Glad you are on the road to recovery... take it easy...hugs!

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  11. WOW! I love your Thine is the Trick. This piece has been on my "maybe" list for ages but with your color scheme, I think it's a must! Love it! The framing is beautiful too. Great WIP too. Hope your recovery is going well. Hang in there!

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  12. Thine turned out so beautiful, I just love it!
    Great progress on the kids Halloween piece, you've gotten a lot done.
    I hope you back is feeling better everyday.
    Take care.
    Marilyn

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  13. Love your Halloween stitches!! I'm trying to get back into the blogging loop ~ had to go back a post to see what happened ~ so glad you are on the road to recovery.

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  14. Good to hear you're doing better! Yes, you really do love them children ;) Thats a great piece though. Great frame for Thine! Wishing you continued recovery with the back.

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  15. LOVE both your Halloween pieces. SO happy to hear your already doing better. Hope you are completely well soon.
    love Annette

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  16. I am glad to hear that you are doing better, and I hope that you will be 100% very soon! I love the PS "Trick or Treat" that you are stitching for your grandchildren, and your framed "Thine is the Trick or Treat" is lovely!!

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  17. Oh, my gosh--just look at that witch in the clouds in your blog header, Barb--how perfect for this time of year and for you--the supreme lover of all things Halloween :)

    I truly love your framed finish and the piece for the grandkids is just darling. I detest stitching with metallic threads so kudos to you for hanging in there.

    I know this sort of injury is rough and you just have to give it time--glad you can at least stitch. Feel better soon!

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  18. You lust love your grandkids, because I agree, metallic threads are HARD to stitch with! Great framed piece. I am partial to the rat in the corner.

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  19. Metallic threads are such a pain, but really do add a lot to the design! Your grandkids will be so excited to have it! :)

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  20. Halloweenowy sampler cudowny! Nowa praca rónież piękna.

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  21. Wonderful, wonderful stitching and so glad to hear that you are on the path to recovery.

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  22. Two wonderful spooky finishes! I love the colours touches in Praire Moon and the metallics in Prairie Schooler.

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  23. Oh, so wonderful, your framed piece. And the PS piece for your grandchildren is just gorgeous. They will love it.

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  24. Your framed finish is beautiful!!! So lovely. Your PS Halloween piece is coming along well also. I'm sure the grandkids will get a thrill out of it. Hope you are feeling better each day. Take care.

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