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Saturday, April 17, 2010

HalloSAL Finished!

**update 4/18/10: I did receive word that Sandra finally received her package. Here is a snap of what was sent:


Well, I managed to finish the HalloSAL design. There are supposed to be eyes on the ghosts at the bottom, but I like them without. I did add a little bit of a border around the bottom as well. I got a little “trigger happy” and stitched one too many of the little grass areas at the bottom, so I extended them around. I like the way it turned out and the design was fun to stitch. I did learn a couple of new stitches along the way, but still haven’t overcome my fear of french knots! lol…Anyhoo, here are a couple of pictures of the final piece:



I am planning on framing it or creating a bell pull. I need to learn a different finishing technique, so the actual finish may not happen until later in the summer.

Now on to some PIFs and the 3 larger pieces I am working on (Christmas Design SAL Comin' Home for the Holidays, Butterflies and Shamrocks Wreath, and Ink Circles’ Cirques des Carreaux). 

Plus, I need to concentrate on finishing my Thesis over the next few weeks, so there may not be a lot of finishes until the Fall.
 
Until next time…

10 comments:

Sue said...

I love this piece you did...but then again I was married on Halloween and love anything to do with the holiday...you did a wonderful job...and thank you for adding a link to my giveaway..I appreciate it! Sue from Rue-Mouffetard....

Elaine said...

Lovely finish on a really cute design Julie. Good luck with all your wips.

Carol said...

How cute, Julie! I've never seen this one before...

Best of luck completing your thesis--I can't even imagine the work that must go into that!!

Jules said...

Thank you all!

@ Carol. It's not a released design. It's part of a SAL that I joined through another blog. I will post an update when she announces the next one so you can check it out.

Sandra said...

Wow!!! Wonderful finish Julie!

Thanks for the giveaway, here's a post of it. I was tickled!!!

Erna said...

Love the finish Julie....
Hugs
Erna

Siobhan said...

Beautiful finish! Love your WIPs, too, and your finish montage at the top of your blog.

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

Such a pretty piece. I like your Anchors Aweigh too. I love cross stitching. I will have to share more of my pieces on my blog soon.

Thanks for stopping by and for your comment. I added more pictures today for those who asked. Hmm, lots to think about.

Sally said...

Wow what a fantastic finish!

Olenka's Stitches said...

Congrats on the lovely finish, it seems you are well prepared for Halloween.
Love your idea to personalize ANCHORS AWEIGH!
Good luck with your theses.