Time Warp

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It’s been a while, huh?  I’m not really sure where September, October or November went.  And obviously, it’s been almost a month since I blogged, which is unheard of for me.  Hopefully, I am back on track now.  Thanks for bearing with me though, and I hope that you’ll enjoy what I’ve got to show you today.  The photos aren’t the best, but hey at least I have photos, right?!  And speaking of photos, I (like many of you) am currently in the process of moving everything off of Webshots to a new location.  So, if you go post-diving in the archives, there may be some older photos missing.  But, the end result is that eventually I should have everything in one place.  Hurrah!
Ok, on to the good stuff.  I’ve been having a hard time concentrating enough to stitch lately, so at the beginning of October, I decided to have a new start.  This time last year, I pulled out my Garden of Eerie and worked on it through the month of October.  So, this year I decided I’d like another little Halloweenie finish.  Enter one of my birthday gifts – the chart, fabric and threads for this fabulous Sugar Skull design.  The design is from an etsy seller, and she’s done several of these Sugar Skull designs.  Perfect for this time of year.   It is stitched on 40ct Weeks Cocoa with DMC.  I love it and had such fun stitching it. 
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At the beginning of the month, I was gifted with this sweet little pincushion jar and the cleaning cloth for glasses underneath it.  
And look what was inside!
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Yes, she even included a little mini bottle of nail polish!  How fun is this?  Perfect fall colored silk too.  
And if that wasn’t enough, she kitted up another little design she came up with herself, so once I finished up my Sugar Skull, I jumped right on stitching this little pincushion!
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It’s stitched on 40ct R&R French Vanilla with Weeks thread.  And it’s finished with some Blackbird Designs fabric and chenille trim.  Plus a little black safety pin for a little extra touch.  This was stitched one day and finished the next.  It’s filled with crushed walnut shells, so it’s got some lovely weight to it. 
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So, there you go – two finishes for me!  Since I finished these I’ve been working on a piece for the guild’s ornament exchange, which is all done but the finishing, and on a birthday gift.  Of course, I can’t show you either of them yet!  In quilting news, I have been working on my Kate Spain Christmas quilt that I started last year, as well as I have been doing some other sewing I need to share.  
Next post I promise to share a little about my Betsy Morgan Casket Etui class.  Until then, I hope you all had a lovely holiday here in the US and hope to see you back here soon!
I am grateful for the blessings of friendship and am sending prayers for a sweet friend going through a difficult time. 

19 thoughts on “Time Warp”

  1. Oh very nice! Love that Halloween finish! Love that pincushion jar you received too, with all the goodies inside! And nice finish on the star pincushion too! Looking forward to your Betsy Morgan post.

  2. Okay. I LOVE that sugar skull!!! And the stars…too cute! Great haul under the lid of that pincushion too! Who knew…me…wanting to stitch sugar skulls now! Thanks alot, Michelle! ;o)

  3. Fun skull and I love the pincushion!!!!! Sweet little jar of goodies too :-). It’s so nice to see a post from you, we all need a break every once in while!!!

  4. And the pincushion is wonderful! I love the way your personalized it with the chenille trim and backing fabric choices. Even your safety pin is a work or art!

  5. Wow, lots of gorgeous stuff! I love your sugar skull, it is so cool! Love the gift, too, and the pin keep. Are you transferring your pictures to Photobucket or Flickr? I’ve been doing that for the last two weeks. I’m sure there’s an easier way to do it but it’s good to be able to edit some of the pictures and then put them up. It’s also horrible to see my vignette and matte stage up close and personal. I should have listened to my daughter when she told me to stay away from those buttons! LOL

  6. Hi Michelle, it’s good to see you posting again. The sugar skull is great, but I’m especially intrigued with cool little pin cushion and jar. What a great gift! Are you doing any holiday stitching?

  7. Beautiful pincushion! Love everything about it, and the chenille trim is just perfect-need to get me some of that trim too:)
    What a sweet jar, and so many goodies, it´s always fun to get new things for our stitching.
    Looking very much forward to your Betsy Morgan project!

  8. Great finish Michelle! I love the color scheme of this one…usually they are really bright! And what a cute gift…so creative! Hope you enjoy the holiday season!

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