Saturday, October 31, 2009


I put the last stitch in Midnight Watch Thursday night. I am so pleased with how it turned out. Now to get it framed and ready to display next Halloween...

Midnight Watch
Blackbird Designs
30 ct. 18th Century Brown by R & R Reproductions
recommended Crescent Colors, Gentle Arts, and Weeks Dye Works threads
Started Thursday, October 8 , 2009
Finished Thursday, October 29, 2009

As soon as I placed the final stitch, I promptly started Paradise Lost. I have been wanting to stitch this since I saw the first sneak peeks on Paulette's blog months ago. I don't have much to show yet, but I have a four day weekend this weekend, and this baby is going to get lots of face time. :)

Paradise Lost
Plum Street Samplers
Started Thursday, October 29, 2009
Recommended fabric and fibers

Thank you all for your kind comments regarding my mom's and Jake's birthday. Both enjoyed their days.
Have you seen the LHN monthly ornament series? I am excited about these. Vonna is hosting a stitch a long blog for these here if you are interested. I am signed up for a monthly auto and looking forward to participating in the blog. I am hoping this will keep me motivated to work on these all year. I enjoy quick stitches in between bigger projects.

Today is Halloween here (not sure if this is just a US holiday or not...). Michael will take Jake trick or treating around our neighborhood later this evening while I stay home to pass out candy. Where we live, we get slammed with trick or treaters. It seems like people drop them off by the van-loads. It is a lot of fun but it's hectic. Jake is going to be a skeleton this year that has blood pumping through it's chest. Ick. Usually he is some character from Star Wars, but he wanted to be something "scary" this year. After trick or treating, my next door neighbors a.k. a. my brother-in-law and sister-in-law have an annual Halloween party where a bunch of our friends and their families gather to eat chili. We always have a great time. It is definitely chili weather. It has been cold and rainy here most of October, and today is no exception, although I think maybe the rain is over for the rest of today at least.

School is out until next Wednesday!!! Yippee!!! Monday is technically a "work day" for parent teacher conferences, but since most parents work during the day, we have two evenings where we stay late to meet with parents which allows us to have Monday off. Tuesday is an election day, so we have that day off as well. Love these kind of weekends. :) I plan to stitch as much as I can in between Halloween festivities, church, and football. Sounds like a great weekend. Hope you have a great one wherever you are! :)

Happy Stitching,


  1. Wow, gorgeous finish for Halloween! Congratulations!

    I want some of your Trick-or-Treaters...we only get one or two. :o(

    It sounds like you have a fun holiday planned! Happy Halloween!

  2. Wow! Great finish on your Halloween sampler! Can't wait to see your progress after this weekend on Paradise Lost too! It's rainy and windy up here...chili sounds perfect. Have fun! Meredith

  3. Congratulations, Kellie! What a beautiful piece - BBD always comes through!

    Paradise Lost looks like such a fun stitch. You're lucky you have a 'long' weekend!

    Happy Halloween!

  4. I love it! It turned out so cute. I really like Paradise Lost myself. Can't wait to see your progress.

  5. Wow Kellie! You got done with Midnight Watch fast! It looks really awesome! I would like to stitch it sometime through the year for next Halloween.That is if hubby dosen't decide to do it. He has a large Sleepy Hallow project to work on so I will probably get to.I love Jake's cake! Did he see G.I. Joe this summer? I think it is due out on dvd on Nov. 3rd if I'm not mistaken. We hardly get trick or treaters anymore. There are tons of churches here that do a lot of things for the kids and the mall is always packed on Halloween. Happy Halloween!

  6. Congrats on your finish! Ive got Midnight Watch kitted up and waiting for me to get started.

    excited to see your progress on Paradise Lost

    Have a Happy Halloween

  7. So many things to comment on. Your finished piece is gorgeous. I love that design. Congrats on the new start, Happy birthday.
    I'll be joining you along with the world I think on the LHN ornament SAL..I signed up for the auto delivery as well. I'm very excited about it.

  8. GREAT cake!!! Love it. Your stitching is super :)
    Ben has a 4 day weekend too but he's sick :( No trick or treating for him - the little one will have to get all the candy and share! LOL


  9. Kellie - That's a great finish for Halloween. I almost picked up the chart and then decided not to get it, but now that I've seen yours finished, I think I'm going to have to get it. And great start on Paradise Lost. That's such a great sampler and hopefully with your few days off you can get a real good case of "stitch butt" working on it.

    Have a wonderful Halloween!!

  10. That's adorable...and I'm not a big Halloween fan.

    Can't wait to see more of Paradise Lost.

    Hopefully, I'll get back to some fun stitching soon.

  11. Woohoo! Congrats on a fabulous finish, just in time for the trick or treaters. :)

    Great start on your PL--it is SO much fun. Enjoy your break!

  12. Happy Halloween Kellie!!! Midnight Watch is to die for!!! I LOVE IT! I can't believe you finished it so quickly, but it is gorgeous. Beautifully done.

  13. Wonderful finish, Congrats!!! Happy late birthday to Jacob!! Love that cake!! Wonderful new start!

  14. OMG! What a stunner that finish is!

    As for the cake, "How cute!".

  15. Beautiful finish Kellie! It turned out great! Great start on Paradise Lost too! I was working on that tree yesterday - it's huge!! :)

  16. Congrats on your finish! That is one that is on my "must do" list. I love it because it not only has a halloween theme, but you can leave it out all fall. Now I just need to find time to do it.

    Congrats again!

  17. FABULOUS finish Kellie! Absolutely gorgeous and I'm totally jealous!

  18. I love the BBD piece. So far, PL isn't calling to me.

    I missed seeing the trick or treaters this year. I was out to dinner with friends while my husband was at a college football game. The best part of the holiday is seeing the little ones!

    I hope you enjoyed your time off!

  19. Kellie! Your BD Halloween finish is gorgeous! I love it! Congrats on having finished it before Halloween.
    I hope you had a great weekend and got lots of stitching done.