Monday, March 5, 2012

Cats, witches, & stitches

I was going to post last week...but I kept putting it off because I figured I'd get these sweet witches & kitties done. I'm sure you know how it goes each day passed without me getting enough time to finish them. Well last night I finally got them done.... with one small exception. The witch on the far right is missing her little basket of goodies for her potions. I ran out of baskets but that's not a big deal because she's staying here with me. I always make dolls that I love and want to keep myself. :0) The other witches and kitties will be going to family members with the exception of two....they will be listed in my Etsy shop soon. Anyway I used a lovely pattern from Pam Gracia "Soft in The Head" called "Elvira Stump & Winthrop". I have always loved Pam's creations and I'm proud to say I own several of her originals. If you love these sweeties and want to try your hand at her patterns check out her website .
I also finished these three Easter pincushions..they're for a few Easter baskets. I loved the way Rene's turned out so much I decided that I needed to make a few others. I stitched them on Osnaburg with DMC threads and then stained them with walnut stain. You can get the free pattern on Primitive Betty's blog last of all a work in progress. I've been working on this beautiful cross-stitch since last October. It's a Notforgotten Farm pattern called "Salem Village". It's been taking me so long to stitch because it's 40ct linen and man is that small....good thing I have a daylight and bifocals other wise I don't think I could stitch it. I love how it is looking though. Plus I have to admit I've put it aside to do smaller projects. I hope to finish this sweetie soon though and have it hanging near our fireplace....maybe even over it...who knows.
Well I guess that's all for now. I hope all of you are doing well and that we'll see you again soon. Take care my friends. :0)


  1. Hi Theresa, Everything looks wonderful. Love the witches, I will be visiting your store.

  2. Oh Theresa - I ADORE your little witch and kitteh!! I'm a Halloween junkie - and these are absolutely precious! LOVE! Also love your Salem Village piece....I have that pattern too, but haven't the courage to start it....I had actually ordered a different pattern that was to be worked on a higher count, but this one was sent instead....and I don't know if my eyes can handle it....but yours is gorgeous....Your tempting me.... ;o) Hope your week is filled with blessings....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  3. Only you! Thinking witches at bunny turned out adorable.I think of fall all year too.Can't wait like a kid waiting.Hugs!~Amy

  4. Love your witches! Your stitching is always beautiful-I don't know how you stitch on osnaburg, it's so tiny. Just gorgeous!


  5. You have been so busy. Everything is wonderful and I sooo love the witches!!

  6. Your witches and kitties are so cute! That is a lot of work! The Easter pincushions are very nice, I love the walnut stain on them. That is a cute pattern, but I haven't tried it yet. Your Salem Village is going to be beautiful when you are finished with it! A lot of work but it will be worth it when you see it hanging by the fireplace.

    Have a terrific week~