Saturday, October 08, 2011

Something new, old and FREE! :)

Something new:
 Welllllll, someone asked for a pink owl, to go with the purple one.........and that just seems to have spawned a few, uhhhh, other colors as well. (Plus a Christmas one is not pictured here.)

 Some glorious new thread packs in pumpkin oranges and christmas colors from the Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe. (Seeing as I feel like I work mostly with Xmas or Halloween stuff......these will be much loved.)

Some glorious new sock yarn, courtesy of the Cookie A Sock Club for October. (Not pictured are the two new patterns that came with.)

Now for the old stuff. 
An old pattern, courtesy of my recent re-organization of the stash patterns. It came with the threads (though I seem to be missing a 1/3rd of them?) and I had even started it a teeny tiny bit. (There were a few lonely orange squares already put on the linen, from god knows when.The pattern is marked from 2002 so.........could be that long ago?) 

 I decided to 'rescue it' and put a little more effort into it than that. The whole thing is done over one though *cough* so don't look for me to be finishing it anytime soon. :)

This pattern was found, also when reorganizing. Not only did it come with the DMC threads - it also came with the FRAME. So there really was no reason at all for this to be languishing in my stash for near-10 years!!! I'm not sure where to put it just yet but I'm sure I'll find a nice place for it sooner vs. later and it feels good to have finally finished it. (Especially considering it only took a couple days to whip it up!)

Now for the free:

If anyone would like to stitch that last pattern, let me know in the comments and I'll send the pattern out for free to the first person who wants it. It uses just basic DMC threads so you won't miss the ones that came with it, plus it's ripe for picking your own colors to suit your own tastes.
Goes to Patty C. Enjoy!! :)

15 comments:

Patty C. said...

OOOOO - Pick me - i really want to stitch it - It's beautiful

Mrs. Know Nothing said...

My, I just love all the pictures. Your owls are to die for and I love the Brightneedle project you are working on. Can't wait to see the next update. Enjoy your weekend!

Dee said...

That last piece looks perfect in that rustic frame. Nice work!

The little pink owl ---- soooo cute!

Nancy said...

Both of your stitched pieces are wonderful - I especially love the Halloween piece! The owls are adorable!

Jackie said...

You found some goodies in your stash re-org!

Margaret said...

Love all the yummies! So pretty! And I love those owls!!!!

valerie said...

Ok, I keep seeing owls everywhere and want to buy everything. Saw a cool owl vase. I may have to buy that. Owl vase! I love your owl beads!

Lots of great stuff in this post. Threads, yarn...yummy! And I can't wait to see more of that Brightneedle piece. I hope you find a spot for your framed piece. It's so pretty!

KarenV said...

What a great spooky design by BN! I really love(d) their stuff and miss their designs.

Great framed piece too - the frame is perfect for the design!

Carol said...

I'm excited to watch your progress on the Spooky Halloween piece, Melanie. I have that chart, but haven't stitched it yet...

Love your little owl family :)

Catherine said...

A post full of goodies! Love your owls and your Halloween start!

Julie said...

Spooky Halloween is lovely and your latest finish is beautiful

Cute little owls, they look so different in the different colours??

Michele said...

love your owls! and great framing again :)

Dani - tkdchick said...

What adorable new owls! Great new floss and pretty new yarn!

I'd be scared to go through my stash!!!

Jennifer said...

I have that Brightneedle in my stash and you have refreshed my memory . It looks great . Also the freebie you gave to Patty is sweet. Hope you are feeling well these days . Your new beads are so cute.

Pumpkin said...

Beautiful colors! Yum!

What a sweet WIP. I've never seen that pattern before. It's amazing what we find when we look in our stash ;o)