Wednesday, July 31, 2013

A Post Before My Getaway

Yep, I'm headed out to do a little dog sitting for a 
friend for a few days.  I LOVE doggies, so there 
will be lots of cuddles and kisses :)
Since I will be away I thought I'd show you the 
Halloween piece that I finished stitching up today. 
 I still have to do the  finishing on it, but that 
will have to wait till my return.
Meet......"Beggar's Night"

I really get into decorating for Halloween, so I knew
I wanted to design something special for it this year.
I must say I'm quite pleased with how it 
stitched up.  Stitched on 35ct R & R Reproductions
Abecedarian Blend linen with DMC floss.

The model will be on display in the 
R & R Reproductions Room #612
at the TNNA show next month.
So, look for the release then. 
 x~x~x~x

I also wanted to show you what my friend Sharon
stitched up.  Her blog is MousecraftUSA
"Ohio Treasure Sampler"
 How absolutely gorgeous.  She changed it up a bit
and stitched it  on 30ct R & R Cafe Kona with the
called for Gentle Art floss if she had it. If not
she used the DMC substitution or whatever she had
that was close to the color.
WOW....A real make do sampler.
I love it so much Sharon.      Swoon :)))
Thanks my friend for stitching it so beautifully and
sharing it too.
Well, better get packed.  I'm taking lots of stitching
with me.  Thanks for stopping by and can't wait to
hear what you think of Beggar's Night!
Hugs, ~Nan

24 comments:

Flower Pond Studio said...

Such a beautiful design! Can't wait to get my hands on it! Thank you Nan for designing our future heirlooms!

Julie Zakrzewski said...

Hi Nan,
I love your new piece and think it is just perfect for Halloween! Your friends sampler is just wonderful too....I so admire both your stitching skills! I want to do a small stitchery but fear I have forgotten all I knew about cross stitching......it has been so long!!
Hope you have fun with the doggies!!
Heart Hugs~
Julie

Pamela said...

What a most perfect Halloween piece! I am in awe! Thank you for sharing such wonderful work of art.

Mugwump Woolies said...

A crow...a white pumpkin...and lots of orange...perfect! Have fun sitting with the doggies!
Robyn

Kathy L. said...

I love it. Love white pumpkins. I can picture the perfect place for this. Can't wait.

Kathy

denise said...

i love beggar's night!! denise

Penny said...

LOVE your new Halloween stitchery... it is perfect!! The sampler by your friend is wonderful, as well!
Have fun and happy stitching on your travels!!

HollyXSing said...

Another...winner, winner chicken dinner!

I will be watching for it in your Etsy Shop!

Boo!

-Holly in VA

DebbieSFL said...

Love Beggar's Night--especially the white pumpkin and the simple colors!!

Elisabetta said...

I love the crows blacks find them irresistible and the "Ohio Treasure Sampler" is very elegant I like the choice of colors!

Chris said...

Love, Love, love it!!!! I definitely need this chart.

moosecraft said...

Definitely going to have to make some time to stitch up Beggar's Night! It sure is a winner! I sense Fall is right around the corner these days... :-) Have fun doggie watching!!!! :-)

cucki said...

aww so sweetttttttttttttt.
i love it too x

Lady Locust said...

I love that shade of orange ~ bright enough to liven it up, but not so bright that it doesn't look old.
You are so very talented! Have fun with the pooches.
Smiles.

dixiesamplar said...

Love "Beggar's Night" and can't wait to place an order...I am a Halloween enthusiast too, LOL!

Sharon did a great job on the sampler...so pretty.

Enjoy your doggie duty days...

Ronda said...

love it Nan!..enjoy your doggie sitting!..

Carol said...

What a wonderful design--very classy looking!! The colors you used are perfect--especially love the white pumpkin!

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Love your new design Nan and happy puppy sitting! Deb

Lynn said...

Beggars Night is totally awesome! I have to have this design! I agree with Carol. I love the white pumpkin.

Michelle said...

Enjoy your 'dogging sitting' Nan - lovely designs x

Our photos said...

I love your new Halloween stitchery!

Marie said...

Halloween is my favorite holiday to decorate for. I love your most recent finish.

Ohio Treasure is beautifully stitched as well; nice job by your friend.

Hope your dog sitting went well.

msmartello said...

LOVE Beggar's Night. I can't wait to get it and stitch it. I do not have many halloween pieces. hope you enjoy your dog sitting and get lots of stitching done.

Maureen

Penelope's Beehive said...

Oh Nan, I love "Beggar's Night"...perfect for October and beyond!
Hope that you enjoyed your doggie sitting vacation, filled with LOTS of pup-kiss!
Warmly,
Judy