Wednesday, September 9, 2009

"Trick or Treat" a haunting fun WIP

It has been a long time since I have posted anything - I have been getting sucked into facebook and playing a game called Farmville, where you build a farm, plant & harvest crops, add animals and so on. That game seems to have monopolized much of my on-line time lately. Nevertheless, over the Labor Day weekend, we were busy with hockey (go figure, right?). Robert (older son)'s team was playing in the Labor Day tournament here in San Jose. They ended up making it to the championship round, but lost. So, they placed second (out of 4 teams). It was the first games they played as a team - and they looked pretty good. Next week, I will be traveling with Robert & his team to Minnesota for another tournament. But I will probably be writing more about that as we get closer.
In the meantime, I really wanted to show you my new WIP...From The Cross Stitcher Magazine, I fell in love with the "Trick or Treat Greeting" by designer Ursula Michael. It has so many bright colors and a whimsical pattern, it looked like something that would be fun to stitch...and I don't normally stitch Halloween patterns. So, last Friday I kitted everything up, using Zweiart Belfast Linen (32ct)-Toasted almond and the colors the pattern called for...and then started immediately. As of right now, I have just about finished the "T" of the word "Trick". This is the first time that I have used Krenik #4 braid thread, and one of the colors is 'glow in the dark', which is used around the ghost (and it really does cool is that).
Well, that's the show and tell for today! Hope you all are doing well. Off to go pick up the boys from school!, love, laugh and stitch often! Lisa


Mel said...

I'm also addicted to Farmville... though I like Restaurant City on FB more.
What a great Halloween piece!

Branlaadee said...

I have managed to avoid Farmville on FB so far. We wont talk about the other FB time wasters such as Bejeweled and Mah Jong though. ;)

Your Halloween piece is cute! I am not a big Halloween person, but they have some really great designs out there lately.

valerie said...

Less Facebook, More Stitching!! LOL I'm not a FB person even though I have a profile or page or whatchamacallit. Cool new WIP though. I <3 Halloween!

Are we on for starting MW this weekend-ish? I'm buried with obligation stitching but must at least make a small start on something for me. :)

Cyn said...

Hi Lisa,

I'm also on Facebook and love Farmville.

Cute project and you are making progress!

I love Halloweens designs in addition to Christmas and Samplers.

Windy Meadow

Tammy said...

I bought that one to just for that piece I luved the colours! Can't wait to see it done!

saras said...

I love that pattern! Looks great!

Carolyn NC said...

Great start - and love those colors!

CindyMae said...

That is such a cute piece, great start on it and I look forward to seeing your finish of it!! I stay away from Facebook mostly or I would be there all the time!! LOL

Pumpkin said... your new project :o) That is going to be adorable.

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