Friday, 14 October 2011

Halloween Quaker

Quaker d'Halloween by Jardin Prive
stitched on 28ct linen Kauri by Kiwi Illusions
using DMC floss
I finished up my Halloween Quaker on Wednesday afternoon during my get together with my local group of crafters. There were only four of us out and we did a little happy dance to celebrate. I love how this piece looks on this fabric! This photo is the closest that I've come to capturing the actual looks of the fabric. I will be having this one framed for sure, maybe with a distressed black frame. I'll have to see how it looks but I think that might work.

 Now I've given myself permission to start something new. I thought I might get going on Paradis Perdu but with Christmas not all that far off  I'm in the mood for a holiday stitch. I'm just doing a toss floss for Jenny Bean's Christmas Sampler by Shakespeare's Peddler. I've narrowed it down to two fabrics from my stash. I'm trying very hard to use up what's in my stash, at least until after Christmas.

I've been baking and cooking up a storm the past few days. I'm headed to Rebecca's tomorrow to spend the day stitching with our group of travelling stitchers. I originally planned on driving there tonight but I haven't been sleeping all that well lately and I thought it better to sleep in my own bed tonight. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone and in preparation I baked some Skor blondies and made a roasted vegetable dip. Then I found out that my DH and I are on for the coffee hour after church on Sunday so that meant baking some more goodies. So it's been rather warm in our kitchen!  Between Bob and myself we've baked two fruit loaves, three pans of squares and roasted the veggies for the dip. Bob is known for his banana bread and I thought I'd try and outdo him with this cranberry pumpkin loaf. I'll let you know who wins the bakeoff!
Thanks for all your comments on our Thanksgiving turkey dish. I've had a few requests for the recipe and if anyone else wants it, just email me and I'll send you a copy.

Time to pack my stitching bag for tomorrow. I hope to have a few pics from our SAL to show you on my next post. The weather is supposed to be cold and rainy for our day. Perfect for spending the day inside with our needles!


  1. Nice finish, it is going to look great in a black frame! Enjoy your time with friends tomorrow!

  2. Congrats on your finish Lynn - it looks great!

  3. Beautiful finish! Have a great time with your friends.

  4. Beautifully finished; can't wait to see your choice of frame! Nothing against banana bread, but I'm going to vote for the pumpkin cranberry (hmmm... can't say sight unseen - taste untasted? Doesn't have the same ring, haha). Have a fun stitch day!

  5. Congrats on the latest finish Lynn, it will look great all framed up :) All your cooking sounds divine! Have lots of fun with your stitching wishes,

  6. I love this Halloween design - so sophisticated. Beautiful stitching.

    Have fun with your SAL tomorrow.

    Hugs, Kaye xoxox

  7. Sweet finish, Lynn! I love it. I can't wait to see your new start, too! I was just looking at that in my stash and hope to get to it this year.

  8. It looks wonderful, and I agree about the distressed frame, that would give it a really nice finish. Have fun stitching with the gals.
    Be always in stitches.

  9. Your Halloween Quaker piece looks wonderful and I can just imagine it framed in a rustic, black frame.

    My, but you and your DH have been two very busy cooks in the kitchen, baking up all of those yummy baked goodies. Your pumpkin cranberry bread sounds delicious. I would the recipes for it and your cranberry turkey too!

    Love the Jenny Bean Christmas Sampler! Hope that it brings hours of stitching pleasure!

    Have a wonderful time with your dear stitchy friends this weekend. It sounds like great fun!

  10. Have fun at Rebbeca's...I'm so sorry a couldn't make it.
    You Halloween quacker is sweet..what a nice stitch usual you did a great job...I love it.

  11. Grats on your finish Lynn!! That banana bread looks really yummy!! Have fun at Rebecca's!!!

  12. Fantastic finish Lynn! I love this design and it looks great on that fabric :o)

    All that food sounds SO good right now! I hope you had a wonderful time.

  13. Congrats on your lovely finish Lynn! Your cranberry loaf looks delicious. Happy stitching to you.

  14. I LOVE Halloween. Anybody that knows me personally knows how much I do LOVE it. I love your Halloween Quaker. It is fabulous. Is there anyway you would be willing to sell the pattern now that you are finished with it. I would love to buy it from you. Please let me know.

  15. Fantastic finish Lynn ~ thread and fabric colours are lovely and the black frame will definitely be the finishing touch ~ can't wait to see!
    WOW! it's not only your needle cooking ~ what a great bake-up, your kitchen must smell divine.
    Have a lovely time with the travelling stitchers xxx

  16. Love that Halloween piece, Lynn!

  17. What a cute halloween finish!! YAY!!!
    And the baking and cooking....awww smells wonderful in my mind :)

  18. Beautiful Halloween finish, Lynn! And just in time!