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Friday, September 4, 2009

New Spooky Start and Progress Too!

Woohoo! I got my mojo back, baby (said in my best Austin Powers voice)!! I started a new project promptly after my last post and have a couple pics. Here is the supplies and fabby for Spooky Hollow by With Thy Needle & Thread:

And my progress thus far:

You know I couldn't leave this witch with a pink face! She called out to me to stitch her true soul, which was green--green with envy, the spirit of Halloween, and lots of other sweet and sour things. I don't have a name for her yet, but she'll reveal it to me before I'm done, of that I'm sure. The model for this design was stitched over one, but no way could I leave her that small. She is "full sized" so I can always see her in all her glory. She also won't stand for sitting in the pile of finished works when she's done. She's going to have to go straight to the framer! Thanks for looking and for all your comments!

31 comments:

blue star stitcher said...

She does look much better in green, who ever heard of a witch in pink!

Dee said...

She looks like a Verde to me. She looks so much witchier in green!

Itch2stitch.com said...

I would have changed her to green too. I can't believe she was originally pink. A pink witch? Never!!! Suzie. x :)

Daffycat said...

OOOO I love the green witch so much! Great progress too, Tammy!

tkdquintmom said...

cackle cackle...love it love it! now firstly I'm glad Austin left your house...he's such a pain (but funny) secondly....where the heck is Headache Fairy???? :) you can smack me around later for that last one! lol

TammyK said...

She's spoooooky :o) Great start!

Dawn said...

Looks great. I love the idea of green face than pink. ~ Dawn ~

Deb said...

This is a great pattern and a great start. I love that green face. Reminds me of the Wicked Witch of the West.

Glenna said...

Oh, yeah--definitely the green face. Like what is that green liqueur? Sour Apple Pucker! Great design choice! You just needed it to be fallish to get your mojo back!

Leila Jo said...

As always you have the best blogger header pics! I *love* your sassy, sexy witch for the season. Enjoy the stitching and getting your mojo on ;)

nima said...

oh...nice start...

Sue said...

What a beauty she is! Perfect for this time of year.

Edige said...

It will be great with green face too! :-)

lenna said...

Green is the perfect color for her face. After all, the wicked witch had a green face. In fact, I've never seen a witch with a pink face before.
Love your stitching and fabric color. Great choice!
You made some progress I see it done very soon.
God bless ~ Lenna

Siobhan said...

"ghostly cackles"... too cute! I love your new start! I really like the With Thy Needle & Thread patterns--such beautiful stuff. I would do it over two, too--and in green! I can't wait to see more progress as you move along.

Jane said...

Sounds like you're really going to enjoy this one, Tammy. I could feel your enthusiasm throughout your post! It's great when you know exactly how you want to stitch certain designs. Why follow the original guidelines? Creativity is the key. Speaking of which, I just love all your headers. I know I've said it before but they are so appealing. Don't think I'd know how to do anything nearly as good! :)

Lauralness said...

That is going to look great! I love the color change too.

Ranae said...

"That's groovy baby" in my best Austin voice, lol
What a fun stitch and love the green

Sharlotte said...

Isn't it great that some of us on the planet think before we stitch? I mean ,come on, a pink witch?! I love your WIPs by the way!

Nicole said...

Love your new start!! I love the fabric and the changes you made to the witch! It's going to look great! :)

staci said...

Love your new start! Looking forward to seeing more of it :)

Laura said...

Great start, Tammy. This looks like it's going to be a fun one to work on.

Wendy said...

Great start on your stitching!! Love the design, can't wait to see more.

jaz said...

where do you find witch cross stitch?

pammyjo said...

Love the change and can't wait to see the progress on this piece. I don't know if I'm repeating, but your blog header R O C K S!!! It is awesome.
Have a great holiday weekend!

Suzanne said...

The witch is definitely better in green. This is a cute design.

Sadie said...

Oh she is so wicked! Of course she should be green. Look forward to seeing more of her!

Cathie said...

Love her! Neat blog makeover too. Love your witch collections.

stitcherw said...

Fun project, and I soooo agree with your change to green. Looking forward to seeing your next post of her.
sue

Judit said...

You have made a wonderful blog for wonderful designs.! I love it!:))

Michelle said...

Love her! Maybe her name is Elphaba? And "ghostly cackles" I love it!!