Saturday, November 19, 2011

Happy Haunting Finish!



It's been busy here with my husband travelling again. October and November are usually like that for us. I did have a couple of more finishes. The big one is Happy Haunting from Shepherds Bush!! I started it a couple of years ago and has taken it out every fall and stitched a bit on it. This fall I just kept on going on and finished it early November.



I joined the Christmas Challenge that Becky is hosting and got this cute guy stitched up. I love Mill Hill's ornament kits and have quite a few of the santa's so I want to stitch more of them up. I started this one a while ago but figured out that I had stitched the polar bear with a light gray thread and had to frog the whole bear which I had started with and was almost finished. So out went all the stitching and I had to start it over from scratch. I wasn't sure that the cardboard paper would hold up but it did. He's the Nanavut Santa from the Arctic Circle Santas series from Mill Hill.



And I did some finishing work too. I think these are the Redwork Santas from Prairie Schooler. I stitched them up a couple of years ago and couldn't figure out how to finish them. A couple of months ago I got this idea and tried it out on one of the santa's and since it worked out ok I went ahead and finished the rest of them the same way. Can't wait to set up my tree with handmade ornaments this year, lots of new pretties.

Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments!

13 comments:

Ranae said...

Love the Happy Haunting finish, Congrats on a beauty
Great job on the PS Santa's
I'm sure your tree will look great with them.

Renee said...

WOW!!! Great finishes!!!!!

Jackie said...

Congratulations on your finishes! Your tree is going to look so pretty with your stitched ornaments.

Margaret said...

What great finishes you have! Love all those PS Santas! And Happy Haunting is wonderful too!

Annie said...

Super finishes! Feels good to finish a biggie like the SB piece, huh? It looks just great.

Dianne said...

Your blog is so fun to read! Happy Haunting deserves to be displayed more than just in the month of October.

And as for the Santas........yours make me want to stitch my chart! The red in your photos is much happier than the chart cover. Please get these posted to STO.....they are a delight.

Dianne

Lynn said...

HH looks wonderful! Congrats on your finish.
Your ornaments are fabulous! I love the Nunavut Santa one.

Sally said...

Your Happy Haunting finish is brilliant!

Your PS finishes are gorgeous.

Carol said...

Wow! What a great set of PS Santas, Kajsa--your finishing is wonderful :)

And I love your Happy Haunting piece--so much fun to look at each little detail!

Siobhan said...

Congratulations on the finish, and the finishing of your finishes! ;) I just love those PS ornaments!

Michele said...

There is nothing like Shepherd's Bush designs - I love the details! Congrats on finishing the ornaments - that's the bit I have so much trouble with. ;)

Brigitte said...

Oh Kajsa, these red PS Santas just look gorgeous. Every time I see a stitched PS Santa on someone's blog I'd love to start stitching one myself. But somehow I never get to it.
Congratualtions on finishing the SB piece.

Sharon said...

Lovely finish-I have that one lurking in my stash. Love how you finished your Santa's-they look great.