Hello Stitchy friends, are you ready for round two? Last week it was all about the candy so this week it will be all about the costumes. As you can see above your invitation to the Grand Masquerade Ball Giveaway says Costumes please. If you would like to join the party all you need to do is RSVP via commenting on this post only with what costume you will be parading at the party. There will be two prizes this round, and you can see below that the first prize will be "Afraid of the Dark" by Blue Ribbon Designs and the second prize will be "Toil & Trouble" by La-D-Da. Both prizes come with the necessary threads for stitching, but I will let you supply the fabric. Also, if you would like an additional entry post a second comment and let me know if Halloween is all about the candy or all about the costumes!! I would love to hear from you and thanks so much for a successful Round "1".
I hope you have all been enjoying the fall weather we are having. The crisp air has been refreshing for a change. I have been stitching on a fun little skeleton and have some photos I will be sharing with you a little later this week. I thought about what my favorite candy is and I would have to say cinnamon bears and peanut m&m's. Yum!! When I was a youngster my favorite candy was the Marathon bar.....do you remember those lucious chocolate covered caramel braids? They were to die for!! Not to mention they were "huge" like a foot long candy bar.....I wish I could cast my magical wand and send you all one to try, but it is in need of repair...Darn it!!! I did tally up your favorite candy choices and the candy with the most votes was "candy corn" followed by chocolate candy bars and Reese's peanut butter cups. Don't think I've ever found a candy I didn't like....must have a sweet tooth like my Grandpa H.
Jan of Belefonte Notes
Congrats Jan, please email your address and let me know what stitch count/fabric you would like to stitch this on. Guess what?? You see that cute little white pumpkin displayed on the pattern? I happened along one and so I thought it would be fun to add this to the giveaway for displaying along with the stitchery once it's finished, so I will be sending it to you along with your goodies. In the spirit of things, I couldn't resist drawing a second winner, so this lucky recipient will receive the pattern for "Be Ye Thankful" by The Cricket Collection along with the threads for stitching (you will need to supply fabric).
Surprise Second Winner for "The Crossed Eyed Cricket Collection" pattern/threads for "Be Ye Thankful" is:
Sharlotte of "The Happy Needle"
Congrats Sharlotte!! Please send me your address so I can send you your prize.
We all have so much to be thankful for and I thought it would be fitting to give something to show my appreciation to you and all your wonderful entries and comments. I truly enjoy reading them and look forward to meeting more of you through "Bloggerland". I have attached a complimentary pattern for my "first" try at designing a cross stitch pattern and I would love to hear what you think of it. It is called "Who Goes There?" and should be a fun little Halloween project to stitch. I have not included a legend as I was in hopes that you would create your own palette of colors. On the tip of the witches hat the black line is a spider web and you could attach a little spider charm/button at the bottom of it. The spider web would be neat if it were stitched in something shiny and silver.......hmmmm.....decisions, right? I would love for you to share your photos of it finished if you choose to stitch it.
Don't forget to enter this weeks drawing and stay tuned as there will be more fun in store over the next few weeks we have left in October. You have until Midnight, Oct. 14th to enter and the winner will be posted on Thursday the 15th. Happy Stitching (and haunting) my friends!
"Who Goes There"
designed by Jolene Sorenson
of Dip Diddly Designs, 2009
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The moon is full and bright
And we shall see what can't be seen
On any other night
Skeletons and ghosts and ghouls
Grinning goblins fighting duels
Werewolves raising from their tombs
Witches on their magic brooms
In masks and gown we haunt the street
And knock on doors for "Trick or Treat"
Tonight we are the king and queen
For oh tonight it's Halloween!