Friday, October 09, 2009

The Great Pumpkin Conspiracy finis

The Great Pumpkin Conspiracy - design by The Cricket Collection
32 count Silkweavers Golden Harvest
Silk N'Colors and various cotton overdyed floss

I finished up the Great Pumpkin Conspiracy last night. Yeah! I love how it turned out and I'm really glad I swapped out most of the DMC for overdyeds. It's such a whimsical piece and it makes me want to stitch more from this designer.

I didn't have a ton of time to get something pulled together for my train rides for today but I did have the floss holder ready to go from BBD that was in the last Loose Feather. Alas, I didn't put a stitch in because I took a nap. :-) Maybe on the way home.

Remember a couple of days ago I said things just keep popping up? Well a biggy has popped up for sure. On Tuesday my sister asked if I wanted to go to Disneyworld for a week leaving on the 16th of October. How could I say no to an all expenses paid vacation? So I didn't. ;-) But now I'm scrambling to get ready to go and figure out what stitching projects I want to bring with me. And I need to make a costume! They paid for us to go to a costume party at the Magic Kingdom on the 20th and we are all going to dress up like a Disney character. I'm going to be Elizabeth Swann from Pirates of the Caribbean. But I didn't want to buy one of the cheesy costumes so I'm making mine. And I don't have a ton of time. I'll get started tonight. I had to wait for Joann Fabrics to have the patterns on sale and that starts today. That means for the annual Hawloween party I take the pugs to they will also be pirates as I like to have a theme for us.

Wish me and Aoife luck for Sunday! I shouldn't be so nervous about an agility trial but I am. I'm convinced that she is either going to be a rock star or a train wreck but in truth she will most likely be somewhere in the middle.

Have a great weekend!

16 comments:

Sharlotte said...

This turned out so great! congratulations on your finish!

Anna van Schurman said...

Love your finish!

And great costume idea. Where will the pugs go when you are gone? I'm trying to figure out what to do with Stella when we're in England for two weeks.

Coni said...

So much happy news in one post!

Your thread selection for your finished piece makes all the difference....fabulous!

Deb said...

Great finish! Pumpkins looks wonderful.

Love your costume idea! You will definitely have to have someone take pictures of yourself and the pugs. Such a cute idea!

Hope you have lots of fun!!

Tracey said...

Happy Dance on the finish and the trip! Woo hoo! Better take pics of you in that costume-can't wait to see it!

Tracy J said...

Your tgpc finish is absolutely terrific, I love the way it turned out!

Have fun on your adventures!

Julie M said...

Congrats on the finish and on the all expenses paid trip. Great idea for a costume, you'll share pictures won't you?

Margaret said...

Beautiful finish!! Good luck getting your costume ready before you leave. And have a great time on your trip. AND good luck to you and Aoife!!! You're a busy person!!

Daffycat said...

A perfect finish, Margie! Congratulations!

Holy cow what a treat! Have ever so much fun on your trip! YOU MUST SHOW US PICTURES OF YOUR COSTUME!

JOLENE said...

Just awesome!! I love, love, love the way your Pumpkin Conspiracy turned out! You are going to have so much fun at your costume party....take lots of pictures to share with us!! I have a feeling this weekend will be a "rock star" weekend! Best of luck!!

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

Love your pumpkins, congrats on the great finish. Sounds like a wonderful trip in your very near future but the home made costume will be much nicer than anything pre-made, you can do it. CJ ok;-)

Theresa said...

I love this one!!!! Just adorable!!!
Sounds like you're going to have a lot of fun on your trip!!!!! How fabulous~~

StitchWiz said...

And now that you've finished a great stitch what will you do?...."I'm going to Disneyland!!" lol. Awesome, have a great time its so much fun.

By the way I saw the patterns for period costumes at Joannes last week and they are to die for.

Kiss the baby for good luck from me!

Sharon said...

It's gorgeous!

Doris said...

gorgeous finish!

Stephanie M. said...

I can't believe how fast you finished this one!! Really looks great!