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Monday, 6 October 2008
HOE Halloween exhange

I heard from Marjean that she received the HOE Halloween exchange that I did for her. I stitched a pinkeep called "Witches Welcome" by Helga Mandl Designs on 36ct lambswool linen using DMC threads. I do not normally stitch Halloween patterns but I did enjoy this one - I just love the boots with their curled-up toes! Marjean has a photo on her blog of the extras that I sent her. 

I have been playing around with my new Photoshop Elements program as you can see from the above picture! Today I received a book that I ordered through Amazon called "Photoshop Elements 6 for Mac: The Missing Manual" so hopefully I will now be able to do more with it in the future! 

It's extremely dull and dismal here today - I think that Summer has past and there's only the long Winter ahead. Will the sun ever shine again? Will I ever be able to sit in the garden again? I'm SAD.

Thanks for visiting
Take care

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  • On 6 October 2008 at 10:19, Blogger Karoline

    Cute pinkeep Carol, congratulations

  • On 6 October 2008 at 10:31, Blogger Dovilė

    Funny pinkeep, lovely shoes :)

  • On 6 October 2008 at 10:38, Blogger Sally

    Love the pinkeep Carol!

  • On 6 October 2008 at 11:24, Blogger KarenV

    Come up here, the sun is shining today (unlike the weekend, which was mainly wet, grey and cold!)

    Love your exchange, hope you get some sunshine this week!

  • On 6 October 2008 at 11:46, Blogger Annie

    Love the pinkeep. Helga's designs are so cute and quick to stitch.

    Discovered your blog through a variety of references on other blogs. You have done some beautiful work.

  • On 6 October 2008 at 13:54, Blogger staci

    Adorable pinkeep...love that pattern! And your photo is lovely as well :)

    We have plenty of year-round sunshine here (over 300 days a year!) You'll have to come visit ;)

  • On 6 October 2008 at 14:29, Blogger Yuko

    Your Halloween Pinkeep is so cute!
    I love the colours, too!

    The weather around here is also dull, rainning, nowadays...
    I have many raundry...sigh
    I hope tomorrow will be a shinny day!

  • On 6 October 2008 at 14:53, Blogger Anita

    I love your halloween pinkeep. It is so cute. I love your thread drops that you made as well. Love the dragonfly one. I wonder what type of "cardboard" do you use to make the thread drops? curious mind wants to know. If you don't mind to drop me some info at anitalittlestitches@gmail.com.
    I love visiting your blog.

  • On 6 October 2008 at 15:33, Blogger Kim B

    That turned out great!!

  • On 6 October 2008 at 17:58, Blogger Irene

    Great pinkeep, love the design.

  • On 6 October 2008 at 18:00, Blogger Andrea

    I seem to have missed so much in a couple of days.

    All beautiful finishes.

    Dismal day here too. :(

  • On 6 October 2008 at 18:05, Blogger Carla

    Cute pinkeep!!! Love those boots :)

  • On 6 October 2008 at 18:46, Blogger Annemarie

    Sorry to hear you're sad. I know a few people who dread the coming of winter. It must be rough for you, esp. when the sun goes in hiding. But remember, it will come out again!
    Love the Halloween pinkeep. Those shoes are a hoot!

  • On 6 October 2008 at 19:33, Blogger tammie

    glad you liked your rak loveyour pinkeep very apt .. the winter will be over before you know itlol and sometimes if its just cold and windy i have been known to sit in my garden in coat and hot choc in hand reading just for the fresh air lol

  • On 6 October 2008 at 20:18, Blogger Michele

    what a great pinkeep! love that design :) and the rest of the exchange too!

    ohhhh I am sorry this time of year makes you sad .. I have to admit it's my favorite, fall and winter .. I do miss the sun, but not the heat

  • On 6 October 2008 at 21:39, Blogger Deborah/LavenderRose

    Wonderful picture and great little piece for an exchange! I know what you mean about the sadness of winter coming, Carol. That's why I moved to FL, I couldn't take the NEngland colo anymore. It really did get to me. Only thing you can do is keep things around you cheeful and warm, and take a few weekends away. It doesn't have to be far away...just some change of scenery will help. I'm sorry you feel that way...
    Love and hugs,

  • On 7 October 2008 at 00:48, Blogger valerie

    Oh, love the halloween pinkeep! How fun! I like how the toes of the boots curl too! :)

    It's still sunny here...come visit! We'd have fun! It did rain on Friday though...first rain of the season. It was kind of nice after so many months of sunny and warm.

  • On 7 October 2008 at 03:00, Blogger Meari

    Cute pinkeep, Carol

  • On 7 October 2008 at 06:57, Blogger Rowyn

    That's such a cute pinkeep!

  • On 7 October 2008 at 11:29, Blogger Karan

    Gorgeous exchange pieces & lovely gifts. The Halloween piece is such fun. :0)

  • On 7 October 2008 at 19:32, Blogger Barbeeque4

    That is a super pyn keepe!!!!

  • On 7 October 2008 at 22:45, Blogger Olenka's Stitches

    I love your pinkeep, it's so cute!

  • On 8 October 2008 at 08:02, Blogger pjutko

    Carol, I've just found your blog! This pinkeep is super! I would be interested in its finishing tutorial! Judit from Hungary

  • On 10 October 2008 at 14:50, Blogger Dani - tkdchick

    That's cute!