Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween

Here's the annual photo of my Halloween table top tree.  There are a few new ornaments added since last year: note the two Stitcher's Hideaway pieces toward the front.  I particularly like the witch's hat.  I enjoy making oddly shaped ornaments; circles, squares and rectangles can get so boring after awhile.

Next year, I believe I'll have to purchase a larger tree.  I have five stitched but not sewn ornaments on my sewing table and another one in the spring tension hoop.  I think I'll look for one of those spooky bare branch trees though I am hoping I can find one in wrought iron rather than wood or, worse yet, plastic.

Now for the treat part of the program:
I promised I would announce the winners of the chart giveaway and here they are:
Chart #1: Lavender Wings' Santa's Helper [8 contestants].  Donna won this chart.
Chart #2: Calico Crossroads' Share Your Heart Stocking [2 contestants].  Julie is the winner.
Chart #3: GPA's #1 Cottage stocking.[1 contestant]. Pinwheel gets this one.
Chart #4: Rosewood Manor's Snowflake Tree [1 contestant]  Pam gets this one.
Chart #5: Beary Merry Christmas 2013 ornament [2 contestants]  Rossana is the winner
Chart #6: Lavender Wings' Stacked Pumpkins [6 contestants]  Tina gets this chart.

I will be e-mailing the winners to get mailing addresses sometime after work today or on my day off tomorrow.  Congratulations to the winners and thanks to all who participated in my little giveaway.  The next giveaway will come sometime in November, whenever I reach my 1,000th post.  It'll be for a $25 gift certificate to 123stitch.  November is another of those "post every day" months.  Depending on whether I manage to do so, the giveaway could come as early as 11/14 but will be later more likely.  I don't believe posting everyday will be an option while I am away on retreat.


tr said...

I love your halloween ornaments can you share the finish instructions I think a bear wroght tree would look great with the ornaments on it thanks Donna

Dani - tkdchick said...

Your tree is awesome!

Linda said...

Your tree is adorable and congrats to the winners.


Rita said...

I love all your ornaments!

Congratulations to the winners.

Julie said...

The Halloween tree looks superb, such a nice variety of ornaments on there.

Well done on your Oct goals and good luck for November.

Thank you for picking me as a winner of the stocking chart, congrats to the other winners too.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

What a great tree, it looks lovely with the ornies on it.

Congrats to the winners.

Maggee said...

Lots of festive Halloween ornies on your tree! I have a rusty primitive iron or steel tree that I no longer want. Email me.