Wednesday 10 November 2021

Finally Fully Finishing Fun for November


Hosted by Rachel the Ten Hour Stitcher

This SAL is designed to motivate us all to do something with that box of Finished pieces instead of just storing them under the bed.  We will all be linking up on Rachel's blog on or after the 10th of each month (10 Hour Stitcher - 10th of the month).

I managed two Fully Finished Objects this month, the first being my Primitive Hare Celebration freebie.  This one is for Samhain at the end of October:

Six down, two to go.  These are framed so they go around in a deosil or clockwise circle:

Deosil being the opposite direction to widdershins which is a wonderful word!

I also got Gathering Eggs by Nora Corbett a nice frame:

A simple dark wood frame in a style I have used a few times before, this is an A4 size for certificates and is longer and thinner than a standard 8 x 10.  You can see enough of the fabric on either side to make it worth using the mottled fabric.

I also finished another one of the shops on my CCN's Main Street Spooky Conversion:

I converted the Bakery into the Millinery Shop with some lovely witch's hats on display in the window.

Here is the original:

I kept the blue and purple colourway but used a grey-blue instead of a pastel turquoise.  I used a dark blue for the trim and frames instead of white and added the red accents.  I wanted the broad band across the middle to look like a hatband.  I also changed the hearts at the top to look like hats although my son said they look more like bells!

The hats have red and purple bands in a nod to the poem "Warning" by Jenny Joseph which starts:

"When I am an old woman I shall wear purple
With a red hat which doesn’t go, and doesn’t suit me."

When I was stitching this in October, I happened to see some of the local Red Hatters on their way to a function resplendent in purple with fabulous red hats.  Rather serendipitous, I thought!  You can find out more about the Red Hatters on their website - British Red Hatters

stitched on 32 count Murano in Charcoal Slate from Sparklies


Finally, it's time to sign up for the Advent Calendar Blog Hop!  For this hop, each participant is allocated a day in December to make their post on.  They will show something they have stitched on a Christmas theme and answer the topic question I set.    I then copy their photo onto my blog post in the style of an Advent Calendar.

So if you'd like to join in, please leave a comment or send me an email.  Let me know if there is a date you would particularly like or one you'd like to avoid. I will be in touch towards the end of the month!

Here is a link to last year's so you can see how it works:



  1. Es realmente bonito¡¡¡¡ gusta todo lo que has bordado¡¡¡

  2. So many wonderful things in this post. That is the perfect frame for Gathering Eggs! It looks wonderful! I love your progress on the village. You are so creative to be making all the changes!!

  3. Jo: This is an amazing post, I cannot decide which design I like the best, i like them all, Gathering Eggs you picked the perfect frame.
    Have a lovely day.


  4. Beautiful finishes. It will be an older piece but please throw me in the blog hop. I miss participating.

  5. They are all so nice but I LOVE Gathering Eggs. That is just so sweet.

    Please count me in for the Advent blog hop!

  6. Wow, what a great productive month for you! Gathering Eggs looks lovely in the frame, that's a gorgeous wood you picked. Love your new spooky conversion too, I think it looks so much better than in the original colours!

  7. I'm enjoying your spooky conversion. Your Gathering Eggs is so pretty and vintage. The fabric is perfect for it. Wonderful finishing and stitching.

  8. Thank you once again for participating in the FFG SAL. I totally agree about leaving fabric around the edge of Gathering Eggs otherwise using lovely mottled fabric becomes a little pointless. And thank you for introducing me to deosil and widdershins - I'll have to use those to make myself look more intelligent. My words of the year is uxorious; I'll leave it to you to look up. :)


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