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A Stitching Faery's Ramblings...
May you always be blessed with walls for the wind and a roof for the rain
and drinks beside the fire ~ Laughter to cheer you and those you love near you ~
and all that your heart may desire...

Friday, October 31, 2008

'Round About the Cauldron go... Double, Double... Toil and Trouble...


Fire burn and cauldron bubble...


Double, double, toil and trouble Fire burn and cauldron bubble Double, double, toil and trouble Something wicked this way comes.

Eye of newt and toe of frog,
Wool of bat and tongue of dog, Adder's fork and blind-worm's sting, Lizard's leg and howlet's wing.




Double, double, toil and trouble
Fire burn and cauldron bubble
Double, double, toil and trouble
Something wicked this way comes.


In the cauldron boil and bake,
Fillet of a fenny snake,
Scale of dragon, tooth of wolf,
Witches' mummy, maw and gulf.





Double, double, toil and trouble
Fire burn and cauldron bubble
Double, double, toil and trouble Fire burn and cauldron bubble

Double, double, toil and trouble Fire burn and cauldron bubble

Something wicked this way comes.
~The Bard~


My dear friends... Is it really the end of October already??? I do believe someone's cast a loss of time spell on me as I don't know where on Earth it has gone... It's simply vanished into thin air... I had to go back to work this week and I'm feeling better... methinks the black frogs are fading away somewhat and for that I am grateful... Here's hoping they will stay in the dark corner into which I've banished them... :-) As long as it's naught save their eyes I feel upon me and not their dark shroud... I will KBO... ;-)

Mr Darcy is settling in nice and comfy and oh, so cozy in his new home and he's just the sweetest wee companion... Just the wee soul I needed to bring me sunshine and cheer... Gandalf and Shelley are slowly accepting him into the family, and for that I am thankful!
On a Stitchy note... I've made a wee bit of progress on a couple of stitchy WIP's whilst still watching Pride & Prejudice... It's become my stitching film of late and a constant source of inspiration and hope... Oh, and one of my WIP's is a new start! Oh, Horrors, not another one! ;-)

And oh, happy day!!! I have a very special, much beloved giftie to share with you all... Oh, was I ever surpried to find the sweet and thoughtful gift from Sally's oh, so talented needle... Thank you ever so much my dear, friend... I love the pinkeep you stitched for me and it shall ever be a much beloved and cherished gift... :-)


The Prairie Schooler...
A Friend is a Gift...
Treasured and Beautiful pinkeep from Sally...
Thank you ever so kindly, dear Sally...
I will cherish it always...


The Back of my Lovely Pinkeep from Sally...


The beautiful PS Pinkeep Sally stitched for me...
displayed in basket of special stitched lovelies from friends...


And for good measure.. a close up of my basket of stitched gifties...
A Friend is a Gift by The Prairie Schooler...
a lovely and cherished pinkeep
from my own StitchyAngel Sally...
And yes, if you look closely
you will see a much beloved gift from the needle of
none other than the ever talented Harmien... ;-)


And Two Shall Be As One by Lizzie*Kate...
Stitched on Vintage Mocha Cashel Linen...
With GAST threads...
Accompanied by the adorable Mr Darcy...


Hallows Eve by Stacy Nash Primitives...
Stitched on R & R Iced Cappuccino Cashel Linen...
With DMC threads...
Accompanied by the darlin' Mr Darcy...


Hallows Eve by Stacy Nash Primitives...
The beginning...
Wee Witch pendant from
and my dear Mr Darcy...

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow...



"What fearful shapes and shadows beset his path, amidst the dim and ghastly glare of a snowy night! With what wistful look did he eye every trembling ray of light streaming across the waste fields from some distant window! How often was he appalled by some shrub covered with snow, which, like a sheeted specter, beset his very path! How often did he shrink with curdling awe at the sound of his own steps on the frosty crust beneath his feet; and dread to look over his shoulder, lest he should behold some uncouth being tramping close behind him! and how often was he thrown into complete dismay by some rushing blast, howling among the trees, in the idea that it was the Galloping Hessian on one of his nightly scouring!"
~Washington Irving... a quote from "The Legend of Sleep Hollow"...



Wishing you all a Happy Hallows Eve, my dear friends... And thank you all ever so kindly for your continued visits and comments... akin to the full moon on a cold, Autumn night... they light my path and warm my heart...


"From Ghoulies and ghosties and long-leggedy beasties and things that go bump in the night... good Lord deliver us..."


Blessings and Love in Stitches...

Lizzy


I am thankful for precious moments... Hallows Eve... blessed friends and stitched gifts... Mr Darcy~ both of them... and ever still Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice which continues to give me Hope for tomorrow...

23 comments:

xstitch.nl said...

Aaaaaw, Mr. Darcy is such an adorable bundle of fluffiness!!! And what a sweet gift from Sally!!
I am honoured to see my little fob in your beautiful basket of smalls!!
Happy Halloween, Lizzy!!

Barbara said...

Wishing you a Halloween filled with the BEST kind of magic, Lizzy dear! :D

Cheryl said...

Glad you are feeling a bit better. I cant believe its the end of October already either!
Lovely gift from Sally and your other stitching looks great too :)

Tuula said...

Hello Lizzy! Glad to hear from you! I have noticed it too, my diary doesn´t have any other days than mondays and fridays and it allways seems that I haven´t go enough time for anything. Glad to hear that you are feeling better, don´t forget to send me your new adress.:) Lots of hugs from Tuula.
PS. Happy Halloween!

staci said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and your sweet comments :)

That's a lovely gift from Sally and it goes perfectly in your basket of stitched goodies from your stitchy friends! I couldn't get that SN pattern downloaded, so I guess I'll have to order it eventually ;)

Happy Halloween!

Sally said...

I am so happy that you liked my little gift to you. I couldn't just send you the La D Da freebie without adding a little extra:) Your basket of smalls is lovely!

Your stitching is looking gorgeous as is Mr Darcy:)

It's lovely to see you blogging a bit more and I hope you will continue to do so. I missed your posts so much.

Take care my dear friend {{{{hugs}}}}

Carolyn NC said...

I just love your little Mr. Darcy -great name, BTW! What a beautiful pinkeep, too. Glad you are feeling better.

Cindy F. said...

Such a pretty gift from Sally:) and I love your basket full of pretties! So glad you're feeling better!

Paula said...

Lizzy it's so great to see you blogging again.....welcome back.
Oh my oh my oh my...I LOVE your lil Mr. Darcy, he's gorgeous.....

Your stitching is all wonderful, you take such beautiful pictures of it.

Sally's gift to you is gorgeous, Isn't Sally just the best?

Hugs and Happy stitching.....

Donna said...

Loved the poems and pictures. What a great Halloween spirit. I especially loved the Legend of Sleepy Hollow picture.

Tammy said...

Lizzy, I LOVE the Stacy Nash you bought--I'm adding it to my ever growing wish list. Great one! And what an adorable kitty. I'm hoping your Halloween was lovely, and magical.

Christine said...

The Pinkeep Sally sent you is beautiful, as are all the other "pretties" in your basket.
Mr Darcey looks as if he has made himself quite at home

Wendy said...

I hope you had a wonderful Halloween! Its been so much fun catching up on your blog and seeing your delightful stitching :-D

Dani - tkdchick said...

Ooooh Mr. Darcy is adorable! Reminds me of the little fuzz-ball Hutner was when I brought him home!

Lovely gift from Sally!

Lucy said...

Hello Lizzy! I love your blog and really we have so much in common,! Wonderful works, and your works in progress are so beautiful !! I hope that we can do a SAL together , with "The Lady of Shalott" and with "Sleppy Hollow" and to accompany us in our needlework progress , I hope that we have the same spirit, THANKS for their kindness words have done me very happy! Also I will add my blogger for to continue visiting you,
Whit my friendship
hugs, Lucy

Lennu said...

You've received such a lovely gift!! Oh and Mr. Darcy is so adorable!! Thanks for sharing the photos and please share them in the future too, whenever you can :) I just love kitty photos in blogs!!

Angela said...

A beautiful pin pillow to receive! Mr. Darcy is adorable :)

stitcherw said...

What a beautiful pinkeep, and your WIP's are looking lovely as well. Mr. Darcy is so cute, and he's doing a wonderful job helping to show off your stitching. Glad that he's settling in and the others are accepting him. Also, glad that it sounds like things are going a little better for you. {{hugs}}
Sue

Sadie said...

Lizzy, I have tagged you, visit my blog for more info :-)

Karen said...

Just happened across your blog through Juls' blog, and I had to say I love these pictures you posted! Wonderful stitching, too!

stitcherw said...

Happy Thanksgiving Lizzy, I hope you had a lovely and delicious day.

I tagged you for the 6 things about me list. However, if you've done it before, please feel free to ignore it. Those go around often enough it is hard to track who's already been tagged.

Looking forward to your next post and seeing what all lovely stitching you've been doing, your posts are always such a treat to read and look at.
Sue

stitcherw said...

Hope you have a wonderful Christmas and New Year Lizzy.
Sue

stitcherw said...

Happy New Year Lizzy, hope you had fun celebrating it and that 2009 is a good one for you.
Sue

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