Early Halloween and Give Away info

i love thinking of things to stitch for my friends birthdays as i am sure most of you do too. I want it to have a theme of what they are into or at least something they collect. Julie loves Halloween so needless to say i wanted to stitch with this in mind.
i found a great picture in an old magazine i had saved, don't we all have a ton of these lying around. i had saved the magazine because it had these cute Halloween pictures that you could copy and fold into place cards. i decided to make it into a needle book.
i did change the design a bit, i always have to and i am happy with how it came out. i am disappointed i forgot to take a picture of the finished piece but you can get a good idea what it looks like almost finished.
i wanted to stitch as many different types of stitches as i could on the piece.

I decided to add a piece of fabric for the shirt and then added french knots and a few running stitches to hold it in place. i love the effect.

here it is almost finished. i added a nice smiling mouth, finished her other stocking plus her shoes, a little spider next to her and hanging by her side a silver "J" for Julie.
inside it has a page for needles, and on the back cover a place to add scissors.
i never get tired of starting or completing a project, i just wish i had taken a finished picture
oh well
stay tune for the next picture of my give away items.... i plan on choosing a name at the end of September.  tell your friends and get a second chance to win if they join too. just let me know.

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