Friday, October 28, 2011

S'more Thank-yous, My Latest "Dones," and a Thank-you Party.....

It's beginning to look a lot black and orange 'round Nod....
And I'm loving it!!
I'd like to introduce you the newest member of our nest - Jacz:

Jacz is one of many awesomely whimsical creations by Willa, from The Old Cupboard Door.  I was the lucky, lucky, winner of her latest (and I gotta say greatest) giveaway. Yippee!!! Jacz was accompanied on his journey to Nod by Tricks:

(Gotta keep my eye on this one....he's living up to his namesake and then some....I'm never quite sure where he's gonna turn up!)

Thank you SO MUCH Willa!!! I love my boys (and they told me to tell you they're tickled orange in their new forever home!!!)

AND, there was more fun in the mailbox yesterday....The very, very, sweet (but also very, very, sneaky) Robin from The Primitive Hutch knows I love Halloween as much as she does....And she surprised me with some incredible Halloween treats:  An adorable card, some Reese's minis (yeah....I've made a dent in those already), some skelly tissues, and the cutest dang witch and crow pillow tuck and cross-stitched "All Hallows Eve" tuck/pinkeep, both hand-done by Miss Robin herself....

Yeah, I melted....

 Thank you from the bottom of my Halloween heart Girlfriend....You know me SO well....(but I still wanna know how you got my addy....) ;o)

On to my "dones...." (Remember those?  Yeah, I know, here at TheCrankyCrow, they are few and far between....but here goes.....)
First up:

My applique pumpkin mat:
(A "Little Stitchies" pattern by Bareroots....)

Eliza: punch needle "Boo Cat":

(Pattern by Brenda Gervais at Country Stitches Online (With Thy Needle & Thread). (Hornbook painted by my dear, still blog-less, niece...)


And lastly, but certainly not leastly, I want to say a huge and heart-felt thank you to Deneen from dreamingincolor.  She is having a "thank-you party" and today I'm her guest of honor.  :o)  Can you believe it??? TheCrankyCrow being featured on someone else's blog??? Woo Hoo!!! (I'd pinch myself, but it hurts....) Anyways, to those of you that found your way here by means of Deneen, I bid you a warm welcome and hope you look around a bit....It's just simple, but it's me.....And for my regular (wonderful and amazing followers), pop on over and visit Deneen....I shared a (very) wee bit of my Halloween decor over there - and while you're there, check out some of Deneen's amazing redo's and crafting ideas....She was overly blessed with creativity me thinks...

Thanks bunches're one of the best!


Hope you're getting your spook on!!


Raggedy Creations said...

Love all your "dones" Robin especially the pumpkin mat, of course I'm a sucker for penny rugs or mat. Have a great day lady.


Courtney said...

Everything is so great. I am smitten by that wonderful punch needle piece. Love it on the hornbook!! We're buckling down for a it doesn't feel like Halloween! Boo

jennifer768 said...

Robin love all the wonderful things you have been blessed with of late!Can't imagine a sweeter person to have them than our Cranky Crow! Congrats on the win from Willa ...such cute little fellows.Awesome surprise goodies from Robin too!Love the little pillow tucks she sent ya!
Your pumpkin mat is just the sweetest thing ,sure wish I knew how to cross stitch,for Eliza's pillow stole my heart .Course you know that I love the punch needle you did,such great colors!What type of needle and floss did you use if you don't mind sharing? Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs,Jen

Stacy said...

Love your "dones", you are hiding some talent there friend hmmmmm?? :)

Linda said...

Lots of fun goodies you got there...wonderful...I especially love that little witch pillow...too cute! And you...with all this talent...those dones are wonderful...I have mats to finish up myself...but other than bags and Christmas gifts I haven't got time!! Have a great day!!

Rachel said...

Lovin all your new Halloween goodies ~ they fit in perfectly with your Halloween decor! Your "dones" are pretty awesome too ~ love them all!

quiltsbycheri said...

enjoyed my trip to "nod" thank you, you are a busy lady & frequent fun commenter seem to see you everywhere i visit....smiles & hugs to you delightful friend

Christine said...

Woohoo on your latest win! Isn't Willa fab?
But I have to tell you that I am sooo lovin' your punchneedle on the hornbook - your own work is second to none!
Have a fab weekend!

Pam at Antique or Not said...

Robin, I'm not sure which I like better...your goodies or your "dones". They're all fabulous!


Ronda said...

Robin, you have been the luckiest lady here lately, I see your name time & time again, maybe you've cast a spell on all the giveaway pickers!!..Loved your feature on dreamingincolor!...all your handmades by you are fantastic, great job!..

Have a wonderful weekend!



Angi at drakestone primitives country cabin said...

WOW robin..Lots of colourful eyecandy there and lucky girl fav has to be the punch needle..have a fun spooky weekend and yeah sure I have my spook on LOL..Hugs ♥

basketsnprims said...

Hi, Robin ~ just love all of your goodies in the mail & your "dones" came out fabulous. Congrats on being featured on another blog. Happy, Happy Halloween to the Cranky Crow family! I hope you get lots of trick or treaters.

~Madalynne~ said...

Beautiful finished pieces Robin! I soooo love the punch needle on the hornbook. And wonderful new gifts too.

I enjoyed the article at dreaming in color. I know I've said it before, but I gotta' say again that you have a CRAZY COOL collection of stuff! The skellie in the last photo is AWESOME!

Ann said...

Hi Robin, I'm lovin' your "dones"! The punch needle is WOW!

Great packages in the mail too. Lucky, lucky you.

My "primitives" hooked piece is still stuck together & hanging up - again, thank you.

Have a great weekend! ~Ann


Loving those wins and really like your stitchin projects. You have been one lucky lady. Have a great Halloween.

frontporchprims said...

Movin up in the world of blogging. Congrats on your feature. You need to teach me some trick on how to have a successful blog I think. I love your "dones". -Steph-

BumbleBeeLane said...

Wonderful finishes girl.I especially love the punch needle.Love Jacz and his lil trickster friend.Seeing your vintage halloween made me a little sad I used to have 3 cupboards full of the old good stuff and sold it when we moved in this little forever house.No place to display or store it properly so I sold most all of it except a German paper/composition jack I couldn't part with.I still have some neat general stuff but miss the old nostalgia.Have a great weekend my sweet friend!~Amy

myomyohi said...

Love it all.

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Hi Robin,
I have tried to leave comments before and could not for some reason, but wanted to try again, so we shall see......
Congrats on your lovely very cute too! I hope they get along with Oil Can Kitty, and hope he is behaving himself!!
Your "dones" are wonderful and I really love the needlepunch...on my "to learn" list (gosh, it is getting longer and longer!)
I also wanted to say how much I enjoyed the feature on dreamingincolor!! What a fabulous idea and so well deserved!!
Thanks for always spreading those encouraging thoughts and words around, "as the CROW flies!!
Blessings, Hugs and Smiles~~

Nancy said...

I will be brutally honest....I love everything!!!!!! I should seriously try to find my punch needle! Love your post today, well I always enjoy your posts...ennaway have a great night in Nod and I will follow those links an snoop around ;-)

Lois--Huckleberry Lady said...

Hi Robin, Congrats on your win from Willa. Love all the things you got from Robin.
And you, you sneaky crafty crow, love all the things you made, especially the pumpkin mat. Love the colors of the pumpkins.
Have a boooo tiful halloween!!!


Gatherings said...

thank you so much for the nice compliments. Looks so strange to see orange on your blog! I have been in Christmas for three weeks seems like fall was a year ago! Hoping all my handids come in next weeka and we are set Have a great weekend! Wanda

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

It was so great to have you over! I am so glad we got to talk too! I enjoyed all you things today. You make me wanna start collecting molds! Thank you again for being the sweet person you are!

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Robin~ Congrats on the wins & the feature~ just loving all your spooky goodies~ but girl would love to see more of your home~I bet it is really dressed up to kill for Halloween!!!

tamera-country at heart said...

Jacz looks like he is right a home with all your other goodies. Congrats on winning him. I think you were meant to adopt him. Love all your halloween and fall decor. Nice.
Country at heart

Me and My Stitches said...

Love your new treasures - they are all so cute. Also love your finishes - the punch needle pattern is adorable.

Kim said...

The punch needle is spooktacular! I still haven't got the hang of punching. Well....punch needle. I can still punch an idiot if required! :)

outjunking said...

Looks like your ready for Halloween. All those great treats you have. Hope you have a Happy Halloween.

~willa~ said...

Wow Robin, your place is decked out in Halloween finery! I'm so glad Jacz found a home amoung all your beautiful treasures. I hope Tricks doesn't end up in your cuppa coca face-up...just sounds like a trick he might do.

Oh, I just love that Boo-Cat; how darling!

Happy Halloween my friend1


Prims By The Water said...

Your new wicked little goodies look so much fun. I also see that a certain crow can make up a few things on her own too! Love your dones!!! Happy Halloween Robin. Wicked Blessings, Janice

My Primitive Creations by Tonya said...

Wow Ms Cranky got yourself some pretty sweet Treats this week and they all ;ook so darned cute. I luv the little Trick!!
Your Needle Punch Cat is just to adorable..
I was thinking of you when I posted about the Crow shelf..Can't wait to finish it so you can see it.

Happy Halloween and have yourself an awesome weekend!!


floweringmama said...

Oh the pumpkin mat in your "dones" is beautiful!!

And you got some really boooo-tiful treats!

deb said...

girl I love your finishes!!!! thats a LOT!!!!!
and love the gifties!!!!!!
AND I kept on your site forever cuz I LOVE the music!!!!!!!

KAT said...

I will certainly jump over and check out the other blogs...I love your post. Really cool stuff I love needle punch I have a friend artist that does it and teaches it. I should just sign up and take a class from her and see what I can come up with for Christmas. Come check out my owl on my blog and a giveaway you are lucky at winning !

- KAT -

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Hey girlfriend ~ didn't know you were so talented!!! Wonderful finishes!!! Congrats on your newest win!!!
Glad you liked your goodies!!!!
Prim Blessings
PS ~ trick or treating rocked by the way ~ even though it was raining!

Kimberly said...

Great JOB!!! Beautiful finishes!!! ~ HAPPY HALLOWEEN ~ My Best ~Kimberly

The Moonlit Stitch said...

Wonderful "dones" Robin! You are talented - and patient - I could never do punch needle! Happy orange & black day! ~*~Lisa

TracyMB @ Crow's Feet Chic said...

Lucky you!! That witch/crow pillow IS the cutest thing ever!