Friday, October 24, 2014

October stitching

I finished the owl candle band piece into my first flatfold display, using autumn leaves fabric & ribbon and I couldn't be happier with how it turned out:

Then I stitched up this Trick or Treats bag for my daughter using waste canvas.  The pattern is from the Nov 2014 issue of WOCS.  Shannon was kind enough to design additional T's for me to pick from so I wouldn't have 2 similar letters.  Just love how it turned out, even though my daughter may be too young to trick or treat this year.

And I finished the third house in the Gingerbread House SAL by Shannon Wasilieff.  The Treats bag pattern is her design too.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

A couple more finishes

I finished Frank's Family Portrait in August and my local needlework shop did a fabulous job framing it!

And I just finished the Owl Candle Band from the Oct 2014 issue of Just Cross Stitch.  I left off one owl on either side to fit my fabric and I used 14 ct aida instead of the called for perforated paper so that I can make a wall hanging or something with it.
The bad news is that I have to start TW's Camelot Sampler over from scratch.  I don't know why it didn't click in my brain that 2 over 1 on 28 ct wasn't going to work.  And it's impossible to frog it too.  So just easier to start over.  I've got a new piece of fabric prepped so it's ready to start but some other Halloween stitching probably comes first.

I've also been working on a free Gingerbread House SAL by Shannon Wasilieff.  Here's my progress with the frame & 2 houses: