October 28th and I'm doing WHAT?
Starting a large Halloween project!
To borrow from Battlestar Galactica, What The Frack!
What can I say, I got the urge to do Lizzie Kate's Halloween Rules, and I wanted it done on a blackish-grey linen. I had several pieces in my stash, but R&Rs 18th Century Blackbird (35 count) won out as being the best match for the floss colors I chose.
I had a little fun with the stickers on Picnik.
There is some method to my madness, I can't really start any Christmas stitching until November 1, since I signed up as part of the 2011 Christmas Ornament Challenge. Yes, I'm ignoring my 6 Fat Snowmen Project I could have worked on.
As I promised in my last post, here are some pics of other stitching I've been working on, in between my SAL stitching. Its a really grey and overcast day here, so the colors might not be great.
First up is a win-win situation for me. I've said before I don't usually stitch Lizzie Kate pieces. Don't get me wrong, they're fun to stitch, but the colors usually are a bit bright and garish for me, and I don't usually have cutsey in my house. I got to stitch this as a shop model for Shepherd's Bush, using Teri's floss conversion. Even better, I don't have to do the finishing, since Teri is a bit busy at the R&R Dyeing to Stitch Retreat, and I don't know if she wants to frame it, or make a pillow.
|L*K Ho Ho Ho in a Row, stitched on 32 ct natural linen|
using Shepherd's Bush floss conversion.
|With Thy Needle and Thread, Mansion at Fox Hollow|
stitched on 40 ct linen with assorted silks.
|SL's Ann smith, stitched on 35 ct Lambswool linen|
with Au ver a Soie