Saturday, September 11, 2010

A Marvelous Night for a Moondance

By the Full Moon
Tracy Horner/Ink Circles
JCS September/October 2010
28 count Sand (I think) linen
CC Gingersnap and Fallen Leaves/WDW Raven

This is my first real Halloween project and it was such fun to stitch! But boy did I count carefully over and over so I'd make sure the trees and cats were symmetrical.
This fabric is cut on the bias so the pumpkins would be horizontal instead of diagonal. So don't look too close at the grain!

I loved this curvy trim. It was my first time making a bow like this. I really wanted two loops on each side but the trim was too thick for that.

Vonna's Harvest Fairy took pity on me and made a brief stop at my house. I think she was a little tired after all her hard work at Vonna's, so she didn't stay long, but she did fix up this little table for me.

In other stitching news, I've been working on LHN's Singing the Blues. I'm not that happy with it - the variagation in the blue silk floss isn't very pronounced like the stitched model is - I probably should have stopped and bought a new skein. My LNS is out of the Tulip silk I need to finish the piece, so it's kind of on hiatus. I hope it doesn't become a UFO. I always like stitching with silk, though, so hopefully I'll finish it up.

Lastly, here's Do It Well framed. My husband seemed pleased and he did acknowledge that the sentiment fits him to a T!


valerie said...

Beautiful ornie finish! Love the backing fabric. The LHN is coming out nicely even though it's not as variegated as you'd like. I think it's great!

Wonderful gift for your DH!

Carol said...

Michele--your ornament is just perfect! You really did a wonderful job on it... It looks great with your Halloween display :)

Lee said...

Very nice! What a sweet design and you finished it perfectly.

Anonymous said...

And what a marvelous moondance it turned out to be! Great finishes, Michele. I don't think I've ever seen any of these three patterns before, and I love all of them. Love the colors (yes, even in "Singing the Blues") and I'm impressed with your finishing skills. Nice, very nice!

Sally said...

Gorgeous ornament finish Michele!

Love Singing the Blues. Such a pretty design. I've just got the chart in trade.

Do It Well looks fantastic!

Sharon said...

Gorgeous ornament and finishing and lovely framing!

Julie said...

Great finishes. I LOVE your Halloween ornament! Too cute.

~ Stitchin Sweet Sue ~ said...

Really nice!