Thursday, November 4, 2010

Better Late Than Never!

Halloween 2010 came and went without it being ready, but I finally finished Sew Spooky today (and at least I didn't lose it again)! I had the best time stitching this design, and I really miss it now that it's done. I made a few minor changes - I left off the end of the ghost's "tail" so it would look like the ghost was coming out of the letter "L", and I didn't stitch the witch's hair because DS liked her better without it (we decided she was hiding her hair under her hat). The spiderweb in the upper lefthand corner is hard to see - I used Kreinik #4 braid but I probably should have used two strands instead of one. You really have to click the picture for it to show up. The backing fabric spiderwebs are silver glittery stuff - DS picked it out - isn't it perfect?
Sew Spooky
iStitch by Carol R.
28 count Taupe linen
CC, WDW and DMC


I'm still waiting for some special-ordered linen to start the project I wanted to do next, so I just began Jenny Bean's Christmas Sampler by Shakespeare's Peddler. It's the largest design I will have attempted so far, and I have a feeling it will take me a long time to stitch. I'll post progress pictures, since if I wait for the finish you probably won't hear from me until Easter!

11 comments:

valerie said...

Wonderful finish! I just love this design of Carol's! You did a wonderful job and I love the backing fabby.

linenstitcher2 said...

Nicely done, Michele! Glad you located your project. I'm still looking for my lost silk floss . . .

Good for you for taking on a large project! Can't wait to see your progress!

Vonna said...

I love your sweet Halloween 2010 SEW SPOOKY! That is SEW DARLING!

staci said...

LOVE your pillow, it's awesome! And done well in advance of next Halloween!!!

Lesleyanne said...

Wow your pillow is gorgeous. The backing fabric is perfect.

Lili said...

so cute pillow!I love the fabric.
:)

Carol said...

Oh, Michele, I love your latest finish--so cute! I'll bet it was fun to stitch. Nice to have your husband's input--he made a perfect choice...

Good luck with your Jenny Bean Christmas sampler--I love that design and look forward to seeing your progress.

Yuko said...

I came here through Carol's blog.
This is wonderful pillow, I love the fabric that you've choosen both linen and backing fab!
Amazingly beautiful!!

Yuko from Japan

Siobhan said...

Beautiful finish! The backing fabric is perfect for it. :)

Sally said...

What a fantastic finish Michele. Love the backing fabric you've used.

Enjoy stitching Jenny Bean. Looking forward to seeing the piccies:)

Sharon said...

Pretty finish! Congrats!