First off, I've finished part 4 of Carol's SAL. I am really enjoying stitching this sampler and I can't wait to see it finished. I've decided that I'm going to make it into a stitcher's case for myself and so I'm hoping there's a place for me to stitch my initials. I also purchased myself a new pair of scissors. These are fantastic!!! They are Italian and have the sharpest points and blades of any scissor I've ever used. They are ringlocks by Forbici Ricamo and I highly recommend them. They are reasonably priced at $28.00 and I bought them from my LNS Needle Orts. You can find her website by clicking on the name over to the right under places I love to visit.
Next is the biscornu pattern I offered for free last week. I stitched this with a thread that I usually don't use at all and that's Wildflowers. I wanted it to have a "flat" look about it....not glossy at all and I was able to do that with this thread. I used 3 different ones....Charcoal for the cats and the words Boo, Black Hills for the decorative stitches and Tumeric for the pumpkins. The edging is where I really went weird. I used 1/8" black ribbon and sewd this into loops along the edge. I think it gives it a quirky finish don't you? LOL
And last but not least is this very cute design by Cynthia Zittel of Drawn Thread. You might recognize it but I stitched it in Halloween colors....black, purple and neon green. I then stitched a black beaded border all the way around it. You'll find both of these in my store if you are interested.
Well that's all for today. I'm starting a new Halloween design by Sam Sarah and it shouldn't take too long to stitch it....famous last words. LOL I hope everyone gets to do some stitching this weekend and for those in the northeast, I'm jealous of the cooler weather you are starting to have. Please don't forget that I'd love to receive some pics of autumn in the northeast or wherever you are. I've been really homesick lately and I'm hoping these pictures will help. Thank you.
Blessings as always,