Here's what gave me a numb bum this weekend. First of all Cat's lovely Four Seasons Round Robin. She stitched four boxes with a central diagonal band across each then we could choose a section to complete. I chose Autumn because I'm an Autumn baby and I loved the colours.
What I did not love is the frog that hid under the leaves! I really like satin stitch as a rule but this was a PITA. First of all I stitched one segment using the charted 3 strands. That was lumpy, bumpy and not smooth. So I frogged it. Then I used 2 strands which was smooth and lovely to behold. Until I'd stitched all five segments and found they didn't reach the top. When I looked again and counted and double checked I realised that you need seven stitches to cover six threads on the fabric, the seventh stitch being the outside edge of the block (make sense?). So out it all came again! I re-stitched and now it looks lovely again.
The frog has been unceremoniously dumped outside the back door before I mailed the parcel to Sophia a day early. This is worth noting as this RR has been dogged by delays, both postal and personal to the contributors!
Next up was my day time project, the cutest little thing you ever saw:
Yes, it's Glow-in-the-Dark Ghostie Kitty! Stitched with Kreinik Glow-in-the-Dark thread. I tried to get the much cheaper DMC version but it was sold out. What a surprise, why didn't I think of buying it not in October? ps do you know how hard it is to photograph in darkness? Answer - very, then you have to photoshop to see the pic at all!
Here is Kitty in the light:
I stitched Ghostie Kitty for my son because I'd already stitched these two for someone else and didn't want to stitch a third one.
Aren't they just amazing? They have glow-in-the-dark eyes too.
Carolyn has charted them from another person's little animation thingies and she's done a great job. Here's a link to her blog, the previous Freaky Freebie post gave the link to her Deviant Art page where you can also find the charts.
Finally, there's still time to sign up for the Hallowe'en Blog Hop. Click on the tab at the top that says "Hallowe'en Blog Hop" not surprisingly! Sign-ups close this Friday.