Tuesday, 12 July 2016
Turning a Corner, or Three
Here's the corner I showed you on Friday:
And here's another one:
And here's a third:
And when I stitch the fourth one you'll be allowed to see the whole piece!
Those corners are stitched in DMC metallic and outlined in the DMC metallic which is why they are taking some time. They are full of fractionals too.
I can show you this piece and name it now a few people have identified it as Ink Circle's Ghostly Mandala:
stitched on 32 count Autumnal Woodland from Crafty Kitten
This design was in Just Cross Stitch Hallowe'en Special for 2014 and is now available as a chart direct from Ink Circles website - Ghostly Mandala. Here is how it looked in the magazine:
I've switched the colours round and am stitching with B5200 on dark fabric. I am still wondering whether I should have stitched the actual ghosts in white rather than stitching the background. Maybe I can do it again that way round! I have lots of this fabric as the lovely Rachel gifted me a large piece she could not get on with. I have the magazines for 2012 and 2013 which have two of the other Spooky Mandala in so I could be stitching these for some time to come!
I have done seven evenings of stitching so far and have stitched 7.5 ghosts You can count and calculate how long it will take at this rate!
I also finished another letter for the Christmas Cubes by The Primitive Hare as my contribution to the Christmas Ornie SAL Blog:
stitched on 35 count Country Mocha from Willow Fabrics
And here is the whole piece so far:
I'm stitching them out of order to fit in with Kaye's themes on the blog.
I also found time to do some very old framing! This is Max's Moon by Bucilla, a kit I stitched in 2008 and rediscovered in February this year. The white is not glow-in-the-dark threads, it just really pops against the black aida.
Lots of white backstitch fur
Finally, I know many of you already know and follow the antics of The Little Dog with the Grand Ideas, Stewey and his Spinster Mo-ther, Coni. You may not know they are having a very difficult time at the moment and could do with some kind thoughts and prayers. If you can spare some, pop over to Chez Spinster and leave a kind word.