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Pumpkin-coloured Pie! The oranges make it a little harder to see which project is which but basically I spent more days working on smaller projects because I had less stitching time than usual.
I started the month off stitching on She Tends by Shepherd's Bush hoping to get all four completed but sadly not. I wanted to get Frosted Pumpkin done and off the list and then the Teresa Wentzler Byzantine Ornament took more days than the previous two put together! And then I ran out of beads and had to wait for SewandSo to deliver in three days instead their usual next day. Here is the finished piece:
stitched on 28count Burgundy linen
I also had a new start and finish for the Blog Hop which you saw then. The Brooke's Book's letter is for The Alphabet Club next Saturday. I can show you the latest letter on the Enchanted Alphabet. I am stitching this one for the Now I Know My ABCs SAL for Cross Stitch Finish Line on FB. The original design is by Lavender & Lace but I have changed the colours, the fabric and this week the placement of the letter:
Stitched on 32 count Tiger Lily Murano from Sparklies
I wanted to use this fabric but it was just a little bit too short for the full design. By removing the child from the design and moving the E to the middle (it was originally to the left of the B) the full alphabet will fit nicely onto the fabric with a good margin for framing too.
I'm continuing with Just Nan's Ghastly, Ghostly Ghouls mostly during my son's bathtime but also in my lunchbreak at work when I do a full day. Here's the current progress picture:
stitched on 28 count lilac linen
I did change the red in the border for 919 but I still think it's a little dark for the pumpkins so I might change them to 920 or even 921.
Here's the side-serving of ORTs for this month's second TUSAL:
Spending-wise it was a much more frugal month after my Birthday extravaganza. SewandSo revamped their website recently which caused enormous problems for everyone. You just couldn't get anything to load and then when it did load we discovered they hadn't migrated our Wishlists in the first run, they were waiting to do that when the site was working properly. Or when enough people complained! Originally they offered us all a 10% discount from the website but after all the problems they upped it to a £5 voucher. When I was eventually able to get it to load I bought the beads I needed for Byzantine Ornament and some lovely Lime Green 32 count for my Hallowe'en SAL project for next year.
Lime Green Fabric
Good practise for the Stitch from Stash next year.