We've just finished the penultimate International Hermit & Stitch Weekend of the year, the next one will be right before Christmas and I'll be working both days so I doubt much will get done then.
I was actually working this Saturday (Fantastic Beasts Crimes of Grindelwald launch) so only had Sunday for stitching.
I did do some framing and finished an old UFO too. The two framed pieces are belated Hallowe'en designs. The first one is Jardin Prive's Happy Hallowe'en Night finished in October. I used a plain black frame from Wilkinsons:
The second framed piece is an older finish from 2016. This is Hallowe'en Town by Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery. It was a mystery release and I really like the first house but as the design grew I wasn't so keen on the rest of it. So it rested for a little while and then I decided to stitch this piece and call it done. This is why I don't do mystery SALs anymore.
The frame is actually plastic but has really nice detailing. It came from QD (another bargain shop in the UK)
The old UFO is this Autumn Tree which was a freebie on one of the old Yahoo groups (who remembers them?). I saw it on someone else's blog and loved the design. I used DMC 51 to stitch all the speciality stitches. It's a lovely mixture of yellow, orange and red. The fabric is a plain pale green evenweave. Prettier than the photo suggests!
I only had the beads and the french knots to do. The original had an owl in the centre space but I decided to add a witchy touch and used a crow charm instead.
I also added a pumpkin and a tombstone RIP. Which is what this project can do now!
When I finished my framing session I got back to my current Focus on a Finish project. Another one of my "18 in '18" started last July and only worked on once this year for the Longest Day SAL. This is Joan Elliott's Reading Fairy from her 2013 Diary (now available as a chartpack called A Year of Magical Stitching).
My evening project is Mrs Peggotty's Alice & the Flamingo. Here is where she was last month:
Here is where I am now:
So if you'd like to join in, please leave a comment or send me an email. Let me know if there is a date you would particularly like or one you'd like to avoid. I will be in touch towards the end of the month!
Here is a link to last year's so you can see how it works: