The chart is called Enchanted Alphabet designed by Marilyn Leavitt-Imblum under the Lavender & Lace label in 1991. Here is the original cover photo:
I have always liked the alphabet but was not keen on The World's Frilliest Child and her Bunny on a Leash. Then one day, I hit on the idea of a Spooky Conversion! I had a large piece of orange hand-dyed fabric from Sparklies which was wide enough if I removed the child and moved the letters closer together. I decided on a simple conversion of:
I started the project in July 2016 as part of a SAL to stitch one letter of an alphabet each month. I kept up with the schedule and completed Z in August 2018. And that's when the fun started!
Since then I have been adding little motifs from other charts to add to the spookiness. Here are some close-ups.
This is the cover of the Cross Stitcher magazine issue 349 with the sampler by Maria Diaz on the front cover:
And now - the whole piece!
It's really very simple, all you have to do is email me a picture of something you have stitched which is suitable for a stitching friend on Valentine's Day. It could be a heart, or a pair of cute creatures, or the word "love" or anything which warms your heart. Really anything you think a fellow stitcher would like to receive in her email Inbox. It can be something you've stitched in the past or something you've made especially for this year. It could also be quilted or sewn this year as I know some of my followers do other crafts too.
Send me the email by 10th February.
When I have all the emails I will randomise them and send one to each participant on 13th February. Then on 14th February you must post the picture you receive onto your blog under the heading
There will be a list on my blog of everyone joining in, so check out all the blogs and find out who got your picture and identify yourself in their comments as their
Does that make sense to everyone? I hope so!
If you'd like to be involved then leave a comment or send me an email if you are "no-reply". I'll be putting little reminders up from time to time and will email on 9th February to make sure you send the pic in time.