Friday, 5 December 2014
Is It Still Hallowe'en?
ARACHNOPHOBIA WARNING -
THIS POST CONTAINS A SPIDER!!!!
Oh well, Hallowe'en stitching is for life not just for October! I finished Jack-A-Rachnid today. I could have finished him a week ago but I didn't have the beads and while I got 15% off in SewandSo's sale I did have to wait a little longer than usual for them to be dispatched. Think 2-3 days instead of next day!
I stitched him one colour at a time starting with the black so the photos show the addition of each new colour:
The Jack part!
Wow, you can really tell the difference between the first scanned pictures and the final photographs. The fabric looks totally different. In real life it is not as bright as the scanned pictures and more vibrant than the photos! It is a random piece of 32 count linen from a Crafty Kitten grab bag. The design is by Tempting Tangles and comes from JCS Sep/Oct 2013.
I hope you are enjoying the daily updates on the Advent Calendar and remembering to visit each new blog every day. Update time depends upon whether I am working or not but it will always be done by early evening. Assuming the poster has remembered to post! I am loving the stories about Best Present Ever this year, it's been a lovely heart-warming topic so far.
Although I don't have a door myself this year I thought I'd share my story today. A couple of years ago we had a pretty tough year, it was one of those years when you look forward to Christmas because you know it will all be over soon and you get a nice shiny New Year! Hubby and I had set a budget for presents which we stuck to. I can't remember what I got but it was probably something stitching related I had chosen myself!
After all the presents were opened hubby gave me and the Large Boy an envelope with a clue in it. We solved the clue and found another and so on around the house. Finally at the end we found an enormous wrapped box addressed to us both with love from Hubby and the Small Boy. Very curious. We unwrapped it and were bowled over by the most awesome present you could ever imagine.
I will interrupt myself at this point to say when I told this story to my colleage at work and said "Guess what I got for Christmas" he guessed correctly first time because he "said the most awesome thing he could think of". Shows how much we have in common LOL.
Anyway, here is a photo of the most awesome thing ever!
Yes, hubby bought us the Lego Death Star!!
How utterly cool is that?
Finally, we now have 25 people joining me for Gifted Gorgeousness so far! More are welcome. Don't worry if you don't think you can join in much, just post and link up whichever month you have stitched on something suitable.