Why the 26th? Because there are 26 letters in the alphabet and I'm stitching an Enchanted Alphabet conversion. The original design is by Lavender & Lace and features some beautiful coloured letters and the frilliest child in the entire world.
My conversion features black and lots of it! Eventually there will be more spiders, bats, ghosts and pumpkins but for now it is mainly DMC 310. This month I added a T:
Some close-ups of the speciality stitches and the metallics:
All those gaps are going to be beads!
And just to give you some idea of the scale of this piece, here is the full design!
On the theme of going round, my Temperature SAL is still going round. It appears that I have not mentioned this before! I discovered this SAL via Katy who linked to Hetti's Blog XX Stitches in Blue XX. I have wanted to do a Temperature SAL for a while and I just love this one! Hetti has designed a mini sampler with each 5 x 5 block representing a different day. Each month spirals out from the centre of the piece.
She recommends some variegated threads to go with the temperatures but I used a different chart as our daily temperatures do not vary much with the average being between 8 and 20 degrees. I am using the maximum temperature to choose the colour for each day.
I completed a block and started the first row of the next block.
Here's a link to last year's hop so you can see how it all works - Easter Treasure Hunt Blog Hop 2017
The Easter Hop is the second peak of our Five Hops Challenge. Everyone who joins in with all five hops this year (either as a participant or as a commenter) will be entered into the Five Hops draw at the end of the year.