CROSS STITCH....WHAT IS THAT ?
I have been a little slow on doing my cross stitch lately, been busy but getting back in the swing of things .... cross stitching. The nights are getting a little longer since autumn is upon us. Evening falls quicker too. I get settled in and can't wait to start cross stitching on BLACKBIRD DESIGNS "TIS HALLOWE'EN". I was in NEEDLE FEVER recently and they had on display several of the Halloween Stockings. They are so cute and it really made me want to get them finished. I am only on my second stocking. So, I had better get with it or Halloween will be here and gone.
Speaking of finishing stockings. I am so thrilled that Barb and Alma from BLACKBIRD DESIGNS gave www.twistedstitcher.com blog the go ahead to put on her blog how to do finishing with pictures of the stockings. How helpful !!
I have picked out these Halloween fabrics for finishing the backs of the stockings. I think they are pretty simple but cute. Since the stockings are so small I didn't want large printed fabric. So, simple it is.
Have you ever stitched a pattern that took forever, made you crazy, in the end you hated it ?
Well, that happened to me a year ago. I didn't frame it until now. Guess what ? I really do like this pattern since it is framed. I stand back and look at it and think....not bad !
I am speaking of ....HAUNTED WOOL designed by Kit & Bixby. I never realized how many colors of gray there are until this pattern. That is what made me crazy stitching this pattern. Not to mention...I got off count too.
So, since Halloween is around the corner I decided it is time to frame it and enjoy
Now...I am enjoying the HAUNTED WOOL.
While in Needle Fever, Indianapolis, Indiana last week, I picked up JUST CROSS STITCH 2009 CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS issue. Very impressed and I have picked out many ornaments to be stitched. Maybe I should say...they are on my "to do" list.
Of course...one more BLACKBIRD DESIGNS STOCKINGS BOOKLET....SWEET AUGUST !!
Oh my.....I think I will be cross stitching many stockings when the snow is falling !
UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN....
HAPPY CROSS STITCHING
CROSS STITCH WOMAN