Sunday, August 17, 2008

It's Halloween HD


I put the finishing stitches on this today (click the picture for a better image). I didn't think I was in a Halloween mood, but I keep doing Halloween pieces. This one is It's Halloween by Drawn Thread. I thought someone had given the chart to me, but I can't find any information on who would have given it to me. In any case, I'm glad to get it done. I've had my eye on it for quite a while.

I substituted WDW Carrot for the Gentle Art Brandy (which I placed a special order for, argh). The Brandy was so close to the Gold Leaf in the candy corn that there was almost no difference between the two, and Brandy was definitely not orange for the pumpkins. The model's skein of Brandy must have been very different from mine, or someone tweaked the photo a whole lot. The model definitely shows orange.

Next, I'll probably work on the piece for my Think Pink exchange on the SBEBB. I have months to work on it, but I like to finish early just in case something comes up (like being sick for a week, bleh). I also signed up for the Pumpkin Patch and Halloween exchanges. I just love fall. I can't wait til it gets cooler!

Speaking of which, we got rain -- finally! We had 2-2/3 inches and some definite storm rumblings yesterday. I love hearing it rain, something I miss from Louisiana. We need a whole lot more rain, but it's a start.

8 comments:

Stitcher said...

I love that, it's so pretty

Rachel said...

Congratz on your finish!

Kathryn said...

I love Halloween stitching. This one is great! As far as the different colors on the model and the actual threads -- I am running into that more and more, especially on hand dyed and variegated threads. I do not hesitate to substitute threads that are closer to the model, especially if it was the colors that attracted me to the pattern in the first place. I've even been just picking colors I like if I like the pattern, but not the colors. Why not? We have to live with the finished product AND the hours of stitching. If we don't love what we are stitching, why bother?

cathymk said...

Great finish Michelle!

Carol said...

Nice job Michelle!

Sharon said...

Beautiful finish Michelle, and your fob is lovely too.

La Brodeuse brode said...

Nice job!

I got my biscornu few days ago...I emailed you but don't know if you got the message. Let me know. My biscornu is beautiful....Thank you!

Michelle said...

Love this piece! I've had it in my stash for a long time. Congrats on the finish!