Monday, December 01, 2008

Spider from HasturTorres



Cherylann came over this past Sunday, and we worked on some finishing projects while the husbands played Left 4 Dead (a zombie computer game Matt loves but I find gross). One of the things we finished was this neato spider! And it's mine! What's really strange is that I hate the color orange but really love it on fall or Halloween pieces. In this case, I love it. Isn't it awesome?

So I of course had to show her all my stash, WIPs, and finished pieces (many of them sadly unframed). I kept finding stuff all over the house. Since my sewing room was converted into Logan's room, I've had to store my stuff all over the place.

We also decided to do a Teresa Wentzler's Autumn Fairy stitch-along once we finish our current projects (a Sweetheart Tree needleroll for me). Anyone want to join us? I'm going to do mine on 28-count antique white Jobelan, but I don't have enough for all four fairies. I think I'm going to have to go to the LNS and see if my color of fabric matches what they have in stock for my fourth piece. I plan to do all four someday, and and I definitely want the fabric to match.

Another obsession: I ordered two books: one on gingerbread house decorating and Embroidered Knot Gardens. I'm in the building mood. I've always had dreams (the sleeping kind) of huge, neverending houses that belong to me but I somehow have never explored. Hm, maybe I should have been an architect....

5 comments:

Missy Ann said...

I have that book! It is a little bit of the awesome. It does not give you "charts". It does tell you what you need to do to plan your own garden, but from there you are on your own.

Did you see the Russian blog where a stitcher had started one of her own? I'll see if I can dig up the link if you haven't seen it.

Laura said...

The Embroidered Knot Garden sounds fascinating. And I think your spider jar is the perfect Halloweenish mix of cool and creepy :)

cathymk said...

That's so cute!

I too have eyed off the embroidered knot garden book (especially when I think crossing stitches is so "old" and I'm looking for a challenge).

Giovanna said...

The spider is so cool! And if you make a knot garden like those in the book you will have my undying admiration...

Sharon said...

Cute finish!