Sunday, March 25, 2012

Almost Halloween HD


I saw a model for this piece at the Houston Quilt Show last year. The Silver Needle had it stitched on 40 count, and I fell in love. It looks so delicate when stitched with such tiny stitches (I stitched it on 40-count dirty linen). This was a fun, quick stitch. It looks like my mojo's back!

I visited the eye doctor recently, and he told me my near vision is going to be going soon (I'm 42). My options will be bifocal contacts or reading glasses. Ugh. I have contacts so I don't have to wear glasses!

I'm almost finished a Just Nan piece too. I just need to paint the replacement charm and affix it. In the meantime, I'm working on a new Just Nan Halloween piece. I have lots of old WIPs, but that's how I lost my mojo. I don't want to lose it again, so that's my excuse for some new starts.

14 comments:

Anna van Schurman said...

New starts are a great way to jump start mojo. To hell with the WIPs!

Diane (di) said...

Oooo, I really like this on 40 count Arthemise. It's so cute!!

(congrats on getting your mojo back, too!!) :)

Karen said...

Just keep stitching! Stitch on anything that will keep you motivated: new start, wip, ufo, whatever.

Love the Halloween finish. The 40-ct. looks great! I'm afraid to try 40, even though it looks so beautiful and delicate.

I use readers/cheaters for my stitching. You get used to it after a while.

Giovanna said...

Very cool finish - congrats!

Lee said...

It looks awesome! I'm not a big fan of Halloween stitching, but I really, really like this one.

Anna van Schurman said...

If you use a larger bead, it actually looks quite nice. (I had to leave this here because I don't have your email address. It makes more sense when you can read it as a response to your comment!)

Anonymous said...

This is adorable, on 40 count linen too. Congrats on the finish.

Hugs,
Veronica.

Tatkis said...

Such a cute Halloween stitching! Lovely finish!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Lynn said...

I love your piece. It makes me want to try 40ct. I wear bifocal contacts. I love them. I use a magnifier on little stuff. Sorry that the eyes start to wear out with age. Happens to all of us.

Andrea said...

A wonderful finish and I really like it on 40ct.

Thutmosis Rose said...

What a cool halloween design! I gave you a Liebster Award. It's on my blog.

Thutmosis Rose said...

What a cool halloween design! I gave you a Liebster Award. It's on my blog.

Michelle said...

Great finish. Love it on 40ct!

milly said...

Hello

Just found your blog.
I love your Halloween finish, it's great!