Monday, January 5, 2015

Happy Halloween finished...

...and on its way to Donna. This turned out really cute:

The fabric is Silkweaver Mocha on 32ct Lugana, and it only used six floss colors (the chart calls for only three colors, but Donna wanted to add more color).

When I kitted this up for myself I chose PTP Haunted for the fabric, and I'm going to use over-dyed threads to add some more visual interest. The carvings will be stitched with a gold, so it looks like the pumpkin is lit up, and I've got a fun multi-colored silk to use for the border. I might even use some glow-in-the-dark Kreinik for the wording. Here's a picture of my supplies:

It will be a while before I can start it for myself, as I'm currently working on a model. Once that is finished, I don't really want to take on any more obligation stitching until after my trip to Italy in May. I really need to start getting prepared for that; it seemed so far away last May, and now it's only four months away! Actually, this design might be a good one to take with me, since it would be small enough to work on while traveling.

Hope everyone has a great stitchy week!


  1. Congratulations on your finish! It will be interesting to see how the next one stitches up with a different assortment of threads. I love the idea of using glow-in-the-dark. Spooky!

  2. Nice finish.
    Can't wait to see your version of it.