Monday, March 19, 2018

Spook-y stitching

Spook Town Square, that is. I received the first part last Monday and had to start right away; here it is as of last night:


I'm using the DMC floss and PTP Haunted Belfast. I need to get back to "work" for now, but at least I think I'll be able to finish this part before the next one is released in May.

I also took some time to stitch part 5 of the Tempting Tangles Swans & Shears SAL:


I'm wishing I would have done the swans in a floss a couple of shades darker; it looked fine close up but tends to disappear as you get further away:


I'm toying with the idea of back stitching the outer edge with a floss a few shades darker than the fabric, but I'll decide after the entire motif has been completed.

Hope everyone has a great stitchy week!

9 comments:

  1. Ooh two lovely projects! I do like the fabric you've chosen for the Spooky SAL, it's a great colour.

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  2. I love these two projects and can't wait to see your progress. The Halloween one is jut gorgeous colors.

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  3. Two beautiful projects! I just love the colors of the Halloween and how they really pop on that fabric. The Swans SAL is such a beautiful design ... I went to look for it and couldn't find anything that looked like yours - I'm guessing maybe you changed the colors or it's one where you pick your own?

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    1. Hi Deb, yes I'm choosing my own colors as I go; it's a great design for that.

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  4. Spook Town is looking great, you have gotten far on this already!
    Swans is so pretty, maybe when you have more done they will show up more.
    Marilyn

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  5. Lovely work! I'd love to know where you order your fabrics for - I want to move more towards dyed linens but am at a loss as to where to find them.

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    1. There are a few places I like to buy fabric from; PTP is Picture This Plus: http://www.picturethisplus.com/Default.asp. I also like Under the Sea Fabrics: https://www.undertheseafabrics.com/ and Fabrics by Stephanie: https://stephsfabbys.com/. Polstitches has some gorgeous colors as well, but they are in the UK so they cost a bit more: http://www.polstitchesdesigns.co.uk/fabricsindex.htm. I hope this helps!

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  6. Wow, both projects look great! You're right about the swan, though - it's a little pale against that fabric. A bit of backstitching might be a good idea.

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