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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Haalloween, the night of Revelry

One of my favorite cross stitch designers was Lisa Roswell of the Primitive Needle. We lost Lisa last winter to a horrible accident. I'm slowly acquiring many of her patterns that I want to stitch. She loved Halloween and witches. So many of her designs reflect that love. Each year since he was born, I do a cross stitch for my Grandson Caleb. They are kind of for his Mommy too, since he would rather have a Star Wars figure! This year , as a sort of tribute to Lisa, I'm stitching "Halloween Revelry." This pattern was published in the magazine"Just Cross Stitch", October 2009. I went to some lengths to get a copy of this magazine last year as they usually sell out. I'm so glad I did. I'm not too far along but better hurry as we are going to visit our family in Oct. So far, I'm using WDW Sweet potato for the orange and DMC 310 for the black . Charcoal was called for but I was not able to get any quick enough to start the work. I'm stitching on 32 ct. antique ivory just because I had plenty of that in my stash! Sorry for the wrinkles and poor photos but you can get the idea.

I do love the pumpkin and cat border. The witch hat is just getting started.

Don't you love the cat's orange eyes?!

The main part is full of all kids of designs and black stars.

She's going to be fun to stitch!

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