First, I would like to thank all of you who read my blog, especially those who offered solutions to the single isolated stitch problem. I tried Amanda's idea. Her blog is called Samplers, Silks and Linen. That method seemed to work quite well. I finished Halloween Town. I added some color and I like the way it turned out. I think the color will be appealing to my Grandson, Caleb who is 7 years old. Next we need to get a frame and off to Caleb it goes. I also finished a small little piece. I got the idea from "A witch's Garden " by The Primitive Needle. I only stitched part of the design so it will fit in my 5x7 frame. I also changed the colors quite a bit. The colors were a bit drab plus I like orange and white pumpkins. So that is what I stitched. I hope you are all having a great week. I'm very tired today as I started back to my school volunteer job. I can't believe that a short 8 years ago, I did this all day everyday! I do like the atmosphere of a school so that is where I like to volunteer. The class is a 4/5 split in what is called the highly capable program. Keeps me on my toes! Again, have a great week!
The witch's garden!
Here is the frame that this little finish is going into.
When I posted my blog earlier today, I forgot to mention two great give-aways. The Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe and Samplers,Silks, and Linens both have great give-aways. Go over to these blogs and have a look. have a good evening!
Thanks to all of you who have taken time to look at the blog. I have a cross stitch question. How do you manage one isolated stitch ? I will finish Halloween Town tonight. I have the spider web, a few bats and more isolated stitches. I have noticed that designers often put these on a chart. They always give me fits. I know you should never put a knot in stitching but how else can you anchor these little single stitches? I have googled this problem and haven't really found a good answer. I'd love to know what you all think. I will be starting the third part of the mystery sampler as soon as it arrives. I am happy to get this one done so early. I'll get it framed then off to my Grandson!
Here is an example of the little isolated stitches I was talking about.
More of them and I'm still not done putting them in.
I believe in giving the little shops in Poulsbo business when possible. So many local shops have closed since the recession started. I found this little mouse witch in one shop. She will look very good on my Halloween tree.
For now, she is hanging on a kitchen cupboard!
Hope the week-end is going great for all of you. Those of us in the US have an end of summer holiday tomorrow so Happy Labor Day!
I am a retired elementary teacher. I live across Puget Sound from Seattle and absolutely love the Pacific NW I have two grown children and a great husband!And of course, an adorable Grandson, Caleb who is four.