My dear friend in Chicago who had knee replacement in July got her gift, so I will show you that project as well.
I absolutely love this design. Some things you finish and like and then others are just special. This is special to me. I used the floss that was suggested but stitched on 32 ct. lambswool. I like the natural look that linen gives the piece.
My friend and I have a joke about using rats in Halloween decorating. I don't and she does! So when I decided to do a piece for her, it had to have rats! I made a few changes. I gave the rats red eyes and the cat, green eyes. I had trouble seeing the cat. As I was stitching, my DH said ,"Oh , see the cat!" I did not see it at first! I liked the way the cat looked so I decided he needed green eyes to show up better. I also did not stitch on orange linen. This was 28 ct. that I had in my stash. I like the more subtle look the tan linen gave the piece. I bought orange linen and then decided to was too bright. The design came from the 2011 Just Cross Stitch Halloween Collection. The chart was called '"Knock Knock" designed by Marie Driskill of Blackberry Lane Designs. The frame is one you can put on a table or shelf. I like this especially for holiday designs.
We are having a spell of beautiful days, sunny in the high 70's. The only problem is that due to our lack of rain, we are on the high alert for fires. I hope everyone one in Western Washington is very careful of fire this week-end. Thanks for joining me and have a wonderful week-end!