Monday, 22 October 2012

68 - Cat's Autumn Band Sampler RR

DSC03388CatsRR.jpg Cat's Autumn Band Sampler


Cat's lovely Indigo Rose Four Seasons Round Robin.  She stitched four boxes with a central diagonal band across each then we could choose a section to complete.  I chose Autumn because I'm an Autumn baby and I loved the colours.

What I did not love is the frog that hid under the leaves!  I really like satin stitch as a rule but this was a PITA.  First of all I stitched one segment using the charted 3 strands.  That was lumpy, bumpy and not smooth.  So I frogged it.  Then I used 2 strands which was smooth and lovely to behold.  Until I'd stitched all five segments and found they didn't reach the top.  When I looked again and counted and double checked I realised that  you need seven stitches to cover six threadson the fabric, the seventh stitch being the outside edge of the block (make sense?).  So out it all came again!  I re-stitched and now it looks lovely again.

Sunday, 21 October 2012

67 - Ghostie Kitty

DSC03384GlowinDarkGhostKitty.jpg Carand88 Ghost Kitty

DSC03384GlowinDarkGhostKitty.jpg Carand88 Ghost Kitty



It's Glow-in-the-Dark Ghostie Kitty!  Stitched with Kreinik Glow-in-the-Dark thread.  I tried to get the much cheaper DMC version but it was sold out.  What a surprise, why didn't I think of buying it not in October?  ps do you know how hard it is to photograph in darkness?  Answer - very, then you have to photoshop to see the pic at all!
Stitched on black 28 count evenweave.

charts from Carand 88 using original designs by Hyraea


Saturday, 20 October 2012

66 - Zombie Kitty II

Carand88 Zombie Kitty x 2 photo ZombieKitty.jpg

Zombie Kitties from Carand88 on Deviant Art.
Stitched on 32count lavender evenweave using recommended DMC but glow-in-the-dark Kreinik for the eyes.
Yes it really does glow in the dark too!
To be made into cards for Hallowe'en.



Carand88 Zombie Kitty 2 photo DSC03391ZombieKitty2-1_zps44cb588b.jpg

65 - Zombie Kitty I

Carand88 Zombie Kitty x 2 photo ZombieKitty.jpg


Zombie Kitties from Carand88 on Deviant Art.
Stitched on 32count lavender evenweave using recommended DMC but glow-in-the-dark Kreinik for the eyes.
Yes it really does glow in the dark too!
To be made into cards for Hallowe'en.

DSC03391ZombieKitty2.jpg Carand88 Zombie Kitty 2

Monday, 15 October 2012

64 - WOCS October Marigold


Stitched on 16 count aida, backstitch only then hand-coloured using felt-tipped pens.
Sent to Shirlee the Easily Influenced Stitcher for her Birthday.

Thursday, 11 October 2012

63 - JBW Hallowe'en Cat

SpookyHalloween.jpg Puntini Spooky Hallowe'en

JBW Hallowe'en Cat from JCS Hallowe'en Special 2012
Stitched over 1 on 28 count Burnt Orange evenweave.
I changed the "meow" to the year.

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

62 - Puntini Puntini Spooky Hallowe'en

SpookyHalloween.jpg Puntini Spooky Hallowe'en

Freebie from Puntini Puntini (no longer available unfortunately)
Stitched over 1 on 28 count Burnt Orange evenweave using Sullivans Black and GAST Harvest Moon.

61 - Vintage Birthday Card

DSC03375.jpg Vintage Card

My own design using floral patches from Cross Stitcher mag.
Stitched on 16 count aida, backstitch then coloured background using felt tipped pens, then stitch the floral motifs.
Sent to Chiara for her Birthday.

Thursday, 4 October 2012

60 - Joan Elliott Round Robin Fairies in my Garden

DSC03369Stephanie.jpg Stephanie's Fairies in the Garden

Stephanie took the Fairies in the Garden design by Joan Elliott and made several individual leaves.
I chose this one because the Pixie reminded me of the Small Boy examining leaves and flowers in the garden.
Stitched on 28count hand-dyed evenweave.