|Graphic from Princess Sassy Pants & Co blog/website|
Ok.. so I guess I'd best get started!
First up... I didn't end up doing a Smalls post last month as I didn't really have anything new to show - I showed my only "smalls" finish for my GG post earlier in the month - link is here to the September GG post. Note... yesterday should have been my posting for October's GG post but I forgot to take the photo yesterday of what I bought and started for my birthday (love getting money for my birthday - more stash enhancement!) I will take a photo tonight and post it tomorrow - I promise!!
So... what can I show you today....
Halloween Happiness (Sandra Cozzolino)
Fabric: 28ct plain purple fabric
Threads: all DMC
Started: 1 January 2017
Finished: 1 October 2017
Yep! You are reading correctly... I have finished "Halloween Happiness"! I had planned to finish this on Halloween night (ie put the very last stitch in / attach pumpkin button on the 31st October) but I was so close at the end of September that I just had to keep stitching....
I still need to work out if I am going to frame it or finish it as a flat fold... but I am happy to say it's done! I really enjoyed stitching this piece and love so many different elements of it - the witch is still my favourite character though!
My next finish for October was a design that I started for the Zodiac SAL that is being hosted by Jo (Serendipitous Stitching). Again I missed that posting date... the Zodiac SAL will follow the same posting regime as the Alphabet Club - ie the first Saturday of the month. But I can never get myself organised these days to get the laptop out and post on time...
This design is one that I have wanted to stitch for a very long time... A number of years ago the Peekaboo Pals Zodiac series was published in the World of Cross Stitching magazine and I collected them all and filed them away with the plan to one day stitch them! Jo's Zodiac SAL is the perfect excuse to start them... 😁
Peekaboo Pals Zodiac - Libra / October (Deborah Flynn)
Started: 25 Sept 2017
Finished: 8 Oct 2017
Fabric: 32ct Belfast "Fairy Tale" Colour Cascade Fabrics
Chart: World of Cross Stitching magazine, issue 141
Timing is also perfect for starting with Libra as I am a Libran... so it was really great fun stitching this during the astrological month of Libra.
12 Days of Christmas (Plum Street Samplers)
Fabric: 28ct Jobelan "Gold Digger" - Colour Cascade Fabrics
Threads: Jodyri Designs (Wuthering Heights, Sense & Sensibility, The Olde Curiousity Shoppe, Midnight Hour)
Started: 2 January 2017
Finish: 15 October 2017
That's all the finishes up to date for now... I have a couple of starts that I haven't shown you so I will try and come back over the next couple of days to update you on them.
Til next time, happy stitching