As you know, I was supposed to start this month off with the Skeleton Crew pattern and then HOUSE happened and that was put off until September 20th for IHSW. Everything is late once again, but seriously, I was busy!
My little tangle of threads is from a cute little project that Krystal created for our upcoming website and my thread leavings from Skeleton Crew. Not much going on in the ORT jar at present, but give me another week and it will be much more satisfying to look at.
For some reason I did not do a progression video for my Spooky Welcome but I think that was because it stitched up so fast....I'm really not sure why I didn't. This year I will be doing the progression video for the Skeleton Crew and have a nice start to that already.
|Pattern and actual fabric|
The fabric is "Twixt and Tween" from Silkweavers and please believe me when I say that NONE of the pictures on the website do the fabric any justice at all.
The website picture was more washed out but still attractive enough for me to say, "I think I'll get that for this pattern but if I don't like it I have plenty of time to find something else" (Yes, I take my Halloween patterns very seriously and start the choosing of pattern and fabric early).
When the fabric was received I was so thrilled with it I emailed Silkweavers to let them know their online scanned pictures do NOTHING to show the quality and beauty and actual coloring of their fabric. I LOVES it. Even now I loves it as I stitch away.
You can see the fabric in my picture here and tell me honestly if you would have dare purchased said fabric or even taken the chance that I did just going by the online picture?
It looks more like coffee and cream and hot chocolate, but I was brave and went for it and I could NOT be happier with the outcome. So now I will show you how incredibly perfect this pattern is on this fabric and you will see how FUN it is to play with hand dyed fabric!
The fabric is cooperating with the pattern very nicely and the best part is that the way the colors are swirled, it all looks like fog and such blowing the same way as the flag and ghost....THIS project is AWESOME.
There was a moment of worry that I wouldn't be able to stick the moon near that white area, but luckily, after counting three times it worked out.
I'm doing one over one on 16ct and was unsure about that until I noticed the sparkles on the fabric shine through which adds to the picture, so it stays as is and once again, another Halloween project I'm completely in love with!
Speed Stitch Competition with UnconventionalX starts in three hours and sadly I have to go to work, but will be participating. This was the one time I have broken my pattern buying fast because I had to in order to participate and before you all come after me and say things like "you could have passed on the competition" or some other nonsense like that, remember back in 2009 when Jody had the Celtic Peacock competition? It's Jody again and another fun pattern called Queen Bee. Would you resist? I thought not! There aren't that many of us this time around, so this will be tight race to the finish!
Now I have to get my butt to work, heavy sighhhhhh.
Until next time.....keep warm and keep stitching!