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I did spend a good deal of time thinking while stitching about who to discuss for D.E.S.I.G.N. this month and finally it hit me: Just talk about the main stitching piece you are working on. Leonore (hostess of D.E.S.I.G.N.) had the same idea and that settled it for me.
My main focus piece for this month is Skeleton Crew by Cross Eyed Cricket. (Go to the website! Quite a few freebies there!)
This is the first time I have stitched anything by this designer and I'm really, really loving it. It is a fun pattern that has the smallest little quirks which throw you off once in awhile...take a good look at the eyes of one skeleton and you will see the "quirk". It's hilarious and makes a kind of "game" out of stitching the pattern.
Would I ever stitch another Cross Eyed Cricket pattern? OH, HECK YEAH! If you hop on over to 123Stitch! you can see the wonderful variety of patterns available from this designer and fall instantly in-love. I'm afraid to look again for fear that I will blow out my Stitch From Stash forever.
I purchased this particular pattern simply because it was from someone I didn't know and the pattern was adorably awesome. Every year I try and stitch a new Halloween pattern so the hunt was on in 2014 for that year's project. When I spotted Skeleton Crew my mind was made up instantly. Who doesn't like a ship with ghosts for sails? (Never fear I will be stitching a new project for Halloween 2015 and hopefully finish before the holiday hits)
As I have shopped around and familiarized myself with more of the patterns by Cross Eyed Cricket I am amazed at the variety. You have whimsical, a bit fancy, olde school-ish sampler types, flowery types...it really is quite wonderful.
I'd like to say there is a farm-like ideal that each pattern has, but I'm afraid some "city-folk" won't really understand that phrasing, so I suppose if I just say a country quality that might suffice...I like that quality in a pattern, but then I AM a berserker stitcher and get distracted easily. Luckily for this designer, there is enough variety to stitch I wouldn't get bored very easily.
(OMG, I just saw the patterns for Cross Eyed Cricket's 12 Days of Christmas!)
So I'm a little enthusiastic, who isn't when you start imagining all of the beautiful things you can create or do with patterns like this??
Here is where I am as of right now.....you might want to put on sunglasses so you don't go blind from the awesomeness of this pattern and that sparkly fabric!
Until next time.....HAPPY D.E.S.I.G.N.-ing!