ciao everybody! I hope you had a wonderfully spooky Halloween, packed with goods and treats!
I caught (better said, they brought home) an annoying cold, so basically there’s always someone drinking hot tea, sneezing, blowing one’s nose or melting Eucalyptus flavoured tablets in one’s mouth – repeat ad infinitum.
I haven’t been able to sleep much. either I had such a sore throat it actually woke me up yesterday, or my right nostril went on strike last night and I woke up gasping, and with a real pain in my other nostril – which was doing all the work alone.
anyways, all this stuff forced me indoors and I’ve been busy, I’m telling you!
but first things first. I got a lovely email from Angi this morning and it reminded me I had some unfinished business. so without further ado I’m giving you the complete guide to My (own) kitchen/Look what’s brewin’ 😉 Angi’s design from her october contest. the pattern is still available, so if you like the piece I’ve shown you during Jo‘s Halloween Blog Hop, that’s it. you’re in the right place. 🙂
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- added the apostrophe in WHAT’S, this means moving the S 4 fabric threads away from the T
- the witch’s stockings have backstitched stripes in Onyx
- her hair are Steel grey
- the dangling spider: green spider button by Just Another Button Co. “Small Green Spider” code #1209S (I have a few of these and, even though they’re all small size buttons, some are slightly bigger, some slightly smaller. this one is a very small one that fitted perfectly)
when you’re done with the stitching, give the piece a good ironing. you won’t be able to iron it properly once the button is attached.
attaching the spider:
1. using a long cut of Onyx thread, backstitch (over 2 fabric threads) the straight line from the end of the K in LOOK, make it at least 10 stitches (20 fabric threads) long;
2. place the spider button at the end of the line and make sure you’re covering the end of said line with the spider’s buttocks 😀
3. attach the spider by coming up in the hole 8 times, giving him 8 legs (4 on each side) that stay at different angles. while doing so, add 8 backstitched feet at the end of each leg (each is made of 1 backstitch over 2 threads and again, place them at different angles if you like);
4. secure thread on the back.
you can find more pictures in this post, click on them for a better view.
I’ll definitely stitch this one many times, while remembering our dear friend. you can find the pattern by clicking on the picture or following this link.
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as for some recent stitching, here’s what I’ve been up to (also a confirm I cannot keep up with seasonal stitching in the proper season).
this is another picture with the left border still in progress. I’m using Nina’s Threads (Cigar, Spring Grass, Moss, Daffodil, Blush and Mermaid – these last two are limited edition colours) on her 36ct. French Vanilla linen.
and here you can see the wooden button Elisabetta/Fall Harvest made for the design. I have something else from Elisabetta I’ll add in the middle, if you’ve been following this blog you can easily guess what that might be. 😀
and here is the stitching buddy always looking for a way to startle me..
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this post is way too long already,
thank you for the lovely comments! welcome to all the new viewers and followers!
enjoy the Sunday and happy xxx!