Sunday, October 25, 2020

Still Stitching in October (SAL #2)

 Every so often we fit two stitch along posts in a month. This is just such a month. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Last time I mentioned that I might pick up my pumpkin head needlepoint canvas and see if I could complete it for the upcoming holiday. Almost, but not quite.


There's still time, and not much left to do so I might still make it, just not for this posting. When I picked it up again it looked like this:


So, good progress. I started with one skein of a hand dyed floss. As I approached the top and bottom edges I realized I wasn't going to have enough of that particular dye lot. I chose to use a darker shade of purple (from the same dyer), thinking it would look like shadowing. Not quite sure that's the case but it is what it is. I've been blending the two dye lots in my needle, using more of the darker shade as I got closer to the perimeter. When it's finished this will measure 5" x 7." When that's accomplished my plan is to simply pop it into an appropriate frame. 

If you aren't a regular visitor here you might want to scroll down to the previous post. I've begun embroidering a soft book for our newest granddaughter. Hopefully a relatively quick project. ๐Ÿ˜‰The rest of the stitchers in the group will, no doubt, have fun things to share. You can click on the links below to see what they've been working on.

AvisClaireGunCaroleConstanzeChristinaKathyMargaretCindyHeidi

JackieSunnyHayleyMeganDeborahMaryMargaretReneeCarmela

SharonDaisyAnneConnieAJJennyLauraCathieLindaHelen

11 comments:

  1. I really like how you blended that floss. It looks wonderful. I had to do that recently with whites that weren't exactly the same and the change would have been noticeable. I think this looks great!

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  2. Well done on blending. I'd never have thought to do that. Perfect solution!

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  3. I like how you blended the colors too. I thought that was supposed to look like that!

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  4. Wow! You are getting so close to a finish. I love the way you blended in the darker purple. Without reading your post, I would have assumed it was part of the pattern. Happy Stitching!

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  5. Excellent blending job in my opinion! I think you'll finish this by next weekend if you choose to!

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  6. I love how you've decided to fix the floss shortage problem and it looks really nice!

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  7. This looks frightfully wonderful and I love the bats on the hat! Stay well

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  8. Those darker shades of purple do get an extra touch to the work!

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  9. You solved the problem well, it's very nice!
    Hugs,Carmela

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  10. such a happy Hallowe'en project!

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