Tuesday, August 27, 2013

A Hallowe'en Finish and a Christmas/Wintery Start

Gentle Friends I finished up the Lizzie Kate "Hallowe'en Mystery" piece over the weekend and started up on a Christmas stitch.  Here's a completed snap of the LK piece...

July 23, 2013 - August 24, 2013
Lizzie Kate, 3 Piece Hallowe'en Mystery "Very Scary"
30ct WDW Tin Roof - recommended WDW + CC Black Coffee

Well, here it is, the finished product, using the recommended floss, except I ran out of the WDW Onyx about half way through and had to pull out all my over dyed blacks to find a match, and CC "Black Coffee was a match, so I stitched about half or more using that.  The actual change I made was not using the "Honeysuckle" for the flowers in the lower third.  I thought that was just to bright/light of a colour. 

 I attached all the bits - the two black and single silver stars, the key and all the silly little beads so I couldn't really iron the piece.  Overall it was a great piece to work on and I'm glad I did - I liked the colours and the design - I didn't like having to use two piece of floss, and the low count linen, but that's just me.
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I started up a Christmas/Winter piece after I rolled up and tossed the LK piece on the finished pile. 
 Here's a snap of my start... 

... doesn't look like much, yet....  it's Heartstring Samplery's "Baby, it's Cold Outside" - it was released a year or so ago I think and I have been wanting to get at it since it arrived at my house.  It's a great looking piece and a wonderful song that was its inspiration.  I am stitching it on the recommend 36ct PTP "Ale" which is a great piece of linen to work on, colour count and feel.  However that's where the recommendations end.  I loved the idea of using an antique frame, so I dug around in the pile of old frames I have collected and found the perfect frame, almost.  I have had to add two more diamond bits to the height (if you look closely at the right side you can see where I frogged a bunch of them out to add the extra bits) so that it fits the frame better, which means I will be shifting everything around to fill out the space, I'm not to concerned about that - I also shifted all the floss recommendations from the over dyed cotton to my favorite silk.... Belle Soie...  so that was my stitching weekend.

That's about it for today sports fans.  Thanks again for stopping by do stop again!!

Take care,
edgar

26 comments:

Denise said...

Your stitching looks great as always. I love how you can alter and change things and they look fabulous - me I try that and it never turns out.
Happy Stitching
Denise

Cole said...

Great finish! It's a great piece and the colors are great too :)

I love the new piece you started too. I don't think I've seen that one before, it's lovely.

Brigitte said...

Wow, now that's a finish. Congratulations!

priscilla said...

Love your Lizzie Kate finish ! Can't wait to see your new project !

Vicki said...

L*K Mystery turned out great! I love the colors.

Shirlee said...

Great finish & great start : )

dixiesamplar said...

Love the Halloween finish...and can't wait to see the new start once you're done.

stitcheranon said...

Nice finish, love the fabric for the new start!

Michele said...

looks great Edgar! I'm like this close to being done! lol

cucki said...

Sweet finish and a very sweet start.
Hugs x

kiwirachfindinghome said...

lovely stitching, and i wanted to say thanks for the link to your new project - i havent seen those charts before and they are gorgeous - may have to splash some cash and get a couple!.

Kevin said...

LOVE your LK Very Scary finish! Congrats! Also am loving the color of the Ale linen with the Belle Soie silk for your HS start. That's a great chart (and song!) - I don't know if you've seen their new one, "Hibernation Day," but I'm dying to get that one and start it.
Laughed at your comment about rolling up the LK and tossing it on the "finished" pile! I have a WIP pile, but only a very SMALL finished "bump." (I can't in good conscience call it a "pile" since only about four things are recently in there!) Happy stitching, Edgar!

Deborah said...

great finish!

Bianca said...

Edgar, the LK Mystery piece looks great, and I can't wait to see more on your new start. I always love seeing your conversions.

Nan said...

Congrats on finishing the mystery sampler. Can't wait to see your take on the new piece. Happy Stitching!

Jodi S said...

Great finish on the Halloween piece! Also, good wintery choice to start. I have seen that design stitch and it is really nice.

Margaret said...

Beautiful finish and great choice for a new start too! I agree -- I hate using more than one strand of fiber. lol!

Barb said...

The L/K looks wonderful. I can't wait to see the progress on "Baby It's Cold Outside". I bought the design from the designer and had it put on a mug,one of my favorites!

Creative Chaos said...

Ooooooohh , i love the LK halloween sampler !! and still didn't find the chart here :-(

Patti xx

Chris said...

Wonderful finish! Just in time for fall. I love the new start too!

Parsley said...

Great piece!

Sherry said...

Love the finish! That is favorite Halloween verse. I loved working on Baby, it's cold. I never get enough of Beth's designs and have just ordered her two newest ones. Can't wait to start on them!

Susan said...

Congratulations on your finish. Love the pumpkin headed cat. I've been looking at "Baby it's cold outside" for a while also. Love the Rod Stewart/Dolly Parton version of the song.

Carol said...

Beautiful finish!

Julie said...

Fabulous finish...super new start.

Leanna said...

Edgar...another beautifully-stitched piece for your home! I've been watching your progress on this, and now that I've seen the very bottom...I had to giggle: is that a kitty wearing a Hallowe'en mask at the very bottom? Me thinks you should revise the design a little...shorter legs and a chihuahua tail, perhaps? You're more of a dog-man...than a cat-man...what with four Who-Hounds ripping around the house.
Perhaps Smokie would oblige and pose for you?