Monday, February 16, 2015

A Tale of Two SALs

Well I'm a day late but hopefully not a dollar short for the Gifted Gorgeousness SAL.  I added another gifted item to this SAL because it's pretty and calls for Spring to get it's sorry arse here asap.  I'm sick of the cold and snow already!

This was a fun little stitch and all I need to do now is put it into the frame it came with.  The kit used ivory Aida but it was so horribly stiff I didn't want to use it.  I changed the fabric to a soft white 28 ct even weave I had on hand.  I'm going to give this to a friend who loves pansies.  I like it so much that I'm going to stitch it again for myself .  But first I have to match the dmc thread colors to the kit's threads.  I received this lovely kit at an EGA function.  I can't remember if it was at a past Christmas party or maybe the summer picnic.  

I also have an update on Nevermore from Prairie Schooler which will be a birthday present for a friend.  It's coming along nicely and should be on time for her birthday.

 I also finished February's skeleton for the Halloween Ornie SAL.  It's a redo but one I'm keeping for myself.  And since the first one was in brown and I'm tired of stitching with brown right now, I changed the palette to a cooler blue/grey.  What do you think of the effect?  It looks creepier and kind of ghostly to me compared to the more realistic brown.  And, yes, I'm going to add another spider but it'll be silver instead.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Excellent stitching on everything! The skull looks very creepy.

  2. It always looks odd to see designs at the wrong time of year but your stit hi g is lovely :-)

  3. It always looks odd to see designs at the wrong time of year but your stit hi g is lovely :-)

  4. Great stitching & congrats on your finishes :)

  5. They all look great, but as Halloween is my fav holiday I love them the best :D
    xo Alicia

  6. Thanks for taking part in GG this month. Everything looks great. I like the pansy, the background looks printed on the fabric.

    1. Love the spooky stitching too, especially the skull. It was hard to find skeletons I thought.

  7. ohhh the Halloween one looks spooky.. loving it.. great choice.

  8. Love the stitching! Pansies are such pretty flowers and the Halloween stitching is to die for!

  9. Great contribution to the GG SAL. Both gifts are wonderfully stitched. And I can understand that you want to stitch the pansy again for yourself.