Before we reach the end of this month, I wanted to give you a peek of what I've been stitching the last month and show you my Fall/Halloween mantle/decor for this year.
As soon as I saw the pattern of "The Town Of Halloween" by the Primitive Hare in the Just Cross Stitch magazine, 2012 Special Collector's Issue, I knew it was a must stitch!!
I thought I was going to put in on hold until next year, but one day last month when I was going through my craft cupboard, I stumbled across some forgotten fabric that was just perfect for it! Many moons ago, I bought a Mill Mini-Afghan in Golden Wheat, to use for this Santa wall hanging. I didn't need the whole thing, so I tucked the extra away...
Since the Halloween pattern was so primitive, I thought - why not give the fabric a coffee bath to age it up a bit? Well, it changed the colour a bit, but not as much as I would have liked. (I figure this fabric must have some polyester in it and that's why it didn't "take" very well.)
As I worked on this, I saw a few others out there in blog land doing it too. When I had a closer look at these, it seems that I should have been doing the backstitching (especially the big spider web) with just one strand of floss instead of 2. Now, it could just be me - but I found the instructions a bit confusing... what do you think??
|The fabric shows way lighter here than in real life!|
This year I was not in the mood when it came to decorating for fall, so I can't take any credit for what you are about to see. My daughter, Chantelle was home for a visit a couple of weeks ago and she was more than willing to help me out! :-)
|Grrrr... I find it so difficult to get a true colour of my green walls!!|
|Love this plaque that I got at Hobby Lobby last year...|
|... I had to laugh, because on closer inspection this year, I noticed that the letter "S" was missing...|
|... and also forgotten here too! lol|
Thanks so much, Chantelle!!
By any chance, do you also happen to be coming home for a visit when it's time for my Christmas decor to go up??? :-)