Well, my frame ended up being one square too small in some places – and I was going to frog the entire thing and start over, but the idea of that was just so absurdly daunting that I decided that no one would be able to tell if I had to adjust a panel anyway, and I may as well just continue. Thus day one was The Black Cat, by Edgar Allan Poe, and day two is Jack Skellington. I’m looking forward to getting a little stitching done each day, and seeing how this project comes out in the end. I think it will be an adorable Halloween decoration to put up each year.
Category: Cross Stitch
I’ve been making some good progress on the SAL frame lately, I’m pretty confident that I can finish this before October, and if not I’ll at least be able to complete it as I work on each square during the month. I can’t believe October is so close already!
In the end this will look like a book cover, but for now it’s just a bunch of lines and squares, hehe. I can’t wait to see what little scene is revealed each day of the SAL in October.
I signed up to join in my very first ‘SAL’ – also known as stitch a long. It’s a Halloween cross stitch, where each day you get a little square to fill in and at the end of the month you have a completed piece. I’ve done a few cross stitch pieces before, but I’ve never participated in a SAL, and I’m really excited about it. The piece is also framed with cross stitch squares, which is what I’m working on in the screenshot above. We got the pattern early so that we’re ready to go when the SAL begins. I decided to splurge and I purchased a kit for this one that came with all sorts of little treats and goodies, but you can also just sign up and do it with your own items, too. It’s all about the community of crafters coming together, and that’s what I love to see.
I haven’t been able to work on this in some time. The goal was to get it done before Halloween this year so that I could frame it and use it as decoration – and I THINK I’m still on track for that at least, but it will mean dedicating some time to it instead of just putting it aside for other projects.
It’s coming along! I bought three fairly cheap frames from Amazon this week and they should arrive before too long. Hopefully they’ll fit this cross stitch I’ve been working on. I was hoping to create a few seasonal pieces to hang up in the house. I love decorating for the seasons, but I haven’t really had any items to put up aside from cheaper dollar store purchases that I would then throw out at the end. Holidays are important to me, and I get so excited. I don’t want to ever give that up.
Progress is coming along! It’s nice and relaxing, and I just ordered a few frames so it’s more motivation to get these projects completed, yay!
It has been some time since I did any cross stitching, but I have recently gotten back into it. I picked up a lovely grime guard, a needle minder, and some new patterns. I’m working on this halloween themed one to begin with, and then we’ll see what’s next. Probably some super hero ones I picked up. It’s a lovely way to pass the time (when my hands and eyes allow me) and I also picked up some frames so I can hang / gift some creations.