Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Old Witch Mary Update

Had a couple of days not feeling up to par, but I guess the upside is it wasn't all that terrible either. Stitching did suffer a tiny bit but got some done and more yesterday and today.  Not too much left to do, some leaves and the rest of the letters to put in then it will be done and I'll hunt for a frame for to house it.

Have to say this has been a fun one to do, and am happy with choosing a different material to work it up on.  It's only a bit larger but enough that I like it this way. Once this is finished I really need to get back to A Whole Lotta Latte and finish that one.

Old Witch Mary 8/7/13

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Old Witch Mary

Ordered and received the six skeins of floss I needed for this one.  Bought two of the eight at Walmart but that was all they had.  This is suppose to be worked up on 32 ct. Belfast Linen Thunderstorm but I'm using 14 ct. Marble Aida. The original is 6 3/4" x 6 3/4" and mine will be 8" x 8" which I'm more than fine with.  This is going to be a nice break from working on A Whole Lotta Latte on black Aida.  I think the end result will be as good as the original.  As long as I'm pleased with it that's all that counts.

I did get a late start yesterday, as in very late in the afternoon.  Eventually I got everything situated the way I wanted to make my stitching easier and comfortable.  Am hoping this works up fairly fast and I think it will.  Then I can start one of my other Halloween projects.  Can't wait to get a couple or three of these done before the holiday begins.

This is what mine will look like. The gap in the upper right corner is where the moon goes.  I'm thinking of trying something else instead of the plain white it calls for.  If I'm no happy with my own choice I can always rip it out and do it over.

This is what the original looks like. It can be found quite easy with a simple search.