I did, eventually, finish Pumpkin Stew but not on Sunday evening as I had anticipated. Instead it was Tuesday! This was because I had a support evening for parents at school on Monday and the time I got home I didn't fancy doing any sewing. This project was an early birthday present from my Mum and Dad.
This Shepherd's Bush design was stitched on16 count hickory heathfield, as suggested, with the recommended DMC Cotton Pearle #5.
After stitching on 16 count fabric for a week going back to Witches Riding By on 36 count linen was a bit of a shock. Here is my progress on this so far.
This week the witch gained an owl, part of a broomstick and a little more sky.
This weekend I made another attempt at rectifying my lack of Halloween ornaments to hang on my light tree. This is 'Whooo's knockin' at my door?' and is from the chart booklet 'Tis Hallowe'en' by Blackbird designs.
This was stitched on 32ct lambswool, left over from Mary Wigham, using a mixture of the recommended overdyed floss and the DMC alternatives. There are a number of other stockings in this booklet that I would like to stitch so this evening I'm going to choose one which involves a little less work!
Next week on the rotation it should be either the Santa tree skirt or White Nights. 'The OtherHalf' has chosen White Nights so with another late night in school on Wednesday, this time for Open Evening, it will be interesting to see how far I get.
Hope you all have a good stitching week. With a bit of luck, after this week, I should be able to return to my usual two posts a week.
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