Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Serendipitous Jo's Thirty-Eighth Frolic of the Year

It was IHSW starting last Friday, and as is traditional I went out for a rare day out and didn't stitch much on the Saturday!  I was also rather busy with my Big Birthday Blog Hop.  Follow the link and check that out if you haven't already done so.

On Friday I continued working on the Sugar Skulls which will be for my niece and her fiance:


These are from Brooke's Books and are available from her Etsy store.

Having finished Ghostly Mandala on the Thursday I continued with a new evening piece - Potions and Brews by Cherished Stitches from the most recent JCS Hallowe'en Special:

stitched on 28 count Moondust from Crafty Kitten

I am only stitching the top part of this design on this fabric, it's coming up huge as it was charted for 36 count.  I don't have enough Moondust for the whole piece and it's lighter than I want anyway.  This is just an excuse to try out some different shades of black and dark grey!

I did finish another Hallowe'en Cube on the Sunday, the one with the purple fabric:


I'm using the same backing fabric in three different colours for these cubes.


8 comments:

  1. I love the sugar skulls! Great new start! And yay for getting another cube finished!

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  2. Jo: I love Sugar Sculls, such sweet designs.
    Looks like the cubes are so cute.

    Blessings
    Catherine

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  3. Cute! Not normally a sugar skulls fan but these ones are cute!
    Hugs xx

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  4. The sugar skulls are looking fab and I love the way that you experiment with your stitching - the cubes look great, too.

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  5. Great designs for Halloween!

    I have ordered fabric and threads for the Potions pattern.....I hope they will arrive soon :)

    Have a great week of stitching :)

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    1. Great! If I stitch the whole piece I would definitely go for the recommended count and a darker colour fabric than this. But it's a fun design and the letters are going really quickly. As they do!

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  6. Great to see the O cube finished. And such a lot more weekend stitching. You were busy, Jo :)

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  7. Gosh! Great stitching Jo! Sugar skulls are progressing well! I love the "O" block, very cute .... and just my colour!! I was just trying to think of a Halloween idea to stitch (not cross stitch though), and that involved a cauldron too!
    Barbara xx

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