I'm sorry to see Halloween over, it's such a fun time not only with events, but also with stitching. Some of my favorite stitches have been Halloween pieces. So when it came time to change the front display to Thanksgiving I was questioning my stitching. Can't remember anything, with the exception of the Drawn Thread's "Give Thanks" that I did last year, I think it was last year. It was a marvelous stitch and so much fun with the great variety of stitches involved. And a turkey, well I hadn't stitched a turkey in forever (when that is I don't really know). Anyway, I went on the hunt for a cute turkey and I found one with a company I used to love....Artists Collection. You don't hear about them anymore because they don't design for cross stitch any longer, but I found some of their designs on our racks and with "The Gleaning Season" came a turkey, which when done on 18 ct. ends up around 3" x 5". I used their recommended colors except (and you knew I had an accept) I loved Weeks Dye Works Rust (Pearl Cotton) for the body of the turkey. I then did all the backstitching on the feathers with Weeks regular overdyed floss (rust). Oh, yea, I also covered the DMC black stitching on the hat with Pearl Cotton black in a satin stitch to make it stand out and give more dimension. And then I added 2 beads for the eyes. He is so cute and such a wonderful addition to our Thanksgiving display. So if you need a turkey just give us a call...we have approx. 4 leaflets still in stock (and we can't get them again so this is it.)
I was going to try to get a few new pieces done for Thanksgiving, but Christmas is starting to work on me so I decided I better get to it. I did 5 more sleds from Sue Hillis, Christmas for the Stitcher, but I didn't take the correct number of sleds home so I was only able to get 2 sleds painted. I'm taking the rest home tonight so hopefully I'll have something to show by the end of the week. But they are so much fun to stitch and while I usually stay close to what she charts, I was able to put my little spin on a couple of them. So important that I get to add a little something.
And then it's on to Christmas stitching....oh, what to stitch, what to stitch. Or perhaps I'll find something that involves no stitching. I haven't a clue but I'll sure let you know what I'm doing sooner or later. Have a great week. Talk to you soon