I love it all: embroidery, canvaswork, quilting, crochet. So much to do, so little time.

Monday, October 29, 2012

WIPocalypse 2012, October Report

Hey Blog Buddies,

The full moon is here once again, and I'm happy to report I did much better on my WIPocalypse list than I did last month--which was no progress on anything, so the bar was really low to begin with!

I finished Blackbird Design's Night Song Hallowe'en ornament.  The photo is here.  Also completed is part four of Laura J. Perin's Christmas Ornaments, Series 1, as reported earlier this month.  The photo is here.  And since I was in a Hallowe'en mood after putting up my small black tree, I decided to tackle Blackbird Design's Haunted House because I still have a lot of empty branches!

My linen was not as dark as the model's
(it may not look that way from the photos,
but, trust me, it is!)
so I used darker-hued floss instead.
In order to make the house look a little more haunted,
I "turned off the lights," opened the front door a little way,
made the chimney crooked,
and added a couple of bats flying over the roof.
Since I used DMC 3371 for the stepping stones,
they look more like spiders to me.
That was unintentional, but I like it!

Below is the stitched model:

Hopefully, the ornie will be finished-finished
by Hallowe'en!
I'm currently working on a little craft project
but can't show it to you now, because it's going to be a gift!

Click here  to see everyone's October WIPocalypse progress.

I hope everyone on the Eastern Seaboard of the USA
stays safe from hurricane Sandy.

Until next time, thanks for visiting!


Parsley said...

That turned out really cute! Love it next to the white pumpkin.

Emma said...

This is so cute! I'm not usually a fan of Halloween stitches but this is great :)

Mouse said...

ohhh that is cute and yes like those wee spiders too .. love how your door opens as well :) love mouse xxxxx

Shaunterria Owens said...

I like the changes you've made - those little extra touches (like the windows and the door) just make it a bit spookier. What a great Halloween stitch :)


Chris said...

I love this design. It is looking great!

Giovanna said...

Lovely ornament - congrats!

cucki said...

aww it is so cute..
big hugs xxx

Moonsilk Stitches said...

I really like the changes you made. Your house is much spookier.

Marcy said...

Your changes look great!

Happy Baker said...

Fantastic - I love the tree and love halloween/harvest decorations! Nice job on them, my inspiration!

Carol said...

Oh, how cute--I love the addition of the bats!!

Karen said...

Love this! Hope you got it finish-finished in time for Halloween! :)