Saturday, February 25, 2012

Halloween House SAL update #6

Halloween House update #6
On this Friday, I stitched more of the purple house below the window and started on the black wrought iron fence.  The dark purple floss I am using was a free skein from Rosace Threads, and now I notice that the color is slightly different than the DMC, so I hope one skein will be enough for the whole house!  Rosace gave away 3 skeins of floss to everyone last year.  The company is in Spain and they use the same floss numbers as DMC.  The cost is only 0.50 Euros each, so maybe this is a better price for my stitchy friends in Europe.
Bird update #1
I am really enjoying stitching this Bird for World of Charity Stitching.  Everyone is stitching the same freebie pattern from a French blog, gazette94, in their own choice of color, and they will all be put together in a quilt.

Day #54 is Spooky, a freebie from a Hungarian blog, amintkipattan.  The chart was just the right size for a bookmark.  I think it's adorable!
C'est Noel
Day #55 is C'est Noel, a freebie from The Sampler Girl.  I am using DMC Light Effects metallic floss, which is very difficult!  I have to be so careful that it doesn't kink up with every stitch, so I didn't get very much done on it.  I am stitching on green hand-dyed Aida with sparkles.  My plan is to make it into an ornament with ribbon trim and backing fabric in a holiday print.

You can see all my current WIPs on my WIPocalypse page.  In just a few more days, I will not be starting a new project everyday and will be filling up my Finishes 2012 page instead!


blue star stitcher said...

Ooh I like your spooky bookmark. And every time I see your progress on Halloween House it makes me want to stitch it myself.

Heidi said...

Halloween House is just gorgeous, I love it!!

Katie said...

I love that purple thread. It's gorgeous. Your other pieces look fantastic. Love that green material.

demeter83 said...

They're all look great, and I love the witches house, always glad to see an update on that.

Otter said...

Seeing all of your starts and such inspires me to keep it up. They all look great!

sharine said...

Great starts. I can't wait to see some finishes.

Shanda said...

I have spooky bookmarked for a future project :) And Halloween House is on my list. But he is ona 32 evenweave and I'm so struggling with that 32 linen on 6 fat men that he is going to have to wait (as much as I hate to wait) until something else is finished!

Beth Pearce said...

Great progress on Haunted House! I really like the color you chose for your bird piece. And Spooky is a really cute chart - thanks for the link.