Sunday, October 7, 2012

Jolly Jack is almost done!

Do you want to be the next stitcher who gets the traveling pattern of Jolly Jack?  Just leave a comment on my previous post and I will draw a name on Monday, October 8.  This is how Jolly Jack looks today!
Jolly Jack update #1
I blended DMC variegated Steel Gray and black 310 to substitute for WDW Charcoal, and I used DMC variegated Terra Cotta instead of WDW Tobacco Road for the leaves.

I've also been trying to keep up with So Many Tools, so I will have it ready in time to give to my dad for Christmas.  There are still 30 more tools to go, plus the words.  Only 11 weeks until Christmas, so I still need to finish about three tools each week.  There was a TON of backstitching on this tray of nuts and bolts and screws and nails!
So Many Tools update #3
I went to the Quilt, Craft and Sewing Festival at the Los Angeles County Fairgrounds on Saturday with four other stitchers from the SoCalCrossStitchers Yahoo group.  Then we went to lunch, had a quick stop at a LNS, then back to the group leader's home to stitch.  Three more stitchers joined us there.  I bought a new pair of stork scissors and three cross stitch kits by Bobbie G Designs at the fair, then bought a Bent Creek chart at the LNS.  What a perfect stitchy day!


sharine said...

Love your new charts. Your stitching looks great and I don't envy you with the backstitching:)

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely stitching. Sounds like you had a lovely day.

Annette-California said...

How fun shopping and stitching with friends. Great charts you picked up. Love Jolly Jack - the colors look incredible. love Annette

Kaisievic said...

Sounds like a fun day. Great stash - Love the owl and moon design best.

Joysze said...

Sounds like a great Saturday, Debbie. :D

Stitching looks great.

tadamama said...

Jack's looking great! And yay for more stash!

Denise said...

Love the colors you substituted they look great!
Happy Stitching

Kelly aka STITCHNMOMMA said...

Your pieces are coming along nicely. Glad to hear you had a nice time with your fellow stitchers over the weekend. :)