Friday, March 29, 2013

Ornament and Beads

Three months into the year and I have actually kept up with all of the SALs that I joined while caught up in new year excitement.

I promised I'd show my March ornament after the official posting date my other ornaments can be seen in the 2013 Ornament tab above and here it is:

Sunday Spooky SAL 2011 by San-Man Originals
Stitched on 28-count Haunted by Picture this Plus with DMC
This was a very fun stitch and was also the first Halloween ornament I've ever stitched.  I have several more in my stash and am looking forward to working on them.

I spent the better part of two days beading part 1 of Serengeti.  I still have quite a few Delicas to add but am glad to have completed as much as I did.  I was holding my breath while beading as I am stitching this on a 32-count fabric and Martina recommended that it be done on 28-count due to the heavy beading.  I was prepared to leave a few beads out if necessary, but I am happy to say that it wasn't needed.  There is some crowding but I think it will be straightened out during the stretching for framing step.  Talking about framing already!  How optimistic is that?!?!

Here's my before: 

And here's what it looks like today: the fabric color is closer in this one but still a bit dark. 

Serengeti by Chatelaine
Stitched on 32-count Summer Sky Jobelan with recommended fibers and beads.
I have started a Little House Needleworks ornament for my next ornament and will put Twilight of the Tsars on the frame for my weekend stitch. 


Emma Lenton said...

the Hallowe'en stitch is very cute and Serengeti looks beautiful!

Catherine said...

Cute Halloween stitch and love the Serengeti!!

Chris said...

You are doing great this year with the SALs. Such a fun ornament.
Your Chatelaine piece is gorgeous.

Samplers, Silks and Linens said...

Love the fabric for Sunday Spooky and Serengeti looks gorgeous.

Chris said...

Your Chatelaine is beautiful, don't the beads finish it off well
Chris x

Mii Stitch said...

A cute Halloween stitch! Well done x

Deb said...

Love your work! Beautiful fabric choice for the halloween project!

Caitlin Jordan said...

lovely stitching :)

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

I stitched the San Man a while back, it's very cute.

Serengeti is gorgeous too.

Deb said...

Sensational work! Love the ornament!