Jack In the Hat

First – the Friday, A Changed World chart update – didn’t stitch a single stitch on it this week.  I decided to change it up and work on some other things this week so nothing to show on that.

I did work on some sled pieces, which I previously showed, and on Wednesday night I pulled out some left over fabric and some floss to start on Jack in the Hat.  As I’ve said before, I love Threadworks Primitives (Nan Lewis) designs.

I started it Wednesday night and today during my lunch hour finished off the moon so it was a pretty quick stitch.  I had none of the called for colors but found very good substitutions.  Isn’t it cute!

jack in the hat  

The fabric is some leftover 14 count PTP in Shale.   I didn’t want a real bright orange pumpkin  – the chart looks a bit more florescent orange compared to mine – and part of that is due to the color I chose and part of that is due to the fact that I only used one strand of floss on 14 count giving it a more prim look.     The black areas – yes you can see a bit of the fabric thru them but for this type of design I like it.   

If you look at the chart you will see it’s finished as a cute little bag, but I might have a hornbook to put it on and if too large for that,  it will likely be finished as a little pillow.  I haven’t done any pillow finishing and I’m anxious to try some of my Lady Dot chenille and mini pom pom trims and lets not forget that bag of lizard litter for stuffing I haven’t tried out yet.  And I also have these cool charms that I could add  on a ribbon or pin.  And if it was a pillow, it would be so cute snuggled in a bowl with some oh so cute brightly colored felted acorns I have (which I just remembered I have since I bought them after the fall season last year and haven’t used them yet.)



The floss I used was Gentle Arts Cast Iron Skillet (which is not a true black more a blackish gray), and Avocado; Classic Colorworks Tennessee Red Clay.   I love TN red clay – that’s the color in the flowers.  And also, Weeks Dye Works Carrot and Whiskey.


So while I figure out what to make for dinner, I’ll have to decide what I want to work on tonight.   See what I have in progress and pick one of those?  Start a new something?


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