The Spy and my Sampler September Project

The spy –  well that’s Judy!   Once again, we’re doing/thinking about the same things.     I had taken my finished Stitchin’ Witches piece into the sewing room.  I was looking around thinking hmmm do I have anything I can finish this on in there – a basket, a box, a tin, a wooden piece.   AHA – I spied the foam bricks in the corner – those were large enough so I could do a brick finish!   As I walked back to the computer to email Judy telling her I was thinking I’d do a brick finish – I found this email from her that started out “How are you going to finish it?”   First I told her to stop spying on me!!!    It’s eerie the way we are doing/thinking about the same things so often. 🙂

So my Sampler September project, as I mentioned earlier, is going to be The Huntsman by Brenda Keyes.  This afternoon I finished kitting it up – got the floss all pulled and found a piece of 18 count Forbidden Fiber n the color Granite so I’m all set.  I actually may start on it tonight since I finished two projects in the last couple of days.   Colorado Crossstitcher, who did Cross Stitch Summer Camp, has a Sampler Camp running September thru December.  All of the info is on their store’s website under What’s New and in her latest flosstube.  We can include a Sampler we have already started for this year’s summer camp project so my starting a few days early won’t matter.

  sampler september - The huntsman

look at those lovely fall colors – I think they will all show up nicely on that fabric.

Another Finish – Stitchin’ Witches

stitchin witches - finished 8-28-22

If you’ve been reading the blog the past couple weeks you know the back story – Judy is the witch on the right in all her purple glory and I am the witch on the left.  This chart is so fun and was so fun to pick colors for since I changed them up a bit from the called for.  I also gave Judy and I a streak of color in our hair to match our outfits.  We are wielding golden needles and stitched our initials in each of our hoops to match our outfits as well and the screw on the top of the hoop is gold also.  I changed the color of the steam from the cauldron (used more colors – it was charted as just one color) and no, we are not brewing evil concoctions in that cauldron.  If I know Judy, she has that cauldron filled with gumbo simmering away. 🙂   I need fix the owl eye before I forget about it – I got the pupil in one in the wrong spot – he’s supposed to be looking over at the ghosts.   The other two changes – one intentional and one not but I’m leaving it as is — the intentional is the banner the ghosts are holding up with the year on it (there was supposed to be another star in that area between them but I love how the banner turned out) and to the right of the ghost I forgot to finish a star – there’s just the center of it but I’m leaving it because it looks like a giant crossed stich and I like it and it seems appropriate.  The owl’s beak also doesn’t show up well so I may go back and overstitch that with a bit brighter color.

I did have this frame in the stash but it’s not going to fit quite close enough from top to bottom as I would like and I’m not crazy about the gold edge with this piece – want something plainer –  so the frame will go back in the closet.


Hmmmmm now what shall I stitch on???