Thursday, 25 October 2012

Ghoul Returns

After waiting a few weeks for more floss to arrive, I'm finally able to get back on track with Ghoul. It's been fun working on this one again and I've made some good progress. Here's where I am up to this point.



I must admit, I am tiring of stitching with black especially since I went and started another Halloween piece. I know, I know, it serves me right! I just couldn't resist. I just couldn't resist when I saw this pattern on the Creative Poppy website. It's a new release by Barbara Ana  called A Wicked Plant. It had a wicked effect on me alright because I ended up purchasing not only this one but also October 31st and Wicked by the same designer. Follow the link and have a peek. I know you'll be tempted!




I love the fabric I'm using for this one. It's one of Picture This Plus' lovely overdyed linens and is called Ancient. It's perfect for this design!  I'm already playing around with some of the floss. One of the called for floss was just too washed out on this fabric so I found a substitute in my stash. As you my have noticed from the picture, the frogs have also paid a quick visit already. I've had to stitch that branch three times now! That's what I get for stitching when I'm tired, lol! I know this won't be done in time for Halloween but that's alright. It will carry me through the gloomy month of November which is only fitting.

I'm giving up on stitching anymore Halloween smalls with my latest start so now I'm digging out some Christmas ornaments to get started on. After all, Christmas is just two short months away. Help!

15 comments:

Nicola said...

The fabric us absolutely gorgeous. I wish I lived in an area where there was a LNS to buy fabrics rather than rely on the internet.

SewAmy said...

Ghoul looks great. And I just recently saw the 'A Wicked Plant' pattern and fell in love. I might have to get it.

CATHI said...

What a great fabric! And great progresses! Thanks for the hint to the new Halloween designs by Barbara Ana! ;o)

I wish you a happy Halloween with your loved ones!!

Cathi

Carol said...

I know the feeling of stitching with a lot of black, Lynn--my black cat bowl of smalls for October must have used three whole skeins of DMC 310 between the stitching and cording!! Hope I can get it posted soon...

Your Ghoul is a great piece--really enjoyable to follow along on your progress. I'll have to check out the Creative Poppy site--not really familiar with her designs yet.

Enjoy a lovely weekend!

Krista said...

Your stitchings are looking great, love the fabric you chose for the new one. I love those Barbara Ana designs too, love anything with a black cat! Have a great day, Lynn!

Karen said...

Love Ghooul! That PTP fabric you're using is gorgeous. I popped over to see Wicked Plant and it really is a cute design.

Cathy B said...

Ghoul looks great! I always seem to miss out on stitching Halloween/thanksgiving designs and fast forward right to Christmas!

Sally said...

Ghoul is looking fantastic and I love your start on the Barbara Anna one.

Judy S. said...

Cute projects, Lynn! I love the fabric too. You're right, the holidays are sneaking right up!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Lynn I'm glad you picked that fabric its fantastic!!!!

Brigitte said...

It really can become a bit tiring to always stitch with black threads - I had a lot of black on my needle lately, too. But it's worth it. Both your pieces look fantastic!

Bekca said...

Ghoul is looking wonderful! You'll have that finished in no time :) Thank you for your kind words on Solo, he really is a very sweet character. I can't wait to see what Christmas designs you pull out to stitch. I've got an eye on my red and green floss too!
Best wishes.

Chris said...

Both projects look fabulous. I really love the Halloween stitching.

Daffycat said...

These are both such wonderful pieces, Lynn! I love them!

Chiara Levorato said...

of course Wicked Plant eded up straight into my cart, together with many other Barbara Ana charts!
I've decided I won't bother if end up stitching halloweenish stuff and christmas presents from now till december.. who cares as long as they're lovely projects, right?
happy xxx,
chiara

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