Can you really believe that it’s October already?
The leaves are beginning to turn on the trees which is great if you happen to be in Boston, as my brother is at the moment.
Actually, it pretty nice here too. I live a couple of miles from Epping Forest and as I was driving through there this morning I was taking in all the beautiful colours…….while keeping an eye on the road too I might add.
The nights will be drawing in too when the clocks go back at the end of the month so I can look forward to cosy evenings in front of the fire stitching.
I only have two small finishes to share with you this month.
The first is the October panel for my calendar and I have to say that I’m loving stitching these Ria Lanser charts.
I was only saying the other day that I’ve never stitched anything vaguely ‘Halloween’ but I think I can safely claim that this panel fits the bill with its spiders, bats, cat and pumpkins.
Next up and my only other finished piece this month is the traveling chart, ‘ Summer Splendor’ from Little House Needleworks.Mine was stitched on the Khaki Zweigart linen that the chart suggests and I’ve used the 'Crescent Colours' thread they suggest too. It’s the first time I’ve stitched with them and I love the wonderful shading in them.
I couldn’t make my mind up how I’m going to finish the piece off but I think I’ve finally decided that I’m just going to frame it and create a wall of stitching when the room is eventually re-decorated.
Now then, if you would like to be the next recipient of this wonderful ‘Traveling Chart’ there are a few rules….all simple ones, that need to be followed.
1st. Your blog must be an active one.
2nd. You must stitch it as soon as possible and agree to pass it on.
3rd. Pick the next lucky stitcher via a drawing on your blog.
4th. Post your finish on your blog and the history of where the chart has already travelled to.
And that's about it really.
• Kathy at Kathy's Sit and Stitch
Ontario, Canada - Completed March 2012
• Carol at Stitching Dreams
Pennsylvania, USA - Completed May 2012
• Lisa at Lisa V's Lounge
Perth, Australia - Completed August 2012
• Ellen at Stitch Passion
Singapore - Completed August 2012
• Theresa at Giraffe Crossing
Taiwan - Completed December 2012
• Tatyana at Girl with Hoop
Russia - Completed May 2013
• Vicky at Nutmegger's Stitching Works
Connecticut, USA - Completed July 2013
• Meari at Meari's Musings
Illinois, USA - Completed August 2013
• Sue at I’d Rather Be Stitchin’
- Essex, UK – Completed September 2013
If you’d like to have a go at stitching this little chart leave a message on this post and I’ll pick the winner on Tuesday 8th October.
Good luck with the draw and ………..