Happy October! The year is really flying by, isn't it?! I'm really a little late to be starting this, as I will not be able to finish it by Halloween, but it will be fun to stitch on during the month in any case. I've discovered that I have a really, really difficult time working with 40 count linen these days. I even use magnifying glasses, but I was still having problems. The weave is so tight there are no holes that I can see and it makes for trouble counting. I had to buy a stronger set of magnifying glasses to see what I was stitching on the linen! A bit depressing, but oh well. I've never had to wear glasses--but I just can't see well enough on such a small area.
So, you can probably already see--I am working on "Jenny Bean's Halloween Sampler" by Shakespeare's Peddler. I love the Jenny Bean samplers and would love to buy the others, but I will wait until I finish this one (an incentive for staying on track). The other problem I had with this--the floss is limited edition and wasn't labeled. I had no idea until I pulled everything from the plastic bag and sifted through it all. The bag lists the colors and has a brief description, so I essentially guessed! Hopefully I am at least close.
Halloween project number two is the little ornament on the back of Prairie Schooler's "Boo to You". Now this is easy to see and should be easy to finish. I plan on making him into a fob for my scissors and hopefully finish him well before the holiday.
I'm making slow progress on my "Mystery Sampler" by Blackbird Designs, but progress nonetheless.
And I like seeing how they are going to look together. This always urges me on to finish this part so I can start section three!
And my poor "Band Sampler"--hardly no progress at all. I hate eyelets and the alphabet is slowing me down. I do want to finish the letters at least before moving on to the next part. I need to work out some sort of rotation, but my stitching has been erratic of late. So I will just keep working away at whatever I decide to pick up. I was hoping this would be a better stitching year, but that's just the way it goes sometimes. Better a little than nothing at all, right?!