Thursday, October 23, 2014
WHOOOOO Loves Halloween???
Have you been working on any Halloween projects this month?
I've been super busy stitching on several autumn designs and painted canvases this season. I showed you my new HALLOWEEN RIBBONS in my last post; it was soooo fun to sneak in some counted canvaswork in-between all these delicious new Sandra Gilmore canvases I've been playing with.
And now I'm delighted to share my next stitch guide with you -- he's called OLIVER, by Sandra Gilmore.
What a HOOT!! And isn't he cute? I mean, really... He's a smallish canvas (10" x 10") , with a handful of easy stitches, so it worked up pretty fast. I really, really wanted a variegated background for Oliver, so I changed the plain green stripes to a woodsy variegated thread with a woven brown border (although the stitch guide also gives solid color options as well).
Oliver's body and feathers are also done in variegated threads, to give him a more realistic look to his feathers. His eyes and beak are padded (although they got a bit smushed in the scanner!). And the "Happy Halloween" text is tent stitched with one of those yummy variegated Painter's Threads I've been eager to try; here it gives a nice rich shimmer of greens and browns to the sign.
I like OLIVER a lot.... especially because his Halloween message will be nice to display around the house all autumn, and not just for that big purple & orange day! If you love owls and Halloween, this could be your next fun project... Please visit my website for more information on this new OLIVER stitch guide!