Friday, September 12, 2008

Hallowe'en alphabet...




I know I normally show my weekly cross-stitch update on the weekend, but as I finished the Hallowe'en banner tonight (would have finished last night, but I got the vulture nearly done and realised it was over about 6 spaces too far to the right, so I pulled it out. argh) I decided it would be a sensible time to show it, now. That, and nothing else to show as I spent the day at school (mostly, with a brief lunch break)... Anyway, here it is - it stitched up very quickly, as expected and will make a nice gift for some Hallowe'eny friends. A reminder of where it stood last weekend is below.


Also below is the next one I'm tackling - this one will be around a bit longer, I reckon. The piece is a sampler with the state birds of the US - 50 boxes with a bird, its name and the state name, then in the centre a larger motto - I think it says "State birds of the US" or something like that and then has some birds around it. I have 32 boxes done, I think, so only 18 to go and the central motto. Several of the birds appear multiple times - one or two appear quite a few times - I think I got tired of doing them. And the bordering boxes...


6 comments:

Vicki W said...

Wow, you got that done quickly!

floribunda said...

I love that Halloween piece -- especially the vulture! Wish i could get motivated to finish all of my old x-stitch projects...

Karol-Ann said...

I have never done a x-stitch, but I do like your halloween one. Very cute!

Angelcat said...

Oh wow I can't believe you've already finished another cross stitch! It looks great!

anne bebbington said...

Love this halloween piece - told you you'd get it done in plenty of time - so annoying when you have to pull back stitches though isn't it?

ruthsplace said...

The Halloween one is cute! I've just embiggened the bird one to show my husband (when he has finished cooking dinner) as he is a birdwatcher, and I know he'll get a kick out of it.