Tuesday, October 8, 2013
A little stitch witchery for Halloween! My mother gave me this frame a few weeks ago, and I just loved the color and the design. I knew I wanted to make something for Halloween to go in it, but it would have to be something simple so as not to compete with the frame, but what? Hmmmm. Then I saw some cute little embroidered owls over at JennyPennyPoppy, and I thought "Owl!" So off I went trolling the web for an owl, and I found a simple line drawing of this spooky owl on a tree branch.
He is stitched mostly in chain stitches with a few fly stitched feathers. Not sure if you can really tell, but I gave him some gold glass beads for eyes. In the right light, they really glint and gleam and send a little shiver down your spine! This photo was taken with it out of the frame, because I wanted you to see the crested chain stitch border which is unfortunately obscured by the frame (because some dummy can't measure right!!!) I found a terrific video tutorial over at Mary Corbett's Needle'n Thread, so I thought I would give it a try. I love it! It is a fun little stitch to work, and I think it makes a great border. (too bad you can't see it in the frame!!!! but never mind)
Some eight-legged stitchers have been making some spooky stitches of their own!