Come and join us making Ornaments for Halloween 2013. Each month we have a different theme. You choose your chart, fabric and threads. Share your progress as you go along and post your finished piece on the last day of the month. You can join at anytime throughout the year and choose which months you wish to stitch with us. Happy stitching.
I stitched him on 32 count Permin Linen in Star Sapphire. This is a very stiff linen so ideal for covering the box panels. His body and arms were stitched on black evenweave so I did not have to stitch all the black myself!!
He was quite a challenge to make up, partly due to JCS deciding not to publish Susan's helpful diagram which showed how to make up the body. Once I'd done the little figure, the box itself was quite straightforward. As with everything, preparation is all important. Spend the time backstitching round each panel, take time mounting the panels onto card and the whip-stitching is that much more simple.
I'll be posting some more pictures on my own blog but here is one of the back of the piece:
I'm sorry to say, I didn't get a September ornie stitched but I did manage to get a couple of my other ones finished into ornaments:
I'm so pleased I got so many new Halloween ornies because of this SAL. I'm not sure if I'll get any more stitched before the end of the year but I plan on getting them all turned into ornaments. Christmas is fast approaching and though I'm not as far behind as last year, I've got a bit of work to do yet.