Thursday, July 27, 2017

Halloween in July is Over

Look what I finished! For a ninety-nine cent thrift shop cross stitch kit, it's pretty dang cute. I'm thinking about maybe tea-dying it and adding a black ruffle around the outer edge, but for now it's done. 

The kit, which wasn't a brand I'm familiar with, only left me with one complaint. There is barely enough room for the design on that pre-made banner. I did my best to center the design and was one stitch too far for the left. Any more than that, and I wouldn't have had room for the letter H.

Other than that, the colors were pre-sorted and there was more than enough of each color.  The chart was large and easy to read unlike the chart I'm using now, which I'll tell you about in a few days.

I'm glad I decided to pick up my cross-stitching again. I'd forgotten how much fun it is.

This post is linked to Crazy Mom Quilts.


chrisknits said...

So cute! And the embellishment ideas are endless!

Amanda Best said...

Adorable!Great job!

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Michelle,
How cute is that little banner - and you are ready two months ahead of time (because you can hang it a month before the day)! Good for you. I have been doing some cross stitch again myself after a several month break. Can't wait to see what's up next. ~smile~ Roseanne

grammajudyb said...

I hope you'll share with us if you decide to tea dye it and add a ruffle. What fun to be ahead of the season.

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