Wednesday, October 28, 2015

October Small Check-in

I actually have TWO smalls this month!  First up is a piece I stitched for an autumn exchange.
This is "Autumn is Here" by Helga Mendl, from the September 2009 issue of The Gift of Stitching magazine.  I stitched it over-one on some 28-ct. evenweave (it may have been 25-ct., it was the packaged stuff from the hobby store, and it never seems very exact), using DMC floss.  The finishing idea came to me as I was wondering the wood aisle at the craft store - I was looking for a box or frame of some kind, and then I saw the fence pieces.  Why not, I thought?  I think it turned out pretty cute!

And I finished and framed this myself, for DH and I.
The Vikings were a little kit by the Danish Handwork Guild that I picked up at Celebrations.  I changed the colors a little - I gave the man brown eyes like DH, changed the girl's eyes and hair, and as a result of that change I had to swap around her outfit as well (the pattern had her underdress as brown - once I used the brown for her hair, that was just too much brown!).  I added our names and wedding date, and laced it to fit a little 3" x 5" frame that I picked up at the thrift store for 99 cents.

9 comments:

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Two great finishes and congratulations on your anniversary too!

Kaisievic said...

Yes, congrats on your anniversary and I love both of your cute finishes.

Irmeli said...

Beautiful finishes for Sal.

Vickie said...

Two sweet finishes.

Mii Stitch said...

Lovely finishes!
The autumn ornament is so clever with the fence & the leaf.

Kimberly Scott said...

Great finishes! Congrats on your anniversary

Marie said...

Love your creative finish on the Autumn exchange…glad you were able to participate!

Your viking piece is adorable and such a great find on the frame.

Carol said...

I love the way you've finished that fall piece, Erin--just so perfect!

And I love the way you personalized the Vikings for your anniversary :)

Hope your fall is going well!

Maria del Valle said...

Cute finishes! and lovely colors!