Sunday, March 30, 2008

Peter, Peter, Pumpkin-Eater...

Ugh, what a week! Nothing major, really, just work and other commitments keeping me verrrrrrrrry busy. We had a lovely Easter dinner at my folks' place, and Mom sent home lots of left-overs. And in our hurry to pack up all the tasty food...I left my camera there. D'oh! But Mom and Dad were actually out here yesterday with some friends of theirs, and they brought the camera long. Plus, they took us out to dinner at Outback Steakhouse....yum!

So, without further ado, here is what I've spent my weekend working on -- Michelle's autumn/Halloween-themed neighborhood Round Robin.
I was so excited to finally get this one! My house is from the October 2007 issue of Cross Stitch & Needlework, designed by Gail Bussi. Eventually there will be a door and a little ghostie popping out up near the top right of the pumpkin....very cute. I think I might also add a tree - maybe the one from Brightneedle's "House on Booberry Lane" - because there isn't much in the top half/third of the square. I thought my pumpkin house was taller! LOL I hope Michelle likes it. Her layout is really neat - not rows of squares, but more random, and she plans to stitch a road through it all, so when it is done it will be more like a real village. I'll post a picture of the whole thing when my square is finished. Oh, and I'm also getting rather self-conscious of some of my stitches...especially the light-colored ones on the dark fabric. I feel like they look horrible if they aren't "perfect"...and really, how can you get every stitch "perfect"? It just isn't going to happen. Sigh. So I'll apologize in advance for any stitches that pull a bit strangely, or are just a bit lumpy.....

2 comments:

Monica said...

Cute! I'm so jealous of anyone who can cross stitch!

Heidi said...

Your RR is looking great! I wouldn't worry about them all not being perfect.