Spider by Heather Holland-Daly, in "Stitch Graffiti"
stitched on 28-ct. Victorian red lugana using DMC
(beads added for eyes)
finished as a lined drawstring bag
This is my "guilty finish"....it will be a gift for a friend on the renaissance faire circuit. Now, this friend happens to be male, and DH happens to not like him very much (with good reason). So I stitched and finished this rather surreptitiously. But really, stitching this helped me close that chapter in my life, so I don't feel TOO guilty! As I was working on it, I found myself humming a little tune from South Pacific (the musical) -- "gonna stitch that man right out of my hair....gonna stitch that man right out of my hair..."
I keep telling DH that stitching really IS therapeutic!
I'm going to put one of my favorite books in the bag and give it to my friend this weekend.