First, the trick.
Over the weekend I started a new small project - Lizzie Kate's "Autumn Cottage" Boxer kit. However, I was NOT thrilled with the included fabric. I found it wasn't at all true to the picture...so I substituted with a scrap of something from my stash. And I think I may end up swapping out a few floss colors, too. The roof of the little house is stitched in - according to the pattern - GAST Brethren Blue, and my skein of Brethren Blue looks absolutely green! I think the kit pic is much more blue/gray... Right now the front-runner for the substitution is Crescent Colors "Old Blue Jeans."
And now for the treat.
As you can see from the pic, I photographed one of Monica Ferris' needlework mysteries along with my little autumn project. I picked this book up at Barnes & Noble a while back, because 1) it had a lovely spooky little cover, 2) it had a cute witch hat pattern in the back, and 3) it WAS about needlework, after all! However, I must admit that I couldn't really get into it. <:( Which was a little surprising, because I did enjoy reading a couple of Maggie Sefton's knitting mysteries... Anyway. I thought I'd give this book away as a little Halloween treat to my readers! It isn't terrible, just not my style, and I'm sure someone out there will enjoy it more. So leave a comment on this post before Friday, October 21, and maybe this book will end up in your trick-or-treat bucket! (And you never know what else might make it into the package, but I promise nothing. LOL) Make sure I can find your email - either in your blogger profile or leave it in your comment - so I can contact you if you win.