Sunday, October 18, 2009

Trick or Treat - update

Trick or Treat
Smell my feet
Give me something good to eat
I am sorry...not a pleasant way to start Sunday morning. I thought I would post a photo of the status of "TorT". Doing one letter at a time, including the back stitching, really makes the project go quickly. After taking the photo last night before I went to bed, I got a little of the E (in trEat) started. This continues to be a really fun stitch - with bring colors and a whimisical feel. The glow in the dark Krenik is really cool too! Last night, I let is sit in the light for a few minutes and then took in my sons' rooms (when I went to tell them good-night) and when I turned off the light, anywhere the GitD thread was used, it actually glowed. "That's cool, mom!" Matthew (youngest) yelled.

Here is a close up of "K" and Witchy Poo (do you remember H.R. Pufinstuf and Jimmie & his magical flute named Freddy? - I know, this dates me).The letter "K" contains some of the confetti Krienk #8 braid. I am also finding this fun to us and if I manipulate it as I stitch, sometime flecks of blue stick out and sometime it is the yellow that stands out.
And here is a close up of the "A" and the "T". The pattern in the magazine does have an error...on the top of the "A" there were a few symbols for the electric blue color - but I just followed my gut feeling, as well as the color picture that accompanied the pattern. A little electric blue would have not looked correct on the candy corn "A" (I love candy corns...did you know that they now make them in chocolate flavors?)! I am not totally happy with the witch's cat - his eyes look droopy. The glow-in-the-dark Krenik didn't cross perfectly on the right eye, but I assume since he is stuck being a witch's cat, he might not be too happy. For I have heard that some witch's cats are not treated very maybe he is somewhat sad. The squares in the "T" are satin stitched instead of crossed - and I like the way it turned out adding a little "extra-special-something" for that letter. I almost wish that I would have satin stitched the white squares in the "I"...oh, well.
I believe that I will be done with this very soon. Today I will be taking Matthew (younger son) to his hockey practice this morning...which just happens to be located somewhat near my LNS...Needle in a Haystack. So, I might just have to run over there after practice and after lunch. I really don't need anything (do we really ever need anything?) but it is hard to be that close and not go (for NiaH is about 35 miles or so from where I live). 

As far as the "little procedure" I had on Friday went well and I seem to be recoving pretty well. Thank you very much for the very kind comments left on Fridays entry. It means a lot to me. As I have said manytimes, I am still very overwhelmed how close we all seem to get by just blogging. I have found myself reaching out to many of you more so than some of my close friends...interesting, huh?

Well...I will leave you now and hope you have a wonderful Sunday! 
Remember to Live, Love, Laugh and Stitch Often!



Lee said...

You're doing a fantastic job on this! It's so cheerful, and we can tell that you're really enjoying it.

Danielle said...

Trick or Treat looks so great! Kudos on the backstitching. It seems like there's a lot of it. And, yes, I would take any chance to stop by my LNS.

Cole said...

What a great stitch, it looks like so much fun! Very cute design :)

Karen said...

That is so cute! Love the colors and the "cuteness" of the letters.

valerie said...

Great job's looking great! Seems like such a fun stitch!

Angela P said...

Trick or treat looks wonderful so far :) Glad to hear you are feeling ok and resting! Speaking of trips to the LNS and not needing anything I did the same thing on Friday :0)

Pumpkin said...

Such a cute design! You're coming along very nicely :o)

Glad you're feeling better.

Natasha said...

you are doing great. I just love that GitD thread. I am going to NiaH on Saturday, I have not been since I meet you and the others there.

Mel said...

So cute! Looking forward to more soon.

Carolyn NC said...

Glad it went well Fri. Stitching is great!