Sunday, October 27, 2019

Just in time

I finished stitching my Halloween Topiary last weekend. Yesterday, I made a trip to ACMoore for mat board and found a fat quarter fabric there that was perfect for my flatfold finish. When I got home I just had to get to it and cut the board and fabric and do all the gluing. 
Here is the almost finished Halloween Topiary just in time for Halloween.
Don't you just love it? I am so happy that I chose to make this piece.
 I have to put some sort of edging around it still, but I can't decide. I would love your comments. Below are two slightly different yarns that I thought would look great on it, but Hubby thinks they look too elementary school. I was leaning toward the one on the right.
Either one goes with the fabric that I used. Isn't that fabric perfect?! 
I could make cording out of this Ecru perle cotton that I have. The pattern called for cording made out of a bright orange perle cotton, but I don't want to have to buy something when I have so many options in my stash.
I could also make a cording out of this vintage orange rope floss that I inherited.
Or I could make cording out of a combination of flosses.
I am not sure what to do. Please comment. 

Now I want to concentrate on getting more knitting done on my sweater. 

I think I might go back to working on the Advent Calendar that has been languishing since last October.
I am not sure I will be able to work on this all that much with my arthritic thumb, but I do want to finish it. 

I may alternate that with "Jingle as ye come, jingle as ye go". I am almost one-fourth finished with it.

I am joining Kathy for some Slow Sunday Stitching. She is dealing with some thumb issues herself. Pop on over to her site to see what other bloggers are stitching. It is going to be a miserably rainy day here on Long Island, so I will be working on one of those projects that I mentioned above.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Beautiful stitchery and gorgeous color for your sweater!

  2. that is such a cute Halloween design - love it and the sweater yarn is very pretty

  3. I like the gold cording best, it brings out the colors in the cross stitch. I'm always impressed with people who knit sweaters, what a great skill! You'll be needing the Advent calendar soon. Happy Stitching!

  4. It's such a cute Halloween embroidery and I like the orange/gold also. It ties it all together.

  5. Your topiary is really gorgeous...beautiful work I would choose the orange rope floss--it's so hard to make a decision especially when you are just using stash--I am trying to do the same with my projects..only stash..W H O A not so easy...
    Anxious to see how you finish this..thinking perhaps my diamond paintings could do with a finish like that too..instead of a $$-ive frame..hugs, Julierose

  6. Love everything about it. The border is awesome. The stitches are perfect!

  7. I like the orange ribbon or wool in the first photo. Your santa stocking is almost done. hugs

  8. I think I would prefer cording to the yarn. Seems a bit more in line with the the pattern. Nice job on your stitching!

  9. Congrats on your Halloween finish. I prefer cording over the yarn. It gives it a professional touch as if you took it to a finisher. You can’t go wrong with either a solid color or a combination that you prefer.

  10. Hi Cathie: I like both the colors of yarn, how about twisting them together for the light and dark effect.
    I am liking all your stitching.
    The Advent Calendar is my favorite.


  11. I sorta agree with your hubby on the yarn for the edge. Maybe an edge with binding so it could be sewn to the back? I love the topiary. Your sweater is yummy, looks very warm and so soft. Gorgeous color.

  12. I personally like a cording that has a sheen to it and thinner. But I'm sure whatever you chose will look delightful. Fantastic finish!!


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