Thursday, May 28, 2015

Cats and Pumpkins

Another lesson of the Count has flown the bat cave.  We're moving now.  Two more lessons to go!


This lesson included the cat and the stacked pumpkins.


The leaves below the pumpkins are beaded.  The pumpkins themselves are always a challenge.  I want the shading to show through so we need open stitches.  But the pumpkins are small!  In this scenario I used three related stitches moving from smallest at the top to largest at the bottom and also darkened my orange thread with each pumpkin.  The size of the stitch and the color change helps add that depth to the design I'm always looking for.


The Wire Lace tendril is super cute and super easy!  Love big impact for next to no work.

I'm stitching as fast as I can on this and other Mystery Classes.  Too much to do and not enough time. You know that saying.  If you would like to see the progress of The Count start to where we are now, click here, and scroll down a few entries.  And if you would like to join the fun, it's never too late.  Give us a call at  410.296.0405 or order online here.  We'll get you caught up with the lessons that have shipped and you will be in line for the last two!

Thanks for visiting.

xo
ruth

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