I know that some of you have already had your first snow fall. Today we had our first frost, which to me has a diamond appearance, especially on glass!
Todays stitch was inspired by pumpkins. Since there appear to be an abundance of needlepoint pumpkins I thought we needed a different stitch.
The first stitch is an open Diamond Trellis and of course would be a great background. The second stitch is built from the Diamond Trellis and named Diamond Hungarian Variation 1.
A big thanks to Jane Wood for stitching the samples. Jane was pleasantly surprised by the sample appearance. On paper the stitch was a little ho hum, but it took on a wonderful personality once stitched. Remember you can always find Jane at The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure.😺
Jane stitched the sample in a red size #8 Perle Cotton. Remember if you want a lighter look, try a #12 Perle Cotton or even smaller, size is your choice. Looking at the pattern in the empty spaces between the Diamond Trellis you could put a lovely sequin, bead 11/0, upright cross, you get the idea!💡😀
Tip: When stitching the Diamond Trellis Jane found it easier to stitch it in vertical columns.
This sample was stitched using an orange Perle Cotton size #8 with 14/0 black beads added in the top row. My mantra is where you put a bead you could always use a French Knot, especially if you don’t like beads, also small sequins would be fun.
Jane had fun with this sample using different colors of size #8 Perle Cotton and 11/0 beads. You can really see how the stitch changes with different colors. My thoughts had been to use a slightly lighter thread to let the pumpkins shading show through. I also wanted beads to make the pumpkin more dimensional and warty.😁
In the photo above you can see a few warty pumpkins!
This stitch would make lovely fabric, flowers, or even a basket, as well as my pumpkin!🎃 Of course we are now thinking Thanksgiving pumpkins!🍁
No post is complete without my feel good magnet! Thanks Ruth for sending this out to me! There is no guilt involved with magnets, you can put them anywhere in your house, and you can even wear your magnet like a pin!😀 What I learned about double cherries is that they were a good luck charm during the Vietnam War, just a tidbit of information.
The main kitty crew has been very well-behaved, Beardie on the other hand has been stocking up for winter. This past week 2 birds hit my window and were stunned and I have never seen Beardie move so quickly and nab them! I was quite shocked since she had just eaten breakfast! Well needless to say I went to the bird store and bought leaf decals for the window that the birds were hitting and so far so good! Here is a picture of my little girl sitting by the bird bath, on the prowl!😸🙀🙏
Stimpy is never far from my side. She loves to sit on my desk in the office!
Well folks, that’s it for today! Have a wonderful rest of your week and remember to put in a few stitches!😸