Saturday, 6 November 2021

Halloween Exchange @ Needlecraft Haven πŸ§™‍♀️

I participated in Needlecraft Haven's Halloween exchange this year, which was to stitch a bookmark for your partner.
This is what I received from Dusty. She also snuck in some pretty variegated DMC floss!

Isn't she lovely and colourful, wart and all?! I've decided not to hide her away in a book, but display her in my craft room year round instead.
Thanks so much to Dusty, I love her!

This is what I stitched for her, all from the calendar pattern I bought from tiny modernist when I made my Haunted House.
It was wonderful to have Ming join me again while stitching. Take that, Chewie!

But then I decided it needed another little something, so I added the spider's web and spider.
I added part of the paper that's shown on the back, to the back of bookmark, then placed it in a plastic bookmark holder I had to protect it.

Unfortunately, it was a day late with me going back and forth to my parents house to help out with each of them taking turns being in the hospital, in addition to adding the spider.
Although I really should learn to start asap and not spend so much time trying to find the "perfect" pattern!


Magpie's Mumblings said...

Both of those bookmarks are great - looks like it was a fun swap. With prices for postage so high now exchanging something small like bookmarks is perfect.

Barb said...

Both designs are very cute! I would love to get yours even a day or two late!

diamondc said...

Astrid: It is hard sometimes caring for our parents but worth the time and love.
Fun halloween designs.
Beautiful cat.


Cathy said...

Both are very nice designs! I like the way you finished yours.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Two great bookmarks! Those variegated threads are lovely, I do like DMC variegateds as much as some of the more expensive threads,