Thursday, 13 March 2014

Jo's March Ornament

As well as having my own blog and running this one, I also do the admin for The Scarlet Letter Years Blogs.  This is a challenge set up to celebrate my friend Nicola's 50th Birthday in 2013.  This week we had our first meet-up in London.  You can read all about it here.  It was a very long day for me, I left home at 7am and returned back just before 10pm.  The upside to spending six hours on a train though is the amount of stitching done!  I nearly completed the entire March design!  I chose the Spring Witch by The Snowflower Diaries and finished her off yesterday:


I stitched her on a piece of random 28 count linen I had using the recommended DMC.  The only change I made was to give the witch green eyes and I used satin stitch for the broom.  I just love the effect I got using that stitch.  There are three more seasonal witches and I will definitely stitch them all this year.  Here is the full picture mounted:


This is not a scrapbook page, it's a page from a National Geographic calendar.  Your local Waterstones may still have these for only £2.49 (they might be in the stockroom so you'll have to ask!).  There are twelve different designs all of various landscapes and perfect for mounting stitching.  I just cut a circle in the paper and mounted the fabric behind it with double-sided tape.

9 comments:

AnaCristina said...

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Southpaw Stitcher said...

Your witch is adorable!

Lili said...

My March stitching is from The Snowflower Diaries to, but is Theodora ;)
Love your piece!! The satin stitch is perfect on the broom! Nice work!

Marcy said...

She's so cute. I love the change to the broom.

Gypsy Rose said...

We choose the same design!

Stitching Noni said...

I love your Witch! Well done on getting her stitched during your train trip to London!
I loved reading all the posts about your day out and the gorgeous quilt you all made for Nicola :o)

Angel Blue said...

Very nice

CATHI said...

Oh yes, these witches are sweet!

Cathi

SoCal Debbie said...

The witch is just adorable! What a great idea to mount her with a calendar page!