I'm calling it "September Song". The month of September started out with the Black Swamp Art Festival (which we never made it to, by the way) and ends with my birthday. In between, the weather changed and the leaves started to change.
A salamander wrapped about a paint brush is the Black Swamp Art Festival logo. And it looked to me like a treble clef. So...
My version of a logo/treble clef on a staff with four notes which just HAPPEN to be the notes for the word "September" in the song, "September Song". Use buttons for the notes and throw in a few leaves for color and you have my September journal page!
I really stalled out on Witches Wheel... I KNOW there is at least one, maybe two counting errors in this because spacing is off on both Witch's heads. But I can't find the error and ripping out on this fabric is disastrous --- it makes the fabric look "holey". SO... How to fudge around an error one can't find when the piece is supposed to be symmetrical and a mirror image?
The Witches Wheel, a Glendon Place chart, design by Cheryl A. Granda. I'm stitching it in black DMC floss on Colorscapes hand-dyed 32ct Bellfast Linen ("Solar"). It will eventually be heavily beaded in five different colors of Mill Hill seed beads!
Already I have two counting errors and I can't FIND them. this fabric doesn't take well to frogging (you can see a little grid of enlarged holes where the stitches were) so I'm going to have to come up with a work-around... kind of hard when I can't find the error!
delete replyrifestitch wrote on Sep 16, '10 Well, it looks amazing so far, and I don't see any mistakes - but I definitely see how it could easily get totally out of hand! There's a lot of counting in between those motifs!!! 5 colors of beads? Really? Wow - you can never have too many beads :) Good luck getting around the hidden frog - I can't wait to see more!
and "Sebastian Cat with Roses" is now finished as well...
So should I do "Witches Wheel" or September Bead Journal Project or...
As Scarlett said, "Tomorrow is another day.." I have quilt guild tonight so won't get any stitching done anyway!
festitch wrote on Sep 10, '10WOW - do you sleep??? Great finish - and I vote Wheel :)
thatyankstitches wrote on Sep 10, '10I do sleep. These really moved fast, partly because there were so few colors and not a lot of backstitching!
Gotta go pull floss for Witches Wheel --- not a lot, just black and topaz and I should be able to find them!
Born in New Jersey, I grew up in Southeastern Ohio. Attended university at Bowling Green State University (B.Sci in biological science, 1964), University of Southern California (M. Sci in biological science, 1967) and University of Florida (Ph. D in zoology, 1971).
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