I actually had a really bad epiphany about the cross stitch I was working on for the new baby. I had chose to do it in 18 count because I didn't want the finished project to be too big. But I woke up in the middle of the night and got to thinking that the pattern has a spot that you stamp the babies foot prints on and there may not be enough space to put them because I used such small fabric. It is going to be even worse the longer I wait, the baby was born in August so I am sure she is probably growing like a weed. I have been furiously trying to get it done so I have a higher chance of them fitting. I am stressing out pretty good because I picked the pattern for the fact that you can personalize it even further with the actual footprints. The family lives in Nashville so I cant check to see if they are going to fit. Pretty much every little thing about this project has been a pain. I really don't like anything about this thing so I am trying to get it done and get it out of my sight.
I have taken a few breaks away from the cross stitch because Halloween is coming quickly so I want to get my holiday project for my family done as well. I first tried out a few pumpkin patterns that I found on pintrest.
The one on the left is one I found on youtube. The video is in a foreign language and didn't come with a written pattern but the video flashes the counts on the screen so it was easy enough to follow. It was done with a needle but it is super small so not exactly what I was hoping for. You can find the video here.
The pumpkin on the right is a pattern by Mark Myers that is actually an apple pattern but Le Blog de Frivolet did it with orange thread as a pumpkin. After looking at it for a while I realized the stem is not quite correct for a pumpkin so I searched for another pattern. I did end up finding another Halloween pattern but I cant post it yet because I want the project to be a surprise. I am going to call these 2 lil pumpkins motifs 21 and 22.
I have also worked on my doily a little bit but not enough to bother taking a picture. I am waiting to hear back from my friend about some of the babies info I need to finish the cross stitch. In the mean time I am working diligently on trying to get the Halloween motifs done before the holiday hits.