This is stitched on 32 count linen over-two. I finished it up as a pouch for a 6" embroidery hoop. The backing fabric is the same as the bottom fabric. It's lined as all mine are and has a snap closure in the inside center. Turned out pretty good for me.. less wonky than some.
Durene Jones shares a freebie on her FB page every Friday. For some reason, this particular one caught my eye, even though the heavily back-stitched designs that are so popular in the UK are not to my taste so much these days. This is called "Pumpkin Boy", but I think of this as a female character. When I wrote a message on the inside of the card, I referred to her as "Pumpkinette". I think I liked the way those vines twisted around her arms giving some kind of feather boa effect. I wasn't sure I loved her after the stitching was complete, but the card showed her off and it's in the mail. This is stitched over-two on 28 count Summer Khaki Cashel linen... easy on the eyes!
I think THIS LINK will take you to Durene's photos, with this chart included, even though you may not be FB member, but I'm not sure.
I needed a birthday card for an early November birthday girl. I send a stitched card to this person every year and it gets harder each time to think of something different to stitch. This time I selected a snippet from the free design, Snowflower Diaries Pumpkins for Cathey.
I'm not usually a fan of yellow, but it worked out well for this card I think. It's stitched over-2 on 32 count linen.