We have a tale of two seasons today. Ever since Maja of Snowflower Diaries entered the blogging and designing world, I've been wanting to stitch this little haunted house cutie. And now I also want to make everything into a pinkeep too since I had success with the last one. As you can see, I'm into experimental mode with the top bow. Couldn't get the colors to show up right with my camera of course. The fabric is a 36 ct linen in Rue Green which a really light blue-green shade although it looks very blue here. The last photo is probably the closest to the real color. The dark color floss is Sassy's Fabbys Witches Brew. I had some in my stash and thought this was the perfect use for it. I just love that dreamy little ghost, right down to the eyelashes.. teeny straight stitches. And the dark stems and leaves just add to the eerie quality of the little piece. I used Comic Book cardboard for the inside of this one. Felt like Penny in the Big Bang Theory Comic Book store when I went to shop for this. Or more like Penny's adopted grandmother, but whatever. The board is a bit sturdier than the Brownie Mix cardboard, but both work equally well for this I think.
And now back to our current season. I saw this LHN Summer Splendor design on so many blogs that I grew attached to it. Stitched it up as a little wall-hanging or mat. The border is not as wonky as it appears in the photo. I used DMC floss with just a few minor changes in the colors. I wanted a little more contrast in the greens, and I picked a gold that showed up a bit better. This is on 28 count Summer Khaki linen over-two... easy on the old eyes.