My eyes are just getting tired. I can't seem to stitch very long at one sitting before they rebel. Doesn't help that I'm at a computer screen for work all day and I've been very busy lately. But I finally have couple of things to show and you know how good you feel when you have a finish finish.
I figured I better get a leg up on Halloween since I'm stitching so slowly. I picked this Bent Creek "Secret Lair" design because that mad scientist is just so adorable, and the atom sign on the wall was so clever. Love his tennis shoes. I simplified some parts and made some color changes, but it's reasonably true to the original. The fabric was a clearance piece of 35 ct linen from 123 stitch. I had wanted to try Dames of the Needle linen, and this sale was a good opportunity. It's a little stiff, but not bad after you stitch with it a while. It definitely grew on me. And I love the color, including the color name, "Peep's Lost Sheep". I wasn't in the mood for getting very fancy with card making so the design will have to speak for itself.
And once again I got in under the wire to finish the September installment of the Joyful World SAL just before October gets released. This was not one of my favorites, but now that I look at those two funky owls, I like it more than I realized at first. I kept counting wrong and was in no mood for frogging either so there are a number of, shall we say, "adjustments" to the design. Just hoping my eyes hold on for the last three installments to this SAL.