Sunday, 30 September 2018

Tingles...

I'm feeling a teensy bit proud of myself  :)  I've finished stitching, sewn borders on and actually got my Tingles all ready to hang on the wall ...all in the same year!! hahahaha  :)  I'm not tooo sure that that has ever happened before  ...well certainly not in the last year or two if my 'waiting to be finished' basket is anything to go by ;)

I present to you ....drum roll please.... "Tingles" by Lizzie Kate Designs  :)
 I couldn't quite get a full length photo of it laid out flat,  so that's why it is kind of draped over some cushions on the sofa :)  I am chuffed to bits with it. I tried to keep my borders simple and not too fussy. I used a smokey, slightly mottled, black cotton fabric for the thin inner border. Then a piece of brushed woven, orange check that was just the perfect colour match to some of the thread in the cross stitch designs. I backed it all with a dark mossy green, brushed cotton fabric, which gives a nice contrast ... I didn't think to take a photo of the back  ;)  I've sewn fabric tags to the top edge to tie-hang it onto a wall pole...I have just realised that I've forgotten to sew the teensy-weensy buttons onto each little design ...guess I'll be doing that next ...hahaha :)

Some close-ups of the last lot of designs ...
'Jack Lantern'...

'Just Batty'....
 

'Trick or treat smell my feet'...
 

'Double double toil & trouble'...
 

'It's Halloscream'...
 

Two little stitches with some extra border stars , 'Tis Halloween' and 'Fright Night'...
 

'Spooky'...
 

And the final one , 'Gone haunting'...
 

This is how they all looked before I added the borders ...long and skinny :)
 
I followed the recommended layout as suggested by Lizzie Kate Designs on their website ..they share a  few extra little borders and flowers and stars to pull everything together into one long finished piece...

I have soooo enjoyed stitching this design,. It has been a joy to sit down and sew on an evening snuggled next to my Angels (who are both doing much better ...Angel Esther's seizures are sooo much more controlled since her last slight increase in her meds ...she's much more happier and settled too ...we've been Angel-seizure free for over a week, which is excellent !)  ... This design has helped to soothe and calm my frayed and tired nerves :)
Initially I thought I was going to struggle with some of the recommended colours for the threads ...but .. I was good I trusted the design and didn't tweak or change anything ...and the colours work beautifully together. This will definitely be a wall hanging that I will bring out year after year, and will always make me smile as I remember how much I enjoyed stitching it  :) 

The Angels and I have worked hard this afternoon, my girlies have helped me to set out our little 'Witching' corner in the family room, ready for the 1st of October and Witching month  tomorrow ... I may have to tweak a few things  tomorrow before I take some photos!! :) :) hahaha
But my Tingles is ready to hang in place just as soon as I sew those little buttons on ...which I should probably start doing right now! :)

Tingle hugs
Wendy x x

3 comments:

Barb said...

Wow! That design is wonderful! I love the way you have finished it. Congratulations! So glad the angels seem to be doing much better! I am so looking forward to seeing the witching corner!!

Ruth said...

I am so impressed by your ability to actually stitch such small intricate designs! They are beautiful. Glad to hear the Angels are doing well too. Happy October!

Diane-crewe said...

it looks great .. especially like the batty one with the shoe x So glad it holds happy memories for you too x