Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Yo ho ho!

A witch, a boney crew, and ghostly sails are some of the creepy things are present in my latest cross stitch finish. Despite these scary elements, this was fun to stitch. The design by Cross Eyed Cricket is called "Skeleton Crew."

(The picture is clickable for a larger view)

I first saw this design a few years ago when it was first released and while I liked it, decided to wait to purchase it. Then last year, while in Rochester, MN for the Collie Club of America national specialty, I saw it stitched in a cross stitch shop that was right across the street from the national and decided it was a "must have". (A dog show and an LNS in the same spot! How great was that?!) The model was stitched on recommended 30 ct. Saltmarsh Green linen from R&R Reproductions....very cute, but I wanted a spooky, night time feel to it and I think I got it with the fabric I chose; 36 ct. Gothic linen from Picture This Plus. I'm really pleased with how it turned out!

And now in the words of CAPTAIN Jack Sparrow, "Where's the RUM?!"

1 comment:

Liza said...

A cross stitch shop right across from the National? I'm shocked you actually got to see any judging!