Yippee!! I actually managed to finish the Frosted Pumpkin Story Time Stitch-a-Long before the end of the year!
The final piece is a scene from Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.
Much though Scrooge is gosh darn cute, I sadly, must admit that I wish the final square in this piece hadn’t been Christmas themed. But at least it has a reason to be there since A Christmas Carol is a great story. I guess I’ll just have to learn to love it.
Here’s the finished piece:
The only books featured that I haven’t actually read are The Phantom of the Opera and A Christmas Carol. I guess those will have to be the start of my reading list for next year.
The final piece is about 7 3/4 by 10 1/2 inches stitched over two threads on 28 count, hand dyed lugana from Picture This Plus (the colour is called Storm).
It really was a joy to stitch with each month’s installment easily completed in just a few evenings. Next year’s stitch-a-long is travel themed. I haven’t decided yet if I’ll join in or not. I’m sure I’d enjoy stitching it, the problem is always what to do with it when it’s done, and how many samplers I really want to frame and put on my wall! I also bought the pattern for the 2014 sampler which was fairy tale themed, so I may start into that one instead. Or just focus on some of the WIPs and kits I already have taking up room in the craft cupboard. Too many choices, but it’s such a wonderful problem to have 🙂
3 thoughts on “Frosted Pumpkin Stitch-a-Long Finished!”
It looks amazing! 😀 Your stitches are super neat and the whole piece looks simply beautiful.
I remember seeing another post by http://creepingthyme.wordpress.com/ a few days back in which she showed her version of this sample as well. I think she had The Great Gatsby as the final square. You should see what she’s up to 🙂
Thank you so much! It means a lot to me 🙂
Frosted Pumpkin released the Great Gatsby square as a bonus pattern after I was already well into stitching the Christmas Carol square, or I probably would have chosen the Gatsby one instead.
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Ah! I see 🙂 Well, I’m looking forward to what you’re stitching next.