I finished up another little ornament for my Halloween tree.
Oak Haven Designs freebie
28 ct evenweave/DMC floss
I just couldn't resist this leggy bird with her purple pumpkin and witch hat. :o) I finished it rather primitively with a few decorative stitches from my sewing machine. I am not sure if this will qualify as an entry for the Great Pumpkin Challenge or not. It does have a tiny pumpkin motif but I envision it as one of those plastic ones we all used to take trick or treating when we were kids. Remember those?
I sent out a couple of RAK's earlier this week and I just wanted to say a few words about those. It occurred to me that someone might feel obligated to send me something in return. Please know that is not why I send these out. I send these without any expectations or obligations. I am a firm believer that what comes around goes around and if I can bring a smile to someone's face with one of my little creations that makes me very happy. I love cross stitch but I also love to sew. Many times I will see something on the internet or in a book that I just have to try. Sometimes they turn out well and sometimes they don't. When they do I like to share them. My 22 year old boys aren't really into things like project bags and pincushions and I don't have many friends or family members that appreciate the beauty of handmade items. So, that is where my dear stitching and blogging friends come in. You may not like what I choose to send you and that is okay too - just know that I thought about you and was trying to bring a smile to your part of the world. If you were here I would probably be dancing around like a fool and cracking jokes instead because that's what I do. I make things and give them away because that is what I do too. :o)
Okay, enough of that. I found another pattern for a cutie that I just have to try out. Time to get busy!