Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Haunted House - Week 3
A little bit here, a little bit there. Slowly but surely, a project comes together!
The roof section on the right is now nailed down with cross stitches of Kreinik #12 braid 001. The window below it sports a bowl of candy and a padded satin-stitched candy apple, both done in DMC cotton floss.
The tombstone was worked in DMC #5 pearl cotton in an encroaching Gobelin stitch with tent stitches for the RIP and lines. Next to it is a slightly droopy calla lily of Vineyard Silk Classic Bright White in a satin stitch with a stem and leaves in dark green Petite Very Velvet. The next window over now has its little witch with French knot curls of vintage DMC Medici.
Work has started on the second roof section, and the window below it has shutters and the beginnings of a basement window. There's a Petite Very Velvet spider danging from stem stitches of Kreinik #12 braid 001 next to the door. And the clapboards now extend into the fourth section of the house.
The idea of the different Halloween motifs "floating" along the foundation of the house bothered me, so after finishing the tent stitching on the foundation itself with Watercolours Belgian Stone, I added some "soil" with a row of slanted Gobelin stitches two canvas threads high using Watercolours Copper.