Working on a Treat

Hello again, stitchy friends! Unfortunately, I’ve had a few blog issues behind the scenes, which prevented me from posting properly for the past few days. Things are fixed again, and hopefully moving towards a small site renovation sometime this winter. Yay!

Of course I’ve been filling up my time with lots of stitching. The other day I dug out a project I kitted up last year: Victoria Sampler’s Trick or Treat. It is working up very quickly.

Trick or Treat, designed by Victoria Sampler (WIP)

Trick or Treat, designed by Victoria Sampler (WIP)

I’m stitching it on some sort of 24ct stitch band. (Why don’t I take better notes?!), and using the tread pack which is full of all kinds of lovely silks.

Oh noes! Which way do I do these satin stitches?!

Oh noes! Which way do I do these satin stitches?!

I have run into a small snag, though. Which way do you do satin stitches when you are going to cut for hardanger? Do you come up on the far side and down where you cut, or up where you cut and down on the far side? I can’t remember, and my (admittedly very cursory) Googling hasn’t provided me with an answer. Can someone let me know so I can move on? 😉

Is anyone else stitching for Halloween? Let me know (and leave a link to a blog post about it, if you have one).

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7 Responses to Working on a Treat

  1. Judith says:

    Love this sampler, it is so pretty. Sorry I can’t help you with the satin stitch ♥

  2. Wendy says:

    Up where you cut and down on the far side. The band looks great!

  3. Dima says:

    I love the detail in this sampler. By the way for Satin Stitches you go down where you cut. Here’s a link from Nordic Needle I hope that helps 🙂

  4. Lisa Bergin says:

    Lovely progress 🙂

  5. Joanne P says:

    Gorgeous sampler. I love the Internet, one question and two different answers! It’s like that when I ask which fabric I should use. 33% say one, 33% say the other and 34% suggest something entirely different!

    I am Hallowe’en stitching, all the time LOL. You could also check out the Ornie SAL blog.

  6. Heather says:

    It’s looking beautiful! I can’t help unfortunately because I haven’t stitched anything but crosses but I’m sure someone can help!

  7. Judy Grivas says:

    Love it! I crochet a lot….my patience for cross stitch has waned lately…I really need to get back into it. It also takes up less room than yarn!