... sure took me long enough, but I finally figured out why I could not get back onto my blog ...
I hadn't really done an awful lot of stitching in the past few months, but I finished a few little things. Somehow I don't have the "mojo" to get started with a large piece; instant gratification is where it's at for the time being.
I found the pattern for this pumpkin on a blog a few years ago but never got around to actually stitching it. I wish I could give credit , but my print-out does not have enough info to get me back to the design.
(update: this is the blog the pattern came from: http://gazette94.blogspot.com/2010/09/citrouille.html)
These cuties were featured in NEEDLEPOINT NOW, Nov. 07
Our chapter offered this project for our July luncheon project. I had so much fun making them, I got a bit carried away and made 3 :-) ... I call the Santa on the right my "Mexican Santa" since I accidentally used the wrong DMC for his face and he ended up being "tanned".
This is an adaptation of a Burda magazine pattern, which originally was a 3 x 3 squares sampler. I only had a small piece of fabric and again needed instant gratification, so I picked 2 of the 9 patterns and finished it off with two pieces of wool felt to hold a few needles ... maybe for the next Hardanger project.