For 2 years now, I've been intrigued by Tonya's threadies and crusties. Not that I could dream of such original pieces as hers, never the less I decided to 'play around' with the idea.
Perhaps a smaller piece would have been a better choice, this one measures 14" X 17", The pumpkin in the middle being about 6" high. Sooo, how to begin???
I jumped in without a hoop for a change, some perle cotton, embroidery floss, 2 ply yarn, a few beads and lots of questions. I did a bit of machine quilting to hold the layers together. But...I don't like the look of it, and I'm taking it out as I come to the stitching lines. It's pretty much 'hit or miss', as to what I stitch. I don't feel I can or would want to cover the ENTIRE piece as Tonya did in her 3 Jack-o-lanterns of last week.
I tried yarn for the Trick or Treat letters and like the look, it puckers more than with thread. A few beads here and there, more to come I think. Some attempt to blend tones on the leaves...?? Not sure about that one. I'm almost sorry i started the leave vine around the edge, as there is soooo much green to do now..LOL But I do some and then do something else. I tried a couple of methods of doing the stars..just so-so on the outcome. The stitching part gets better as I go, and I gain sonfidence...after all, until I showed it here...who knew I was monkeying around with this...LOL? exactly! it can disappear and not be a big deal. My favorite part is the spider..*VBS*