This is what my current project: Halloween SAL(A Storybook Halloween) hosted by Stitchonomy looks like at the end of another week. I still need to add eyes to some of the characters as well as do some outlining so things stand out more. The designer didn’t add any back stitching to anything, but the participants are encouraged to make the piece there own so I’m going to add things where I feel they’re needed.
I want to add Glow in the Dark thread to the backgrounds of each block, but I’m beginning to wonder if I should. In most cases, it won’t enhance anything. Many of the blocks don’t lend themselves to having the thread added especially since it’s white in regular light. I am still going to do some experimenting and leave the entire decision to the very end.
I am still enjoying working on this piece every day. 🙂
Here are the blocks and their related stories for this week. If you’re new here, you can find the previous blocks here.
Block 9: A Mask for the short story The Mask written by Alyssa Westhoek in 2015.
Block 10 : Cousin Itt from the Addams Family which was based on cartoons created by Charles Addams in 1938.
Block 11: A Woman in Black for The Woman in Black novel written by Susan Hill in 1983.
Block 12: A Clown for the story It written by Stephen King.
Block 13: A Monster and a Mad Scientist for Frankenstein by Mary Shelley.
Block 14: Two Kids in a Pot for Hansel and Gretel a fairy tale recorded by the Brothers Grimm.
Block 15: A Poisoned Apple for Goblin Market a long poem written by Christina Rosetti.
The piece is slated to have its last pattern released on 20 October, just in time for Halloween on the 31st! This means it’s halfway done for those of us who joined the Pattern Club – it allows us early access to the patterns. For those enjoying the free version of the SAL, the patterns will come later but the entire thing still comes to an end on 30 Oct. 2021.
I am already thinking of framing the piece with either gold or orange matting. Maybe both if I can find it, and it’s not too expensive.
If you like how things are shaping up, let me know in the comments below! If you’re working on this SAL too, drop me a link so I can check out your work and share it too!!
See you on the flipside and don’t forget your towel and sonic screwdriver!!
One thought on “Saturday Stitches: End of Week 2 of Halloween themed SAL 2021”
Your project is looking great! It’s funny how I get sneak peeks from your updates. 🙂 I hope you’ll be able to make a better-informed call on the glow in the dark thread later, since you’ll have more sections to help skew your choice one way or another. I’m thinking of making my own frame 😉 but that’s a decision for later too. I think your gold and orange theme will be just fabulous!