Witch’s Hat 2014
For many years I subscribed to Just Cross Stitch magazine. This design was in an autumn issue as you could probably guess. I loved how whimsical and colorful it was. I went to Golden Needle in Port Charlotte, Fl to find the right linen to cross stitch on. When I finished the end of the hat looked unfinished. I decided to make a tassel out of the floss that was used in the design. Purple and green. I knew I wanted to hang it on a dow pin so I proceeded to add a backing and bind the edges with two different black and lime green material I already had on hand. I cut the edge fabric at different lengths to give it a continuing whimsical look. I then decided I would go to Hobby Lobby in Fort Myers, FL to get my dow pin. All the Halloween items were 60% off as Halloween had already past. I thought I would walk through just to see what was left. I saw this sparkling broom! “It would match perfectly” I said probably a little louder than needed to be. I snatched it up and continued to look. Low and behold there was was the EEK sign with all the right colors. This is one of my favorite things that I have made. I love autumn and the colors anyway but this really brightens up, what I consider, a Hallmark day.