I think this was the last design of Lisa’s I bought before she died. It was a limited edition release at St. Charles market in September 2010. Even now, a couple months shy of her being gone seven years, it is still bittersweet to stitch her designs and watch them come to life.
Lisa offered this design as a kit with the Weeks Putty fabric – either 30ct or 35ct. This was actually the only market piece I bought that year – it was just too cute to pass up. And I loved the presentation with the fabric and chart in a little bag.
This piece was officially started during the first official Dark October Stitching back in 2016 and I finished it in 2017 during Dark October, on October 9th.
Mine is stitched on the 35ct Weeks Putty and I used the called for Weeks threads. I did rearrange the letter colors at the top to have the orange letters not line up. But that’s the only change I made.
I loved each stitch of this piece, and each little motif.
And how can you not love those two little white pumpkins?
I am glad that Lisa has left a legacy of her creativity and talent and this past year I was truly lucky to be able to stitch and finish two of her designs. That makes 2017 pretty special.
I am grateful for still having a little piece of her with me in each of her designs.