Thursday, October 3, 2019

A Dark October Finish

We’re only three days into Dark October Stitching and I already have a finish. Woo hoo! Admittedly, it’s a pretty small piece, but a finish is a finish, right? I started this piece on Tuesday (1 Oct) and finished it yesterday (2 Oct). It’s my 17th finish of 2019 so far.

Design: Favorite Brew 
Designer: Hands On Design 
Fabric: 32 ct Winter Wishes (Fabrics by Stephanie) 
Fibers: Recommended Classic Colorworks & Kreinik 
Started: 1 October 2019 
Completed: 2 October 2019

This is the adorable freebie from Hands On Design called Favorite Brew. It was released as a free chart at the Nashville market earlier this year and coordinates with Cathy’s Scary Apothecary series since it uses the same colors of floss and Kreinik braids.
If you would like a copy of this free design, you can download it from this post over on Cathy’s blog. If you haven’t seen this design before, here’s how it will look when it’s fully finished. 

I actually purchased a kit for this design from Drema at Needlecraft Corner. If you’ve never checked out her Special Kits, they’re great! This particular kit is $21.95 and includes the free chart, a piece of Winter Wishes 32 ct linen from Fabrics by Stephanie, all the fibers, the rick rack and pom pom for the finishing, and the set of Pin Minis from Just Another Button Company.
I’m sure some of you think it’s silly to buy a kit for a free chart, but I’m going to make a strong case for it, I think. If you kit this up yourself as charted, here’s everything you would need:
  • Fat Quarter cut of linen (the smallest cut Stephanie sells) – $26
  • Six full skeins of Classic Colorworks floss – $15 (six at $2.50 each)
  • Two spools of Kreink braid – $6.50 (two at $3.25 each)
  • Three yards of rick rack from Lady Dot Creates (her minimum cut) – $6
  • A green pom pom (not sure of the source for this)
  • The set of Pin Minis from JABCO – $12
That comes to $65.50, not including the green pom pom. As you can see, getting the kit was definitely the easiest and most economical way to stitch this cute design.

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