SAL: “Trick Or Treat #2 Update

At our last posting I had decided to tackle the ‘Trick or Treat’ Victorian sampler for my next project. I had a small start – seen below – The instructions called for single strand floss thread. I didn’t have have the correct color floss called for so it was crafters choice ๐Ÿ™‚


Here is where I am now, with quite a few flaws visible, besides something just didn’t seem right


Here is the jacket picture enlarged – the backing seemed to be fabric and not cross- stitch at all. This is a needle point project.


Checking back with the directions again – yup – careless mistake. ย Oh boy – lets see how I figure this one out – I need to go back and really take a look at the directions. I think I can still work this as a cross stitch, double or triple up on the black floss..we’ll see

Until then

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22 thoughts on “SAL: “Trick Or Treat #2 Update

  1. claire93 July 12, 2020 / 5:04 pm

    oops can you do needlepoint?

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    • Sharon July 12, 2020 / 8:02 pm

      I have done 1 needle point project many moons ago. I suppose I could. Are you suggesting starting over as a needle point project? hmmm maybe ๐Ÿ™‚


      • claire93 July 12, 2020 / 9:17 pm

        not at all, but I was thinking you could combine the two techniques. Do the house in cross stitch and add some of the other dรฉtails in needlepoint. Would give it a bit more texture.

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        • Sharon July 13, 2020 / 1:44 pm

          Thats a great idea – very doable ๐Ÿ™‚ TY


  2. Cathie J July 12, 2020 / 5:15 pm

    I think by just doubling all of the floss, you may be able to make this work. It is pretty.

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    • Sharon July 12, 2020 / 8:06 pm

      I started going over the black and it is looking much better. I think it is going to work ๐Ÿ™‚


  3. kathyreeves July 12, 2020 / 5:18 pm

    I think it will be just fine, you can stitch over the black with another thread and try that with the other colors to see if it works before you do any ripping.

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    • Sharon July 12, 2020 / 8:09 pm

      Yikes the ripping word ๐Ÿ™‚ I have started going over the black with another thread and it is looking better. I think I may be ok

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  4. Deb July 12, 2020 / 6:13 pm

    Iโ€™m no expert like some of the others on cross stitch or needle point but I do think Kathyโ€™s idea of stitching back over with thread to make a bolder statement just might work as your work is washed out in color. I do hope that works as ripping it out makes me …cringe.๐Ÿ˜ฌ

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    • Sharon July 12, 2020 / 8:10 pm

      When Kathy said the ripping world I cringed too but it was in the back of my mind. I am going over with the black and it looks like it will work ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. Laura White July 12, 2020 / 10:08 pm

    Double check the bands and see if they will work on aida cloth. You may need linen to work them.

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    • Sharon July 13, 2020 / 1:45 pm

      I had thought linen too. TY – will do ๐Ÿ™‚


  6. teamwilsun July 12, 2020 / 11:24 pm

    Glad to hear that going back over the stitching again is “working”! I love Halloween projects so am hoping to watch this grow.

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    • Sharon July 13, 2020 / 1:49 pm

      It is working!!! I am excited too. I want to do this for a brother so I really need to keep the moment going to get her done for October mailing ๐Ÿ™‚


  7. magpiesue July 14, 2020 / 9:40 pm

    I’m glad to learn that doubling up your threads is making a difference for the better. I’d hate for you to have to start all over! Good luck with the rest of your stitching!

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    • Sharon July 15, 2020 / 2:37 pm

      Smiling and moving forward ๐Ÿ™‚


  8. rutigt July 15, 2020 / 8:42 am

    I was gonna suggest the double thread idea, but I think youยดve already got that ๐Ÿ™‚

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  9. Texas Quilter July 17, 2020 / 2:22 pm

    I have a dumb question – what is the difference between needle point and cross stitching? I have done neither. Glad it seems that it is working with all the great suggestions you are receiving.


  10. Sharon July 18, 2020 / 5:56 pm

    HI – needle point is with a yarn or coarse thread. cross stitch with floss/thread in an x. needle point is not an x pattern and is many types of embroidery stitches.


  11. Christina July 18, 2020 / 7:40 pm

    Reading through the comments and so glad to hear that you have found a solution to keep all the progress you’ve made! Looking forward to our next update ๐Ÿ™‚

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