SAL: Trick Or Treat update #8

I have been working on “Trick or Treat” an original design by Thea Dueck for The Victorian Sampler

At our last posting on Oct 25th, I had shared the photo below of my progress. I added the witch/farmer, leaf basket and line.

I wasn’t happy with the start to section 2 and took a really good look at the cover photo and way to complicated and confusing directions. I had zoomed in and enlarges the cover photo which gave me a clearer peak at what was going on. You may remember I decided I was going to remove what I had done and start over. I am so glad I did ~ what a difference.

There’s a lot of improvising and tweaking going on with the colors and pattern. I am using the directions and cover photo only as a guide. I moved the second tree and pumpkins over and will be adding another cat and bat into this section, pumpkins and trees. I also adopted a new crafting routine this 3 week period spending 1 hour M -F while watching Perry Mason from 9 – 10 am each day. Who doesn’t like a Merry Mason ala cross stitch πŸ™‚

Now off to do some blog hopping!

Please check out what everyone else has been up to by clicking their names below. We live all over the world so you may need to allow for time differences. Posting takes place every third Sunday, local time. Our next updates will be posted on the 6th December 2020.

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23 thoughts on “SAL: Trick Or Treat update #8

    • Sharon November 15, 2020 / 6:22 pm

      Fun is the right word…it really makes you smile!


    • Sharon November 15, 2020 / 6:13 pm

      Thank you – that is so sweet and really cheers me on πŸ™‚

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  1. Texas Quilter November 15, 2020 / 6:37 pm

    I love Perry, Matlock, Rifleman, Gunsmoke – great diversions and fun to listen to or watch while sewing or quilting! Have a great day and love the Halloween Cross Stitching! Looking Great!

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  2. claire93 November 15, 2020 / 7:06 pm

    well done on making the change! I also find that following a familiar series helps me crack on with crafting ^^

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    • Sharon November 16, 2020 / 2:40 am

      Thank you on making the change. Instead of hit and miss on the piece it really kept me on task.


  3. gingerninjacrafts November 15, 2020 / 10:36 pm

    It’s looking fab Sharon, it’s always feels a backward step to restart a section but I think it totally paid off, you are making great progress xx

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    • Sharon November 16, 2020 / 2:50 am

      Thank you. I totally agree it really paid off starting over with this πŸ™‚


  4. kathyreeves November 15, 2020 / 11:07 pm

    Your changes are perfect Sharon. Stitching to something always makes me feel like I’m getting more done, and then I tend to stitch a bit longer!


  5. Sharon November 16, 2020 / 2:56 am

    Thank you Kathy. I am so glad I started over with this section. I feels much better moving ahead with this πŸ™‚ With so many projects going this has really helped me budget my time


  6. rutigt November 16, 2020 / 10:15 am

    ItΒ΄s great to see how you are doing this your way!!

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  7. teamwilsun November 16, 2020 / 4:49 pm

    I love the changes you have made! Well done for realizing that sometimes you have to go backwards to go forwards. I’m so stubborn sometimes that I just force my way forward. πŸ™‚ Your plan to stitch for an hour a day sounds great — I might have to borrow that for myself!

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    • Sharon November 16, 2020 / 4:51 pm

      Thank you …. just about time for Perry Mason πŸ™‚


  8. stitchingranny November 19, 2020 / 2:51 pm

    Love that you are tweeking this to make it your own. I love Victoria Sampler and Just Nan samplers for this reasons. It is so easy to alter things if you do not like them by adding or missing bits, changing colours or even stitches which in your mind would look different and better done another way. I look forward to seeing this one grow Sharon xx

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  9. Sharon November 19, 2020 / 4:01 pm

    Thank you so much for the encouragement. I really needed to hear its ok to tweak and alter.


  10. magpiesue November 21, 2020 / 6:59 pm

    It’s sort of a nuisance to have to redesign the pattern as you go but it’s looking good. I find myself doing my quilt piecing during The Price is Right most weekdays. πŸ˜‰

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    • Sharon November 21, 2020 / 8:39 pm

      Thank you. Oh the Price is Right, thats a fun show too!


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