SAL: Trick Or Treat Update

Three weeks flew by once again. It was June of 2020 that I began this Trick Or Treat cross stitch project. It was a kit by The Victorian Sampler, original design by Thea Dueck. I ran into immediate trouble with the directions. In fact, I am not even sure I had all the directions now as this was a kit purchased second hand at the Goodwill. There were design elements I had not anticipated, the addition of beads, and metallic threads, Hardanger, and my wrong choice of back ground cloth (the white ghost are invisible), even some needle point elements. But once begun I decided to see her through and make her my own. I tweaked much of the design, added more trees and leaves to the trees, color choices, borders similar but different.

For this 3 three week update I am calling Trick or Treat finished. She was a fun project but I am glad to call her done!

I will frame her with 2 mats, like the original on the photo cover. A thin orange border on black with a black frame.

For my next project I picked a very simple kit purchased off of Amazon. I needed something less fussy and straight forward. I also thought this would make a lovely gift project, I have a friend in mind.

Also in the world of cross stitch, I have begun another Christmas Card series for 2021 and completed a 1st card. I really feel like these are the perfect card for someone you want to acknowledge as special in your life without gift buying during the holiday season.

Have a wonderful next three weeks and I am off to visit the pages of the others in this SAL at the links posted below.


Avis
ClaireGunCaroleConstanzeChristinaKathyMargaretCindyHeidiJackieSunnyMeganDeborahMary MargaretReneeCarmelaSharonDaisyAnneConnieAJJennyLauraCathieLindaHelen

27 thoughts on “SAL: Trick Or Treat Update

  1. claire93 February 28, 2021 / 2:35 pm

    a shame you decided not to stitch the entire banner, but this will look lovely framed!
    I really like your next choice – I have something similar, of a few wild flowers in jam jar, and yours looks like it’ll be a pleasure to work on. Less head-scratching than with Trick or Treat ^^

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    • Sharon February 28, 2021 / 4:02 pm

      I lost steam on this project and agree this will look just fine framed as is. Always love wild flowers in a jar!

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  2. Cathie J February 28, 2021 / 3:44 pm

    I really like that mason jar bouquet. I hope you enjoy stitching it. Those Christmas cards are wonderful. I like how you altered Trick or Treat and made it work for you. I look forward to seeing it framed.

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    • Sharon February 28, 2021 / 4:04 pm

      Thank you Cathie. I am excited to get started on the wild flowers. March has brought the crocus and daffies up and blooming now – a foreshadow of flowers running wild πŸ™‚

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  3. Sewing Beside the Sea February 28, 2021 / 4:12 pm

    I think you did well to jump through all the hoops with this project and to stick with it. It was worth it as it’s turned out fantastic. Enjoy your happy dance πŸ™‚ Love the new project too πŸ™‚

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    • Sharon March 1, 2021 / 1:55 pm

      Thank you Avis ~ hoop is the right word, it was like a hula hoop, spin, hoop falls down, spin again, hoop falls down…….until finally you get it and in this case finally it’s done πŸ™‚

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  4. Christina February 28, 2021 / 4:58 pm

    Looks so good! Congrats on the finish! Looking forward to seeing your next start. It’s such a sweet design πŸ™‚

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    • Sharon March 1, 2021 / 1:57 pm

      Thank you Christina πŸ™‚ Anxious to get the wild flowers started!

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  5. Deb February 28, 2021 / 6:03 pm

    Hurray a finish!πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ I would have trash that project long time along ,you did well just hanging in there to the” finish β€œ . Love the wildflowers in the jar… very homey. Those little cards will be such thoughtful little gifts.

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    • Sharon March 1, 2021 / 2:00 pm

      lol – oh how I thought about trashing it….trick or treat lives to see another day. I have decided to gift it to a brother who loves Halloween and what he does with it is his decision πŸ™‚ But I am glad I stuck with it and think it will look lovely framed

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  6. kathyreeves February 28, 2021 / 11:54 pm

    I love how you saved Trick or Treat from the second hand store and turned it into such a fun piece. I love the elements you added!

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    • Sharon March 1, 2021 / 2:03 pm

      Thank you Kathy ~ you saw I skipped the Hardanger, I just couldn’t couldn’t muster the courage πŸ™‚

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  7. craftycreeky March 1, 2021 / 11:09 am

    I love how you made it your own, it will make a lovely seasonal picture. Well done at sticking with it. The flowers look much more of a relaxing stitch πŸ™‚

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    • Sharon March 1, 2021 / 2:10 pm

      Thank you! Anxious to get the wild flowers started and relax a bit πŸ™‚

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  8. Texas Quilter March 1, 2021 / 2:24 pm

    Sharon you get the gold star award for perservance in finishing a project that you wanted to just get rid of! It will be beautiful framed and you worked so hard on it! Hugs. Also like the new projects and your cards are so beautiful!

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    • Sharon March 1, 2021 / 2:37 pm

      Thank you Nanette πŸ™‚ I think I should add a gold star to this project before framing (LOL) that might be fun! I have decided to gift it to my brother who loves Halloween.

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  9. Carole March 1, 2021 / 6:30 pm

    Well done on getting Trick or Treat to a point where you could call it done. It’s pointless doing the rest if you’re not enjoying it and it looks just fine as it is. Love the new project!

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  10. rutigt March 2, 2021 / 8:42 am

    One Happy dance for you! I really like the finished project! Your new one is absolutely stunning!

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    • Sharon March 4, 2021 / 3:14 pm

      Thank you πŸ™‚ I am so excited to get started on it πŸ™‚

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  11. teamwilsun March 4, 2021 / 1:42 am

    A great big happy dance for you, Sharon! As others have said, well done for sticking with a project that was so frustrating. I love the changes you made — it’s now well and truly yours!
    I also love your new project — it looks so fresh and pretty, and hopefully it won’t be frustrating. And the cards are fun and clever — they’ll be quick to stitch up, too, I suspect. But for now — HAPPY DANCE!!!

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    • Sharon March 4, 2021 / 3:01 pm

      Thank you ~ dancing along with you πŸ™‚

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  12. stitchingranny March 4, 2021 / 6:45 am

    Disappointed you will not be finishing the Victoria Sampler one, but if you are not enjoying it then it is for the best. When all is said and done our hobby is something we should enjoy. The flower one looks pretty. xx

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    • Sharon March 4, 2021 / 3:00 pm

      I was ready for spring flowers πŸ™‚ Totally agree no enjoyment no do…

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  13. Susan Nixon March 8, 2021 / 4:59 pm

    Love the Halloween finish! You did a super job. The new project looks like its coming along nicely, too!

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  14. Sharon March 8, 2021 / 8:59 pm

    Thanks Susan πŸ™‚ Enjoying the new project!

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