I promise......no finishing attempts on this one. I'll call in the professionals.
On Saturday, I was thinking about how much I enjoyed doing a little painted canvas, so I headed up to the studio to poke around a little bit. I must have been a very good girl in a former life, because just as I was thinking "Gee, I wish I had something small and fun for Autumn", I found this:WOOHOOOOOOO! This is from Painted Pony designs and IT CAME WITH A STITCHY GUIDE! I picked this one up a zillion years ago when Chrissy and I attended a Getaway Weekend hosted by Miss Theresa of Homestead Needlearts. If I told you how exuberant the happy dance was when I found this, you'd be on the floor with the vision of it....so I'll refrain. Needless to say, I spent a few minutes thanking the stitchy gods that I was smart enough to buy this thing (oh so long ago), and I flossed it right up with DMC and a few beads for good measure.
I love love love how it's coming out, and I can hardly wait to finish up that pumpkin square. The acorn gave me little fits at first, but then I got to the waffle stitch background and I was dancing again over how much I liked doing them (waffle stitch....who knew?).
So I seem to be in a painted canvas spurt at the moment, and I'll probably finish this up and then poke around some more to see what else is hidden in the depths of my stash. I've decided that I am now on a SPURT ROTATION, which means that I will stitch whatever spurt seems to hit me at the moment. For now, it seems to be painted canvas. Stay tuned!