I have been wanting to share this cross stitch with you all for SOOOO long now!! That’s how much I love it. Once again, I made this for my partner in the Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap on Craftster. She’s a big Frankenstein fan so I knew I wanted to stitch some sort of Frankenstein for her so I dug through my stash of cross stitch booklets and patterns and decided on this one.
It’s from Stoney Creek Collection’s “Witches Stitches” booklet # 284 and the pattern itself is titled “Hello Monsters”. The pattern also had a haunted tree, a jack-o-lantern and the words Hello Monsters. It’s a seriously huge pattern. I only stitched the Frank part and he took so long that I can’t imagine stitching the whole pattern! But he was worth the work because he turned out great!
This was definitely a tough stitch. The way the colors change throughout the piece to create the shading got confusing many times and I got off count and would have to frog and re-stitch. I began stitching small sections at a time which helped tremendously! It may have only been four shades of green, but it was still tough.
I think he looks great though. He’s got a little smile on his face and I love his snarled fingers. I’m so very pleased with this piece and glad I had the chance to stitch it---all thanks to my awesome partner!