Lisa Roswell of The Primitive Needle was a delightful person - even though I never actually met her, I corresponded with her on several occasions and she was always friendly and gracious. I loved following her blog, and was proud to count her among our followers here at A Note of Friendship. Her sudden death was such a shock to everyone who knew her. So many people had just seen her at Market where she'd unveiled her newest designs. Like her other pieces, they were lively, quirky and quintessentially "Lisa"! Her voice and her art will be sorely missed.
I have been toying with a quirky idea of my own for some time - a Dark Alphabet - one strongly influenced by the Hallowe'en trend we've seen over the last few years. So here is my first letter in the Dark Alphabet series - a series dedicated to the memory of Lisa Roswell.
A is for Apple
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As you can see by the fact that we don't have a proper picture, I haven't stitched this yet, but I have decided to do it on Lakeside Linens' Vintage Tarnished Silver on 28 count. I'm doing all the letters together on one piece, for a spooktacular Hallowe'en Alphabet, and I think that linen will be perfect. I've suggested DMC colors for you, but I urge you choose your own and really personalize this piece. I'll be stitching with variegated silks, I think - I always love the truly antique look that gives...
I hope you like the Dark Alphabet. Now, what shall we do for B - Beelzebub? Brimstone? Hmmmmm