Monday, 31 October 2016

Autumn Alphabet - DUCJC 2016 Finish 22/31

Good morning all, and Happy Halloween if you celebrate.

I've got a little celebration today - yet another finish from my January starts.

This is Lizzie Kate's Autumn Alphabet, topical for the time of year I thought. I put in a lot of stitching hours over the weekend whilst binge-watching The Man In The High Castle (for the umpteenth time). I honestly think it helped me stitch faster!

Here's how I last left it the last time I stitched on it:

And now it's finished and looks like this:

Lizzie Kate
Stitched on 16ct Cloud Brown over-dyed aida by 2 over 1
Stitch count 111 wide by 159 high
Started - 7th January 2016
Finished - 30th October 2016
Total stitching time - 34 hours 35 minutes
(estimated 59 hours!)

I'm so glad I greatly over-estimated how much time this would take to stitch as I will have a pleasant surprise when it comes to finishing the other three in this series, which I also started back in January. I did make a few small changes from the pattern but they're hardly noticeable so I won't point them out!

As for framing, it should fit in a standard A4 frame; I just need to find one of a suitable colour!

Next up, something Christmassy I think.

Have a good Halloween,
Rachel x


  1. This came out perfect. Congrats on a great finish

  2. Congrats on the beautiful finish Rachel. I love this series.


  3. Terrific finish! It's nice to know someone overestimates time, I'm always doing a scramble.

  4. Congratulations on the Happy Dance for your seasonal piece. If you look at it as 35 small blocks it works out at an hour a block which seems reasonable.
    Looking forward to seeing the rest of the series now.

  5. Beautiful finish! Congrats!!


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