June McKnight's Halloween book has arrived. The book presents the finished stitch in color on one page & the stitch graph on the opposing page. She gives thread & ply suggestions. I've opened the page to Alicia Lace. June suggests a pale fluorescent metallic thread and the stitch will become ghost flesh. Isn't ghost flesh an oxymoron? She gives instructions for stitching a bat, a cat & a spider using a black snap. There is a pattern for a Pumpkin Patch. Could be used as a diaper pattern for a background. There is a pattern for Snake Skin. She even shows how to make Witch Hair from Memory Wire. This book is a must for my library!!
Today was a beautiful day in the desert - mid 70's. We attended the Southwest Art Show which is held on a Polo Field at one of the Valley's two Polo Clubs. After viewing exhibits from 300 artists, I felt like I did at the end of a long day at TNNA. We had lunch on the patio at a new Cantina. The setting was magnificient, overlooking three polo fields with the mountains in the background. A match was in progress on the far field.
I came home to a message from my Granddaughter, Skylyn. She is the First Grade Student of the Month for the School District. Way to go Girl!!