But, like most of my daily experiences, it sparked inspiration – in the form of this fun pattern for a button spider in his embroidered web.
The embroidered area measures 4 x 4 inches square, and is attached to a 6.5 inch square of fabric.
I used 2 strands of DMC Six-Strand Embroidery Floss in color 310 black in back stitch for the web and the spider’s string, 3 strands of 906 Very Dark Emerald Green for the spider’s French knot eyes (I wrapped the thread 5 times around the needle).
Two strands of 970 Light Pumpkin was used for the blanket stitch edging, and the Memory Thread was couched in place using a single strand of color 310.
A 5/8″ button with 2 holes was used for the spider’s body – perfect for the spooky green eyes!
Stitch the finishing ornament front and a 6.5″ piece of backing fabric together, right sides facing, using a 1/4 inch seam allowance. Leave a 3-inch opening along the bottom edge for turning.
Clip the corners, turn right side out, stuff and stitch the opening closed. Add ribbon or cording for hanging.
Stitch, stuff and enjoy!