I said I would not do another hex sign/stitch Witch post until said hex sign was completed. And I got busy. Except the leaves never came out right, so I restarted more times than I care to admit. I finally decided it was the pattern's fault and I designed a new pattern. Then life got in the way which gives me both an excuse and blog material. So here's what I've been up to:
So here's the finished hex sign. I know, for all the time I've put into it, this isn't the least bit impressive. Part of the problem is that I haven't made many hex signs. For a while I was drawing lots of them but this is the first time I tried to stitch one. To compound the problem, I changed my mind several times. This was originally supposed to be a hex sign for change, not prosperity. And then I made changes after I decided what I was making. All I knew for sure was I would have oakleaves. The stars were taken from a necklace I found in a car that was given to my husband. He's a mechanic and allowed someone to store cars at our house. He was given one as a thank you. But it's not just any car. It's a 2000 Mustang. Or that's what we were told. On close inspection, we discovered it is a half year model. As in when Ford does something radical with their cars they release them half way through the year and a limited number is made; much like they did with the original Mustang in '64. The car is a true 35th anniversary edition. It's worth some money. Now using a necklace I found in it makes more sense. 5 point stars represent luck in hex signs. Everything needs to be attached, then the hex sign can be activated. In the fall I intend to renew the spell by adding acorns. Real acorns. I think that will be more powerful than anything I stitch.