Friday, 15 December 2017

Themes for 2018

Slightly later than planned, but here is the post for the themes for next year.  Noni and one or two others are stitching the Lizzie*Kate Boo Club series which make perfect themes for us.  You can stitch-a-long with them or choose individual designs which fit the themes.

January - Winged Creatures
February - Candy Corn and Food
March - Black Cats
April - Spiders
May - Green Things
June - Creepy Trees
July - Pumpkins
August - Haunted Houses
September - Witches
October - Monsters
November - Ghosts
December - Free Choice

Here is Boo Club, in case you haven't seen it before:



Thanks to everyone who has been posting all year, I really love seeing your spooky stitching and hope you will continue into 2018!

Thursday, 14 December 2017

December - Free Choice

This is the piece that I was working for September.  One of the pieces that got left behind when I visited my sister in Colorado.  I decided to finish it up for this month.  Happy Everything my friends!


Saturday, 2 December 2017

November - Candy Corns / Food

It was fun to do these colorful vinyl doodles.  I'm not sure what I will do with them but they were fun.     



Monday, 30 October 2017

October Pumpkin

Little House Needleworks
October

My selection this month will  most likely be to large to be an ornament. I made a few changes. l copied Priscilla's example and changed to a white picket fence. Also changed my bird to a black bird.

Saturday, 28 October 2017

October - Pumpkins

One Color Pumpkin, Bent Creek.


I live in Brazil and we don't celebrate Halloween like in Canada or USA for example. But in schools of English has some party with students at school (inside school, never in the street). I LOVE to stitch Halloween patterns because I love Halloween! I had English class when I was younger and now I am studing again.

I don't have a costume to dressing up Halloween but I have a Halloween tree with many finisheds ornaments.







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October - Pumpkins


This was really fun and I'm looking forward to doing the witch hat and the cauldron.

Tribal Pumpkin 

White Willow Stitching



Happy Halloween everyone!

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

October 2017 - Happy Halloween

Hello!
More pumpkins!
Well, only two little pumpkins!




Finished into a project bag:



 Design: Barbara Ana Designs – Halloween, The Moon Laughs
Fabric/Threads: 36 count linen Peach’n Cream (hand dyed by me) / DMC floss

Thank you very much for your comment on my last post!
Happy Halloween!
Lili

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

October - Pumpkins: Lili

Hello!

I have only one pumpkin to show:


 The finished piece:


Design by The Prairie Schooler - All Hallows Eve (Book 180)
Fabric: 40 count Oil Green by xjudesign
Floss: DMC (White and 921), Weeks Dye Works Concord, and BarbaralCreations Black Tulip

See you next week for more pumpkins!

Happy stitching,
Lili

Monday, 16 October 2017

Spooky Words and Pumpkins


Each month during 2017 I will be stitching on the design Halloween Happiness by Sandra Cozzolino / Imaginating.  I have picked a portion of the chart that fits with the themes with the aim to get it all fully stitched by the end of 2017!

Halloween Happiness (Sandra Cozzolino)
Fabric: 28ct plain purple fabric
Threads: all DMC
Started: 1 January 2017
Finished: 1 October 2017

Yep! You are reading correctly... I have finished "Halloween Happiness"!  I had planned to finish this on Halloween night (ie put the very last stitch in / attach pumpkin button on the 31st October) but I was so close at the end of September that I just had to keep stitching....

I still need to work out if I am going to frame it or finish it as a flat fold... but I am happy to say it's done!  I really enjoyed stitching this piece and love so many different elements of it - the witch is still my favourite character though!

So now that all the spooky words and the pumpkins are done I need to try and think of something to stitch for November and December!  I think my December stitch will most likely be the start of next year's Halloween stitching... more info to come on that but as a hint think Lizzie Kate!

Til next time, happy spooky stitching!

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Jo's October Finish - Pumpkins

I have chosen a number of different spooky designs to stitch for Dark October this month, several have pumpkins so watch out for more posts from me!

But the first one is Jardin Prive's Happy Hallowe'en Night which features a trio of spooky pumpkin faces:


Stitched on 32 count Cognac Linen which is one of my favourite orange fabrics, there is just a hint of brown tones rather than bright orange.   Good job I bought a large piece to cut down as I have used it a lot!

Here is the full size of the fabric:



I'm also taking sign-ups for the annual Hallowe'en Trick or Treat Blog Hop.  Each participant will be given a letter of the alphabet which they display on their blog on 31st October.  I will list all the participants on my blog and we hop around collecting all the letters to make a mystery phrase.  One lucky person wins a prize!   Provide your own candy and treats LOL  

If you would like to be a participant, just leave a comment here or on my blog.

Monday, 2 October 2017

September - Spooky words



Well, things didn't go as planned last month.  The project I was working on was left in Colorado where I was visiting my sister.  Along with two other pieces in my project bag.  **sniff**

So I started this cute little project from The Primitive Hare.

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Saturday, 30 September 2017

September - Spook Words.

SpookyTime, a free cross stitch pattern from Lizzie Kate.

11 count fabric Dohler originally white dyed by me with fabric light grey paint

Anchor Cotton Thread

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Friday, 29 September 2017

September: Spooky Words - Lili

Hello!
My progress on this piece:


I'm so happy with this project, I love the design so much!
The words "All Hallows Eve" is my choice for this month.


Design by The Prairie Schooler - All Hallows Eve
Fabric: 40 count Oil Green by xjudesign
Floss: DMC (White/921), WDW Concord, and BarbaralCreations Black Tulip

Happy stitching,
Lili

Monday, 11 September 2017

August - Creepy Trees


Each month during 2017 I will be stitching on the design Halloween Happiness by Sandra Cozzolino / Imaginating.  I have picked a portion of the chart that fits with the themes with the aim to get it all fully stitched by the end of 2017!

I'm back!!! I managed to finish my creepy trees "H" the other day and have now started on my spooky words.  I am hoping to get this piece fully finished by the end of September - all I have left is the word Happy and the spooky words that go around the design which shouldn't take too long, hopefully!

Halloween Happiness (Sandra Cozzolino)
Fabric: 28ct plain purple fabric
Threads: all DMC

August: Creepy trees "H"
September: Spooky words started

See you again at the end of the month with a finish - if the tipsy witch plays her cards right that is!!
Til next time, happy spooky stitching!

Friday, 8 September 2017

Jo's September Finish - Spooky Words


Scary and Spooky words!




And the whole piece, finished in plenty of time for Hallowe'en!


The design is Hallowe'en Happiness by Sandra Cozzolino for Imaginating.
The fabric is a 32 count Lime Green Murano
I used the recommended DMC.

Monday, 28 August 2017

August: Creepy Tree


My creepy tree is from the JCS Halloween Collection. As stitched it looks like just an Autumn scene. The magazine model has two bat buttons in the upper corners. I will have to look around for something to adorn my ornament.

Spooky Tree
Elizabeth Designs
JSC Halloween Collection

Friday, 25 August 2017

August: Creepy Trees - Lili


Hello!
My progress on this piece!

A lots of trees! :)

 
Design by The Prairie Schooler - All Hallows Eve
Fabric: 40 count Oil Green by xjudesign
Floss: DMC (White and 921), Weeks Dye Works Concord, and BarbaralCreations Black Tulip
See you next month!
Happy stitching,
Lili

Thursday, 24 August 2017

August - Creepy Trees

Because I love black crows and black cats!


Part of Haunted Holler, by The Sticherhood.
 
11 count fabric Dohler originally white dyed by me with fabric light grey paint