Welcome to the Spookiest Blog on the Block! Each month we have a different theme. You choose your chart, fabric and threads. Share your progress as you go along and post your finished piece by the last day of the month. You can join at anytime throughout the year and choose which months you wish to stitch with us. Happy Spooky Stitching.
After having an extra long weekend I managed to catch up on my Hallowe'en Ornie SAL by completing the missing March design. I ended up stitching a smaller ornament instead of starting a larger project, which was my initial plan. Anyway, here's my final choice - a freebie design by Jacquie Morris.
"Owl" freebie by Jacquie Morris (design still available on her website) Stitched on 32ct Frosted Pumpkin Belfast linen by Silkweaver (the real colour is more red/orange than the photo shows) Stitched entirely with DMC 310
Every year I sign up for this SAL, and every year I get sidetracked with other projects and crazy working hours at the start of the year, and I start months late. Well, this year is no exception!
My choice this year is to once again work on larger pieces where possible, instead of individual ornaments. So far my focus piece for most of the year will be Prairie Schooler's "When Witches Go Riding" sampler.
So far I've managed to include 3 of the first 4 months as follows (I decided to grid the fabric as I'll be jumping around a lot throughout the year):
January - The Moon
February - Witches
April - Winged Creatures
I still have March to catch up on yet - I can't decide whether to start a second larger design, or whether to do an individual ornament. I have both designs already picked out, I just need to pull my finger out and make a decision!
It all started with Witchy Poo here, due to the evil curse she put upon me (lol!) I did not get her finished in time for February. And then, of course, that meant that I was running late for March as well. But, lucky for me, a True Love's kiss (from TraderVic, of course) broke the curse and then I stitched like one possessed (so maybe the curse was not broken after all? Oh no!) and somehow I found myself at the end of May, with my Black cat all stitched! So, a happy ending as now I am months ahead!
February: Witchy Poo
March: Creepy Crawly Spiders
April: Winged Creatures
May: The Witchy Poo's Familiar, the Black Cat (Nobu, maybe? But does that then make me Witchy Poo??????)
And here is the whole piece so far.
So, feeling pretty happy with myself at the moment.
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!
Sorry no excuses for being late in posting... this portion of the project was finished well before the end of the month - but time just got away from me (again!)...
Anyway... so March's theme was Spiders and Cobwebs and the 2 E's slotted quite neatly into the theme with their spiders and cobwebs decorations.
Here are the completed E's...
The whole project so far looks like this:
I love this design and can't wait to great back to it later in the month.
I chose stitching a cobweb. It was stitched on 32 count fabric with threads black and orange. The original fabric was white and I dye by me with grey paint. The fabric is named Dolher and it is a brazilian fabric.
Boo Web" by X's and Oh's
AnchorCottonThreadColour Code 314 Orange AnchorCottonThreadColour Code 403 Black
I was actually finished stitching my witch in Feb. but was out of town for a couple of weeks (visiting my cute, little grandbaby, daugher, and son-in-law) and couldn't figure out how to post the picture from my ipad.
Do you remember this post?
Well I decided work on this piece for the SAL.
Most of you have a large piece, so I decided to pick a large design too.
Unfortunately the pattern don't fit with three themes, so I will pick others on those months.
For February my green witch!
And the design have also a moon! ;)
And for March theme:
That spider ... on the key ... with red eyes ...
I don't like spiders... sorry ;)
Design: Barbara Ana Designs - Halloween, The Moon Laughs
Fabric/Threads: 36 count Peach'n Cream (hand dye by me)/DMC
Each month during 2017 I am stitching on the design Halloween Happiness by Sandra Cozzolino / Imaginating. I will pick a portion of the chart that fits with the themes and hopefully get it all finished by the end of 2017!
February's theme was "Witches" .... and here she is.... say hello to the tipsy witch and her familiars!
I agree with Jo she definitely looks like she has been up to something with her spells and potions! Legs all akimbo over the letter W! Goodness me! :o)
Next month it will be the "ee's" which are all wrapped up in spider webs and spiders! Eek... that's going to be fun!
Oops, just realised I hadn't posted my finish as yet for January. I was actually a day or two late in stitching it, mainly because I just couldn't decide what to stitch, there were too many designs to choose from! I ended up with this wee freebie by The Prairie Schooler.
This year it was my hope to work on two or three larger designs throughout the year - but in hindsight that's probably a bit ambitious. I'll decide how I go throughout the year, but I'll be adding to at least one of the following larger designs at some point in the year. Considering I had intended to do both moons in the Just Nan (Witchy Way) and Prairie Schooler (When Witches Go Riding) ones in January, I'm not off to a great start on that score!!! Oh well, I may do a catch-up soon - I'll kit them all up this weekend in readiness so I can pick them up on a whim ;)
I am continuing with Happy Hallowe'en by Imaginating and have added a rather tipsy witch! Is it just me or does she look a little three sheets to the wind?
I still can't get an accurate photo of the fabric, it's a 32 count Lime Green Murano not khaki or dull green.
I made one unintentional change, there are two shades of purple in the W and I swapped them over. I had nearly finished stitching the letter when I realised my error. But it looks fine and no-one except us will ever know!
Also, why is there a tortoise on the end of the W? How spooky are tortoise? Not very. Maybe she uses him in a sloth spell?