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.
This little ghostie was an experiment. I was stitching a blackwork pumpkin & thinking about my July ghost. I wondered if I could make it look like a little ghostie was flying past a patterned wall & the wall would show through him due to his transparency ... hmmm.
So here he is! The entire stitched area is only 1-1/2" tall and just a bit wider. But I think he turned out pretty cute.
I've been working on two different Hallowe'en designs this year. The first is Happy Hallowe'en by Imaginating.
We have a sweet little black cat peering out from behind the N
Here is the whole piece so far:
The cat didn't take long so I started on the HAPPY letters
My second piece is Witches by Oberlin Samplers. There is a cat on this one, but not a black cat!
I realised that DMC 3345 is the exact same colour as the fabric which is proving so hard to photograph. So here is a picture with a skein on 3345 laid on it. Get your skein and you'll know what colour the fabric really is!
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!