Wednesday, 23 May 2018

May - Green Things

Halloween Spot Motif Shoe
Designed by Barbara Syburg and Suzanne Shead of Prairie Moon
Just Cross Stitch Halloween Collection Fall 2011 (Though I have this pattern in at least one other JCS publication)

Sunday, 29 April 2018

Cheryl's April Spider

Instead of stitching an ornament this month, I pulled out my "Halloween Collage" sampler and stitched a spider.

"Halloween Collage" by Sharon Pope can be found in the JCS 2014 Halloween Issue.

I'm really creeping along on this project. 

Here is what the entire sampler looks like:

Spooky Stitching!

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Tamra's Spider

So little stitching done in April.  Just put the last stitch in this Halloween ornament.  Hoping to get my Christmas one stitched during a 435 km drive to my local needle work store on Friday.  So happy to be getting out of Fort McMurray for a little jaunt.  Cabin fever surly had set in.

Prairie Schooler Book 165 Sweeping Cobwebs
32 lambswool linen, Dinky Dyes Vintage Newsprint instead of DMC 3371

Monday, 23 April 2018

Stephanie's Spiders

Here's my update on Boo Club... only took 1 day this time.  Though, I nearly lost motivation when backstitching the spider legs!   Those are a lot of tiny stitches, some over 1.  And the "empty" spiders will be filled in with black buttons.
Boo Club remains a fun diversion from some of my BAPs.

Thursday, 12 April 2018

April - Spiders

From the "Just Cross Stitch Halloween Collection"
Designed by Jeannette Douglas
Halloween Pumpkin Ornament
Fall 2011

Monday, 2 April 2018

March - Black Cats

I will use white fabric with black dot again!
11 count fabric Dohler white
   Anchor Cotton Thread Colour Code 324
  Anchor Cotton Thread Colour Code 403

free pattern  by La Matassina Rossa

Saturday, 31 March 2018

Margi's Black Cat

Designed by Susan Aldrich .  The same designer that did the candy corn I stitched last month.  Freebie at

This was a fun little piece to stitch.

Friday, 30 March 2018

Cheryl's Black Cat

For my March ornament, I selected a chart from the 2013 Just Cross Stitch Halloween Issue.  The design is "Stitch-an-Inch Halloween" by Donna Bayliss of "By the Bay Needleart".

I stitched the pattern on 14 ct clear plastic canvas.  I backed it with black felt, pinked the edge and added a black satin ribbon and purple buttons to finish.


Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Tamra's Black Cat

Prairie Schooler Book 200 Witching Hour.  One of the bonus designs. 32 lambswool linen.  Changed the dmc black out for Dinky Dyes Vintage Newsprint.  Great coverage.

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Stephanie's Black Cat

Here's my March Boo Club stitching... cute little black cat, it will have tiny white buttons for eyes but I'll add that later.  Black cats are my favorite, btw.  It took 3 days to stitch this, because.... life.  We booked a vacation for later this year and I got sucked into the vortex that is Disney trip planning. And I lost one of my DMC's... (the purple).  Quite maddening because I had it in hand last month.  Oh well, hopefully next month will be better! 

Sunday, 11 March 2018

Jo's March Stitching - Black Cats

I love black cats, they are my favourite of all cats and luckily my Happy Hallowe'en Night by Jardin Prive has two of them.

Here is the first one:

stitched on 32 count Cognac linen

The other cat is flying high on a broomstick so will be added later with the witch.

Here is the full piece so far:

Next month is Spiders and there is a very small one just above the cat's head.  Then I'll stitch some more of the lettering.

Thursday, 8 March 2018

January and February Ornies......

Hmmm!  A bit behind (when am I ever not behind?) so far this year but I am now caught up, I think.

January Ornament: Winged Creatures

Dancing Witches by Needlebling Designs
Stitched on over-dyed purple linen with my own choice of floss colours.

This is what the final piece will look like one day....

(I am saving the dancing witches on the bottom for September and the tree will fit in with June's theme).

February Ornament:  Candy Corn and Food

Witch's Kitchen a freebie by The Primitive Hare
Unknown cream linen
I changed the colours quite a bit, you can see, if you look at Isabella's original piece...

I hope that you like my changes.

I am busily stitching my black cat - so maybe she will be finished by March 31st- one can only dream!


Wednesday, 28 February 2018

February - Candy Corn and Food.

The white fabric with black dot will be used to finish the ornament.
I like to stitch all the ornaments along the year and then stitch at October.

Part of free pattern Witches Tea by Frimousse. 

11 count fabric Dohler white

   Anchor Cotton Thread Colour Code 324
  Anchor Cotton Thread Colour Code 403

Monday, 26 February 2018

Tamra's February Ornament

This month I picked an ornament from Prairie Schooler's Trick or Treat Book No. 188.  Too cute!

February - Candy Corn - Margi

Here is another pattern that has been in my stash for years.  It's an online  freebie.  Susan Aldrich is the designer found on

Sunday, 25 February 2018

February - Candy corn - AnneS

Here goes my choice for February's theme of Candy corn.  Spooky Time freebie by Lizzie*Kate.  I'm terrified of spiders, so stitching that charm on wasn't much fun ... I have a feeling that'll be giving me nightmares in the future when it's on display ;)

Winged creatures - AnneS

I'm playing catch-up after completing a large project with a tight deadline.  Here's my choice for January ... Eeek from the Bump in the Night chart by The Prairie Schooler.

Monday, 19 February 2018

Cheryl's February Candy Corn

Halloween Collage by Sharon Pope
Instead of stitching an ornament this month, I pulled out my "Halloween Collage" sampler and stitched 6 little pieces of candy corn. 

Here is what the entire sampler looks like:

You can find the chart in the Just Cross Stitch 2014 Halloween Issue.
Happy Stitching!

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Stephanie's Candy Corn

"Treats" by Lizzie Kate, a super fun & fast stitch
I do wish the hand dyed thread (GAST Tomato) was a bit more variegated!  Oh, well...
~Stephanie / Ms. OhSewCrafty

Thursday, 8 February 2018

January - Winged Creatures

Spiders and the Crow
Design by Pat Cherry and Peggy Tipton of Fern Ridge Collections
Just Cross Stitch 2016 Halloween Special Issue