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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.