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 http://www.cyberstitchers.com

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

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Gwen: January Winged Creature

It seems Ana Christina and I were of the same mind. My winged 'creature' is a raven.
Lizzie Kate
Anchor 403

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

January - Winged Creatures

I don´t know if It is a "creature". But they are winged!
😕 confused
By the way, I love black birds!

free by Bettys

Monday, 29 January 2018

Tamra's January Winged Creature

Hi All!

For the theme of Winged Creatures I decided on one of Prairie Schooler's Mini Cards.  Owl.

Have a happy stitchy month!


Stephanie's Winged Creature

Hi, I'm Stephanie, aka Ms. OhSewcrafty on my blog, YouTube, and Instagram.  As it's my first time posting here (thank you, Jo, for the invite), here's a brief intro: I'm a longtime stitcher and crafter, jack of all trades.  January's stitch was super fun and it became apparent that I will love stitching Lizzie Kate's Boo Club, it is a nice break from my BAPs.  The bat silhouetted against the moon is pretty cute.  I am using a mix of overdyed threads (the ones that seemed variegated) and the DMC subs, on Dirty belfast linen.

Sunday, 28 January 2018

Cheryl's January Winged Creatures

Instead of stitching an ornament this month, I stitched some bats on my "Halloween Pumpkin" from the 2012 Just CrossStitch Halloween Issue. 

I stitched all of the right-hand side border bats, only to discover that the last time I worked on it I had made a tiny mistake and was off by 2 threads.  If I had noticed, I would have only had to frog about 5 stitches and a little back stitching.  Instead, I had to frog out the entire row of bats ... yuk!   Well, I frogged them all out and restitched them. 

I hope your Halloween stitching isn't driving you batty!

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Jo's January Stitching - Winged Creatures

Here we are for the first post of the New Year and I'm hoping to use one of my larger pieces each month.  It will be a little bit trickier this year as I haven't planned the themes around any of my stitching!

January is Winged Creatures - Owls, Bats, Crows, Ravens etc.

There are two tiny bats on Jardin Prive's Happy Hallowe'en Night:

Here is the whole piece so far:

There were also bats on my Dracula Book Cover by Dam Good Crafts:

Here is the whole piece so far:

Next month is Candy Canes and Food so I am not sure where I will go for that.  We shall see!

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!

From "Potions, Brews & Spells"
Designed by Louise Henderson of Cherished Stitches
2016 Just Cross Stitch Halloween Special Edition

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.