Sunday, 23 April 2017

Before beads and button


March Catch Up

It's a pretty small spider but it was the piece I was stitching when I found this SAL.  The new needle roll kit from Shepherd's Bush.  I finally got it all sewn together.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

April



I've just found out about this wonderful stitch along and I'm so excited.  I stitch Halloween stuff all year anyway because it is my favorite holiday.  


January catch up - A Celtic moon doodle


February catch up doodle.  I'm still working on March!

Friday, 14 April 2017

Jo's April Finish - Winged Creatures

As we progress through the year, I have been moving to the end of the word Hallowe'en and have now reached the N for this month's theme of Winged Creatures:


Here's the whole piece so far:

stitched on 32 count Lime Green Murano

Unlike Kaye, I am saving my cat for next month!

I'm useless again!!

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!


Thursday, 6 April 2017

OOOPS! I just sort of kept stitching and stitching and stitching....

A magical tale

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.

hugs, Kaye




Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Halloween Happiness... The Spidery E's


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.

Til next time, happy Halloween stitching!

Friday, 31 March 2017

March - Spiders and Cobwebs.

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

Anchor Cotton Thread Colour Code 314 Orange
Anchor Cotton Thread Colour Code 403 Black



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Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Rita's Feb 2017 Witch

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.

This is from PS When Witches Go Riding (#148).




Tuesday, 7 March 2017

February and March - Lili

Hello!
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 ...
...grrrr...
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

See you next month!
Happy stitching,
Lili

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Jo's March Finish - Spiders & Cobwebs

I've added another two letters to Happy Hallowe'en this month - the double EE complete with spiders and their webs:


Here is the whole piece so far:

stitched on 32 count Lime Green Murano

I also added another witch to my companion piece called Witches by Oberlin Samplers.  I should have done her last month but it was a short month!

stitched on 32 count Lime Green Murano


Tuesday, 28 February 2017

April's February Stitch

For this month I choose a free chart from the Little Stitcher called Vintage Witch.  I used a scrap of fabric from my stash and Espresso Bean from GAST.


Sunday, 26 February 2017

February - Witches.

I didn't remember where in internet I picked up this pattern. But I have saved it in my laptop and I stitched this month.

    
       Witch is the New Black by G French 2013



Monday, 20 February 2017

Halloween Happiness... The Witch


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!

Til then.. happy Halloween Stitching :o)

Thursday, 9 February 2017

January - Anne S

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 ;)








Saturday, 4 February 2017

Jo's February Finish - Witches

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?

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

April's January Finish

Here is my little finish for January.  The design is by The Prairie Schooler and is from the leaflet called Hocus Pocus.  I used DMC and GAST.  The fabric is a piece from my stash.
It was a very fun stitch.


Lili's January Ornie: The Moon

Hello!
My first ornament for the 2017 SAL.
 
Design: Primitive Acorns - Lunar Spells
Fabric/Threads: 40 count  Thieffry Linen Bleu Ciel / DMC

Thanks for visiting!
See you next month! Happy stitching!
Lili


Halloween Happiness... The Moon


Halloween Happiness.... yes... I am also stitching this gorgeous design for my themes this year. The plan this year is to break this design down each month and by the end of the year I will have one big finish :o)

I started the moon as my New Year's Day start and managed to finish it by the end of the month... so far I am on track!


You will notice that I have also started the Witch... or at least her foot has appeared.  You weren't supposed to see that but I did a boo boo Betty....  I backstitched the stars, took the picture, started the witch's foot and then realised that I had backstitched the stars in black not white.... so out they came!  All fixed now!

I am stitching the design on some 28ct count light purplish coloured fabric that I bought at a craft fair a couple of years ago with the called for DMC threads - stitching from stash!

See you next month with my witch :o)

Monday, 30 January 2017

Rita's Jan 2017 The Moon Finish

It took me a while to decide on what to stitch for this month.  I finally decided on this one from the PS Boo Moon leaflet.




Monday, 23 January 2017

Which Witch finish

Hi everyone,  This is my first post to the Halloween Stitching.  I finished a set of 4 small Halloween pieces from the JCS Magazine.   It was titled Which Witch.  I will come back later to show you the FFO piece (Fully Finished Piece) when I take it out of the bin of shame.


Wednesday, 18 January 2017

My Copy Cat January Finish...

Well, as you all probably know, I love practically everything that dear Jo stitches, so I have jumped onto the Halloween Happiness bandwagon and I am stitching the Imaginating design, too, for this SAL.  So, without further ado, here is my Moon for this month's theme....


Fabric: 28 ct orange Lugana
Floss: My own choice of specialty threads


hugs, Kaye

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Jo's January Finish(es) - The Moon

Hello 2017 and my first Spooky Stitching of the year!

This year I have once again chosen a larger pattern which I will stitch one element each month to fit in with the themes.  The design is by Imaginating and is called Happy Hallowe'en.  You can Google it or wait and see!

I have chosen a 32 count Murano in Lime Green which is incredibly difficult to photograph accurately.  This is the best match I could get:


And here is the finished moon:


I also continued with the Oberlin Witches piece I started last month because that has a moon too.  Here it is now:


It's stitched on the same fabric as the first design.  I will try scanning it next month to see if that works.