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.
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!
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.
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.