Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Cheryl's October Bat

October Bat by Durene Jones
This month I stitched this cute bat by Durene Jones.  This is one of Durene's many freebie charts that she has posted on her facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/DureneJonesCrossStitch/

I had several scraps of Aida fabric in various counts, and some leftover tie-dye, so I dyed several  pieces.  This Aida is 11 count (which I don't stitch on too often), but it turned out pretty good!

Happy October!

Friday, 7 June 2019

June - W is for Witch

All done!!

Witchy Tea

2011 Just Cross Stitch Halloween Collection
Designed by Gail Bussi

Monday, 3 June 2019

Gwen: May O is for Ocotber

I stitched early in May. Don't know why I'm late posting. It's mostly FFP's just need to add the stuffing to make a small pillow. Still trying to decide if I want to take it out and redo the shape. 

Ocotober 31
Lizzie Kate Tingles

Sunday, 26 May 2019

May - O is for October

Gee, I'm starting to feel a little self conscious here.  But I'm actually caught up and ready to move on to the next thing. 
This little design is from the 2009 JCS Halloween issue.  Nancy Boyarsky of Glory Bee is the designer.


Wednesday, 1 May 2019

April - L is for Loot

I modified this pattern to delete the Frankenstein monster and added candies.

Wednesday, 24 April 2019

March 2019 - Jack O'Lantern

Witchy Tea
2011 Just Cross Stitch Halloween Collection
Designed by Gail Bussi

Making progress on this fun design.

Saturday, 30 March 2019

Feb 2019

Too much going on this year and none of it is stitching related.  I did finally finish Zero from the Nightmare Before Christmas.  It's a pattern that I needed an excuse to stitch.  It is a free pattern from alexstitches.com

Lili's March Ornament


First, thank you so much for your sweet comments on my January and February update!

Since my piece from the last post don't fit with all the themes, I decided to pick another small design from another book by The Prairie Schooler.

My ornament for this month:

Model: The Prairie Schooler - Book No.181 – Heads Up!
Fabric/Threads/Trim: 36 count Vintage Country Mocha/ DMC / Pom Pom by Dames of the Needle in Watermelon Juice colour

Thanks for visiting! Happy stitching,
(my blog: Stitching Basket)

Saturday, 2 March 2019

Jan 2019: Haunted House

Playing catch up again. Here is my Jan Ornie, Old House by Cheryl Smith, hobbyloco.com

Old House

Monday, 25 February 2019

Steph's Spooky Character

Does a bat count as a spooky character?  Well, I say it's a vampire, shapeshifted, so I'm going with it.  Spooky House only got one evening this month, but that was enough to finish the (partial) page and even do most of the backstitching.
Happy Haunting friends!  

Sunday, 17 February 2019

Lili's January and February

I decided to stitch The Prairie Schooler – Boo Moon and try to fit some of the blocks with the year themes.
My January (Haunted House theme) and February (Addams Family or any spooky characters theme) stitching.

For January, Haunted House theme:
 For February, any spooky characters theme:
Design: The Prairie Schooler – Boo Moon
Fabric/Threads: 40 count October 31 hand dyed linen by Barbaral Creations/DMC

Happy stitching,

Sunday, 3 February 2019

Loretta's Haunted House

Chart:  Moonrise - Ornament #III
Designer: Whispered by the Wind
Fabric: 28 ct Whooligans linen (Fabric Flair)
Thread: DMC

Monday, 28 January 2019

Steph’s January Haunted House

It was great to pick up Spooky House after it was on hiatus for a few months.  I did a lot of backstitching on the bottom and started the top half, from the left side.  The backstitching was extensive but it also re-energized my mojo for  this piece.

I loved stitching the black bat flying across the moon.

Monday, 21 January 2019

January 2019 - Haunted House

This is an oldie from Dimensions "Halloween Quickies" by Brian Jackins.  I felt like doing something bright to cheer an otherwise dreary month.

Sunday, 30 December 2018

Themes for 2019

First of all, my apologies for neglecting this blog just lately.  When life gets busy, something has to give and you all seemed to be happy stitching and posting which was good.

If people would like to keep stitching into 2019 that would be wonderful.  I will do my best to join in when I can. 

I had a look at the Hallowe'en SAL in Stitch Maynia and thought it would be a nice idea to follow their themes so that those of us who belong to the FB group can join in both SALs in the same month.  I expanded a couple of categories just for our blog.  So here they are:

January - H is for Haunted House
February - A is for Addams Family (or any spooky characters)
March - L is for Lantern, Jack O’
April - L is for Loot
May - O is for October
June - W is for Witch
July - E is for Eek (or anything scary)
August - E is for Eyeballs (or any body part including skeletons)
September - N is for Night
October - B is for Bat
November - O is for Orange and Black
December - O is for Owls

I did fully-finish my Hallowe'en piece for 2018 and here it is:

Jardin Prive - Happy Hallowe'en Night

Stitched on 32 count Cognac linen

I had a couple more spooky finishes in 2018:

Dam Good Crafts - Dracula

JBW - Smiling Jack O'Lanterns

Plum Street Samplers - Brew Ha Ha

Just Nan - Haunted Autumn Mouse in a House

And I completed the lettering on my Spooky conversion of The Enchanted Alphabet by Lavender and Lace:

Thursday, 27 December 2018

Steph's Free Choice - Boo Club finished!

Hello friends, I'm popping in to share my Boo Club which I finished December 26th with a few buttons (as included in the charts) and brass charms (my addition).
Here's a close up of the bottom section.  That bottom border was a lot of fun to stitch!
It's been lovely participating in this SAL.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Tamra's October Monster

Hi Stitching Friends.

This month I picked a little design from Prairie Schooler - Surprise!  lol

Prairie Schooler Book 165
32 lambswool linen with Dinky Dyes Newsprint Silk

Have a great stitching day!


Monday, 22 October 2018

Steph's October Monster

I had so much fun stitching this piece at my retreat, StitchFest, last weekend, in Virginia, USA.  If you ever get a chance to attend a retreat, please do.  There's nothing like enjoying the camaderie of stitching friends when you have nothing to do but relax and stitch.  The WDW Guacomole floss stitched up nicely in Frankie's face.

He looks a little funny without eyes; those will be black buttons attached later.  Happy stitching everyone and enjoy a spook-tacular Halloween!

Thursday, 27 September 2018

Steph's Witch

I love Witches!  This little piece took 2 days to stitch and it was lots of fun.

Boo club is getting close to finished...