Friday, 29 August 2014

R.I.P SoCal Debbie

For those of you who have not already heard,  Debbie sadly passed away earlier today.

Debbie (known as SoCal Debbie) was one of our most regular contributors and to celebrate her stitching and love of life, including the Hallowe'en festival I have put together a collage of her contributions to this blog.

I have no clever words, but simply Debbie will be greatly missed by us all.  
R.I.P. SoCal Debbie.

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Lili's August Ornament

My August ornament!

Model from The Stitcherhood - Ghosts.
The design is from the magazine Just Cross Stitch, Halloween Collection Book 2014.

Stitched on 35 count Cocoa Weeks Dye Works linen.
With DMC floss.

Thanks for stopping by!!

(my blog: Stitching Basket)

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Jo's August Ornament

This is the second in the Just Nan set of Moon Riders, a little ghostie Nan called Jasper:

I used a piece of my favourite 32 count lavender evenweave for this and the recommended DMC, except for the moon which I changed to DMC 4090, a variegated thread and the green in the scarf.  The charted colour didn't show very well so I used the darker green from Jack's waistcoat.  I also changed the plain border to a stripy one.


For those of you on Facebook, there are two different Hallowe'en groups you might like to join in with.  The first was set up last year and is simply called Halloween Cross Stitching and is a group which showcases Hallowe'en stitching of any kind.  People have also shared their spooky decorations and recipes.

The second group is a brand new one called Pumpkin Seed Stitchers.  Each month there will be an exclusive freebie by a different designer.  There are some familiar names on the list and some new to me.  Here is the link to the full list. This should be an exciting year!  It would be a nice co-incidence if any of the free designs matched our themes.  This month's does have a little ghost in it so feel free to stitch it for August.

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

July's pumpkins are finally finished

I finished my pumpkins for July this morning.  Since I just started them on July 30th, I'm thinking I did okay.  July was a busy month and I considered not doing the pumpkins and just jumping onto August's ghosts.  However, this is one of my favorite patterns.  I've stitched it 2 other times for people who are not me.  Skipping it was not an option.

I don't know what it is about this trio of goofy guys but they put a grin on my face every time.

Saturday, 2 August 2014

July Pumpkin

July has flown away. I planned to stitch the five pumpkin related ornaments in Behind The Gate but just barely managed to get this one done.
I hope to do better next month.
In stitches,