Friday, 31 October 2014

Jo's October Ornament

Val's Stuff - Trick or Treat

I chose this design from the JCS Sept/Oct 2010 issue of the magazine because I am rather fond of Val's Stuff designs.  She seems to design predominantly for the magazine and on the CDs I have there are several of her cute Hallowe'en and Christmas designs.  This is the third one I have stitched.  I used the same blue evenweave as I used for Boo and Boo Moon.

This post is also part of my Hallowe'en Blog Hop this year

and the letter for the Trick or Treat Blog Hop is

Now please return to my blog for the final letter and the chance to guess the Mystery Phrase!

Monday, 27 October 2014

Tricks or treats

I picked Tricks or Treats from the 2010 JCS Halloween edition for my October ornament.  I had a little piece of a 28ct in my stash and decided to dye it purple.  The piece was too big for the one ornament alone but too small to trim it down for 2.  So I decided to make a little banner sampler with 3 ornaments stacked.  I'm not finished with it and probably won't get it done before month's end but the tricks or treats part is done now:

Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Noni's Missing Updates!!

Hi there!  I know I have been very re-miss with my monthly updates.... if you follow my blog you will see I have been MIA a bit from there as well!  Life has been very, very busy since the middle of the year with a change in my work that has severely curtailed my stitching hours since June. But enough of that, time to show some stitching progress.....

I do actually have a Halloween styled WIP to show you all!  I went through a bit of a thought process before I started stitching this one.  I have explained my train of thought on a post on my blog if you want to pop over and have a read.... Fireflies & Cats in the Garden

I am still behind in this SAL, but by choosing "Witch and Friends" as my free choice design, this one does sort of help me get back on track... all I have to do is finish it!!!

So here it is... my latest Halloween WIP - June's free choice.... plus July's Pumpkins and September's Black Cats:

"Witch and Friends" - designed by Donna Giampa  
I know you can't see the pumpkin yet, but one cat is on show and the pumpkin is coming....

This design was published in the 2013 JCS Halloween magazine.  You can see the finished version of the design on the front cover of the magazine below.  I have wanted to stitch this one since I first bought the magazine.  It is such a lovely design.

I can't promise you that this will be finished by the end of October.... so I might just have to start another one for the "Trick or Treat" update!!

Til next time, happy Halloween Stitching...