Friday, 30 January 2015

Lili's January Ornament

Hello everyone!!
My January ornament!

Design: The Primitive Hare - Book Prim Atmospheres: Little Witches

Stitched on 40 count Flax Linen.
With DMC floss.

Happy Weekend,
(My Blog: Stitching Basket)

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

January Witch

My January project is, Witch Moon, a freebie from HobbyLoco. She is on a 28ct piece of black fabric.
Witch Moon
Cheryl Smith
DMC #52

NB: edit designer's name

Lisa's January Witch

Hi everyone! I'm new to the Halloween Ornie SAL, and I am so happy to be joining you guys on this fun SAL. My name is Lisa, and I live in Mississippi. I blog at Wyrd Needles. Fall is my favorite time of year, and Halloween is my favorite holdiay. :o)  My plan is to use various embroidery techniques during the year, and I'm planning on finishing all my ornies as ornaments for a Halloween tree at work.

Here is my January Witch. It is a free cross stitch design by Lorraine Clarke called Wherever You Lay Your Hat that I found on It was a fun and quick stitch.

Jo's January Ornament

I must confess that this is just an extract from a larger piece!  I have been taking part in the DUCJC 2015 in memory of SoCal Debbie who was a member of this blog.  Sadly, Debbie passed away very suddenly last year and is greatly missed by many of us who were never lucky enough to meet her in person.

A long term project I have been stitching on is Prairie Moon's Thine is the Trick and the Treat.  As luck would have it I had a witch to stitch on it this month.  Here she is:

And here is the current progress picture of the whole thing:

It is stitched on 40 count hand-dyed linen using 2 strands of DMC 310.  The coverage is wonderful.  For some of the fractionals I am only using 1 strand because they seemed a little bulky with two.

The fabric was a gift from my friend Karen so I don't know the name or the dyer.

I usually stitch one length of thread each evening while the Small Boy is in the bath.  Slow and steady progress will see this completed this year and hopefully framed in time for Hallowe'en.


Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Marcy's January Witch

I decided to do something different this month.  My witch is part of a larger pattern which I'll finish later in the year.  This is the witchy half of Cross-eyed Cricket's Fright Flight.  The other half is waiting for May ... pumpkin month.

I was originally going to split it into 3 months (witches, pumpkins and black cats) but there are so many better patterns with black cats that I changed my mind.

Sunday, 25 January 2015

April's January Stitch

I stitched this witch from The Prarie Schooler as my January stitch. I used a piece of fabric I had in my stash along with DMC thread. Not sure how I am going to finish it yet.

Monday, 19 January 2015

Cheryl's January Witch Ornament

For my January ornament, I selected "Isn't It Fun to Be a Little Witch?" designed by Giulia Manfredini and featured in the JCS Oct 2014 Issue.

Stitched on 18ct. Aida, the finished ornament measures about 2" (5 cm) wide by 4" (10 cm) tall.
There are special buttons that were used with the original design - but I used buttons I had on hand.  I just happened to have a faceted pumpkin embellishment which was the exact size needed for her to sit upon. In the original design she was holding a candy corn button, which I replaced with a wand.

Happy Witching & Happy Stitching!


Sunday, 18 January 2015

Cathi - finish of my January ornament

Here is my finish of the January ornament - still not finished as an ornament, but this I will do soon :o) :

I had to backstitch parts of the witch and the moon, because the grey of the fabric was too similar to the grey I used for the stick and the hair... The pattern hasn't the backstitch part...

It is a design by Jenny from Country Rustic Primitives.

Happy stitching


Saturday, 17 January 2015

My January witch

Thanks again for including me in this group.  I chose a freebie from the subrosa blog for my witch.  It was a little big for an ornament stitched over 2 on (my usual) 32 count linen over 2 so I stitched it on a piece of lugana (I believe)...25 count over one.  I'm please with how it turned out.

I should tell you how I "scored" the lugana.  I haunt a local resale shop fairly regularly for cross stitch leaflets, magazines, etc.  Sometimes I walk out empty handed but sometimes I find something exciting.  One day I found a big plastic "bag" (from a bedspread) full of different colors of lugana, some even full yards.  $10!  I was a little disappointed in the count but there was so much fabric there, I thought I could figure something out to do with it.

Anyway, here's my witch:

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Monday, 12 January 2015

Witchy Lou

Hello friends...

I thought I would try to do better this year so here is my January "witch" stitch.

The designer is David Morrill from The Stitchworks and its called "Witchy Lou".  I found this design in my digital copy of Just Cross Stitch magazine Sept/Oct 2013 issue.
I stitched it on light beige/tan (herbal tea stained) 18 count Aida, used DMC threads and black and orange beads.

Halloween Witch

Now I know we have owls later in the year but I couldn't pass up this for my witch. It was too cute and took a few days to finish but I am so pleased with the end result!