Saturday, 28 February 2015

Noni's February Update

Skeletons.... everywhere I look I see these lovely skeletons, yet when I came to find a design to stitch it took me ages to choose.

Finally I went back to a design that I had put on my "must stitch" list some time ago... I started stitching this last weekend and worked on it until I got to a skeleton!  So here he is.... my skeleton! (I just noticed that I haven't quite finished him... oops for some reason my brain said I had, but I now see I am missing a bit of his tummy....)

"Dancing in the Moonlight"
Designer: Praiseworthy Stitches
The design is from Praiseworthy Stitches and is called "Dancing in the Moonlight".  I am stitching this on a beautiful fabric called "Riders on the Storm" (32ct Belfast Opal) from Colour Cascade Fabrics.  I just love this design.  It has been on my stitching list ever since I saw it in the Just Cross Stitch 2013 Halloween Special Edition magazine.

January and February are now done and dusted... and March's owl is waiting patiently in the Q-snaps for me to get back to him!

See you next month :o)
Til then, Happy Halloween Stitching!

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Another Finish!

My MIL showed this to husband when she browsing around the web and he asked me to stitch it for him, I didn't expect it to come out so huge on 18 ct!

I finished this late tonight. It took between 4-5 days to complete it!

It's a freebie from Bracelet Book!

This is my third skeleton this month!

February's Ornie

My Ornie for this month is from JCS Halloween Issue 2013, Trick of Treat by Julia Lucas Designs was stitched on perforated paper with floss and beads. I used fabric and DMC blanc floss. I finished it as a flat ornament.
Trick or Treat
Julia Lucas
JCS Halloween Issue 2013

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Patty's February Ornament

This one loves cats!

"I Love Halloween" by The Drawn Thread.
My stitching blog on Facebook - Stitchy Patty

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Lili's February Ornament

 Hello everyone!!
My February ornament!

Design: The Floss Box - A Frightful Night!
Stitched on 40 count Flax Linen.
With DMC floss.

(my blog: Stitching Basket)

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Jo's February Ornament

I found it quite hard to find the perfect skeleton pattern.  There was only one in the JCS issues I have and I stitched that before.  I remembered this chart from browsing the internet and tried to find it with some difficulty,

I could find the picture on Pinterest via Google Images but no-one ever bothers to credit and link the designers there.  So frustrating!  Eventually I found the chart on the Casa Cenina website.  Hooray!

Here is the Dancing Skeleton on his own, this would make a great ornie by itself:

And here is the completed piece:
Cuore di Hallowe'en by Savoir faire Vailly
Stitched over one on 32count Cognac evenweave
DMC B5200, 310 and 740

When I had finished stitching I showed it to my son and said "It's a skeleton, some ghosts and some long legged beasties, I think".  He was the one who realised that the black shape is actually a skeleton cat.  Sometimes you can be too close to a piece to see it!

February's Skeleton

Thank you for letting me join this group (even if it was a little late).

I'll have to go back and stitch a witch, since I missed January, but I have picked my patterns for some of the future months.

Here is my Skeleton for the month of February

This come from th 2011 Easy Cross Stitch Calendar (I miss the calendar).
The designs were by Elizabeth Spurlock.
This appeared on Oct 31/Nov 1 date

The stitch count is 35x35 and I stitched on 14ct Fiddler Aida.
The heart was actual suppose to be DMC603, but I'm not really a pink person so I changed to DMC740.

Monday, 16 February 2015

Creepy pieces/parts for February

My skeleton for February is just a skull.   This is the second time I've stitched this one.  The first time I gave it away to my young nephew but this one is for me.  I think I'll finish it the same way but with a silver spider instead to match the ghostly hue.    It's a freebie from

Mine !


Sunday, 15 February 2015

Noni's January Witch

Hello!  Long time no see around here.... sorry I have been much very missing in action with my Halloween stitching lately - but hopefully you will all be very happy to know that things are getting back on track again (thanks in no part to the Crazy January challenges I participated in last month)!

For my January witch I decided to stitch another Snowflower Diaries witch - this time it was "Winter Witch".  Remember I stitched the "Spring Witch" last year which gave us a coven of Spring Witch? So after stitching Spring, I could hardly ignore Winter, could I?

So here she is:
Winter Witch - designer: Snowflower Diaries
stitched on "Hocus Pocus" 32ct Belfast from Stitches & Spice
The fabric I stitched her on is actually a dark midnight blue colour but in the photo it does appear to have a purple tinge.... I love how the red shows up on this fabric...

Now it's onto February's skeleton - let's hope I can get that posted before the end of February!

Til then, Happy Spooky Stitching!

Saturday, 14 February 2015

April's February Ornament

This is my little take for a skeleton.  Since I am not a skeleton fan, I decided on this little tombstone with the skeleton head from Notforgotten Farm.! Stitched on scrap fabric from my stash using GAST Blackbird.

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Patty's January Ornament

Stitch count: 51 x 56
Designed by Lynda Watkins and Angie Williams of Fresh Threads Studio
Stitched on 18-count pale lavender dyed Aida.
My stitching page on Facebook: Stitchy Patty

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Esmeralda's Introduction

February skeleton

Hi my name is Esmeralda i live in holland and i am a new member.
Thank you for letting me join in.
This is my first ever halloween project.
It is a freebie from Barbara Ana which i found via a link on your blog.
I changed some things on it to make it more my own.
I stitched 32 hours on it.
100x120 stitches on 28 count.
I just put the frame on top for the picture i will frame it later this week 
if you want to know more about me then take a peek at my blog  ;
I look forward to see all your pretty projects
next month i will be back :)

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Cheryl's February Skelly Ornament

I found this pattern and thought it was just perfect for my February skeleton ornament!

This cute little "Girly Skull" is a freebie pattern, which can be found here:

I stitched her on 14 ct white plastic canvas, added a felt backing and satin ribbon loop for hanging.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Monday, 2 February 2015

My Feb. skeleton

I had a little time between projects so I stitched up this skeleton from The Prairie Schooler for my Feb. ornament.

Sunday, 1 February 2015

January 2015 ~ Anne S

Thanks so much for letting me join the group Jo, I look forward to posting spooky updates this year! :)  Even though I don't actually celebrate Halloween as such, Halloween is one of my favourite stitching themes!  Here is my January finish for the theme of Witches.

"Halloween Ornament #5" by The Floss Box
stitched on 32ct Thunderstorm Belfast linen
with recommended DMC threads
Stitched by Anne S ~ Feather Stitching blog

January Halloween Check in

Hello Dear Halloween lovers,

I would first like to thank Jo for letting me be part of this wonderful SAL. This is my first post, so hope I didn't mess up or anything. I usually blog on Pretty Little Things in a Box. My previous witch entry for 2014 is here.

My checked in piece for Jan 2015 is this cute little witch.

Designer: Coma Stitch
Stitched on 14-ct Aida

Thank you all.