Monday, 31 October 2016

Gwen: Potent Potions

Happy Halloween!!

Witch's Pantry
JC Stitch Halloween 2012

My Black Cat ornament for October. 

Sunday, 30 October 2016

Lili's October Ornament: Black Cats

My ornament for this month!

Designer: Primitive Acorns - It's Midnight
(Just Cross Stitch Halloween Collection Book 2016)
Fabric/Threads: 35 count flax linen, hand dyed by me / DMC

(My blog: Stitching Basket)

Happy Halloween!

Friday, 28 October 2016

Rita's Nov. 2016 Skeletons/Skulls theme

Next month will be pretty busy (in addition to Thanksgiving, I'll be traveling again) so I thought I'd try to get a bit ahead.

I've been seeing a lot of sugar skulls in the cross stitch world lately and thought I should get into the act.  It works out perfectly for November's theme.

This is in the 2015 JCS Halloween special issue.  It stitched up pretty quickly and was fun to stitch.

While I'm thinking of Halloween, I'd like to tell you a little story.  My sister was born when I was 16.  I can remember my mom sewing her pumpkin suit.  It was so cute, she hung onto it.  Fast forward to when my kids were of trick or treating age.  All 4 of them wore it when it fit them for Halloween.  Later, my bil took the individual pictures and merged them into one and made a shirt for me.  Here's the picture:

My mom didn't have any idea that pumpkin suit would get that much "mileage".  Fast forward to present daughter who just gave us our first grandchild this year wants us to find the costume for her daughter to wear when she's a little older.

Thursday, 27 October 2016

Noni's Black Cat

It's almost Halloween.... another year has rolled on by - is it just me or do the years seem to be going even more quickly than ever before??

Anyway... I am just in time for my October offering / posting....

The cute/scary black cat is part of the Halloween Portraits from Blue Ribbon Designs.  This series was published in the Just Cross Stitch Halloween 2015 issue.  I have now stitched 3 of them and plan to do a couple more at some point.  Still undecided what I will do with them... but I think they will make cute little pin cushions :o)

Hope everyone has a great Halloween!

Til next time, keep on spooky stitching!
Hugs xx

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Cheryl's October Black Cat

I found this sweet kitty cat out in the pumpkin patch talking to his little crow friend.

This pattern is a freebie by DMC : you can find it here!

Sunday, 9 October 2016

Black Cats Oct. 2016 Rita's

I had trouble finding something to stitch for Sept. but this month's theme was easier to choose a design...except for there being so many from which to choose.  This is a PS design:

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Back on Track?

After failing to produce neither a July nor August Hallowe'en Ornie, I am back on track with my September ornie - my version of Bad Fairies.

Sorry, I am not at home at the moment so I cannot remember the name of the French book which I used as the basis of the design, but I will update this post when I am back home.

I found this theme to be a stretch but I must admit I am really thrilled with how well this turned out.  So, in the end I relished the challenge, thanks Jo.

hugs, Kaye

P.S. I am such a doofus, I was sure that I had posted this already but when I checked - no go! 

Off Theme

I didn't find a bad fairy to stitch this month. My Halloween ornament is a needlepoint candy corn. My candy corn is  stitched on 18ct canvas, using perle cotton, floss, Krenik cord and some beads.