Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Cheryl's October Bat

October Bat by Durene Jones
This month I stitched this cute bat by Durene Jones.  This is one of Durene's many freebie charts that she has posted on her facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/DureneJonesCrossStitch/

I had several scraps of Aida fabric in various counts, and some leftover tie-dye, so I dyed several  pieces.  This Aida is 11 count (which I don't stitch on too often), but it turned out pretty good!

Happy October!

Friday, 7 June 2019

June - W is for Witch

All done!!

Witchy Tea

2011 Just Cross Stitch Halloween Collection
Designed by Gail Bussi

Monday, 3 June 2019

Gwen: May O is for Ocotber

I stitched early in May. Don't know why I'm late posting. It's mostly FFP's just need to add the stuffing to make a small pillow. Still trying to decide if I want to take it out and redo the shape. 

Ocotober 31
Lizzie Kate Tingles

Sunday, 26 May 2019

May - O is for October

Gee, I'm starting to feel a little self conscious here.  But I'm actually caught up and ready to move on to the next thing. 
This little design is from the 2009 JCS Halloween issue.  Nancy Boyarsky of Glory Bee is the designer.


Wednesday, 1 May 2019

April - L is for Loot

I modified this pattern to delete the Frankenstein monster and added candies.

Wednesday, 24 April 2019

March 2019 - Jack O'Lantern

Witchy Tea
2011 Just Cross Stitch Halloween Collection
Designed by Gail Bussi

Making progress on this fun design.

Saturday, 30 March 2019

Feb 2019

Too much going on this year and none of it is stitching related.  I did finally finish Zero from the Nightmare Before Christmas.  It's a pattern that I needed an excuse to stitch.  It is a free pattern from alexstitches.com

Lili's March Ornament


First, thank you so much for your sweet comments on my January and February update!

Since my piece from the last post don't fit with all the themes, I decided to pick another small design from another book by The Prairie Schooler.

My ornament for this month:

Model: The Prairie Schooler - Book No.181 – Heads Up!
Fabric/Threads/Trim: 36 count Vintage Country Mocha/ DMC / Pom Pom by Dames of the Needle in Watermelon Juice colour

Thanks for visiting! Happy stitching,
(my blog: Stitching Basket)

Saturday, 2 March 2019

Jan 2019: Haunted House

Playing catch up again. Here is my Jan Ornie, Old House by Cheryl Smith, hobbyloco.com

Old House

Monday, 25 February 2019

Steph's Spooky Character

Does a bat count as a spooky character?  Well, I say it's a vampire, shapeshifted, so I'm going with it.  Spooky House only got one evening this month, but that was enough to finish the (partial) page and even do most of the backstitching.
Happy Haunting friends!  

Sunday, 17 February 2019

Lili's January and February

I decided to stitch The Prairie Schooler – Boo Moon and try to fit some of the blocks with the year themes.
My January (Haunted House theme) and February (Addams Family or any spooky characters theme) stitching.

For January, Haunted House theme:
 For February, any spooky characters theme:
Design: The Prairie Schooler – Boo Moon
Fabric/Threads: 40 count October 31 hand dyed linen by Barbaral Creations/DMC

Happy stitching,

Sunday, 3 February 2019

Loretta's Haunted House

Chart:  Moonrise - Ornament #III
Designer: Whispered by the Wind
Fabric: 28 ct Whooligans linen (Fabric Flair)
Thread: DMC

Monday, 28 January 2019

Steph’s January Haunted House

It was great to pick up Spooky House after it was on hiatus for a few months.  I did a lot of backstitching on the bottom and started the top half, from the left side.  The backstitching was extensive but it also re-energized my mojo for  this piece.

I loved stitching the black bat flying across the moon.

Monday, 21 January 2019

January 2019 - Haunted House

This is an oldie from Dimensions "Halloween Quickies" by Brian Jackins.  I felt like doing something bright to cheer an otherwise dreary month.