I had hoped to stitch *two* of the fall Mill Hill kits this month, but things have been busy lately so it looks like I’ll only get one stitched up. I just realized I haven’t posted an update on this project recently, I’m such a slacker. But there is progress and I’m well past half way now.
Christmas decorations are out in stores already? Say what!?! But it’s not even Halloween yet. (*stomps foot and pouts*)
Every store I went to this week pushed Halloween items to the end of the aisle and started putting out Christmas decorations already, I even saw trees for sale starting today. Why so early? Heck, it’s not even October yet!
To celebrate the beginning of Autumn, without jumping to Christmas quite yet, this week’s chart of the week is part of Stoney Creek’s Snowman of the Month Series – the October Snowman. [Read more…]
I’m sure you’ve noticed that I’m a fan of Imaginating and I love Halloween themed projects, so it’s probably not too surprising that I picked Halloween Night as chart of the week today.
& Witches hats
Ghosts in flight
All are ready for
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Not everything for Halloween has to be spooky or stitched in 90% black floss. Walking Jack by CM Designs is fun, cute, and definitely still has the spirit of Halloween at heart.
It’s a quick stitch at only 104w x 90h stitch count and less than 10 floss colors required, so can reasonably have him all stitched up and ready for Halloween this year no problem.
Now here is a Quaker style sampler I can really sink my needle into. I love Halloween stitching!
The model you see here of Thine Is The Trick And The Treat from Prairie Moon was stitched on 32 Ct. Camofudge fabric by Stitches and Spice using 2 strand of black silk. [Read more…]
More haunted houses to stitch, yay! Ravenmoon Hall comes from Praiseworthy Stitches
Model stitched on 32 Ct. Haunted from Picture This Plus with Weeks Dye Works,Gentle Art Sampler Threads, and Crescent Colours floss. DMC conversions provided. Stitch Count: 340W x 270H. (available at 123stitch.com)
Technically it’s more than one chart, but I cannot help myself on this one. I love the JCS holiday issues and this Halloween Book is just full of so many great projects to work on!
It’s overflowing with more than 50 exclusive designs from your favorite top designers.
Features patterns from Praiseworthy Stitches, Blue Ribbon Designs, Brittercup Designs, Val’s Stuff, Cherished Stitches, Glendon Place, Plum Street Samplers, Mosey N Me, The Sweetheart Tree, and many more!
==> Click here to get a copy of the JCS Halloween Book for 2011 and start stitching!
Spooky Stitching! [Read more…]
This Spooky House from X’s and Oh’s looks like it came right off the set of a Halloween movie, I love it!
It’s a pretty large design compared to many of the smaller Halloween patterns that are out there and popular right now, (240W x 211H stitch count) but so very worth the time and effort to stitch.
The model was stitched on 32 count Thunderstorm linen by Zweigart with DMC floss and Kreinik #4 Braid (052F, 025, 3280). The Kreinik 052F is one of the glow in the dark threads (grapefruit), so that will add to the spooky effect, awesome!
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Spooky Stitching! [Read more…]
… and it’s on sale! bonus )
I know I’m ready for some Halloween stitching and when I mentioned it the other day it seemed like a lot of you were too! This is one of my “goal” pieces for this year, Sleepy Hollow by Glendon Place. I’m not sure if I’ll be able to stitch the entire thing, but I at least want to make it that far through my to-start pile and get a little bit of it stitched, with the hopes of finishing it next year in time for Halloween.
In a grave lies the horsemen,
his head is at his side.
Be brave enough to take it,
and again by night he will ride.
A few of the things you’re going to need to stitch this design:
~36 skeins of Anchor floss (it’s charted for Anchor, but you can convert to DMC if you prefer)
~3 spools of Kreinik #4 Braid – colors are 4001, 4004, and 105C
~Mill Hill Beads – MH03007 and MH03022
~Waterlilies Threads – Lemon-n-Lime
~The recommended fabric is a cut of 18×27 28ct Haunted Cashel from PictureThisPlus
I know it’s a little early for Halloween stitching, but I’ve seen a few new releases pop up that were Halloween themed and I have to say I’m really getting the twitch to stitch a few of them!
This is Eat, Drink and Be Scary by Waxing Moon Designs. Model is stitched on 28 count Stormy Gray Hand-dyed Linen with Gentle Art Sampler Threads (Buttercrunch, Bittersweet, Black Crow, Soot, Fragrant Cloves, Spring Grass). The stitch count is 84W x 107H. Buttons from Just Another Button Company embellish the pattern and are sold separately. [Read more…]