Sunday, November 22, 2009

Another Girls' Night Out

Here is my latest spooky finish. 'Another Girls' Night Out' from Just Nan. Stitched as charted, with the exception of the letters, which I did in black and not purple, my error! The fabric is 28ct Cashel Linen, Light Mocha. This piece is a gift but I will be doing it again in the future as a gift to me!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Halloween Fairy

Today I stitched on Nora Corbett's Halloween Fairy. I am hoping to have her done at the end of the month.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Halloween Poster

"Halloween Poster" by Stoney Creek, book 374 BooWitching

Hi all, I thought I would share my Halloween almost-finish (I ran out of floss to do the bottom and haven't made it to the LNS yet)
Follow Me by Primitive Needle, done on hand-dyed aida which looks almost checkered in the photo, though it's not.
I'm bummed that it's now 300+ days to Halloween!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Halloween hornbook finished

Yesterday I finished halloween hornbook from Plum Street Samplers
I realy love this one !!!
I stitched it on tea dyed 28 ct. jobelan with DMC threads.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Some halloween finishing

Thanks for letting me join this blog. My name is Carin and I'm from the netherlands. I'm a halloween fanatic and not only in october but all year long. It is my favorite theme to stitch. Currently I'm working on halloween hornbook from Plum Street Samplers.

My latest halloween finishings are:

Wicked (a freebie) from Primitive Bettys
(stitch on 32 ct linnen, color mustard)
Halloween tree spooky from The Trilogy
(stitch on 28 ct jobelan, color sand)

Pumpkin patch from With Thy Needle. On top a real pumpkinstem
(stitched on 28 ct jobelan, color sand)

Sunday, November 1, 2009


This is the vampire from Brooke's Books Spooky Critters II. I stitched him over one on fabric that I dyed. I plan on making him into a small ornament or a tag.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Hocus Pocus Pin Keep

Hocus Pocus by Lizzie Kate finished into a pin keep with beads. I can't remember the name of the linen and I used the recommended Week's threads for it. I want to start a pin keep basket of Halloween designs and this would be the first one. I think I may start Eek fob next. I saw that one finished on someone else's blog and thought it was too cute. I also got my fabric for Tombstone Spot's-that may be another new start too.

Happy Halloween!!!!!

"Dancing on the Moon" by Birds of a Feather
Stitched on 32 ct. sparrow w/WDW
"Boo name tag" by Bent Creek /finished as a flat fold

My sweet little Halloween grungy dolly arrived yesterday, signed and dated

I purchased her thru Trudy at

Please be safe this spooky hallowen night!

Friday, October 30, 2009


Sorry no pictures, wanted to make an update. I am working on Halloween double flips and getting ready to start a Halloween pattern by shepherd's bush. Sorry I haven't made a post for a while I have been working on Christmas presents. Will have pictures soon because I am done with presents except for a couple of little things. Be back soon with pictures. :) If anyone is interested in giveaways, I am having one on my blog.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Spooky finishes

Here are my latest spooky finishes. Firstly, the Horrid Halloween Biscornu from Faby Reilly.

I also had a play with the Boo Needle Book from Just Nan and came up with this.

To see both sides of Horrid Halloween Biscornu and my progress to date on Open House pop over to my main blog here

Saturday, October 24, 2009


I stitched and finished "wicked" a free design from Primitivebettys blog. this was a really quick stitch and really like how it turned out finished.

Also, i finally "finished" my fair & square halloween round from 2008 into a pinkeep. I rec'd these squares from Marie P. on the Fair & Square blog

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Magick Spells

"Magik Spells by and here is the link for the Blog
She has a neat Halloween freebie
Check it out
Stitched on 35ct Straw with DMC 310.
Made into a prim pillow

Friday, October 16, 2009

Pumpkin Ghost Block

Pumpkin Ghost Block by San Man Designs
I loved stitching this. It's on Monaco fabric that I dyed. I used Dmc glow-in-the-dark floss for the ghost and bat's eyes. I plan on making it into a small pillow.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Bountiful Kitties ...

I am currently working on this cross stitch kit from Mill Hill Buttons and Beads collection. Its not really a Halloween design, but I hope to finish it before Halloween... I havnt started adding the beads yet, I am a bit further on from the photo shown and will show more soon.

I love the Fall design, Pumpkin, Crows, and Kitties... Great to stitch at this time of year, I am stitching it on 16 count Aida instead of the perforated paper that came with the kit...

Wishing you all a happy Autumn and Stitching...

Priscilla x

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Moon Witch Finish

I finished Moon Witch by The Primitive Needle today. She is too cute IMHO! I changed her face to WDW Butter bean instead of Belle Soie Shepherd's Pasture and I used WDW Curry instead of Belle Soie Mango for the moon and stars, I also used WDW Mocha for her nose and mouth. Stitch count is 46w x 81h. I stitched her on 30 count Carol's Butter Crunch linen. I am thinking of having her framed.

newbie, sort of

Hi everyone. I have been feeling guilty because I begged for admittance to this SAL a few months ago and haven't contributed a thing, so here is my latest Halloween finish, Scared Silly by Birds of a Feather, along with a few others I have done over the past several weeks. More on my blog if you would like to look.

I am a married mom of two, have been cross-stitching for about 25 years and am an all-around Halloween fanatic!

I am looking forward to getting to
know you all!

Friday, October 9, 2009

A Spook-tacular Towel

There was plenty of stitching time today. I was home all day waiting for the internet guy to come replace our modem.

The upside to the wait is, I finished another Halloween towel. The pattern is from the Lizzie-Kate Flip-Its line, but with modifications to make it fit the towel.

Now I'm all ready for a spook-tacular time in the kitchen.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Open House

Here is an update of my progress on Open House.

I am also stitching the Horrid Halloween Biscornu from Faby Reilly.

Monday, October 5, 2009


I intend to start on Shepherd's Bush Halloween night. I think I will either start it this week or next. . I changed the fabric to 30 ct weeks dye works, dark purple. I think it looks really good with the colors.Until next time...

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Ghouls Night Out

Hi all! I have another finish to share with you all! This is Ghouls Night Out by The Sampler Girl (it is a freebie on her site). I stitched it on 30ct Guacamole linen with DMC and made it into a pinkeep. the fabric in the background is the backing fabric i used for it.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

2 Halloween finishes

but I can't show pics because they are for exchanges. I will show at the end of the month.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Prairie Schooler Cat

Here's another finish from the Prairie Schooler Boo To You leaflet. I stitched it on Clay Belfast linen with Dmc.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Witch Hat and Lizzie Kate


Here are a couple more pieces I have finished stitcihng.  they were both alot of fun to stitch.  The first is Quaker Witch Hat from CindyMae Stitching.  It is a set of 3 patterns.  I have started on the pumpkin and then need to do the bat.

The second piece is from Lizzie Kate and called Quik Stitch Halloween Sampling.  I used CC, WDW and GAST to stitch it. 

Keep up with all the great halloween stitching.  I enjoy seeing everyone's stitching.

Happy Halloween Stitching


Hello everyone. I am so excited to be a part of this community. I love Halloween stitching and do it year round. I collect pumpkins and hope to share and learn much here. I am grateful I am a Spooky SAL.

Today I have posted a piece I stitched back in the 1990's, but just found it sandwiched between some zweigart linen cuts. I do remember it was originally stitched on orange, but I love Chartreuse and changed it....


Finally a couple finishes for me

YOu think, if i started this SAL blog i would have some posts on here. LOL Well i finally do! I have finished stitching Salem Witch by Primitive Needle. stitched her over 2 on a scrap piece of overdyed linen using DMC and finished into a pinkeep. I also just stitched Halloween by La D Da from this years JCS halloween issue. This was a really fun and very quick stitch. I stitched this one on 28ct vintage autumn gold over 1 using WDW Charcoal and Terra Cotta and finished into a little pillow using the whip stitch to finish it. I showed the pack of needles next to it to show it to scale.

Great finishes and WIP's everyone! I hope to be on here more often!!!!

Lizzie Kate Flip It /October

I started a huge project yesterday. I also started Lizzie Kate's October Flip It, because I'm gonna need a break from 32-count linen every once in awhile.

Lizzie Kate's Flip It's are a perfect size for Charles Craft Huck Kitchen Towels. Sometimes you need to fudge a little to make them fit nicely, but just a little.

Open House

Last weekend I made a new start.

This is the bed end form Open House by the Cross-Eyed Cricket.

Having declared on my blog that during October I was only going to stitch spooky stuff all I can say is roll on Thursday as I really want to get my teeth, or should it be needle? into this one.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Finishes and Starts

Recent finishes! :) Bent Creeks' Halloween Coins

Just Nan's Fraidy Frog from the JCS Halloween 2009 issue

Just Nan's Batty Jack from the JCS premier Halloween issue

Recent Starts: Bent Creeks' Photo booth Frank n'Boo

and lastly Just Nans' Counting Bats on 28 count cashel Frenzy using required silks.

Enjoy this up and coming spooky season! Lori :)