Saturday, August 29, 2009

Picking up mushrooms put em' in the basket

"By the Light of the Moon"

Freebie by The Primitive Needle. I received it with a order from a online needleshop

I added the white around the moon to give it a glow

Here is a fairly new start

"Dancing on the Moon" by Birds of a Feather

Visit my blog Here to win a spooky FOB

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Boo Who?

Owl On An Egg is all finished. Many changes were made to make it a little brighter and more fun. The pattern is a freebie from Bent Creek. If you want one of your very own, go here.

Dee at Tangled Up In Sticks and String

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Just Nan Scream House

Construction is on it's way! So far, so good and so much fun! More pics of the start of this project are on my blog. Gosh I love Halloween.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

More Sweet Than Spooky

Several years ago I ordered Chicken on Egg from an online retailer. This little freebie was included in my package.
My latest "stash dive" brought this pattern out. I considered doing it on a large count linen I had in the stash, but then I remembered how much my Land That I Love is costing me to get framed. The Owl on Egg would run about the same. So,

Owl on Egg is going to be a kitchen towel. The towel is Charles Craft's Huck Kitchen Towel. I'll have to make some pattern modifications to make him "stretch" a little bit. I think this can be accomplished by tweaking the border.

I'm also not using the overdye floss it calls for. With all the washing kitchen towels get, it's just not worth the expense. So DMC it is.

Dee at Tangled Up In Sticks and String

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Take a look at my Blog Please

For some reason my computer is being really slow with uploading pictures and I would like to show off my Halloween finishes, I thought I would direct you to my blog.

The blog address is:

Please take a look and let me know what you think.

Happy Halloween Stitching
April :)

Monday, August 17, 2009

Midnight Ride

Midnight Ride, a freebie from the Kreinik website, was my holiday stitching project, well one of them. It was stitched mainly in the car over five countries. The UK, France, Belgium, Holland and Germany. This was a really enjoyable stitch. The only downside was that the border took more that one spool of the orange braid so I had to order more supplies when I got home to do about six inches of cross stitch.

Midnight Ride

As a result of this project my ort jar now glows in the dark!

If anyone out there fancies doing a bat biscornu then check out this post from Stitch Creations but be quick as she says the chart won't be up for long! Just click on 'this post' in previous sentence to get there.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

A Spook-tacular Give-Away

It's no secret that autumn is my favorite season. I love decorating for Halloween. Pumpkins, ghosts and owls --- oh my!

To celebrate --- I'm giving away a little bit o'Halloween ----

  1. The 2009 Just Cross Stitch Halloween Issue
  2. Quaker Halloweens by The Workbasket
  3. 32-count grey/blue linen large enough to complete the bat from the above chart
  4. Sampler Thread in Blackboard (enough to complete the bat)
How do you get these Halloween goodies? Stop by my blog and leave a comment by Sunday August 16, 2009. Tell me what is special about your favorite season and what you do to celebrate.

Don't forget to leave me a way to get in contact with you. Please do not leave your comment here. The comment needs to be posted at Tangled Up In Sticks and String.

On Monday morning I'll use a random number generator to pick the recipient!

Dee (P.S. The words "my blog" and "Tangled Up In Sticks and String" will link you directly to my blog)

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Enabler Alert!

Did you see the new design booklet that Blackbird Designs is coming out with soon? Read about her beautiful butterflies, and then you'll be down to the new cover!

I've seen a number of new Halloween patterns emerging so far, what are your favorites?

I hope that everyone has a peaceful, relaxing day!

Lizzie*Kates Boo Flip Its...

Lizzie*Kate's Boo Flip It's done on 28 count Desert Sandstorm by Sassy Fabbys

are finally done! I finished this earlier in the week. Sorry the top pic is so blurry but I didn't use a flash on it (oops!) and the pictures do not do the fabric justice. This was a fun piece to do! I added the dangles to the spiders and the 'RIP' to the tombstone to give it a little more flair. My DH LOVED the spider one and I have such a hard time stitching spiders! Eeek. Enjoy!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Halloween Fairy Finish!

I put the last stitches and beads in my Halloween Fairy last night. I love how she worked up. and fast too! I ended up using all of the fibers as charted although I had to get through some dyelot issues with the green for the wings (my kit included 2 skeins from 2 different dye lots... grrrr...) I subbed the fabric through with a Silkweaver piece.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Spooky Gem Cushion

Since I decided not to publish my designs (stitching became a chore... not good), I can go ahead and post pictures of a Halloween piece that I designed and stitched. I fell in love with the Kelmscott Little Gems and decided to design a mattress cushion and fob for them. Here's a picture... I have more pictures on my blog.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

New Stash

The Missus and I went to a craft fair here in Perth yesterday. She found these Halloween designs….They are Pretty Wicked! with the magic mat and frame and Count LeScarrot by Just Nan plus Boo To You and All About Halloween by Homespun Elegance. How could I resist??

After looking at everyone's lovely work my mind is beginning to wander in strange ways (stranger than As usual, I've been all enthused about Christmas designs....happens every year at this time....and has done for years.....Now I'm thinking about Halloween designs....that doesn't usually happen until January.....Curiouser and curiouser!