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 :)

Friday, September 25, 2009

Prairie Schooler Skeleton

This is from the Prairie Schooler Boo To You leaflet. I used Dmc glow-in-the-dark floss for the skeleton. It glows better than the picture shows. I love how it turned out. I know as soon as my boys see it they are both going to want one.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Finishes on my blog

Hi Everyone,

I just posted a bunch of Halloween finishes on my blog. If you would like, please stop by and take a look and leave a comment.

Thanks so much
April :)

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Boo framed and WIP's

Happy Saturday!!

Boo Club Flips-its by Lizzie Kate
I just bought the frame and threw it together, I still have to straighten and tack it down.
I used the sectional frame kits from Michaels Crafts.
My Wips...

Dancing on the Moon by Birds of a Feather

Judith Kirby's Halloween House #15 and #9

Happy Stitching!!!!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Quaker Halloweens - Bat

I picked up Workbasket's Quaker Halloweens - Bat from the finisher today. I have really mixed feelings.

The cost to me was $83.00 --- the finisher provided the backing material, cording, and stuffing. The cording is not well made. It has two pulls in the silver cord. I suggested plain, navy cording (although I did say I would permit "artistic license" to suit the project and to match the backing fabric --- maybe navy didn't look good with the backing fabric).I absolutely LOVE the fabric she used as backing. It picks up the colors in the bat nicely.

Anyway, it's cute. Not sure it's $88.00 cute. I think I'll try doing my own finishing the next time and see IF I can do it myself.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Prairie Schooler Boo To You

I just finished two of the designs from the Prairie Schooler Boo To You leaflet. I really like how they turned out. I think I'm going to start on the skeleton next. They are stitched on Clay Belfast linen.

The New Stitching Is Wonderful!!

Happy Day Everyone!

I've been out of town for most of September and the last part of August, so I am just now playing catch up!

I LOVE what everyone has done since I've been gone! It was SO cheery to log on here and see so many BEAUTIFUL projects!! You put me all to shame! lol

Unfortunately, the lighting in our motel room was very poor, and it was even worse in the clinic waiting areas, even when I tried using my clip-on light. I need to get one of those portable OTT lights, I guess.

It is SO good to be home again, and you are all inspiring me to ignore this pile of laundry that I just took out of the suitcases, and the stacks of mail piled on the table, to just sit down and stitch awhile. Such naughty, naughty influences you all are! lol

Wishing everyone a beautiful day, and please keep sharing your wonderful Halloween pieces! They are guaranteed smile boosters!!!

Monday, September 14, 2009


Boo by Sharon Pope
The fabric is a Silkweaver solo. The words are in glow-in-the-dark Kreinik. I also added some for the eyes of the cat and pumpkin.
I really like how it turned out and I just love the cat.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Have you seen the new patterns

from The Primitive Needle? If not-you should stop by her blog and take a look see. She has a fabulous pattern called Witches Hollow! I already have 3 of the new ones on my list!

The Primitive Needle



Hello everyone. My name is Terri and I am new to this group. I absolutely love halloween designs. I have almost kitted up the Lizzie Kate Double Flip its for Halloween. I also have in the Wings the Trick or Treat Fairy. Just have to get my supplies and pick my fabric. Here is a picture I have done back in 2001. I cannot remember what Magazine it is from either. I used the glow in the dark threads on this piece.
Thank you for letting me be a part of this community.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Prairie Schooler Ornaments

Hi Everyone,

I have been having great fun stitching the new Prairie Schooler ornaments from her Boo to You leaflet. Here are two that are stitched. I had previously stitched another 2 and they are on another post. I am stitching on the 5th one and then only have 3 more to stitch. When they are all stitched I am going to make them into ornaments and then put them on a wreath. I am so excited to get this completed.

I have been admiring everyone elses finishes. They are all wonderful. I can stitch Halloween all year around, as it is my favorite.

Back to stitching.

Happy Halloween Stitching
April :)

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Just Nan Spooky Tin and Needlecase

I had initally messed up on the finishing of my Spooky Tin needlecase and Mona Bost (the finisher for Lizzie*Kate) came to my rescue! *Whew* She did a fantastic job and it goes to show you do NOT attempt to finish something when you are tired! lol Lori

Friday, September 4, 2009

New Spooky Start

Here's my newest spooky start. It's called Spooky Hollow, by With Thy Needle & Thread. I am not doing it over one as specified, but over two on 28 count fabby. I also have changed her skin to green, as a proper witch should be!

I'm always forgetting to pop into this blog! Now I must go and see what you've all be doing that is spooky and wonderful! Thanks for looking!