Tuesday, March 31, 2009


Here is some progress on LK Halloween Double flips. I love this pattern it is so much fun! Well Im going to go work on it some more now. Hope everyone had a great weekend.

Couple of Halloween Finishes


Here are a couple of finishes I have. The first one is My Pretties (Nevermore!) from Plum Street Samplers. I am working on the second of three pieces from this chart pack now.

The second piece is My Aching Bones from San Man Originals. It was a chart from her Secret Shop that is sent only to her newsletter subcribers.

I hope to have a couple of more pictures to post in a few days.

Until next time. Happy Stitching!

April :)

Sunday, March 29, 2009

M Designs Halloween Tree

I bought this pattern and everything for it in October 2007. I didn't like the fabric used in the model so I picked a piece of green and then bought a skein of silks and the button pack.

This is what I have done so far. It is my incentive piece with the OnlyOneEwe BB. I will stitch on this on Saturdays til it is done. I am also stitching this with an online friend.

Meeting & Greeting!

Good Afternoon!

I just received my invite, and wanted to introduce myself, even though I don't have a photo to share at the moment.

I have just finished kitting together "The Giving Sisters" by NotForgotten Farms, and will be sharing my progress as soon as there is something to see!

In a turn that seems so counter to where my cross stitching normally takes me into the highly detailed, intricate projects, I totally love Halloween primitives. Maybe because they fit in more with how I love to decorate for Halloween.

We have a middle class Victorian home, and I love decorating for Halloween, using paper or papier mache vintage pieces, or replicas made the old fashioned way. Anything made of natural fibers is a big draw for me! I tend to stay away from the more modern decorations, but admittedly, some glass and black metal have snuck in there too. lol My only complaint about Halloween, is that it is over too soon. There should be a whole "Halloween Season"!

But all of Halloween decor is fun, as are the cross stitching patterns that I see. I've already got a nice stash all calling my name, and will no doubt be adding to it as the new patterns come out. Heck, I've still got some on my wish list that have been out for a while now!

And then seeing all of your fine stitching will be inspirational too. I've already seen some very cute pieces! It is going to be fun to see what else you all share!

Thanks so much, Karen, for letting me join your group! I'm going to enjoy getting to know you all!


progress on Halloween WIP's

Here are all three of my current Halloween WIP's. I stitched on them Friday nite and Saturday.

Just Nan Over The Top Tin "Boo"

Barbara Ana freebie "A Halloween's Sudden Boo"

Lizzie Kate Boo Club Flip-It's
BTW... A couple of stitchers ask me if they could use the 32ct Kermit by PTP fabric. I consider it a compliment. Go for it!!!

Everyone have a great week
Happy Stitching!!!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

2 WIPs

Pumpkin - Sweetheart Tree - JCS Oct. 2008
I started this last week or the week before. I would have finished today but I don't have the orange beads

Halloween Pumpkin - Jeanette Douglas - JCS Oct. 2008
This I started today and I only have 2 more rows to stitch on it.

Update on LK

Here is a little of what I did this weekend. The Spooky square is complete except for the border.
Hope everyone had a great weekend. :)

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Hi! My name is Candi and I am new to this blog. I love Halloween patterns and I just started Lizzie Kate Halloween double flips. Iam using dirty Belfast linen, 32 ct. Here is my start, the picture does not do my linen justice. but here it is anyway. If you want to see more of my work here is my blog. candiland-21.blogspot.com

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Pumpkin progress

Pumpkin - The Sweetheart Tree
JCS October 2008 issue
DMC, 28 ct silkweaver

I stitched some more on Pumpkin and have a little more backstitching to do and then add some beads. i have one color of the beads but I had to order the other color.

Trick Or Treat Fairy Progress

This is my progress on Nora Corbett's Trick Or Treat Fairy. It is third time lucky stitching this design. The first time I cut the fabric too small....second I decided I'd rather stitch it on aida than even weave.....and lucky third.....I threw the aida into a crockpot of strong coffee and let it bubble away for an hour or so outside (I used home brand coffee and it STANK!), swished it through some cold water to get the residue and most of the smell out....and you can see the result! I'm pleased with it. I won't be stitching on it for a couple of weeks because I have some catching up to do on other pieces. I look forward to when I can start it again.

Sunday, March 8, 2009


I started Pumpkin by Sweetheart Tree. It is in the JCS October 2008 issue. Hoping to finish it next Sunday. I didn't have the gingham fabric that it called for and I don't care for the charm that is on it so I will leave that out. I also need to buy 1 of the bead colors and I can get that anytime, hopefully at Michaels tomorrow night.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Update flip-its

This is so much fun. I love stitching on this fabric,

32ct Kermit by Picture This Plus

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Spooky Tree

I stitched this up today. Spooky Tree by Elizabeth Designs from the JCS October 2008 issue. I need to buy the bast that go in the top corners. I had to substitute 2 of the WDWs for GAST.