Thursday, December 16, 2010

Some pincushions ..

Few weeks ago I made several pincushions...

October 31 pincushion from Stacy Nash

 Skeleton Tree Hanging Pinkeep from Stacy Nash

Quaker Boo from The Sampler Girl

ABC Witch Pinkeep Pillow from Primitive Stitchin

 Spooky Hollow from Country Rustic Primitives

I have put them all together in a basket that sits on the table so I can enjoy them all the time.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Quaker Halloween finished

This is a San Man Originals freebie that I got for being a member of their BB. Finished it Monday night. Not quite sure how I want to finish it.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Quaker Halloween

I thought I could finish this piece today but it will be done next Sunday. It is Quaker Halloween by San Man Originals and you have to belong to their BB to get this freebie.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

another Halloween finish

I finished Cat and Pumpkin 2.

Cat and Pumpkin 2 - RoseMary peddie
32 ct linen , oyster DMC

I am hoping to sew up all the Halloween pieces that I have been doing, tomorrow night. I am taking a break from halloween for a few days.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Halloween Kitty finished

Another Halloween piece finished.

Halloween Kitty - Jennie Young (1999 freebie)
32 ct linen, oyster, DMC

Thursday, October 21, 2010


I finished a few halloween pictures and thought I'd share with everyone. Hope everyone is doing well.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

a finish and a new start

I finished Pumpkin Kitty by San man Originals.

Then I started Halloween Kitty by Jennie Young. This I printed up in December, 1999

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Pumpkin Kitty

This is a freebie by San-Man Originals. I started it yesterday and plan on finishing it tomorrow night.

Just Nan Ghoulies and Ghosties

I finally got around to finishing it off...I've only had the stuff together for literally a year to do it! Just pacing myself...more pics on my blog :) Happy Halloween! Lori

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Cat-O-Lantern progress

I stitched on Cat-O-Lantern all weekend. I will be picking it back up on Friday.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Cat-O-Lantern progress

Another Halloween Sunday for me. I managed to stitch quite a bit on Cat-O-Lantern, today.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Ready To Carve

Ready To Carve
Freebie from SanMan Originals Newsletter
I stitched this on Sugar Maple Fabric Tranquility evenweave. I used Fuzzy Stuff for the cat's body, beads for his eyes and a metallic for his knife. He was fun to stitch and I really like how he turned out.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

More progress

Halloween Sunday SAL was in full force all day today. I managed to finish the top half of Springberry Kreek Cat-O-Lantern. Then started the pumpkin.

Sunday, August 15, 2010


Today I stitched some more on Cat-O-Lantern. Hoping to get more done next Sunday.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

You are so Bootiful!

You are so Bootiful
Designs by Lisa
I left the words off of the design and used Wisper for the witches hair and Fuzzy Stuff for the cat and the witch's warts. I also used an overdyed floss for the border and stitched it in Smyra crosses. The fabric is 28ct Monaco that I dyed.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Quick update

I thought I'd show you my progress so far on Witches Riding By from Lavender Wings. This is about two weeks worth of stitching.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Friday, July 30, 2010

Stitchin' Witches

"Wicked Witch" by Birds of a Feather

I am loving this
"Witches Nine" by The Primitive Needle
There are so many Halloween designs I want to get going on, just not enough
hours in the day
Happy weekend all!

Sunday, July 25, 2010


This is Cat-O-Lantern that I started last Sunday. I got his tail done and am now working on his body.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Thank you for inviting me to join!!!

Hi, my name is Sharlene and I LOVE Halloween. :) It's my favorite holiday. Here are a few things I've stitched; I have LOTS more I plan on doing and can't wait to share with you all...

a finish

Mill Hill Treats Collage. I finished this 2 weeks ago and forgot to post a pic.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Halloween Icons

This is Halloween Icons by Birds of a Feather. I decided to stitch them all together on one piece of fabric, a Silkweaver Solo. I used Smyrna cross stitches for the borders and the pumpkin leaves. I wish BOAF was still designing, I really like their designs.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Witches Riding By

Last week I made a start on my latest Spooky Stitch, Witches Riding By from Lavender Wings. You can see the design here. I'm stitching this on 36 count linen, as recommended.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

New member saying hello

Hi all!

I joined a couple months ago as I was just getting started on my current Halloween piece - I wanted to have a bit more progress before I posted. :)

Anyway, to introduce myself - my name's Melissa. I go by Measi online. I'm 35, married, and live in Rhode Island. I've been stitching for nearly 25 years now, although I've had a lot of spurts and lulls in my stitching along the way. Halloween is by far my favorite holiday, and I have a bunch of different holiday-themed projects in my stash. :) I keep a personal blog of my stitching progress and random life chatter.

I'm working Raise the Roof's Witchy Washy:

Witchy Washy as of 14 June 2010

It's moving along well. I'm using the recommended hand-dyed floss, so I'm being good and stitching each X individually. It's a bit slower, but the results are wonderful.

I have two other projects kitted up and will start one of them upon my next finish. One is Witches Dance by Lavender Wings, and the other is Sleepy Hollow by Glendon Place (both of which are gorgeous).

Nice to meet you all!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Haunted Hideaway on 13th Avenue

Here is my most recent spooky finish. Called 'Haunted Hideaway on 13th Avenue' it is one of last year's Secret Needle Night projects from The Silver Needle. I stitched this as charted. However, I added the ghosts in glow-in-the-dark floss and gave the cat glow-in-the-dark green eyes.

The ghosts are based on the ones from Just Nan's Fraidy Frog which was a chart in last year's Just Cross Stitch Halloween issue.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Mill Hill Treats Collage

Today's progress went well on Mill Hill Treats Collage. I am adding the beads and I did see where I missed some cross stitching on the bottom left corner, so will do that next Sunday. I am hoping to finish this next Sunday.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

a little kitty

I haven't done much Halloween stitching lately, but here are a few smalls--a freebie from Primitive Betty, and a BBD stocking from the 'Tis Halloween booklet. Weather is starting to heat up here and I am already wishing it was fall!
P.S. does anyone know if Moon Witch from Primitive Needle is still available as a freebie anywhere? I have been looking but can't find it.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Mill Hill

This is Mill Hill Treats Collage. Most of the cross stitching is done and have to add the beads.

Moon Witch

This is a freebie from the Primitive Needle. I stitched it over-one on Sugar Maple Fabrics Petunia Patch. I didn't have the called for threads, so I picked my own and used Dmc, Dmc glow-in-the-dark, and Needle Necessities floss.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Thanks for letting me join!

Thank you to Karen for letting me join your great SAL. :)
I have one little Halloween stitch going on right now. It's Checkers the Pumpkin. I have been neglecting him and want to get back to him.
Here's what he will look like. So far he's only a few stitches.

From Epic Stitching

I also have two Halloween samplers that I will start at some point... the new Halloween Sampler by Cherished Stitches and Counting Bats from Just Nan.
Looking forward to seeing what everyone is stitching and to joining in!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Open House

This weekend I finished Open House from The Cross-Eyed Cricket. This is stitched as charted with the recommended DMC floss on 28ct lilac cashel linen.

My next spooky stitch will be this one.

From Lavender Wing this is called Witches Riding By. It is stitched on 36ct linen with two strands of floss. Has anyone done this design? as I wonder if two strands of floss will make it look bulky.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Witchy Washy

Here is an updated picture of Witchy Washy :) I do have a lot more done on it as I'm now on the other side. My kitty button's tail broke but it still looks good. I didn't care for the spider button on it so I left it off :)