Wednesday, 24 May 2017

May: Black Cats - Lili

Hello!

"Black Cats" theme for this month:
Two cats with red eyes!

My progress so far on this piece:
Design:  Barbara Ana Designs - Halloween, The Moon Laughs
Fabric/Threads: 36 count linen Peach’n Cream (hand dyed by me) / DMC floss

  See you next month!
Happy stitching,
Lili

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Jo's May Finish - Black Cats

I've been working on two different Hallowe'en designs this year.  The first is Happy Hallowe'en by Imaginating.

We have a sweet little black cat peering out from behind the N

Here is the whole piece so far:


The cat didn't take long so I started on the HAPPY letters

My second piece is Witches by Oberlin Samplers.  There is a cat on this one, but not a black cat!


I realised that DMC 3345 is the exact same colour as the fabric which is proving so hard to photograph.  So here is a picture with a skein on 3345 laid on it.  Get your skein and you'll know what colour the fabric really is!


Friday, 5 May 2017

May - Black Cat

I finished this up early because we're going on vacation next week.  This is a Homespun Elegance design from 2009.  Sadly, it looks like it has been discontinued.



Monday, 1 May 2017

April - Winged Creatures

11 count fabric Dohler originally white dyed by me with fabric grey paint

design by Sandi Marshall



Thursday, 27 April 2017

April - Lili

Hello!!
My progress of this month:


Design:  Barbara Ana Designs - Halloween, The Moon Laughs

Thanks for visiting!
See you next month!
Happy stitching,
Lili

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Spiders and cobwebs - Anne S

After having an extra long weekend I managed to catch up on my Hallowe'en Ornie SAL by completing the missing March design.  I ended up stitching a smaller ornament instead of starting a larger project, which was my initial plan.  Anyway, here's my final choice - a freebie design by Jacquie Morris.

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"Owl" freebie by Jacquie Morris (design still available on her website)
Stitched on 32ct Frosted Pumpkin Belfast linen by Silkweaver (the real colour is more red/orange than the photo shows)
Stitched entirely with DMC 310

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Before beads and button


March Catch Up

It's a pretty small spider but it was the piece I was stitching when I found this SAL.  The new needle roll kit from Shepherd's Bush.  I finally got it all sewn together.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

April



I've just found out about this wonderful stitch along and I'm so excited.  I stitch Halloween stuff all year anyway because it is my favorite holiday.  



January catch up - A Celtic moon doodle



February catch up doodle.  I'm still working on March!

Friday, 14 April 2017

Jo's April Finish - Winged Creatures

As we progress through the year, I have been moving to the end of the word Hallowe'en and have now reached the N for this month's theme of Winged Creatures:


Here's the whole piece so far:

stitched on 32 count Lime Green Murano

Unlike Kaye, I am saving my cat for next month!

I'm useless again!!

Every year I sign up for this SAL, and every year I get sidetracked with other projects and crazy working hours at the start of the year, and I start months late.  Well, this year is no exception!

My choice this year is to once again work on larger pieces where possible, instead of individual ornaments.  So far my focus piece for most of the year will be Prairie Schooler's "When Witches Go Riding" sampler.



So far I've managed to include 3 of the first 4 months as follows (I decided to grid the fabric as I'll be jumping around a lot throughout the year):

  • January - The Moon
  • February - Witches
  • April - Winged Creatures




I still have March to catch up on yet - I can't decide whether to start a second larger design, or whether to do an individual ornament. I have both designs already picked out, I just need to pull my finger out and make a decision!


Thursday, 6 April 2017

OOOPS! I just sort of kept stitching and stitching and stitching....

A magical tale

It all started with Witchy Poo here, due to the evil curse she put upon me (lol!) I did not get her finished in time for February.  And then, of course, that meant that I was running late for March as well.  But, lucky for me, a True Love's kiss (from TraderVic, of course) broke the curse and then I stitched like one possessed (so maybe the curse was not broken after all? Oh no!) and somehow I found myself at the end of May, with my Black cat all stitched!  So, a happy ending as now I am months ahead!


February: Witchy Poo


March: Creepy Crawly Spiders


April: Winged Creatures


May: The Witchy Poo's Familiar, the Black Cat (Nobu, maybe? But does that then make me Witchy Poo??????)


And here is the whole piece so far.


So, feeling pretty happy with myself at the moment.

hugs, Kaye




Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Halloween Happiness... The Spidery E's


Each month during 2017 I will be stitching on the design Halloween Happiness by Sandra Cozzolino / Imaginating.  I have picked a portion of the chart that fits with the themes with the aim to get it all fully stitched by the end of 2017!

Sorry no excuses for being late in posting... this portion of the project was finished well before the end of the month - but time just got away from me (again!)...

Anyway... so March's theme was Spiders and Cobwebs and the 2 E's slotted quite neatly into the theme with their spiders and cobwebs decorations.

Here are the completed E's...


The whole project so far looks like this:
I love this design and can't wait to great back to it later in the month.

Til next time, happy Halloween stitching!

Friday, 31 March 2017

March - Spiders and Cobwebs.

I chose stitching a cobweb. It was stitched on 32 count fabric with threads black and orange. The original fabric was white and I dye by me with grey paint. The fabric is named Dolher and it is a brazilian fabric.

Boo Web" by X's and Oh's

Anchor Cotton Thread Colour Code 314 Orange
Anchor Cotton Thread Colour Code 403 Black



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Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Rita's Feb 2017 Witch

I was actually finished stitching my witch in Feb. but was out of town for a couple of weeks (visiting my cute, little grandbaby, daugher, and son-in-law) and couldn't figure out how to post the picture from my ipad.

This is from PS When Witches Go Riding (#148).




Tuesday, 7 March 2017

February and March - Lili

Hello!
Do you remember this post?
Well I decided work on this piece for the SAL.
Most of you have a large piece, so I decided to pick a large design too.
Unfortunately the pattern don't fit with three themes, so I will pick others on those months.
For February my green witch!
And the design have also a moon! ;)

And for March theme:

That spider ... on the key ... with red eyes ...
...grrrr...
I don't like spiders... sorry ;)

Design:  Barbara Ana Designs - Halloween, The Moon Laughs
Fabric/Threads: 36 count Peach'n Cream (hand dye by me)/DMC

See you next month!
Happy stitching,
Lili

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Jo's March Finish - Spiders & Cobwebs

I've added another two letters to Happy Hallowe'en this month - the double EE complete with spiders and their webs:


Here is the whole piece so far:

stitched on 32 count Lime Green Murano

I also added another witch to my companion piece called Witches by Oberlin Samplers.  I should have done her last month but it was a short month!

stitched on 32 count Lime Green Murano


Tuesday, 28 February 2017

April's February Stitch

For this month I choose a free chart from the Little Stitcher called Vintage Witch.  I used a scrap of fabric from my stash and Espresso Bean from GAST.


Sunday, 26 February 2017

February - Witches.

I didn't remember where in internet I picked up this pattern. But I have saved it in my laptop and I stitched this month.

    
       Witch is the New Black by G French 2013



Monday, 20 February 2017

Halloween Happiness... The Witch


Each month during 2017 I am stitching on the design Halloween Happiness by Sandra Cozzolino / Imaginating.  I will pick a portion of the chart that fits with the themes and hopefully get it all finished by the end of 2017!

February's theme was "Witches" .... and here she is.... say hello to the tipsy witch and her familiars!


I agree with Jo she definitely looks like she has been up to something with her spells and potions! Legs all akimbo over the letter W!  Goodness me! :o)

Next month it will be the "ee's" which are all wrapped up in spider webs and spiders!  Eek... that's going to be fun!

Til then.. happy Halloween Stitching :o)