Wednesday, 8 October 2014

October WIPocalypse Hallowe'en or Christmas Stitching?


WIPocalypse is hosted by Measi of Measi's Musings.

The main focus of my WIPocalypse this year is my "14 in '14" a list of 14 projects I wanted to complete in 2014.  In the last month I have worked on three of the list.  Here is the current stitching status of each one:

6. Primitive Hare - Spooky Countdown

7. The Little Stitcher - 12 Days of Christmas

12. A Mon Ami Pierre - Noel Blanc

Look at that progress on Noel Blanc!  In just 7 days I have stitched the rest of Decembre, all of B and most of L!

Measi also gives us a topic to discuss:
Are you a Hallowe'en or Christmas stitcher?

Well, I think most of my followers could answer that one on my behalf!  I love Hallowe'en stitching.  It is a festival not much celebrated in the UK until recently when Fireworks Night has become less popular and the supermarkets have realised they can make more money out of Hallowe'en!  Even so, my local craft shop stocks very little Hallowe'en merchandise, the odd scrapbook page or embellishment.  Unlike Scrapping the Magic online who has an amazing range!

And just to prove my love of Hallowe'en, here is another picture of my Spooky Countdown Tree:

Days 1 to 8

Finally, to further prove my love for Hallowe'en and to give you the chance to show your appreciation for all things spooky, it is time to launch sign-ups for the Hallowe'en Trick or Treat Mystery Phrase Blog Hop!  Just leave a comment on this post (making sure I can contact you via email) and then a few days before the 31st October I will contact you with a letter to display on your blog on the 31st along with some Hallowe'en stitching of your own.  I will list all the blogs in order and people will hop around collecting the letters to SPELL out the Mystery Phrase.

To see how it all works, check out last year's Blog Hop here  


  1. Loads of progress on Noel!

    I really enjoyed been part of the blog hop last year...only problem is I don't think I have any other Halloween stitching other than the piece I showed last year :(

  2. Lovely progress!
    I would love to join in on the Hallowe'en blog hop again!

  3. Gosh you have made great progress on your stitching projects :)
    Oooh love a blog hop... count me in! Its so much fun to join in on things, I love to! :)
    smiles :)

  4. I would love to do the Halloween blog hop! What a great idea! I loved you blog hop for the 500th follower as well.


  5. Wow such lovely up-date pictures. Love seeing all the progress you've done.

  6. You have such lovely pieces on the go and completed.

  7. Wonderful progress on all your projects Jo.


  8. Everything is very nice Jo! I especially love your Halloween tree!! :)

  9. Great progress on your projects!! I always liked your Noël project. It's very elegant :)

  10. I love all the projects you are working on !
    I'll be happy to be a member of Hallowe'en blog hop.
    Amicalement ! xxx

  11. Great progress Jo.
    We're getting a bit out of the habit of Hallowe'en here as the girls have got older, but I'd love to take part in the blog hop

  12. Noel is looking great Jo....but I admit that Spooky is my fave!!
    Never done a hopping blog jump I guess I should! :)

  13. Love your Halloween Tree. Every year I say I will stitch October themes but find myself with Christmas or other....

  14. Great progress on Noel. Love the Halloween tree.

  15. Lovely stitching Jo. Your Noel Blanc looks amazing! I would love to take part in the Halloween blog hop.

  16. It's all looking great! The tree is lovely - and well done on finishing the last number too :-)

  17. Lovely stitching as always, I never ever would've guessed you were a Halloween fan. ;)

    And count me in for this blog hop too! I may even have something new to show if I actually get on the ball. :D

  18. Wow! Gorgeous stitching as always. I cannot make up my mind re Halloween and Christmas - I love them both! Please count me in for the Halloween Blog hop, my dear.

  19. Love your stitching. The colour of the blue fabric is divine. I found you via Measi's WIP project. I would love to join the Hallowe'en Blog Hop. Last year's looked really fun. I've cross stitched a suitable piece. This will inspire me to finish it for display

  20. I love all of your Halloween stitching. I like both holidays but Halloween may just have an edge. Add me for the Halloween blog hop, please.

  21. I found something that I think will do for the theme of this hop so if you still have room I would love to join in .

  22. Great stitching progress Jo.


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