The owl was stitched in December 2014. This freebie design comes from Jacquie and is available from her blog My Journey. I stitched it on 28 count black evenweave using a GAST thread appropriately called Harvest Moon.
The other design which was already on the page is by Lizzie*Kate as discussed in The People's Choice this month. I added a witch silhouette that my friend cut for me using her special machine:
This one is from February 2015 and is Cuore di Hallowe'en by Savoir faire Vailly
Stitched over one on 32count Cognac evenweave using DMC B5200, 310 and 740.
I used double sided tape to fix the stitching to the purple square and then trimmed it using some purple lace-patterned tape.
Finally, I will be running the Secret Stitching Sweetheart Blog Hop on Valentine's Day.
It's really very simple, all you have to do is email me a picture of something you have stitched which is suitable for a stitching friend on Valentine's Day. It could be a heart, or a pair of cute creatures, or the word "love" or anything which warms your heart. Really anything you think a fellow stitcher would like to receive in her email Inbox. It can be something you've stitched in the past or something you've made especially for this year. It could also be quilted or sewn this year as I know some of my followers do other crafts too.
Send me the email by 10th February.
When I have all the emails I will randomise them and send one to each participant on 13th February. Then on 14th February you must post the picture you receive onto your blog under the heading
There will be a list on my blog of everyone joining in, so check out all the blogs and find out who got your picture and identify yourself in their comments as their
Does that make sense to everyone? I hope so!
If you'd like to be involved then leave a comment on this post or send me an email if you are "no-reply". I'll be putting little reminders up from time to time and will email on 9th February to make sure you send the pic in time.