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Friday, 8 September 2017

Happy Dance for Hallowe'en Happiness


This year for the Hallowe'en Ornie SAL Blog I have been stitching Hallowe'en Happiness by Sandra Cozzolino for Imaginating.  By luck, each part of the design fit perfectly into the theme for the month.  Not really surprising when you consider who chose those themes!

The collage shows the piece I stitched for each month and here are some more photos for September's theme of Spooky Words:




Here is the whole piece, ready to be framed:


Our local Wilkinsons do a frame for three photos which is the perfect size if I remove the triple mount.  And only costs £6!  So this one will be up and ready for Hallowe'en.  Now I just have to finish the Oberlin Sampler's Witches as a companion.

I stitched this on 32 count Lime Green Murano using the recommended DMC.  The chart will be a prize in the Hallowe'en Blog Hop this year, so make a note in your diary if you'd like to win it.  People who post pictures in the Blog Hop get an extra chance in the draw too.

Speaking of prizes, you have less than 5 hours to enter the competition on the Blogger of the Week blog.  That ends at midnight tonight, so hurry over and have a go if you haven't done so already.  And while you are there, check out this week's featured Blogger:


Finally, I am pleased that people are excited about the replacement for The Alphabet Club - the Zodiac SAL.  Satsuma Street have now released MY star sign so I will be buying and downloading that very soon:





36 comments:

D1-D2 said...

Congrats on the finish! I really like Satsuma Street. Her color choices are so fun.

Mary said...

I love this Halloween stitch, congrats on getting it done in time and what a great deal on framing it! Halloween is now a big décor day in the States, is that true in England also? Mary

Linda said...

Congrats on the beautiful finish Jo. I started this one several years ago. Looking forward to the new SAL. Hope I can do better than the others one.

Linda

Barb said...

What a delightful Halloween design!! It is the perfect piece to go with the Witches!!

AnaCristina said...

Wow!! Great ideia for Halloween blog!!!

Brigitte said...

A great finish, Jo. And just perfect to have it framed (at a great price, too) for this year's Halloween. It looks so great on the lime green fabric.

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

It's the first time I've seen that design complete and it's lovely. That's a good price for the frame. I wouldn't have thought of trying Wilkinsons.

deb said...

Halloween Happiness looks fantastic!! Am certain you're very proud of this fun finish and that you will smile every time you see it this spooky season. Am curious about the size...?

Rhona said...

Your Halloween stitching finish is gorgeous! And what luck finding the perfect sized frame at such an amazing price. Love the zodiac sign design....what lovely colours and they really pop on that black fabric!

Melanie said...

Love your Halloween piece!

Desiree Ehleiter said...

Oh my goodness... Halloween Happiness looks as wonderful as I knew it would! Great finish!

Lili said...

The Halloween piece is really pretty! Gorgeous finish!
It will be fun see your progress on the Zodiac piece!

E Wilburn said...

Love the Halloween piece! And how dare you point me in the direction of the Satsuma Street series - hadn't seen that one yet, and my sign is available for purchase now, too..... ;)

Faith... said...

Oh you finished it! It looks fabulous and in plenty of time for the holiday too! Congrats on your finish Jo!!

Susan said...

Wonderful finish! Congratulations. Looking forward to seeing your progress on the zodiac. Love the colors she uses in her pieces.

butterfly said...

Wonderful finish Jo, love it.
I also like your new one by Satsuma Street, hugs.

riona said...

Wicked Halloween finish. But is it fair to enable a fellow Virgo quite so blatantly?

Lesley said...

Happy Hallowe'en is a gorgeous finish.
I like the Satsuma Street zodiac signs,I spotted them when I purchased another Satsuma Street design afew weeks ago.I was tempted,very tempted but I must get the one I downloaded,stitched first,it is a gift for family.

Sheryl S. said...

Wonderful finish Jo, what a lovely piece which will look perfect framed.

Christine said...

Great finish Jo, and how lucky that it will fit in an off the shelf frame

The Crafty Princess said...

Squeeeeeee! That looks amazeballs!!!! I love absolutely everything about this project. Congrats on this wickedly wicked design.
xo Alicia

rosey175 said...

YAY for the finish! I just love this piece. Best part is obviously the black cat, yep. And even more YAY for an immediate and reasonably-priced frame; that's almost a miracle in itself. Out of your monthly collage, which is closest to the fabric color?

Sooo looking forward to the Halloween Blog Hop! \(^U^)/

Rachel said...

I LOVE this Halloween design! It's so cute! I especially love the trees.

Beth in IL said...

Great finish!!

Astrids dragon said...

Perfect timing, ready for Halloween. I can't wait to see it framed!

Stitching Noni said...

Love your finish! Congratulations on getting it all stitched and ready for Halloween!
Love the new Satsuma Street design... can't wait to see what she does next month for my star sign :o)
Hugs x

Helen said...

Congrats on your finish! It is a lovely stitch, I enjoyed stitching it a couple of years ago and just adore all the little details in it :-) Well done on finding the perfect frame for it too! Happy stitching whatever you work on next,
Helen

Preeti said...

Congrats on the wonderful finish! The zodiac SAL sounds interesting!

Katie said...

I love how you broke it down into smaller pieces. Perfect idea! Love the finish. Too cute!! Congrats!

Mini said...

Congrats on a lovely finish and what fun to find a suitable and reasonably priced frame.

Leonore Winterer said...

Congrats on your happy dance! Looks great. And what a nice coincident with the frame! Long and narrow frames are always hard to come by.

Bethan said...

Congratulations on the finish! I've been enjoying watching you stitch this piece. It looks amazing x

FlashinScissors said...

Congrats on your lovely finish, Jo! How lucky to find just the right frame.
Sorry to see the end of the Alphabet Club, I have enjoyed reading the posts. Good luck with the Zodiac SAL. Thanks for the link to Zweigart and Waterstones ..... very useful as there is an old book I've been trying to find!
Barbara x

Julie said...

Great news your finish will fit a Wilko frame... bargain..and lovely finish

OhSewCrafty said...

Congrats, beautiful finish and quite a coup finding a bargain frame for this wide and short piece!

RJ said...

Happy Halloween is truly a wonderful stitch. You did such a great job...just perfect for the season. RJ@stitchingfriendsforever