Saturday, 28 April 2018

Dark 13 Stitching

I meant to make a post for my Friday 13th stitching this month but time got away from me!  So I'll include the latest instalment on my spooky conversion of Lavender & Lace's Enchanted Alphabet too.

For Friday 13th, I picked up Raven one of the Bewitching Pixies by Nora Corbett.

stitched on 32 count Nebula by Crafty Kitten

The Pixies are not very big and this wouldn't take very long if I dedicated her as a focus piece, maybe next year.  She is not on my WIPocalypse list for this year but I will pick her up again on the next Friday 13th and for Dark October too.

My current piece for the Hallowe'en Ornie SAL Blog is Jardin Prive's Happy Hallowe'en Night and this month I stitched a spider:

stitched on 32 count Cognac linen

I also added a spider to The Enchanted Alphabet:

stitched on 32 count Tiger Lily by Sparklies

For new followers, this is my conversion of the Lavender & Lace design Enchanted Alphabet.  I have loved this design ever since I first saw it but it features the world's Frilliest Child and she just wasn't my style.  So I hit on the idea of stitching it all in black and adding some spooky touches.  So far we have some spiders and a couple of pumpkins as well as a black dove.  There will be little ghosts, bats, cats and other spookiness once I have completed the lettering.  Because I had to move some of the letters I want to wait until the end to see where the spaces are.

Finally, if you want to join us for our themed Hallowe'en stitching please click on the link and then send me an email:


  1. I have stitched the Enchanted Alphabet....but of course with that frilly little girl! Love your version. Great idea.

  2. Everything is gorgeous and I absolutely love the Enchanted Alphabet.

  3. Ah, so it's spider time, or it was - they're great! Had to look up a picture of Raven - it is amazing how Nora Corbett packs so much detail into a relatively small piece.

  4. Jo: The fabric for Nora Corbett Raven design is beautiful, I am looking forward to seeing the finish on that fabric, I love it.

  5. I am loving the Enchanted Alphabet, i can't wait to see how you produce the Frilliest Girl in black. x

  6. Lovely stitching , love the rich colours .

  7. I hate spiders but yours are quite cute. Love your Halloween stitching.

  8. Getting close to the end of your spookily Enchanted Alphabet now. I love how it's turning out

  9. Great fabric for these spooky stitching projects.

  10. A suitably Spooky post - I love all of the black stitching on the gorgeous oranges. Just stunning, Jo.

  11. A post filled with spiders..... good job they are moving across the screen!

  12. Having a Dark themed stitching day on Friday 13th is a marvelous idea - I'd like to join in for the next one, only Felix is turning 30 this day, so I don't know if there will be time (he also turned 13 on Friday 13th!). I love your cute little spiders and the Raven is so awesome on that fabric, she totally has my vote to be a focus piece next year!


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