Wednesday, 29 August 2018

Spooky Stitching

I've shown both these pieces as part of my SAL updates but I thought I'd do a little focus on them and some of my other spooky WIPs.

The first piece is Jardin Prive's Happy Hallowe'en Night which I am stitching for the Hallowe'en Ornie Blog SAL.  This month the theme was Haunted Houses and I stitched a rather palatial residence for our witch:

Here's the whole piece before I move on to the witch herself.  I love how those little pops of yellow really stand out.

stitched on 32 count Cognac linen

My second large Spooky WIP is my conversion of the Lavender & Lace design Enchanted Alphabet.  This month I reached the end of the alphabet with Z:

Now I'm ready to get creative with some spooky additions.  There are already two pumpkins, some spiders and a bat.

stitched on 32 count Tiger Lily Murano by Sparklies

The rest of my spooky WIPs were all stitched on for the Longest Day Marathon.  First up was Just Nan's Autumn Mouse:

I'd really like to finish this one for Dark October this year. 

This little freebie from Plum Street Sampler was next - Brew Ha Ha:

The letters won't take long but I am not sure how much more there is to stitch!  There are coffee mugs to one side.

This one definitely won't take long to finish.  Just the border on JBW's Smiling Jack O'Lanterns:

My final spooky WIP is a larger one - Nora Corbett's Bewitching Pixie; Raven:

Dreadful photo of the fabric from my iPad, it's much darker in real life.  There's a lot to go in this one.  

I think my plan for Dark October will be to stitch one motif on the Jardin Prive design, finish the JBW and the Plum Street Sampler and then divide the rest of the days between Just Nan and Nora Corbett to work on both pieces equally.  Or maybe not.  Maybe I'll do something different!  We shall see.

Finally, the Summer Postcard Blog Hop is well underway.  Five cards have gone out, and will be shown on the recipient's blogs soon:

Ariadne from Greece

Butterfly Wings

Jeremiah's Mom

Mein Allerlei Hobby

The Alchymyst's Study

Hop over and leave a nice comment.  The remaining cards will all be sent out tomorrow and the list shown on my blog on Friday.


Beth in IL said...

Nice! Love the colors.

Linda said...

You have made great progress Jo. They are all lovely.


gracie said...

Wow, hese ate all terrific.

Nana said...

Never heared if such a thing as a bloghop but I know Allerlei Hobby, so I will visit each one now too.


MartinaM said...

Hi Jo,
Two great Halloween motifs, both of which I like very much. Also, I love the pumpkins, there are so many beautiful patterns of it.

butterfly said...

Great stitching Jo ,the top one looks like the lights are on , just fab.

Rachel said...

How lovely to see all of your Halloween pieces together. I'll wish you luck for Dark October now; it'll be here before you've even blinked! :)

Manuela said...

Wonderful stitching.

Julie said...

I'm looking forward to seeing the JBW all finished.
The pumpkin in the alphabet always makes me smile.

Bethan said...

You have a lot of spooky pieces - is Hallowe'en your favourite season/festivity? I love the fabric for the Bewitching Pixie (even though it's not that light really - it's very witchey) x

Mary said...

Your Halloween pieces are coming along nicely, the pumpkin linen color really makes the black and yellow pop. Fun stitching!

Barb said...

I love them all!! I had better start thinking about Dark October. I have been doing Fall stitching but really not Halloween.

Katie said...

Beautiful Halloween pieces! Please explain. What's Dark October? Is it just a reason to stitch Halloween things all month?

RJ said...

Love all of your Halloween stitching Jo. I especially am fond of the little witch sitting on the cute. And I'm really enjoying seeing all of the postcards being sent out. RJ@stitchingfriendsforever

Irene said...

che bello stai già ricamando Halloween!! Anch'io presto inizierò qualcosa

Sasha said...

I love Halloween cross stitch projects! These are looking great!

Christine said...

I love the spooky alphabet! Can't wait to see what you add to it

rosey175 said...

I hope there will be a black cat in the alphabet! Halloween pieces need cats. And maybe a cauldron.

Astrids dragon said...

The PERFECT Halloween post, I love ALL the stitching!

Leonore Winterer said...

You really like your Halloween stitching :) I hope you'll get a few of them done in October!

The Crafty Princess said...

Whoooooo spooky stitching is my favourite stitching soooo loving this post.
xo Alicia