Come and join us making Ornaments for Halloween 2013. Each month we have a different theme. You choose your chart, fabric and threads. Share your progress as you go along and post your finished piece on the last day of the month. You can join at anytime throughout the year and choose which months you wish to stitch with us. Happy stitching.

Friday, 31 May 2013

May Ornament

Here is Spooky Tree from The Trilogy.  I just love the two little ghosts in this piece.

Katie's May Finished

I totally forgot to post what piece I picked to stitch before. I've just been so busy. But at least I finished it. This is from Leisure Arts Nov 98 magazine. It was supposed to have a 2nd spider where the 2013 is but I thought it was too much.

I love watching what everyone has choose to stitch and Congrats on all the too cute picks for each month. Good luck with next month!

Jo's May Finish

I decided to go for the small and cute Ghost this month.  This is by a new-to-me designer, Val's Stuff as featured in the 2012 Hallowe'en Ornie Special of JCS.

Val's Stuff Boo photo DSC03656ValsStuffBoo_zps2a66e7fe.jpg

I stitched it on 32 count twilight blue linen, and used the recommended colours but changed the stars to yellow smyrna stitches and the cat's eyes to green french knots instead of yellow.

I'm going to make this one into a little trick or treat mini bag and give it away on my Hallowe'en Blog Hop this October.  Unless I put it in a safe place and can't find it again...

Here is the backing fabric I chose:

Val's Stuff Boo photo DSC03655ValsStuffBoo_zps7e5c83ce.jpg

I'm struggling to find a good choice for tombs or Mummies but I think I have a plan!  It involves an existing design and a pencil and graph paper.  watch this space!

My little ghost

Small and spooky, and from the looks of it ready to catch some rays.  Can ghosts do that?  My little ghost and I wish you all a happy stitching June full of frightful fun!

Thursday, 30 May 2013

My May ornament with fabric for finishing.  I changed the pattern some and threads, fun to stitch.

Monday, 27 May 2013

Lili's May Finish

My ornament for this month:

Model: The Stitcherhood - Haunted
Fabric: 40 count Sandstone Linen
Threads: DMC

My Blog: Stitching Basket

Stitching Hugs,

Update: Here is the Haunted design (The Stitcherhood store).

Thursday, 23 May 2013

My April Ornament... Finally

From Prairie Schooler's Heads Up Leaflet
Stitched on 40-count Heritage linen, 1 over 2
CC Blackbird, WDW Carrot and WDW Absinthe
Late, but ornamentified

Thursday, 16 May 2013

My Ghost choice for May

Hello Everyone,

This is what I decided to stitch for this months Halloween ornament.

This is an older pattern from San-Man Originals. I will be stitching the one with the ghost and black cat.

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

A cool ghost

May's ghost is finished (and isn't he one cool dude?):

I haven't decided on June's project yet.  I have a couple pattern's in mind but that could change as I shop around.

Saturday, 11 May 2013

April's Ornament

I finally finished stitching my April ornament.  This is The Stocking from La D Da.  It can be found on the JCS 2012Halloween Collector's Issue.  

I am not a big fan of ghosts, so I am going to stitch something else for May.  Just not sure what that will be yet.

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Elaine's May Ornament

Trying this again. If it works I'll delete my other post. Hopefully my pic will load this time. :)

This is the ornament I have chosen to stitch for my May ornament. This will be my first attempt at stitching a Mill Hill ornament so we'll see how it goes. :)
Well, it worked! It took forever though! Guess I just wasn't patient enough last time. :)

Hugs, Elaine

Sunday, 5 May 2013

Witch One?

I'm a little late posting for April.  Wow, did that month fly by or is it just me?!  My pick this month is "Witch One" by Nancy Greenberg in the 2012 Halloween issue of Just Cross Stitch magazine.  Stitched on oatmeal Aida with DMC floss.  She's held together with DMC memory floss. 

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Jo's March Finish, April Non-start and May's Choice

I think that covers everything!

Here is the design I stitched for Haunted House in March scrapbooked on a suitable spooky paper:

La Contesse Haunted Castle photo DSC03617LaContesseCastle_zpsdd91794f.jpg

This is a freebie from La Contesse's blog.  I changed it slightly to make it square and added a little witch charm instead of the charted stitched bats.  It is stitched over 1 on 28count burnt orange Jazlyn.  

La Contesse Haunted Castle photo DSC03618LaContesseCastle_zps1c509d01.jpg

I didn't manage to stitch anything for April's Free Choice because I was busy with Easter giveaway prizes so I thought we'd skip a month and dive straight into May's Ghost.

I have a choice of two, one is from JCS Hallowe'en Special 2012, a simple ghost with the word Boo in orange.  The other is a freebie from a new blog called Snowflower Diaries, you may have heard of it?  It will probably come down to time (or lack thereof!)

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

April Finish - Tiki Stitches

I picked out a design for April and started stitching.  Then I started stitching on a bunch of other things and ran out of April.  Anyway, here’s the end result.


It’s from the JCS 2012 Halloween issue.  The pattern is called Spells by The Stitcherhood.  I’m already thinking about doing this again (someday) and changing the colors.  Right now it’s time to move on to the ghosts for May.

Happy Stitching.