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

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!


  1. very cute! I like the fabric choice and would love to see it finished as a trick or treat mini bag before you hide it!

  2. This is a very cute design! It was my first choice until I found the Bent Creek design which I'm still stitching! You're very generous with your stitched creations. I'm stitching ALL of mine for my black tree!

  3. Lovely!! Waiting for see your mini bag!
    I am curious to see the June project ;)
    Hugs x

  4. Like him! Go for it, change pattern to your likes.

  5. Boo has turned out very nicely - love the backing fabbie.

  6. Cute ghostie! I love that fabric.