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.

Sunday, 30 June 2013

June Ornament - Tiki Stitches

Not quite the Witching Hour so there’s still a little time to submit my entry for the month.


The design is by Jenny Barton.  I switched out the black backstitch for some glow in the dark thread. I couldn’t get a picture but it looks pretty good in the dark.

Happy stitching.


Lili's June Finish

My ornament for this month:

Model from The Prairie Schooler.
From the book No.181 - Heads Up.
Stitched on 40 count Sandstone Permin Linen.
With DMC threads.

My Blog: Stitching Basket

Thanks for looking! Happy stitching to all!!

Friday, 28 June 2013

June's Tomb

Prairie Schooler's Heads Up booklet
40-count Heritage linen
Gloriana India Ink silk floss (1 over 2)
Finished like all the others--they're a matched set!
(I'm going to cut that upper right corner off
to make it look less wonky.)

Sunday, 23 June 2013

Katie's Finished June

I finished my Mummy with a Tomb haha. Do I get extra credit for doing both themes? haha. He was a fun stitch. He's from the 2010 Halloween JCS. I made some changes to make him more mine. I did him on white perforated paper. Love everyone's finishes. Thanks for giving me motivation to stay caught up so far.

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Jo's June Finish

I have literally just finished stitching and had to share immediately, he's so cute!!

There is a series of Spooky Kitties designed by Carand88 on the Deviant Art site, they are inspired by original animations by Hyraea, also on Deviant Art.

There is no mummy though, so I just stitched the basic outline of one of the others, added some horizontal lines in elongated stitches (1 thread high by 2 threads wide) to make the bandages lines, then I used two different shades of cream to fill in and some brown for his face.  He's stitched on 28 count black Jobelan.

I'll be framing him in a four apeture frame with Ghostie Kitty, Witchy Kitty and maybe Zombie Kitty.  I'm planning on putting Mr and Mrs Frankenkitty together and also a double act of the Pumpkin and Candycorn Kitties.

July is Spiders and Bats, there is a lovely Spider's Web design in JCS which is really tempting me so that is top of the list, for now!

Monday, 10 June 2013

R.I.P. for June

I started and finished my June ornament over the weekend.  It was a very quick stitch.  I changed the border from cross stitch blocks to smyrna crosses.

My choice for next month is Bad Neighborhood by Ink Circles.

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

May Ghost and June Tombstone

Here's my May ghost,
outnumbered 3 to 1 by the jacks!
Bent Creek District 13: Jacks in the Box
40-count Heritage linen
Called-for DMC (mostly)
And my June pick:
From the Prairie Schooler Heads Up leaflet.
(I'm catching up!)

Monday, 3 June 2013

Katie's June Pick

I found this cute little guy in the 2010 JCS Halloween Issue. He really fits the theme for this month. I look forward to stitching him. I also look forward to seeing what everyone stitches this month. Good luck!