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.

Thursday, 31 October 2013

Lili's October Ornament

My October Ornament!
Model from Casey Buonaugurio Designs: Fall Owl.
(Just Cross Stitch Magazine Sep/Oct 2011)

Stitched on 32 count natural linen.
DMC threads.

Thanks for looking!

Happy Halloween,

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Lili's September Ornament

My September ornament!

Model from Homespun Elegance: Rounds A Plenty II – Halloween.
(Boo Words)

Stitched on Gingham band linen 2,7cm White/Ecru.
With DMC threads.

Thanks for looking!
Happy stitching!

(my blog here)

Monday, 28 October 2013

Pat's October Owl

Prairie Schooler's Night Owl
from the JCS 2011 Halloween Collection.
Stitched on a random 28-count fabric,
one over one.
Threads: Gloriana's India Ink
and a random DMC orange.
Ten down and two to go!
Why stop now?

Saturday, 26 October 2013

Jo's Excuse for not stitching an October Ornie!

I have fallen behind the last couple of months for a variety of reasons.  Here is this month's excuse:

He is Drac-in-a-Box from Just Cross Stitch's Hallowe'en Ornie Special 2013.

Designed by Susan Myers of Acorn House Designs.

I stitched him on 32 count Permin Linen in Star Sapphire. This is a very stiff linen so ideal for covering the box panels.  His body and arms were stitched on black evenweave so I did not have to stitch all the black myself!!

He was quite a challenge to make up, partly due to JCS deciding not to publish Susan's helpful diagram which showed how to make up the body.  Once I'd done the little figure, the box itself was quite straightforward.  As with everything, preparation is all important.  Spend the time backstitching round each panel, take time mounting the panels onto card and the whip-stitching is that much more simple.

I'll be posting some more pictures on my own blog but here is one of the back of the piece:

Friday, 18 October 2013

Lili's August Finish

Sorry for take so long to post my August ornament!
Here it is:
Model from Teresa Murgida – Crocettando fra le pesti: Pumpkin Flowers.
Stitched on 35 count Cocoa Weeks Dye Works Linen.
With DMC threads. I also add beads around the ornament.

My blog: Stitching Basket.
Thanks for looking! I will post soon the others ornaments! ;)
Happy weekend!

Monday, 7 October 2013

Nothing new for Sept :(

I'm sorry to say, I didn't get a September ornie stitched but I did manage to get a couple of my other ones finished into ornaments:

I'm so pleased I got so many new Halloween ornies because of this SAL.  I'm not sure if I'll get any more stitched before the end of the year but I plan on getting them all turned into ornaments.  Christmas is fast approaching and though I'm not as far behind as last year, I've got a bit of work to do yet.

Happy Halloween everyone!