Saturday, October 31, 2020

Trick or Treat Blog Hop

Welcome my dearies ... Come on in ...

You have arrived at my stop on Jo's annual Trick or Treat Blog Hop.  I promise not to trick you, but please mind the cat.  He's around here somewhere. 

I'm feeling a bit "witchy" this year, so I will share some "witchy stitchy" that I have stitched over the years.

Halloween Witch
by Terrie Lee Steinmeyer
from Sept 88
"For the Love of Cross Stitch"

Ghost Witch by Jessica Tromp

Isn't It Fun to Be a Little Witch?
by Giulia Manfredini
JCS Oct 2014 Issue

Freebie by me:

Here is the treat you have been searching for ...

If you are graphically challenged ... the letter is "E".   

Now please roll along to the next stop on the blog hop:

I hope you enjoyed your visit.

Monday, September 28, 2020

WIPocalypse Update for September


It's time for another WIPocalypse update.  I didn't have a lot of stitching time this month, so I just worked on the same three projects as I did last month.  

Shown above is my "Pandemic Sampler" - looking bright and happy (which I need right now).  I am stitching it on 18 count fabric with Prism "tie-dye" floss.

On "Berry Patch Rooster", I stitched more of the border.  It's moving along a bit more slowly than I had hoped, but at least it keeps progressing.

I put the most stitching time this month into "Women of the Mayflower".  I stitched the entire border (long armed cross stitch), and added all of the names - alternating with dark blue and dark red.  

Question of the Month: Are you a seasonal stitcher, or can you stitch on any holiday/seasonal stitch at any time of year?

I enjoy working on seasonal projects as the seasons change, however I will stitch holiday/seasonal projects at any time of the year.  So - both!

I guess that's all I have this month.

Happy Stitching!



Sunday, August 30, 2020

WIPocalypse Update for August

Long Dog Samplers : Pandemic
Long Dog Samplers - Pandemic


This is my August WIPocalypse update.  I had a busy month, but did a fair amount of stitching.

Ooh, I went and did it.  I started a Pandemic!  A "Pandemic Sampler" that is.  I was lucky enough to receive a copy when it was offered by Long Dog Samplers.  I originally thought I would stitch it with all black floss on a piece of tie-dyed fabric, as I did with the 2019 Linen and Threads Peacock Sampler.  However being low on funds ... I opted to stitch with threads I had on hand.  I am using Prism floss from the "Tie Dye" pack, and some solid bright colors to coordinate.  So far, I am loving it!  I will likely substitute a few motifs here and there to make it more personalized.  

Berry Patch Rooster
Berry Patch Rooster

I made good progress on the border of my "Berry Patch Rooster".  I need to finish the border, add the berries, and do all of the back stitching, but it is really moving along.

Women of the Mayflower

I am stitching myself a ship, as I work on my 'Women of the Mayflower" sampler.  I am hoping to finish this sampler before the end of the year.

Question of the Month: Have you participated in any of the mystery SALs on Facebook (or other social media)? What do you think makes a successful mystery SAL?

The only mystery SAL that I participated in was the Linen & Threads 2019 Mystery Sampler, which I really enjoyed.  I was able to keep up with the monthly chart releases and was very happy with the completed sampler.

I guess that is all I have for this update.  See you next time.

Happy Stitching!


Tuesday, July 28, 2020

WIPocalypse Update for July

The time sure does fly by, especially with the days feeling "all the same" for the past several months.  Anyhow ... time for another WIPocalypse update.

This month I stitched mainly on my "Berry Patch Rooster".  I filled in stitches on the feet and legs, and stitched a large amount of the yellow in the border.

Here is where I left off last time:

 I also stitched a bit on my "Halloween Pumpkin" - I stitched some grey/black on the cat and a bit more of the moon.

And, I stitched a bit on Teresa Wentzler's "Castle Sampler", working more on the border. (Pardon the bad image - my camera batteries are dead, so I had to use my scanner.)  I will be working on this one for a long time to come.  Lots of blending and lots of details.  I do love to work on it, though.

Question of the Month: What new charts or designers are catching your eye this year?

Sad to say, but I have not looked at anything new.  I have been focusing on my current WIPs.  I am interested to see what charts and designers everyone else is stitching.  Maybe I will find a few to add to my holiday wish list.  (hee-hee)

That's all for me.
Happy Stitching!
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