October Stitching – The Finishes!

I had a pretty awesome October as far as Halloween-themed stitching goes!  First, the finishes:

Blessed by by Enchanting Lair on 16 ct.  Silkweaver Green Apple opalescent Aida using custom colors and more blending filament than the law should allow!


Witchy-Washy by Raise the Roof Designs om 28 ct. white opalescent Lugana using  Crescent Colours Caribbean Waters for the bloomers and Sunflower for the stars and moons, ThreadWorx purple, black Treasure Braid for the boots and recommended DMC’s for everything else.

Something Wicked by La D Da on 32 ct. French white Belfast using recommended DMC’s

Blessed Be by Plum Pudding Needleart on 32 ct. Silkweaver Castle View Belfast using Crescent Colours and Dinky Dyes silks

I had two other finishes this month but with Christmas close by I can’t share them. 😉

Halloween Cross Stitch Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to Raven for winning the Halloween Giveaway!! 

Here is what you won!

Blessed Be by Enchanting Lair

Witchy-Washy by Raise the Roof Designs

Fiona the Fay by Brooke’s Books Publishing

Disney’s Tinkerbell by Janlynn

18″x15″ Gold sparkle 14ct Aida

18″x12″ Silkweaver Purple Punch 36ct linen

Three cuts of ornament backing fabric – brown pumpkins, purple roses and sparkly witch hats and boots

Carrie’s Creations Hand dyed Floss in Caramel Apples, Harvest Brew and Wildfire and some fun Halloween DMC’s

A green swirly fabric Q-snap grime cover – fits 8″ -11″ frames

Purple skull and cross bones socks

Witchy hat headband with hair

+1.50 magnification cat eye rhinestone glasses

Mill Hill Potpourri Glass seed beads

Happy Halloween everyone! Thanks for entering!!

We wants it. We needs it. Part I

Too much Lord of the Rings movies lately?


Too much drooling over new stash I want.


“We wants it.” 🙂

Over the summer I picked up the pattern for Raise the Roof’s Witchy Washy

I love it for all its wonderful witchy-ness and tongue-in-cheek humor. After stalking RTR’s website I decided I would love to have the seasonal collection! This way I can enjoy them all.

My next stash goal will be to pick up Santa Clothes.

I am sure Turkey Dressing will be added at some point as well.

Some other goodies I have my eye on are Little House Needlework’s Little Women series. I am an absolute sucker for Little Women. I have a gorgeous, illustrated copy of Little Women from 1947 that my mother gave me. I have two copies of the movie – the 1933/Katharine Hepburn version and the 1949/June Allyson/Elizabeth Taylor/Janet Leigh one. The 1949 one is my favorite. June Allyson makes a delightfully spunky, effervescent Jo!

I am also drawn to

I already have two of Brooke Nolan’s witches – Fiona the Fay and Gwendolyn the Great and  her Spirit of America Angel.


so ends the drooling for new stash I want….for now.