Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Halloween Stitching

With the weather cooling down at my house (which here means falling below 100° F.) I feel like Halloween is on the way. Here are some of my current and past Halloween projects.

Kerry Ince from We, Of The Needle in Brea framed "Ghoul School" by Glendon Place for me. I added glow-in-the-dark blending filament to my ghosts. The characters were easy because all their heads are buttons.

  Next is a project I'm planning to start called "Corn-elia" by Ann Strite-Kurz. This is designed to be an ornament but someone in Inland Empire EGA has already finished it as a needle book. It's just the right size for a scissor case, too.

Some past Halloween Projects:

I don't remember the designer but I did this a few years ago. I added the red letters over the cat. Isn't he fierce! He's framed in a shadowbox with Halloween accents.

 "Remember Me" by Birds of a Feather. This was my first time stitching with over-dyed thread. The motto is one of my favorites. It's usually in some flowery Victorian-style sampler but it really rocks with a witch and skeleton. This was framed by Bob at Needles and Niceties in Upland.

 This little Mill Hill kit is stitched on paper. Again, I added glow-in-the-dark to the ghost. It was the first time I'd done that and I felt so clever.

This Mill Hill kit is stitched on fabric. I liked the look of it on the stretcher bars so much that I just left it on.

"Scared Silly" by Bird's of a Feather.  I like her designs. I bought a frame to put this in before I started stitching it. Yeah, I stitched it in 2010 and yeah, it's still not framed. Now THAT'S scary.


  1. I love all your Halloween stitching! Everything looks wonderful - I think I love the Ghoul School the best!

  2. Wow, great finish!! Love the Halloween pretties!

  3. Ohhh, Ruth! You've done some WONDERFUL Halloween stitching! I just love Halloween, and the ones you've done are just great! Thanks so much for sharing with us!

  4. How remarkable! I didn't realize the heads were buttons...lol How cool. Ghoul School is fantastic. I love it. And I didn't know there was glow in the dark thread??? Now I have to look for it:) Any excuse to go shopping. All of your Halloween stitches are Wonderful. I like the color threads you used. And I really like the Mill Hill one you left in the stretcher bars with tacks. It does look really good. Hmm new way to frame. Thank you so much for sharing.
    love Annette

  5. I love your Halloween stitching, I looks great

  6. Oh, such fantastic stitching, Ruth! I like the scary cat and Scared Silly, and Remember Me is great! You have excellent framing jobs, too!