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Hilda Boo & Sunflowers Too............With Thy Needle & Thread
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Hilda Boo & Sunflowers Too............With Thy Needle & Thread

A look at Hilda Boo's garden shows she not only grows sunflowers but candy corn too.  Now that's a garden any Halloweener would love.  Shown stitched on 40 ct. 18th Century Blackbird from R & R Reproductions and stitched using:

DMC: 352, 647, 758, 920

Weeks Dye Works: Onyx, Persimmon

Gentle Arts: Gold Leaf

Classic Colorworks: Avocado, Eggshell, Blooming Crocus

Finished design size is approx. 4 1/2" x 6"

Celebrate Summer-Celebrate Halloween...............Madame ChantillyCelebrate Summer-Celebrate Halloween...............Madame Chantilly
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Celebrate Summer-Celebrate Halloween...............Madame Chantilly

Two more of the fabulous Celebrate tray series- Summer and Halloween.  Shown stitched on Natural linen using DMC floss-

Celebrate Summer: 304, 581, 645, 646, 926, 927, 950, 3051, 3347, 3371, 3768, 3790, 3821, 3828, 3852 White.

Celebrate Halloween:420, 645, 646, 729, 3012, 3041, 3371, 3790, 3826, White

Finished design size is approx.-Stitched over 2 threads

14/28 ct. - 11.25" x 17.25"

16/32 ct. - 10" x 15"

18/36 ct. - 8.75" x 13.5"

20/40 ct. - 8" x 12"

The Witches Brew................With Thy Needle & Thread
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The Witches Brew................With Thy Needle & Thread

The Witches Brew is the 2nd in a series about "brew".  Show stitched on Legacy 38 ct. Heron Gray,  using

DMC- 754, 758, 302

Weeks Dye Works-Sandcastle, Pelican Gray, Curry, Lavender Rose, Persimmon

Classic Colorworks - Avocado, Magnolia Blossom, Mossy, Black Coffee, Candied Yams, Fallen Leaves and Mulled Berries

Finished design size is approx. 3 1/2" x 4 3/8"

Fabulous Monsters Series #2................Teresa KogutFabulous Monsters Series #2................Teresa Kogut
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Fabulous Monsters Series #2................Teresa Kogut

Groovy Gary and Frightened Fred are the latest in the Fabulous Monsters Series, joining Series #1 Skelly and Party Pete.  This can be stitched as one project but there are actually two separate charts in the chart pack.  Shown stitched on the recommended 32 CT. PTP Murky linen.  Fibers used are DMC:310,  470, 471, 644, 646, 822, 869, 904, 921, 976, 977, 3021, 3345, 3776.  Finished designs are approx:

Groovy Gary- 4 1/2 " x 5"

Frightened Fred: 4 1/2" x 6"

Fabulous Monsters Series #1-Party Pete and Skelly

When finished, Party Pete measures 4.75" x 4.5" and Skelly measures 4.75" x 2.5".

Sewn in Friendship...Heartstring Samplery & Plum Street SamplersSewn in Friendship...Heartstring Samplery & Plum Street Samplers
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Sewn in Friendship...Heartstring Samplery & Plum Street Samplers

Sewn-in Friendship is a collaborative project with Plum Street Samplers.  Each of the designers has designed their own chart which is sold separately, sharing the same title.  The two patterns were designed to fit together like puzzle pieces and could be stitched together on one piece of linen by omitting a column of stitches from one chart or the other, where they meet in the middle.  Both designs are stitched on 36 ct. Confederate Gray from Weeks Dye Works. and the finished size for each one is approx. 6 1/4" x 4 1/4".Sew   If you decide to stitch them together on one piece of linen the design size would be approx. 12 1/2" x 4 1/4"

Sewn-in Friendship-Heartstring Samplery uses

     GA- Apple Cider, Brethren Blue           WDW-Carolina WDWCecil, Cayenne, Grits, Mascara, Oscar

Sewn-in Friendship-Plus Street Samplers uses:

     WDW- Mascara, Baked Apple, Adobe, Oscar, Grits, Cayenne, Meredith's Pink, Bark, Crimson

For Finishing both used Lady Dots Vintage Mini Rick-Rack.

     

Easter Stand-Ups .................Stoney Creek
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Easter Stand-Ups .................Stoney Creek

A new booklet from Stoney Creek, one featuring Easter with three adorable Easter creations, Easter Bunny, Mrs. Easter Bunny, and Easter Sampler,  included in one bookletAlso included are detailed finishing directions to make each design into a stand-up, with plenty of pictures to reference in both booklets. 

Easter Bunny- approximately 5" x 11" 

Mrs. Easter Bunny -approximately 4" x 8" 

Easter Sample- approximately 6" x 6" .
 
Models stitched on 28ct Antique White Jobelan over 2 threads using DMC threads.
 
 
$14.95
Nevermore................Lila's Studio
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Nevermore................Lila's Studio

"Once upon a midnight dreary, While I pondered weak and weary, Quote the Raven, Nevermore."  Lila stitched this on 40 ct. Feldspar by Picture This Plus using 

Gentle Arts: Blackboard (2), Cast Iron Skillet (2), Lagoon

Weeks Dye Works: Gunmetal, Pecan, Straw, and Cocoa

Silk 'n Colors: Slug Bug (substitution CC Caterpillar)

Little Bits of Halloween...........Drawn ThreadLittle Bits of Halloween...........Drawn ThreadLittle Bits of Halloween...........Drawn Thread
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Little Bits of Halloween...........Drawn Thread

Lots of little designs combined with lots of litle borders add up to endless stitching possibilities. Stitch them horizontally, vertically, in a square or individually as scissors fobs or ornaments. However you stitch them, you'll have lots of fun putting them together in your own unique combinations. Just follow the charts, illustrations and instructions.  Models stitched on 32 ct. Dirty Belfast linen using 

Dinky Dyes Silk-062, 074, 130, 141, 142, 154

Needlepoint, Inc. Silk- 103, 342, 991

       OR

Gentle Art: Butternut Squash, Pumpkin Pie, Carriage Black, Dark Chocolate, Moss, Avocado, Roasted Marshmallow

DMC-208, 3012, White

Design size is approx:

Square: 5.25" x  5.25" 
Vertical: 1.75"  x 8.75" 
Horizontal: 1.75" x 8.75" 
Rectangle: 3.5" x 5.25"                                  
Individual: 2.5" square

Holiday Hoopla-Halloween......................With Thy Needle & Thread
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Holiday Hoopla-Halloween......................With Thy Needle & Thread

The night every witch waits for as this little witch is flying across the sky upon her broom with her bat entourage following along.  Design is stitched on 36 ct. PTP Kermit linen over 2.   Design size fits in a 3" embroidery hoop.  Really easy design to stitch as well as to finish.  Stitched using 

Weeks Dye Works -Charcoal, Chrysanthemum, Persimmon

Classic Colorworks- Hickory sticks, Muddy Puddle, Old Marigold, Tufted Yellow, Mossy, Honeycomb, Mulled Berries

Gentle Art Sampler threads- Gold Leaf, Cornhusk, Wood Smoke

The Girls are  in Town for their big night...............Barbara Ana DesignsThe Girls are  in Town for their big night...............Barbara Ana DesignsThe Girls are  in Town for their big night...............Barbara Ana Designs
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The Girls are in Town for their big night...............Barbara Ana Designs

Barbara Ana Designs has three new charts celebrating the "girls", witches that is!  The first chart, "Three Witches" Three friends, what are they up to? There's the plump one, key hanging from her waist over her apron, grey dress patched up all over. Her broom seems to be growing into a tree. There's the tall one, with a Quaker patterned dress. She's holding a crystal ball and a lizard is hanging from her hand. A black cat is at her feet, seemingly scared stiff. And finally, there's one in an elegant brown dress, with a high collar and golden motifs. A crow is perched on her arm. She's holding a snake in one hand, a toad in the other.    Shown stitched on 32 ct. Antique White with DMC floss: 3371,842,3021,783,400,644,3787,3826,370,830,801.  Finishes approx. 14 1/2" x 7.50".  

"Witchy Harvest" Together with her companion, a black tabby cat, the witch is harvesting the ripe and heavy fruit.  Note her cat is carrying a basket filled with pumpkins.  Also stitched on 32 ct. Antique White line using DMC 400, 370, 869, 676, 612, 610, 3371, 3776, 822, 831, 433, 729, 3829, 645, 646.  The finished size is approx. 8" x 6".  

"Witches Pantry" features a fun little witch (spot her classy dress with orange flowers) putting away her broom and inviting a friend into her kitchen for a little chat. The dresser is fully equipped with mice, pumpkin, cauldron brimming with green moss, dried lizards, vials of all colors and magic books.  Stitched on 32 ct. Antique White using DMC 310, 3024, 730, 801, 370, 3776, 918, 680, 3023, 535.  Finished size is approx. 6 1/2" x 5 3/4".  

Each of the charts gives you an oppWitchity to grab part of the design for a smaller design to make pin keeps, pin cushions or scissor fobs.  A great addition to your Halloween collection.

Pumpkin Palooza...............Noteworthy Needle
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Pumpkin Palooza...............Noteworthy Needle

A fun stitch and an easy stitch for fall have been introduced by Janice, owner of Noteworthy Needle Designs,  on the craft pumpkins sitting in stores waiting for you.  There are three booklets, Halloween Edition, Autumn Edition and Monogram edition. First you pick a design, then you tape that design to the pumpkin, and then you use a Dremel drill or the Noteworthy Needle hand drill (which is so simple I think it's better and more accurate than the Dremel) to punch through the pumpkin (if you look at the pattern shown you will see 4 small black round circles around each symbol..those are the holes you punch). You stitch these using pearl cotton fibers.  In the beginning of the stitch  it may feel a little awkward holding the pumpkin and  stitching through it at the same time, but in no time you will adjust to it.  What better way to decorate for the fall than to stitch on pumpkins.  Makes a beautiful display of needlework even better.  The carving kit includes the push drill, drill bit, tape and a craft knife

Scary Apothecary (cont)......................Hands on DesignScary Apothecary (cont)......................Hands on DesignScary Apothecary (cont)......................Hands on Design
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Scary Apothecary (cont)......................Hands on Design

3 more of the Scary Apothecary series are here, Spider Legs, Skeleton Polish and Snail Slime.  Shown stitched on 32 count linen, the finished size is approx. 3.25" x 4.75".  Shown stitched with Classic Colorworks and Kreinik #4 braids

4th Leaflet-Spider Legs-Bean Sprout, Pumpkin Harvest, Zack Black, Boysenberry Jam, River Rocks, Kreinik #4 Braid # 27

5th Leaflet-Skeleton Polish-Bean Sprout, Sugared Violets, Shamrock, Finley Gold, Zack Black, River Rocks, Kreinik #4 Braid 5815 & 011HL

6th Leaflet-Snail Slime-Frog Legs, Shamrock, River Rocks, Bean Sprout, Zack lack, Pumpkin Harvest, Boysenberry Jam, Kreinik #4 Braid #011HL, 027, 242HL, 5835

There will be one more set of 3 coming out before Halloween.  These easy projects to stitch and will only take a couple of days for each design, so you can have them hanging for this year's celebration. 

Scary Apothecary (final).......................Hands on DesignScary Apothecary (final).......................Hands on DesignScary Apothecary (final).......................Hands on Design
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Scary Apothecary (final).......................Hands on Design

The final 3 project in the Scary Apothecary are Cauldron Cleaner,            ,               .  All 3 charts use Classic Colorworks and Kreinik threads and are stitched on 32 ct. linen.  The fibers used on each chart are:

7th Chart-Cauldron Cleaner-Boysenberry Jam, Frog Legs, Pumpkin Harvest, River Rocks, Shamrock, Zack Black and Kreinik #4 Braid # 011HL, 242HL

8th Chart- Coffin Paint- Finley Gold, Frog Legs, River Rocks, Shamrock, Sugared Violets, Ye Old Gold, Zack Black, Kreinik #4 Braid 011HL, 5510, 5815

9th Chart- Cackle Lozenges-Frog Legs, Pumpkin Harvest, River Rocks, Shamrock, Zack Black, Kreinik #4 Baid 011HL, 5013, 5535

 

 

Gone Batty............................................With Thy Needle & thread
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Gone Batty............................................With Thy Needle & thread

OMG...a bat wearing a candy corn necklace...so cute, along with a black cat, Mr. Moon and gorgeous fall flowers...there is a lot to like here.  Not sure Brenda intended this to be part of a series, but it is.  so far she did a snowman surrounded by flowers, a white rabbit among flowers and now the cat.  I have stitched the others on 20 ct. linen over 2 so the pillow finishes around 18" x around 10".  However, she stitches her models on 32 ct. PTP Kermit linen so her finish is approx. 11 1/2" x 6".  While I stitch the large count using Weeks and DMC Pearl Cottons, Brenda used 

Weeks Dye Works: Pelican Gray, Charcoal, Carrot, Daylily, Persimmon

Gentle Arts: Gold Leaf, Cornhusk, Fragrant Cloves

Classic colorworks: Eggshell, Honeycomb, Hickory Sticks, Mossy

Boo To You...............................With Thy Needle & Thread
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Boo To You...............................With Thy Needle & Thread

I almost missed the side eye this little prim Pumpkin Head girl is giving the crow.  That makes this even cuter.  And her candy corn necklace....who wouldn't love that?  Brenda shows her stitched on 36 ct. Winter Brew linen by R & R Reproductions.  The finished size is approx. 4 3/8" x 5 7/8".  Stitched using 

Weeks Dye Works:Light Khaki, Confederate Gray, Carrot and Persimmon

Gentle Arts: Gold Leaf, Cornhusk, Wood Smoke, Fragrant Cloves, Wood Trail, Toffee

Classic Colorworks: Fallen Leaves, Magnolia Blossom, Old Marigold, Sticks and Twigs, Colonial Copper & Wilderness

Hickety Pickety................................With Thy Needle & Thread
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Hickety Pickety................................With Thy Needle & Thread

It's Halloween and things are getting exciting in the chicken Coop because it is at this time of year that the witch rides through throwing her old and rotten pumpkins to the chickens for a treat. Atitched on 36 ct. Khaki linen the finished design is approx. 9 5/8" x 4 7/8".  Stitched using 

Weeks Dye Works:Flatfish, Sage, Oscar & Daylily

Gentle Arts:  Cornhusk, Nutmeg, Cidermill Brown, Fragrant Cloves, Toffee

Classic Colorworks: Old Marigold, Pumpkin Harvest, Petite Maison, Pebble Beach, Sticks and Twigs, Ye Old Gold, Colonial Copper

DMC #3830

Pirate Skeleton....................Rovaris
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Pirate Skeleton....................Rovaris

As October gets closer we start thinking of Halloween.  And nothing says Halloween like skeletons...and Rovaris has turned that into the pirate skeleton and his gal pal.  Stitched on 32 ct. linen the finished size is 9 3/4" x 14 1/4", and stitched using DMC and WDW Pea Coat.

Stingy Jack & Friends...................Erica Michaels
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Stingy Jack & Friends...................Erica Michaels

This fun and quirky set of jack-o-lanterns is inspired by the legend of Stingy Jack, which is likely the basis for our contemporary jack-o-lantern traditions. Five distinct jack-faces with endless options to make your own unique, each face is stitched on a larger cut of fabric - then stitched up the back, gathered top and bottom, and tufted to make the models as shown here. So many options depending on your fabric and floss selections - make them all different as Linda has shown on the chart pack or a matching set in the same fabric and floss - or any combination you like.  Linda has listed the fabrics and flosses used in the models. Also included are finishing guidelines, templates and diagrams.  You will also notice some interesting display bases here. She has used an old glass insulator for Skinny Jack, and glass candlesticks turned upside down for Stingy Jack and Scary Jack. It’s fun to play with what you might already have around the house, or that interesting ‘thing’ you found in an antique store!  

Stingy Jack (shown far right behind white Classic Jack)- stitched on 36 ct. PTP Eck!  Overall finished size-11" wide x 6" high

Scary Jack (shown orange tall pumpkin back with bat stitched on his head-stitched on 32 ct PTP Gingerbread linen- Overall Finished size-8 3/4" wide x 7.5" high

Skinny Jack (shown to the right of Scary Jack)-stitched on PTP  32 ct, Jewel- Overall Finished size-7 1/2" wide x 8" high

Toothy Jack-(shown in front of Scary Jack-Stitched on 28 ct. WDW Straw Gingham linen-Overall size-5 3/4" wide by 5 3/4" wide

 Classic Jack- (shown in front)-Stitched on 40 Ct. LL Maritime White-Overall Size -7 3/4" wide by 4" high

Threads used:

Classic Colorworks: Balsam Fir
The Gentle Art: Fragrant Cloves
Weeks Dye Works: Onyx, Bullfrog, Mascara, Rust

Scary Apothecary..........................Hands on DesignScary Apothecary..........................Hands on DesignScary Apothecary..........................Hands on Design
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Scary Apothecary..........................Hands on Design

Are you ready for a silly, spooky & sparkly Halloween series? Scary Apothecary was inspired by spooky apothecary labels – but with a Hands On Design twist of a vintage color palette, a touch of Kreinik sparkle, and some wicked Halloween.  Scary Apothecary Color Palette: please refer to this list if you are purchasing threads for the entire series of 9 ornaments:

Classic Colorworks (# of skeins): Bean Sprout (2), Boysenberry Jam (1), Finley Gold (1), Frog Legs (2), Pumpkin Harvest (3), River Rocks (3),  Shamrock (2), Sugared Violets (1), Ye Olde Gold (1), Zack Black (4)

Kreinik #4 Braid – 1 spool each: 011HL, 027, 242HL, 5013, 5510, 5535, 5545, 5720, 5815, 5835

Finished size of the ornaments will be approx. 3 1/4" x 4 1/2"

1st. Leaflet:Broom Stick Fuel

Ornament stitch count: 51 x 74   Models stitched on 32ct linen using:

Classic Colorworks: Boysenberry Jam, Frog Legs, River Rocks, Shamrock, Ye Olde Gold, Zack Black

Kreinik #4 Braid: 011HL,242HL, 5720

2nd Leaflet-Bitter Brew – for a Fowl Scowl 

Ornament stitch count: 51 x 75   

Classic Colorworks: Bean Sprout, Boysenberry Jam, Finley Gold, Pumpkin Harvest, River Rocks, Shamrock, Zack Black (these are the colors for this chart only, refer to the notes for the series palette)

Kreinik #4 Braid: 011HL, 5510, 5535, 5545

3rd Leaflet--Bat Balm

Ornament stitch count: 49 x 74   Models stitched on 32ct Winter Wishes, Fabrics by Stephanie.

Classic Colorworks: Bean Sprout, Finley Gold, River Rocks, Shamrock, Sugared Violets, Zack Black

Kreinik #4 Braid: 011HL, 027, 5013

Stranded Jacks........................Plum Street SamplerStranded Jacks........................Plum Street Sampler
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Stranded Jacks........................Plum Street Sampler

Stranded Jacks was actually released in 2012, don't know what happened to us not getting it up on the site, however better late than never.  This is a nautical selection of ornaments stitched over 2 on 36 ct. linen.  Models shown are done on Lakeside Vintage Meadow Rue, but there are several linens that would work nicely for this.  Stitch them individually or stitch them all on one piece of linen.  They are shown stitched on little black hornbooks on the cover, and I've also included a picture of some I finished and mounted them on a thin dowel rod to stitch in a coordinated container.  I used 36 ct. Weeks Confederate Grey linen.  The designs are approx. 2 1/2" x 2 1/2".  Stitched using Gentle Arts Sampler Threads. 


$9.00
Black Cat & The Moon.................With Thy Needle & Thread
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Black Cat & The Moon.................With Thy Needle & Thread

The 3rd in the peat pot basket series.    This sweet little basket is constructed from a 3" gardners peat pot and your cross stitch work gets finished in the top of the basket.  Crepe paper trim and wire handle adds extra charm and detail to this basket.  These are a quick stitch and make wonderful gifts.  Design is worked on 40 count R & R Sheep's Straw linen over 2 threads.  Pattern gives complete instructions for constructing the basket.  Fibers used are:  WDW Pelican Grey, Charcoal, Carrot and Persimmon-Gentle Arts Cornhusk, Gold Leaf, and Classic Colorworks  Eggshell, Honeycomb, Hickory Sticks and Mossy.  

Halloween Ball...................Amaryllis ArtworksHalloween Ball...................Amaryllis Artworks
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Halloween Ball...................Amaryllis Artworks

A new ball from Amaryllis Artworks, dedicated to Halloween.  7 different designs, Witch head, jack o'lantern, ghosts, bats, black cat, candelabra, skeleton, and a candy corn bottom.  All stitched on 32 ct. Pumpkin linen from 
Weeks Dye Works.  Stitched in DMC White, 154, 310, 319, 320, 327, 414, 415, 720, 721, 743, 844, 3011, 3012, 3013, 3362, 3371, 3781, 3790.  Approximate Ball Size is 15" circumference.

Bat Kit Crazy...................................................Val's StuffBat Kit Crazy...................................................Val's Stuff
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Bat Kit Crazy...................................................Val's Stuff

A 3 dimensional flying bat done on perforated paper, is joining the many other Halloween kits from Val's Stuff and like the others, everything but floss is included in the kit.  There are two kits available, one with the green bat supplies and one with orange bat supplies, however both designs, "bite me" and "just batty" are included in every kit so you can stitch whichever you like on your bat.  These are fast stitches and fast finishes.

 For the purple bat you will need Weeks Dye Works Ultraviolet and Chartreuse DMC black and white.             For the green bat, you will need Weeks Dye Works Pepperoncini & Ultraviolet, DMC black,white and 3011           For the Yellow Bat, you will need WDW Curry and Purple Majesty                                                                    For the Black Bag, you will need WDW Merlin & Dahlia                                                                                   For the Deep Sea Blue Bat, you will need WDW Deep Sea, Paris Green

Other supplies needed include a low temp hot glue gun (although I used my regular hot glue gun), a 2" sewing needle and pinking shears for cutting the Weeks Wool used to back the wings.  It isn't necessary to use pinking shears but for the model look that is what was used.  

Halloween in Quilt.................Cuore e Batticuore
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Halloween in Quilt.................Cuore e Batticuore

Whimsical and great design which can be stitched as shown or broken into 7 different designs to use on smalls or ornaments.  Model stitched on 32 ct. Light Sand linen using DMC floss: B5200, 310, 782, 433, 3371, 977, 741, 721, 720, 783, 3771, 166, 581, 648, 646, 535, 3799, 926, 552.  Design finishes approx. 10" x 15".  

Frightful Be..............................Shepherd's Bush
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Frightful Be..............................Shepherd's Bush

This quirky sweet sampler is stitched on 32 count hand-dyed linen with a combination of overdyed silks and cottons. A little packet of specially made buttons is also included with the linen, silks and cottons. 

$60.00
Frightful Halloween...........................Shepherd's Bush
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Frightful Halloween...........................Shepherd's Bush

A new needle roll for Halloween stitching. The kit includes 32 count linen, beads, buttons, cotton floss, and hand dyed ribbon. This kit is a companion piece to Ghosts gather scissor fob.  If you don't want to make it into a needleroll, you can always just frame it as a small sampler.  The kit includes 32ct linen, beads, buttons, floss Teri's ribbon for finishing.

$20.00
Ghosts Gather..........................Shepherd's Bush
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Ghosts Gather..........................Shepherd's Bush

This kit includes a piece of 32 count purple linen, hand dyed and regular cotton floss, beads,buttons, and hand dyed ribbon. It is a fun addition to a pair of spooky scissors. This kit is a companion piece to Frightful Halloween needle roll. 

$16.00
Halloween Days Sewing Basket.............Mani di Donna
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Halloween Days Sewing Basket.............Mani di Donna

Another cute sewing basket fom Mani di Donna....dimensions are approx. 4" x 6" and this one is divided.  The Halloween scenes shown are cute and have all the elements we expect, pumpkins, jack-o-lanterns, ghosts, bats, crows and the haunted house.  Included with the chart is the wooden handle, and plenty of instructions with the pictures showing how the construction of the basket  is done.  Having done 2 of her constructed baskets, mini tote type projects it is really not that hard once you get past the Italian directions and see the English directions directly under the Italian.  You also get the wooden bat piece cut from the handle to put on the fob that goes with the basket.  Start now and you will surely have this done by Halloween.

Halloween Pinkeep......................Stacy Nash Primitives
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Halloween Pinkeep......................Stacy Nash Primitives

Another oversized pinkeep from Stacy, but they just keep getting better.  Shown stitched on 32 ct. Dirty Linen it finishes approx. 7.5" x 5.75" and is stitched using Gentle Arts Threads:Carriage Black, Straw Bonnet, Endive, and Gingersnap.  This would also be great as a pillow stitched on one of the new 20 ct. linens...the finished size on that would be 11" x 8"...which would be a nice size.  So if a pinkeep isn't your thing, try the 20ct. 

Frankly My Dear...April's Spook of the Month...................Val's Stuff
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Frankly My Dear...April's Spook of the Month...................Val's Stuff

Frankenstein is April's Spook of the month and just like the others is cute and easy to do.  Stitched on perforated paper, backed with felt and comes with the chart, perforated paper, backing felt, hanger and the specialty buttons (moon and eyes).  You supply the fibers out of your own stock.  Hang as an ornament or glue to the top of a papier mache box and fill with treats. 

$14.00
Halloween Trifles.......................Shepherds Bush
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Halloween Trifles.......................Shepherds Bush

Three small pincushions stare out at you in the latest leaflet from Shepherds Bush.  On the "Halloween" pin cushion you may be able to see it is worked on a new linen from Fabric Flair called Cobweb.  "EEk" is done on Zweigart's Natural with cream spots linen.  I have stitched all three on an overdyed lime green and it looks fabulous so you can stitch them on anything. 

Fun, fast and cute designs. 

$8.00
Haunting Halloween........................Drawn Thread
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Haunting Halloween........................Drawn Thread

Another multi use chart showing a framed sampler or  pin cushion and fob set, Cynthia has worked this on 32ct Chestnut Linen  and again on 18ct Brown Canvas or it can be worked on 18ct Natural Linen. Charted for Silks or DMC and hand-dyed flosses.  The cushion/sampler pattern measures approx. 3" x 6.5", with the matching tag approx.  4" x 3.5".  The sampler stitched on 18 ct. over 2 will be approx. 3"x  11 1/2". 

$10.00
It's Hallo-Scream/Toil & Trouble Tingles Double Flip................Lizzie KateIt's Hallo-Scream/Toil & Trouble Tingles Double Flip................Lizzie KateIt's Hallo-Scream/Toil & Trouble Tingles Double Flip................Lizzie Kate
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It's Hallo-Scream/Toil & Trouble Tingles Double Flip................Lizzie Kate

The Final Tingly Halloween fun in our 12-design series! Have you found the hidden Halloween greeting embedded in the whole series? Start sleuthing!  The Tingles series is now complete with these final 2 designs.  Flip includes 2 designs and olive and black buttons  Stitch them separately, or complete the 12 part series all together - or do both! FREE template and complete instructions, including extra stitched areas, is available here.

$10.00
Hats off to Halloween 2...................Lizzie Kate
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Hats off to Halloween 2...................Lizzie Kate

Does this sound familiar? Hats Off to Halloween was Lizzie Kate's  very first design #001, back in the year 1996. They've updated the design... changed the shape from horizontal to vertical, added some BRIGHT Halloween colors, and a bonus design. They've added 3 buttons to the Hats off design which we have encluded in the chart pack. "Hats Off" design is approx. 3" x 7.5" when stitched on 28 ct. linen (they show it stitched on Amber). " Be Very Scary" design size is approx. 4"x 3.25" also when stitched on 28 ct. linen.  Designs stitched with Weeks Dye Works and Classic Colorworks fibers

$13.50
Halloween Night.........................Shepherds Bush
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Halloween Night.........................Shepherds Bush

This is such a fun Halloween piece to stitch. With the front yard doubling as a pumpkin patch and graveyard, it sets the tone for the stitch. The verse meandering down the stitch is.."A witch's moon shines clear and bright, pumpkins flicker with ghostly sight.  Bats and spiders give all a fright, Creepy crawly Halloween Night."  Stitched on Weeks 20 ct. Cappuccino linen, over 2 threads using overdyed flosses and embellished with a set of JABCO clay buttons, including a tiny headstone.  If you don't want to stitch on 20 ct. (over 2 makes it 10 ct.), and it's not a kit you can always change the linen to a smaller count.  On 20 ct. the finish size is approx. 4"x18"



   

            

Hocus Pocus.....................Amy Bruecken Designs
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Hocus Pocus.....................Amy Bruecken Designs

This little gal is full of spunk. She is a little bossy and short tempered but it adds to her charm. She's smiling but, she's tricky,  be leery of the smile.  Presented in chart form, and  using Week's hand-dyed linens in wild colors.  While the picture here shows an off white, the chart shows Chartreuse Green which is so cute.  They don't call for specific embellishments  but you do have an opportunity to add one or two.     Finishes approx. 2"x4" on 30 ct. 

$6.00
Get Scared.....Shepherd's Bush
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Get Scared.....Shepherd's Bush

Another Box....Halloween themed....perfection!  Have a friend who's birthday falls around Halloween?  This is the perfect gift and if that friend is a stitcher...well just give them the kit and they can stitch it themselves.  Or you can stitch it for them and put another treat inside...win, win!  Kit includes everything needed to finish design.  Stitched on 32 Ct. Willow Green Linen...this can also be framed, or made into a pin cushion. 

Halloween Heart......Barbara Ana Designs
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Halloween Heart......Barbara Ana Designs

This is such a cute Halloween welcome,  in the shape of a heart to hang on your door or place on a chair. Stitched using Valdani 6-strand overdyed embroidery floss (DMC substitutes are also provided) on 32ct Cream linen.  This style of design allows you to use up various fibers from your stash  without worrying about colors matching.  Cute and fun!  Approx. design size is 10.56" x 8".

Halloween (the moon laughs)...Barbara Ana Designs
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Halloween (the moon laughs)...Barbara Ana Designs

A fun design to stitch for Halloween. The verse reads: "When witches go riding and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers 'tis near Halloween". Design size is approx. 8.25" x 4.72" when stitched on 36 ct. fabric.

Halloween Rules  Part 3.......Lizzie KateHalloween Rules  Part 3.......Lizzie Kate
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Halloween Rules Part 3.......Lizzie Kate

Is it time for Halloween already? It's the perfect time to begin, and you'll be finished long before the scary stuff begins! Stitch each design individually or combine into one long list of rules. Each Double Flip includes 2 designs, and orange and black button embellishments. The free border will come with the Double Flips or you can download the border from the Lizzie Kate website. "Visit a Haunted House/Scare a Crow,"  your third rule is here.   Stitch them individually or join them together inside that fun border.   Stitched on 32ct Chestnut Linen, the entire set will measure approx.  5" x  23" when you're finished.  Each card includes a pair of rules and a trio of tiny button embellishments. 

$10.00
Halloween Rules Part 2 .....................Lizzie KateHalloween Rules Part 2 .....................Lizzie Kate
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Halloween Rules Part 2 .....................Lizzie Kate

Is it time for Halloween already? It's the perfect time to begin, and you'll be finished long before the scary stuff begins! Stitch each design individually or combine into one long list of rules. Each Double Flip includes 2 designs, and orange and black button embellishments. The free border will come with the Double Flips or you can download the border from the Lizzie Kate website. "Carve a Pumpkin/Stay up Late,"  your second rules is here.   Stitch them individually or join them together inside that fun border.   Stitched on 32ct Chestnut Linen, the entire set will measure approx.  5" x  23" when you're finished.  Each card includes a pair of rules and a trio of tiny button embellishments. 

Flora McSample Boo Sampler Kit....Lizzie Kate
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Flora McSample Boo Sampler Kit....Lizzie Kate

Who is Flora McSample? She's the new L*K sampler girl, and she's excited to meet all of you! Flora's first sampler is a spooky one, but she's not scared! Kit includes pattern, 28 ct. lilac linen and hand-dyed "pumpkin" button. Welcome, Flora!

$14.00
Hagatha's Hats.............Just Nan
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Hagatha's Hats.............Just Nan

Hagatha, Broomstick Hollow's leading citizen, wants to show off her new hats! She commissioned Nan to design her 2010 wardrobe and even shares the secret of making these unique Halloween treats. Nan amended Hagatha's instructions so everyone can make these bewitching hats to use as table decorations or hanging ornaments. Stitch a pair of miniature 4 x 4 witch hats to sit anywhere,  on a base or hang them from a tree or use a pumpkin base as Nan did.  Stitched in DMC on 30ct Weeks Carrot hand-dyed linen... each hat is stuffed full of Nan's bright Halloween colors and little pumpkins, ghosts, and spiders.   No Witches  hat is complete without a special hat-pin... so, Nan presents 2 new Garden Pins, Black Cat and Spider Jack charm Pins (which are available separately). Each hat comes as it's own kit of chart, finishing instructions, interfacings, fleece, chipboard hat base, metallic twisted and purple satin cords, beads and a silver hanger ring.  Linen, and Hat Pins are offered separately. 

ABC Halloween Kit...................Lizzie Kate
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ABC Halloween Kit...................Lizzie Kate

Lizzie Kate's ABC series continues with this creepy knockout design. The colors are gorgeous and the little motifs and text are appropriately spooky!

$32.00
Eek, Boo, Hiss......................Lizzie KateEek, Boo, Hiss......................Lizzie KateEek, Boo, Hiss......................Lizzie Kate
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Eek, Boo, Hiss......................Lizzie Kate

Lizzie Kate has 3 little Halloween designs guaranteed to make your spooky self happy!
Great Halloween colors and motifs combine in versatile square designs to finish however you choose. Charmed chartpak includes tiny black and white buttons and black bead embellishments. Get scary!

$12.50
Ghost Halloween Double Flip....Lizzie KateGhost Halloween Double Flip....Lizzie KateGhost Halloween Double Flip....Lizzie Kate
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Ghost Halloween Double Flip....Lizzie Kate

These 2 designs are the final pieces in Lizzie Kate's big Halloween sampler. Tiny black buttons complete the bats around the hovering ghost and more spooky white button eyes peek out near the pumpkin.

$10.00
Halloween  Papier Mache Box Chart... Prairie MoonHalloween  Papier Mache Box Chart... Prairie Moon
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Halloween Papier Mache Box Chart... Prairie Moon

Halloween Paper Mache Pincushion Box comes with the chart to stitch the pincushion. The pin cushion design inside the halloween box is "Boo" shown at the top of the picture.  

Halloween Sewing Set.....Giulia Punti AntichiHalloween Sewing Set.....Giulia Punti Antichi
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Halloween Sewing Set.....Giulia Punti Antichi

This is a special sewing set with a purse, a scissors case and tassel fob, a needle- pins etui, and a pincushion biscornu. It has been stitched with 310 Black DMC  cotton floss on hand-dyed linen fabric.  Lovely pins, buttons, scissors and needle minder are perfect for this easy stitching piece. The step by step finishing information are detailed and easy to follow.

$16.00
Halloween Double Flips I....Lizzie KateHalloween Double Flips I....Lizzie KateHalloween Double Flips I....Lizzie Kate
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Halloween Double Flips I....Lizzie Kate

Halloween visits every year, and we're starting to stitch in January, so there are NO excuses-start your needles and get SPOOKY!Spooky/Treats Boo Club! Double Flips
Could this be more fun? From the fabulous Halloween colors to multiple pairs of scary button eyes peeking out from here and there, this series is a hoot! Each Double Flip comes with two sets of buttons, black and white. Black Cat/Spiders Boo Club! Double Flips
YIKES! We've got a black cat and creepy crawling spiders everywhere! Tiny white button eyes make our cat glow.  More tiny black buttons make the spiders come to life! Eek/Creepy Boo Club! Double Flips
EEK! There's a frog in my stitching and an owl, too! These friendly critters are accented by tiny black and white button eyes.




Creepy Crawly......Blue Ribbon DesignsCreepy Crawly......Blue Ribbon Designs
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Creepy Crawly......Blue Ribbon Designs

New from Blue Ribbon designs is the cutest halloween set I've seen.  A unique set of Halloween Smalls along with a stitched casket to hold them ~ there is a tombstone needlebook, a pinkeep, and a scissor fob complete with a skeleton stitched in the bottom of the casket! Package contains complete charting and finishing instructions.  This is a "must have" for all those Halloween fanatics. 
$14.00
Fright..............Shepherd's Bush
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Fright..............Shepherd's Bush

Here's a tiny Spot Motif sampler filled with tiny stitched pumpkins, hats, hearts and what-nots! Offered as a kit, it finishes approx 3" x 4-1/2" when stitched on 32ct Country Grain Linen in solid and hand-dyed silks, which are included in the full kit.  I love these small spot samplers because they are fun to stitch and a quick stitch so after a long project these are a special treat.  

$20.00
Ghosties & Ghoulies & The Eyes Have It...Cross Eyed CricketGhosties & Ghoulies & The Eyes Have It...Cross Eyed Cricket
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Ghosties & Ghoulies & The Eyes Have It...Cross Eyed Cricket

Ghosties & Ghoulies gives you more ornament choices for your Halloween tree while The Eyes Have It gives you three separate designs, including one for a matching jar label and lid.  Consider using Kreinik florescent or DMC Effects fibers to get a glow in the dark effect.

Ghoulies & Ghosties....Just Nan
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Ghoulies & Ghosties....Just Nan

Ghoulies and Ghosties is a colorful piece, a stacked bunch of Halloween madness.  It's very colorful and full of bright oranges, yellows, slime green, black, white and purple. All of Nan's favorite creatures are in this one, the little swirly ghosts, the HUGE spider, the funky witch, the jack o-lantern...a great piece for Halloween decorating.  The finished size is approx. 5 1/4" x 2 3/4" when stitched on 28 ct. fabric. 

Franky The Thinker.....Glendon Place
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Franky The Thinker.....Glendon Place

Frankenstein is portrayed here as a confused, kind hearted fellow wondering how he came to be and pondering the purpose of his existence.  His pose has a close resemblance to the famous sculpture by Auguste Rodin.  You can't help but like him and he will surely become a charming addition to your Halloween Decor. Stitched on 28 ct. Okefenokee hand dyed linen from Crossed Wing with the finished design approx. 8 5/8" x 12 5/8" when stitched over 2.  Chart only

$10.00
CrowJackers....Just Nan
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CrowJackers....Just Nan

New Halloween WhimZi's have arrived and what a group they are.  You'll see Beulah the Witch, Jockey Jack and Gasper Ghost all riding a black crow. These are cute 2-inch designs. Can be stitched in silk or DMC.
Ghost's Alphabet....Primrose Needleworks
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Ghost's Alphabet....Primrose Needleworks

Ghosts, goblins, witches,  oh my, it's spelled out here in Ghost's Alphabet.  Actually the word Ghost is spelled out but it's surrounded by all the icons of Halloween, a flying witch, bats, owls, black cats, jack-o-lanterns, etc.  A fun piece to brighten up your halloween decor.

$8.00
Halloween Hang-Ups 1 & 2.....Lizzie KateHalloween Hang-Ups 1 & 2.....Lizzie KateHalloween Hang-Ups 1 & 2.....Lizzie Kate
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Halloween Hang-Ups 1 & 2.....Lizzie Kate

More punch needle from Lizzie Kate...oh,my it's Halloween and cute as can be.  These would be perfect on Alan's Wooden trees found on our site...again, just like the Christmas ornaments they are finished with Weeks Dye Works wool so no sewing involved.....the packet includes 3 pre-stamped designs & finishing instructions.

Halloween Fairy  by Mirabilia
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Halloween Fairy by Mirabilia

The third of Mirabilia's "Fairy Holiday Collection", this kit includes 32 count natural Linen from Zweigart, Cresent Colors hand dyed floss, Mill Hill Beads, graph and needle.

$50.00

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