assorted Halloween goodies from Blackberry Lane The Silver Needle, Fine Needlework Materials, everything for cross stitch
Seasonal Cross Stitch Treats from The Silver Needle
6068 S. Sheridan Rd.    Tulsa, Ok. 74145  (918) 493-1136  (888) 543-7004   E-Mail    

There are so many wonderful designs available that celebrate every season and occasion under the sun... so we thought it'd be fun to collect a few of them, and organize them for you on a set of Holiday/Seasonal Pages. I'm a "seasons" nut... so we'll be adding to these all the time! We have so many other projects and ideas in the shop, and elsewhere on the site, but this is a fun way to show you just a few ..... ENJOY!

Autumn Cross Stitch Designs
Spring and Easter Designs
Christmas and Winter
Patriotic and Summer

Stitchy Witchy Bell Pull from Stitchy Prose - click to see more
Something fun to stitch from Stitchy Prose
Stitchy Witchy Bell Pull - 'After Twilight's embrace witches weave spells with needles and lace.' This was done on an acid-yellow/green fabric to really accent the two thread colors of Blackbird and Rainy Day. (Dmc 310 and 550.)

Something cute for stitchers... wouldn't this be fun split up into 5 individual pin cushions and nestled in a bowl? The Stitch count is 73 x 291 - so you'd have 4-inch wide cushions... and 16 inches of length between them - I think it'd make a fun display! Add a little furry thread to the cat, some button embellishments, metallics to the moons, spider web and needles...and back them with deep dark wools to make them more spooky!

Elegant Flowers Sewing Box from Mani di Donna - click for more The Barn in the Sun Sewing Set from Mani di Donna - click for more Live Simple Sewing Box from Mani di Donna - click for more Memories From Nantucket from Mani di Donna - click for more
Just a few unusual treats from Mani di Donna - Coming from Italy - to Market - to Tulsa!
  • Elegant Flowers Sewing Box - This is a fabric-covered cardboard round box - with a little pull-out drawer. Since we've never seen a box like this, we are taking her class in constructing this 'little curiosity' at Market. Simona is offering this in chart format, and we can't wait to get our hands on it. We've seen those decorative handle rings at Hobby Lobby, so this promises to be very do-able! We have learned this box is constructed out of Skirtex -- which is a stiff drapery-lining material, widely available.  Strong like cardboard -- but a textile rather than paper mache. The top stitching measures about 4 inches in diameter - to give you a size idea for the entire box. Worked on 32ct, coded for DMC. We are including the waxer with the chart.
  • The Barn in the Sun Sewing Set - A cute little quilt-inspired sewing set of thread and pin case, pin mattress, and scissor bag. Stitched on Weeks 32ct Cocoa Linen with DMC, along with the chart, we are including the 2 specialty pins, the beaded scissor fob, the hand-dyed pom-pom trim. Promises to be petite and colorful!
  • Live Simple Sewing Box - Worked on 32ct linen with Weeks hand-dyed flosses, this is trimmed with lining fabric of your choice (from your stash) and Weeks Merlot hand-dyed wool. The accessories included with the chart are the black mourning pins, the tag board behind the stitched sheep, the sheep waxer, and the beaded decorative pin shown in the pic. If you 'patchwork' the wool on the topper inside, you can probably get by with three coordinating schnigglet cuts of our wool... I don't know that yet, because I don't have this in my hands. Just thought it was a cute project!
  • Memories From Nantucket - This charming cushion caught my eye because of the verse. Basically she says that when her sailor-boy takes off for another sea voyage, she's blowing him off and leaving town! It says, I have made up my mind now to be a sailors wife, to have a purse full of money and a very easy life. But when he says goodbye my love, I'm off across the sea! Stitched on 32ct with Weeks flosses, it's trimmed with Lady Dot Chenille. I think it's so much fun when you have something like this that looks normal, but then you read the verse and just laugh!

A Ghostly Music Box from Mani di Donna - click for more A Ghostly Music Box from Mani di Donna - click for more
A Ghostly Music Box from Mani di Donna
Well, this is pretty cute! This is a set of needlecase, scissor sheath, and pin cushion drum that doubles as a music box! That stitched music box's topper rotates as it plays the theme song from The Addams Family!

The entire set is stitched on Weeks 32ct Tin Roof Linen with Weeks hand-dyed flosses. You'll need to choose wool and trim for the topping, but maybe get your other 'ingredients' first to see what you like best. Simona has a video of the assembly of the box system, and we are offering her finishing pack of all the precut skirtex box pieces, so that shouldn't be the scary part of this. I think it's just delightful! SO unique, what a fun decoration to play with every year you bring it back out!

The Omens from Cherry Hill Stitchery - click to see more Sherman the Fox - Sweater Weather from Cherry Hill Stitchery - click to see more Sherman the Fox - Sweaters Please from Cherry Hill Stitchery - click to see more

The Omens, Sherman the Fox - Sweaters Please and Sweater Weatherfrom Cherry Hill Stitchery
  • The Omens - Here's a crisp piece for the Fall season - looks like it's done with just 3 colors - but actually 7 good 'ol DMCs are in here! Measuring just 7 x 5 on 14/28ct, it would be pretty stitched with hand-dyeds instead of the solids. The chart is presented with a nice color cover pic of the finished piece, but then she's given you the chart in both black and white and a colored version, so you can stitch off of the one you like better. Just a pretty piece.
  • Sherman the Fox - Sweaters Please and Sweater Weather - We know both of these designs are pretty similar, but little Sherman-the-Fox is pretty 'foxy' in both of them, so we couldn't choose the favorite! I see these stitched and hung above the mitten rack in the back hallway.
    Stitched on anything neutral in any count you like, they are coded for DMC and hand-dyeds. They finish 9 x 9 and 4 x 5-ish on 14/28ct... just something cute for the season.

The Marvelous Mr Meow Kit by Satsuma Street - click for more Specs Kit by Satsuma Street - click for more Benny Bones Kit by Satsuma Street - click for more The Big Wahoo Kit by Satsuma Street - click for more
The Spooksters are Here from Satsuma Street
Satsuma Street's 2023 Halloween ornaments have arrived - super-cute as usual! All are presented as complete kits of 14ct perforated paper with all their necessary sequins or tiny smattering of beads.

Too hard to choose just one, get 'em all... once the stitching is done, back them with sticky felt or pretty scrapbook paper, and then cut them out. They make cute magnets, pumpkin pokes or hanging ornaments!

Halloween Spooktacular Ornaments set 1 from Tiny Modernist - click to see more Halloween Spooktacular Ornaments set 2 from Tiny Modernist - click to see more Halloween Spooktacular Ornaments set 3 from Tiny Modernist - click to see more
Halloween Spooktacular Ornaments from The Tiny Modernist
This is a three-leaflet set of 12 small 4 x 4 inch designs. Cuter than cute, it's a fantastic set of coordinating 'personalities' that I find charming. Worked on a darker background, all with the same 7 shades of DMC - Cheryl has these coded for Weeks hand-dyeds as well.
Very vintage in feel, she also includes a digital pic of the entire set stitched together.

Twas All Hallows Eve from Tiny Modernist - click to see more
'Twas All Hallows Eve
from The Tiny Modernist
This is an ongoing piece... we have three of the four charts pictured here... 4th section to come by this October. The whole thing measures 169 x 169 - so a generous 10 x 10 on 16/32 ct. Stitched with either hand-dyeds or DMC, you can stitch them individually and leave off the border... or join them, once that 4th section comes.

Just love that floral pumpkin! Each section is a single page chart on heavy stock - full color printing, so they are very nice. If you order the first three we will not hold them for the 4th... we'll ship them now, and the 4th later on.

Halloween Terrarium from Tiny Modernist - click to see more Autumn Traditions Sampler from Tiny Modernist - click to see more
Autumn Traditions Sampler and Halloween Terrarium from The Tiny Modernist
  • Autumn Traditions Sampler - This looks like it'd be a fun jigsaw puzzle to put together! A delightful neighborhood - it kind of looks Halloween but really isn't. The smoke plumes coming from the chimneys are not ghosts! The pumpkins aren't carved... and I did look - there are no trick-or-treaters! BUTTT colors are great, and it looks to be a fun stitch. Finishes approx 7-1/2 x 11 on32ct. Coded for DMC the chart is huge and colorful - easy to read.
  • Halloween Terrarium - A cute little FLORAL Halloween scene! I like everything about this, especially the dead relative buried in the yard! Cute an colorful - stitch it and see if anyone notices that in here! Finishes about 4 x 6 on 18/36ct - coded for DMC.

Autumn Barn Trio by Waxing Moon - click to see more Sunflowers from Petal Pusher - click to see more Skeleton by Susanamm CrossStichr - click to see more
Fun designs looking forward to cooler weather!
  • Autumn Barn Trio by Waxing Moon - This companions several of her other Trio designs... all the same size, all with the saw tooth border, they make nice brick stand-ups and plant pokes - if you do them on perf paper.
  • Sunflowers by Petal Pusher - Bright yellow and gold flowers... Barbie has a small 'Vincent's Pinkeep designs included, pictured on the back cover. Get your fix of yellow colors!
  • Skeleton by Susanamm CrossStich - Isn't this little guy fun for Halloween? He's pretty big - 87 x 102 - so about 5-1/2 x 6-1/2 on 32ct - and he's solid stitching. BUT pretty darn cute! Coded for DMC.

Rose Band Sampler from Samplers and Primitives - click for more The Autumn Quakers from Samplers and Primitives - click for more The Autumn Alphabet from Samplers and Primitives - click for more 1869 Thanksgiving Pin Cushion from Samplers and Primitives - click for more
Something New for Autumn and Thanksgiving from Samplers and Primitives
A new company for us to carry, these 4 designs - available as charts - will be arriving in the shop the last days of August.
  • Rose Band Sampler - Well, I lied... this one is for all year long - not necessarily Thanksgiving! LOVE the vintage-inspired rose medley medallion as well the the 4 delicate rows beside it. You could do a large 'mattress' cushion and stitch the 4 bands as the sides... or even do parts of those as smaller cushions. Lovely, and very classic.
  • The Autumn Quakers - Choose a white or creme for these, pretty acorn shadings with a hint of Quaker borders tossed in! Smaller one is close to 4 x 4, larger is closer to 6 x 6.
  • The Autumn Alphabet - Companions the cushions, right at about the same size... same motifs, colors... all three of these would be pretty together in a woven basket with acorns and dried leaves!
  • 1869 Thanksgiving Pin Cushion - Celebrating the year the US made Thanksgiving a National Holiday! Love the little shade pumpkins and vine... I might re-arrange those numerals on the date a little - but that's a personal thing. Tuck this in with the Autumn Quaker and Alphabet pillows.

Tis Near Halloween from Kathy Barrick - click to see more Come on In! from Kathy Barrick - click to see more Haunted from Kathy Barrick - click to see more Haunted from Kathy Barrick - click to see more
Three New Halloween Treats from Kathy Barrick
  • Tis Near Halloween - Who doesn't LOVE this little kitty? Kathy found the verse on an old postcard and gave it a new home on little black kitty. Cool penny rug border, that busy sky - choose a fabric medium in color so you don't lose the bats in the background, metallic for the moon would be fun, wool for the cat would be awesome! Measures 131 x 145, 'When witches go riding and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers tis near Halloween.'
  • Come on In! - 'Take off your skin and dance around in your bones!' Measures 129 x 178 - would be 7 x 10 on 36ct... and we have AWESOME fabric choices for this one! Lots of deep angry blues to look like night sky!
  • Haunted - You get BOTH of these design arrangements in this book! Haunted is super fun... more and more motifs keep showing up - I love all the zig zags and geometrics in here. Check out the skeleton bats. All the cute jacks underneath the house, that awesome tree... all of this! Lots of design options on this one, just have fun with all the pieces and parts!

Presenting Just Nan's Owlvira's Frightful House - click to see more! Just Announced from Just Nan!
Presenting Owlvira's Frightful House

The Ghosts and Goblins at Scream House have new neighbors! Owlvira has moved in next door!

Frightful House stands deep in the gloomy shadows of Haunted Hollow. When the leaves begin to fall, the house wakes up, and all the inhabitants take their places to show us how scary they can be. Owlvira Owl is the house manager. She has a room in the attic where she plans all the entertainment for each frightful night. The Stitch Guide includes behind the scene stories for each side of the house.

Fences with garlands of purple lights surround the house, and the front door has a spider knocker. Ghosts, grimacing pumpkins, frogs, bats, spiders, skeletons, monsters and one menacing mummy appear on the 4 sides of the house, and you will find more creatures on the roof and in the creepy crawl space below. Owlvira's attic room features a spider web rug and black felt walls for needles and pins (and a little frog charm).

Using DMC (B5200, 209, 310, 581, 646, 648, 740, 741, 900, 937, 947, 972, 3032, 3787, 3837, 3819) and 4 shades of Weeks Floss ( London Fog, Bark, Autumn Leaves and Onyx), stitch the house as one piece on one large piece of linen. The 4 roof sectionsare stitched on another, and Owlvira on a third piece of fabric. Linen choices are Weeks 32 CT Tin Roof Linen. Finished size for the bungalow is approx. 51/2" X 21/4." We are offering fat quarter cuts for fabric, to ensure you have enough for proper piece placement.

Owlvira is stitched as one piece, then folded in half. Black and purple beads sparkle on her chest and her eyes are hypnotic orange sequins. A bat flies across a harvest moon on her back. Black hairpin wires are included for her "feet" and a bronze bead and purple flower sequin for her hat. Owl is not available separately. Materials included: Color cover, 12-page Stitch Guide, Linen Layout page, 24" of ribbon, black felt, 1 piece of cardboard, beads, owl eye sequins, 2 hairpin wires, spider charm, verdigris frog charm, bronze bead and purple flower. Your linen and threads are offered separately.

Presenting Just Nan's Autumn Mix - click to see more! Just the cutest EVER... you may remember our Scream House Exclusive Nan did for us years and years ago. Sold out for all this time, Owlvira's Frightful House has come to 'save the day' or 'scare away the rest of the neighborhood!' She is VERY LIMITED and will NOT last till Halloween!

Autumn Mix
Another little "Mix" of seasonal florals by Nan, joining Wintery, Jasmine, & Pansy Mixes... it's time for Pumpkins and all the pretty colors! Leaves, grapes, pumpkins, acorns, apples, purple asters along with a chrysanthemum are all 'Mixed" in here! Stitched on 32ct Raw Belfast with DMC and Peach Cobbler Week hand-dyed floss, this finishes petite 3-ish inches - just like its seasonal companions. Presented as a chart with embellishments included.

Meow-o-ween from Stitches by Ethel - click for more
from Stitches by Ethel
Stitches by Ethel has a cute new kitty design to get you into a Halloween mood. Only 60 x 90 in stitch count, her little black cat is dressed for her Halloween party hat, with balloons and star confetti in the sky.

Coded for DMC it'll finish about 4 x 5 on 32ct. Might be fun to stitch the moon, confetti and jack's eyes in metallics. Presented as a small chart.

Meowmas from Stitchy Prose - click to see more Meowster Mash from Stitchy Prose - click to see more
Meowster Mash and Merry Meowmas! For you Cat Lovers!
from Stitchy Prose
A Pair of Cute Biscornu Designs by Stitchy Prose... Work these on any fabric you like - they measure 60 x 60 in stitch count - so will finish about 4 inches on 14ct. Coded for DMC, they feature little kitties all dressed up for the seasons, and they are CUTE!
  • Meowster Mash has a Ghost cat, a Frankenstein cat, and one wearing a cape.
  • Meowmas is even cuter... it has a snowman cat, a reindeer cat, and even a Santa Cat! Real different, each is presented in chart format.

Matilda Mouse from Finally a Farmgirl  - click to see more Scarecrow Matilda from Finally a Farmgirl  - click to see more Matilda Sews from Finally a Farmgirl  - click to see more Miss Jenny from Finally a Farmgirl  - click to see more Jeremiah from Finally a Farmgirl  - click to see more
Matilda Mouse, Scarecrow Matilda, Matilda Sews, Miss Jenny and Jeremiah from Finally a Farmgirl
Here are 5 cute little personalities all by new designer - Finally a Farmgirl. Presented as charts, they are all small, and stitched with a combo of DMC along with Weeks and Classic Colorworks hand-dyeds. The charts are in color... but a bit hard to see, so maybe blow them up a little.
  • Matilda Mouse is the teeniest at 3-1/2 inches on 32ct Summer Khaki. Love that tape measure twill tape on the finishing (we have it - by lady Dot Creates - black, yellow or creme.)
  • Scarecrow Matilda is 4 x 5... cute for Fall.
  • Matilda Sews companions the first one... look at her baby peeking from behind the tomato cushion!
  • Miss Jenny is a toad - she's kind of hard to see in the pic because of the curve of the cushion. We think she is holding a sampler in one hand, and books in the other... Matilda is there on a neighboring mushroom!
  • Jeremiah is smitten with Jenny - his chart is the one that is hard to read... but he's cute, and worth the effort! Jeremiah finishes about 6 x 5.

Green Rhapsody from Rosewood Manor - click for more Dreaming of Poppies from Rosewood Manor - click for more
New September Releases from Rosewood Manor
  • Green Rhapsody - 186 x 196 stitches on 32ct Linen, using Weeks Dye Works Flosses. This 10-page booklet includes 3 smalls for creating needlebook covers or pin pillows, a bookmark, an extra border and TWO Lovely Welcomes!
  • Dreaming of Poppies - 238 x 238 stitches on 32ct White or Antique White linen, using DMC flosses. This 14-page booklet includes 11 smalls for creating lots of fun needlebook covers or pin pillows and several mix & match fobs, plus a Poppy Welcome and a Poppy Mini Sampler!

  • NOW, we have 4 more of Karen's cool pumpkin designs, all of them are stitched on Picture this Plus's 32ct Haunted hand-dyed linen and coded for DMC flosses. This makes 15 so far!
Squirrels on a Pumpkin from Rosewood Manor - click for more Hands on a Pumpkin from Rosewood Manor - click for more Mice on a Pumpkin from Rosewood Manor - click for more R.I.P. on a Pumpkin from Rosewood Manor - click for more
Rosewood Manor's Newest ON THE PUMPKINS
Karen has released more of her cute mini-pumpkin designs - all stitched on Picture This Plus' Haunted hand-dyed linen. The deep blue/green/purple background color really makes the bright orange and greens that she uses POP. Coded for DMC floss, each of these is about 4 or 5 inches in size, and as you can tell from the pics, you can finish them in numerous different ways. Cute, colorful and fun, something else to perch in a cauldron of candy or next to some little pumpkins on your counter. We have lots of similar shades of fabrics in various counts for these - 14 to 40!

Bee Chart from AB Designs - click for more
We Are All A Little Batty Here! from AB Designs
Amy has finished her set of darling little Halloween 'people'... who are all being batty together! Stitched on bright purple fabric (lots of great choices and counts in that area), all of it is done with DMC floss. Amy had introduced this piece in parts... but now all have been released, and since the color key appears ONLY in the first chart... it needs to come to you as the complete set of the 7 charts.

Super cute and colorful, the stitch count is 181 x 146... so it'll finish 10 x 13 on 14ct for instance. You can stitch each 'person' individually; they would make darling stand-up blocks, or pumpkin pokes... or even pokes to stick up from the candy dish!

13 Spooky Smalls from Primrose Cottage Stitches - click for more Halloween Letters from Primrose Cottage Stitches - click for more Witch's Kitchen from Primrose Cottage Stitches - click for more The Salem Sisters Apothecary from Primrose Cottage Stitches - click for more Home Sweet Haunted Home from Primrose Cottage Stitches - click for more
A Little Halloween from Primrose Cottage Stitches
Several new charts are here... all published in 4-color leaflet format with huge, colorful, easy-to-follow charts. They like to put the finished model pics on the inside pages beside the chart offering a nice glimpse of what you are stitching.
  • 13 Spooky Smalls is a collection of nothing larger than 5 x 6. Easy stitching, cute finishing, various fabrics were used, everything is coded for DMC, and the graphics on the 13 pages are good enough that you can duplicate the fun finishes right from the pictures.
  • Halloween Letters - a cute way to spell Halloween down the left-hand side... with fun words across. Worked on your favorite fabric, it'll finish about 7-1/2 inches square on 32ct. Coded for DMC along with a few hand-dyeds, it'd be really cute if you made the ghosts opalescent, the bats sparkley black, maybe even bead the main letters down the left side. A lot of room for special things in this cute design!
  • Witch's Kitchen - She's making a mess... I hope the spiders and bird aren't the next ingredients! DMC and hand-dyeds, this finishes about 6 x 6 on 32ct.
  • The Salem Sisters Apothecary - You're going to need 4 skeins of Weeks Dye Works Kohl to stitch this fun shop sign. On 32ct Country Vintage Mocha, it finishes about 5 x 8. The wooden frame is available for this.. details for ordering are inside the leaflet. You could change 'the salem sisters' to Mom's Apothecary, and then change the date to the year Mom got married and started cooking for her family!
  • Home Sweet Haunted Home - This is a half-sized leaflet pattern - it finishes a little over 4 inches square on 32ct and is worked in Weeks hand-dyed flosses. Just a fun sign to put on the door everyone uses to come into the house - maybe it's the garage door into the back hall... everyone needs to know what they're walking into!

Hello Halloween Book from Teresa Kogut -- click to see more Hello Halloween Book-just 3 of the designs from Teresa Kogut -- click to see more
Hello Halloween Book from Teresa Kogut!
This is a book that contains 11 full color Halloween designs. The main Sampler shown the cover is so cool! I love love love all the repeating rows of motifs, and the repeating cat border. The differently dressed witches are cute, and the haunted house at the bottom makes a great pic of it own - especially if you add that tree over on the left. 220 x 330 - This finishes approx 12 x 18 on 36ct... a mixture of DMC's and hand-dyeds.

Shown above are just 3 of the included designs: Vintage Cats are in here... stitched on Weeks Tiger Eye hand-dyed linen... each measures a generous 4-1/2 x 7-1/2. Onward Black Kitty is quite the vision! Looks like it came from an antique postcard... I think kitty is more scared of the moon than the witch! The Goode Witch - another offering in the book... here's another that you can split apart - do just the kitty on pumpkin, or leave that part out, and now the scarecrow is getting the prize offered by the witch!

This is Halloween from The Drawn Thread -- click to see more
This is Halloween from The Drawn Thread
Cynthia Zittel has a fun new Halloween design... a haunted house with its graveyard and resident spiders and ghosts - all underneath the most glorious gnarly tree! She's put a lot in here - skeletons, ghosts, bats and pumpkins - all of it measures 183 x 74. Notice that huge eerie yellow moon behind the tree - soft and golden, spooky and seemingly quiet - for now!

It'll finish approx 11 x 4-1/2 on 32ct... and it would make a stunning drum-shaped stand-up, if you're 'framed out, or an awfully cute flat stand-up to perch on a sill or someplace!

Smell My Feet from Autumn Lane Stitchery - click to see more Baba Yaga from Autumn Lane Stitchery - click to see more Midnight Ride from Autumn Lane Stitchery - click to see more
Three New Arrivals from Autumn Lane Stitchery
  • Smell My Feet - Grab some wild fabric you like and DMC's from your stash to stitch this fun piece. It measures only 100 x 100 in count so will be about 7 inches on 14ct.
  • Baba Yaga is another on their intense, super-dark and wild Halloween pieces. It masures 140 x 196 - so about 9 x 12 on 32ct. Get some mangy fabric and don't forget to add some metallics to get those empty eyeballs going!
  • Midnight Ride - Back to cheerful Halloween with a skinny witch with a pretty dress and a awesome broom all against a nighttime sky. Wouldn't it be fun to stitch this for a teenager who's just gotten her drivers license? It measures 10 x 14 on 28ct.

Val's Favorite Snowmen from Val's Stuff
3 Little Boos Kit from Val's Stuff
Val's Stuff has a trio of small 1 and1-1/2 inch designs that are worked on the new 18ct perforated paper vs 14ct. They remind me of big postage stamps.
Cute as can be, the kit includes the paper, backing felt, chart and pin backers. Use bits of DMC from your stash... these are bright and fun - they'd make cute magnets too.

Halloween Favorites Book II Limited from Val's Stuff
Limited Editon Halloween from Val's Stuff
Val's Stuff has been busy designing Halloween and Wintery things... giving us plenty of stitching time before we're ready for scares and snow again! And don't miss the newest Plant Poke!

Halloween Favorites Book II Limited - A set of 6 paper ornaments - all worked on 14ct perf paper. You'll need bits of floss from your stash, but all the stitching papers, the orange, purple, green and black backing felts, eye buttons, bead teeth, and little ghost and star buttons are included. Val's individual ornament kits usually run about $14 or $16 each... but this special collection has SIX for $50!

St Nikolas by Jennie Lane - click to see more Autumn Harvest by Jennie Lane - click to see more New Designs By Jennie Lane
*Hand made stitch works by Jennie Lane* is the colorful designer name logo on these two new designs... and they are delightful!
  • Autumn Harvest is a stack of pumpkins that finishes approx 4 x 4 on 40ct Weeks Parchment hand-dyed linen. Stitched with Gentle Art and Weeks hand-dyed flosses, they feature some specialty stitches - Smyrna Crosses and Satins - for a lot of extra texture and fun. Just a little unexpected and a nice touch. Presented in a full color 6 x 9 chart.
  • St Nikolas is darling! He's stitched on 36ct Summer Khaki linen with an assortment of hand-dyed threads. Smyrna Crosses and Satin stitches all over in here, that glorious beard is all French Knots! BUTTTTTTT.... she tells you that you CAN do crosses if you want. (or Colonial Knots, or Rice, or whatever... this is a fun place to add something fun.) Beautifully presented in a nice large full color chart, even the regular-sized leaflet itself is a treat to hold! St Nikolas finishes 5 x 8... a must have!

Stars on a Pumpkin from Rosewood Manor - click for more Owls on a Pumpkin from Rosewood Manor - click for more Toads on a Pumpkin from Rosewood Manor - click for more Acorns on a Pumpkin from Rosewood Manor - click for more Spiders on a Pumpkin from Rosewood Manor - click for more
The Pumpkins of Rosewood Manor!
Treats, Bats and Acorns from Rosewood Manor - click for more Karen Kluba is working on a set of ultra-colorful pumpkins... she has11 so far... and we've presented 5 of them here! (Click through to see the rest!) Owls, Spiders, Acorns and Toads, Bats, Candy and even Mr and Mrs, the set is delightful. Funky shaped pumpkins 4 to 5 inches each - no two are alike. You have to LOOK into the designs to find those bats and toads, but they are all in there and fun to find.

Coded for DMC floss, you could add some beads or metallics from your stash if you want. Some of the charts come with buttons or charms, but not all of them. Offered in small chart format, all of them are stitched on Picture this Plus's 32ct Haunted hand-dyed linen - which is a gorgeous aqua/teal/blue-gray color. THE PERFECT contrast to the bright colors, we have models in the shop and they just POP on that gorgeous fabric. (You'll be able to get 6 pumpkins out of a fat quarter...and we also have Dawn, Echo and Nocturne as awesome alternatives.)

Autumn Harvest by Jennie Lane - click to see more

Autumn Harvest By Jennie Lane
*Hand made stitch works by Jennie Lane* is the colorful designer name logo on these new designs (we have another on our Christmas Page)... and they are delightful!

Autumn Harvest is a stack of pumpkins that finishes approx 4 x 4 on 40ct Weeks Parchment hand-dyed linen. Stitched with Gentle Art and Weeks hand-dyed flosses, they feature some specialty stitches - Smyrna Crosses and Satins - for a lot of extra texture and fun.

Just a little unexpected and a nice touch. Presented in a full color 6 x 9 chart.

When Witches Go Riding from Tiny Modernist - click to see more

When Witches Go Riding
from The Tiny Modernist
You might have been seeing this design these past few months, while the pieces and parts were releasing, but we've waited until we had the whole set together to offer it. Stitched on 32ct Natural Linen, the whole thing measures 143 x 234 - so 9 x 14-1/2 on 32ct. Worked with B5200 (2), one skein each of Classic's Mossy and Rainy Day, Baking Tin (3), and 2 skeins of DMC black. We like it because it's so monochromatic, but not really!

Witches go riding, black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers 'tis near Halloween! All 4 charts gathered together.

Autumn Pin Drum from Kathy Barrick - click to see more
Autumn Pin Drum
from Kathy Barrick
Stitch this delightful little piece - I love that stuffed pumpkin on the top! Stitched on Weeks Dye Works 36ct Beige linen with Weeks and DMC flosses... the entire thing is only 4 x 9 when flat.

Roll it into the drum shape and top it Lady Dot's hand-dyed velveteen... and make that stuffed pumpkin out of more velveteen. Then, cover your seams with baby rik-rak and you'll be good to go.

Great colors, Kathy has three different 'views' on her cover - it looks totally different from all the angles too!

The Collectors from Autumn Lane Stitchery - click to see more Hocus Pocus from Autumn Lane Stitchery - click to see more Something Wicked This Way Comes from Autumn Lane Stitchery - click to see more
The Collectors, Hocus Pocus and Something Wicked This Way Comes from Autumn Lane Stitchery
Autumn Lane has some new designs -- some a little more 'intense' than others!
  • The Collectors are three women of the Salem Witch Trials fame. You get the sordid details in the chart! Stitched on Yule hand-dyed fabric by Seraphim, you'll need 5 skeins of DMC 310, 3 of #500 and 2 of 501.
  • Hocus Pocus is stitched on a barnwood hand-dyed color - kind of a recipe book for all the tools you might need to concoct a great spell! Finishes approx 9 x 9 on 28ct.
  • Something Wicked This Way Comes - This one is done on Picture This Plus' haunted linen, which is a gorgeous aqua-deep sea color. You'll need 7 skeins of DMC 310! I kind of see two halves to this one - you could stitch just the top section or just the bottom part - OR the whole thing! Metallics in the windows or opalescent in the moon and ghosts would be fun too - or maybe touches of glow-in-the-dark thread or beads?
Poltergeist Pirates from Glendon Place -- click to see lots more
Poltergeist Pirates from Glendon Place
Glendon Place's Cheryl has designed a friendly pirate ship that isn't as scary as the skulls on there would like! Stitched on Crossed Wing's hand-dyed BANG! linen... Charted for DMC floss, Cheryl has featured 6 colors of Rainbow Gallery's Silk Lame' braid in this and several Just Another Company clay button embellishments.The Lame is a silk-rayon blend with touches of opalescent metallic in it - gives a shimmer!

So, the ghosts are glow-in-the-dark, and so is the skull on the flag. The lightest blue in the waves is stitched with the Lame in frosty blue. I like the shark in the water, the dragon on the front of the ship, the ghosts clinging to the masts, but the little skeleton crow steals the show! He's got his captains hat on, and he's on guard! Offered as the chart, we have the Lame' threads, the fabric and buttons all gathered together as a set - because you really need all the right things to capture the charm of this cute piece.

House Guests Kit by Satsuma Street - click for more Wise Guy Kit by Satsuma Street - click for more Sssslither Kit by Satsuma Street - click for more One-eyed Jack Kit by Satsuma Street - click for more
New Halloween Ornaments from Satsuma Street
Jodi Rice has 4 new Creepy Delights coming our way. Her things are always worked on perforated paper (but you CAN use fabric instead!) with regular flosses and studded with a few beads and sparkly sequins. Super colorful, they are all very eye-catching. Put magnets on the back on them for the fridge or file cabinet... sticks for plant or candy dish pokes. Stitch and frame 'em, or make them into little stand-up cubes -- they are way too cute to leave in a drawer unstitched!

Finishing about 4 x 4 each, the complete kits come with the chart, paper, flosses and sequins and needles. We have a pretty nice collection of her Halloween designs - these are #'s 14, 15, 16 and 17! Just love all the colors!

Ghoul's Crossing from Praiseworthy Stitches - click for more Ghoul's Crossing from Praiseworthy Stitches
Pam and Susan have a new Haunted Halloween Party House for 2021. *Come Ghoulies, Shriek, Growl and Dance!* Joining their collection of other busy houses... this one is just as colorful as the others, but a little different in finished size. It's a whopping 28 x 14 on 32ct Picture This Plus 'Haunted' linen, and it's garnished with a collection of JABCO clay spiders, bats, pumpkins and a little caldron button.

We have several of their models in the shop, and it's fun to find smaller take-out design areas to stitch smaller versions. The dramatic fabric highlights all the cute little ghosts and kids, the trees are all scraggly, the spider webs are thin metallic... a lot of fun things happening on ALL of their Halloween and Christmas Scenes! Presented as a chart... fabrics, buttons and extensive thread list (of 49 hand-dyed skeins or 34 Skeins of DMC and the metallic) are all offered separately. (Fabric and button info TBA)

Black Halloween Series from Twin Peak Primitives - click to see more
Black Halloween Series from Twin Peak Primitives
There is a lot you can do with this trio of designs. Right now, they are simply black on white. Think about neat fabric colors from your stash with that same black stitching.

Or... use a hand-dyed black for more effect. You could add a few stitches of just one color to make them POP - like gold metallic for pumpkin eyes, or black metallics for the spider. Super simple and understated... they'd make striking Halloween decorations.
The Witch's Garden by Pine Berry Lane
The Witch's Garden
from Pine Berry Lane
Just a sweet little piece, I'm not as excited about the 'witch side' as I am about the 'cute little kitty on the fence with the vines' side!

Just a few Weeks or DMC flosses... pick a mangy fabric that looks like a bleak day, or choose a bright sunny fall day background - either one would be cute! Presented as a small chart, the whole thing finishes a petite 4 x 4 on 36ct.
Jack O Lantern Jubilee from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more Jack O Lantern Jubilee from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more Jack O Lantern Jubilee from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more
Jack O Lantern Jubilee from With Thy Needle & Thread Has Arrived!
Brenda Gervais of With Thy Needle is releasing a fun new collection of Halloween pin cushions! Presented in leaflet format - like Jelly Bean Jubilee - this is a set of 6 cushions - all stitched with various hand-dyed flosses.

Colors used are 3771, 3778, Onyx, Oscar, Pelican Gray, Ultraviolet, Pumpkin, Putty, Carrot, Gold Leaf, Fragrant Cloves, Grecian Gold, Brandy, Avocado, Eggshell, Gingerbread, Hickory Sticks and Copper Penny.

Fabric shown is R & R's 40ct Brenda's Brew. For a limited time, we have 36ct Brenda's Brew Linen rather than 40ct. The 36 is lovely! What a fun collection of smalls!

Creepy Pumpkin Stackers from Praiseworthy Stitches - click for more Creepy Pumpkin Stackers
from Praiseworthy Stitches
Wow. this is a creative way to finish your stitching! Pam and Susan have designed three various-sized stitched pumpkins and then shown you how to finish/assemble them for a cute stacking Halloween display. The feature is the ANTIQUE WOODEN SPOOL they are stacked around! You can choose any three colors of fabric you like for your pumpkins - they tell you how to adjust the templates if you change from the 32ct Weeks Chestnut, Tiger's Eye and Cappucino choices used.

Stitching is done with Weeks, Gentle Art and Kreinik threads, with some Mill Hill beads and a JABCO spider button. (You can get creative from your stash with creepies to embellish this too!) Next, assemble the pumpkins - you are leaving the centers open - and then placing them over the spool to stand up! FOR NOW the antique spools are included with the charts - so neat!

I Love Cats! from Marnic Designs - click for more I Love Cats!
from Marnic Designs
Here's an interesting design... check out all these little kitties all curvy and quilty and cute! Stitch it as is... or maybe split up the cats and do some individual cushions or something! Certainly change the colors if the orange and black aren't your favorites... do them in Simply Wools... use metallic for the eyes, right now the orange touches are beads... you could keep that or just make stitches instead.

Fabric... definitely use something different than Aida - go over two threads because you want all the face detail and the cat curves... maybe you have a cool color already in your stash? There is a lot you can do with this with this fun and really creative charted design!

Bittersweet Trio from Waxing Moon
Bittersweet Trio
from Waxing Moon Designs
A sweet trio of Autumnal designs that finish just 4 x 5 each on 28ct natural linen. Coded for either DMC or Weeks hand-dyeds, they are very pretty little pieces that would be stunning as cushions all tucked into a little bowl or basket.

The borders would be pretty stitched as Sawtooth Satins, and you could change out the bittersweet berries with petite seed beads! All three charts are included.

Something Wicked BANNER & BISCORNU Book from Sue Hillis -- click to see more Something Wicked BOX & SMALLS Book from Sue Hillis -- click to see more Something Wicked Box & Smalls and Banner & Biscornu
from Sue Hillis Designs
Sue Hillis has two new books that feature delightfully fun sets of designs for Halloween, and then really concentrate on all the finishing details for everything in the sets.
  • Boxes and Smalls has the cutest Halloween alphabet circling around a box that you line and cover... you're learning neat and tidy finishing into a wooden hoop. You can cover a plastic tape measure with stitching and a professional trimming, and even make a casket-shaped box for scissors!
  • The coordinating Banner and Biscornu set of designs makes that long hanging that Sue then wraps around a wooden spool and tops with the Biscornu cushion! Really fun things, you can use all the Lady Dot trims and velvets to match your threads, use some JABCO clay pins, add beads and metallics all over the place, so many options for all of this. Great assembly pics... TONS of info in these two publications!

Halloween?  I Can't, I'm Stitching! from Jardin Prive - click for more Halloween? I Can't, I'm Stitching!
from Jardin Prive
Well, maybe take some time off to Trick or Treat? By Jardin Prive, she suggests your witch can have green skin! Just 8 shades of DMC in this 126 x 86 count piece... my eye sees three separate pin cushions across the top.

I see the witch stitching. Then, I see another section - another cushion - of the scissors, floss and Boo. (You could even split that one into two!) Then, I see the house and tree scene! There are lots of fun possibilities with this one!

Christmas Sampler II from Cottage Garden Samplings - click to see more Halloween Sampler II from Cottage Garden Samplings - click to see more Halloween Sampler II and Christmas Sampler II
from Cottage Garden Samplings
This is a pair of seasonal alphabet pieces that are neat in their own ways!
  • Presented as chart, Halloween Sampler II is worked on Picture This Plus's Murky linen - which the coolest, mangy color - it's just muddy and a MESS! So many things look REALLY good on it! You get all the letters plus some fun words for all of them with a few motifs tucked in here and there. LOTS of possibilities for beads, metallics and maybe a couple of charms or an old skeleton key!
  • Christmas Sampler II is much more subdued. Stitched on Ancient linen from Picture This Plus, the letters chart is huge - printed on one huge sheet of glossy paper - the motifs are super-cute, it finishes about 8 or 9 inches square depending on your fabric count choice. We like them both!

Sow Kindness from Hands to Work - click for more Sow Kindness
from Hands to Work
'They that sow kindness gather love.' This is a charming row of houses featuring that great verse - finish it flat in a frame, or roll it like this charming drum!

Worked on Picture This Plus Ale linen, it uses Classic and Gentle Art hand-dyed flosses. The chart is beautifully printed inside. (One of the shop gals, who had a self-imposed-buying-restriction this week, caved, and opened this one up before she bought it. The chart is HUGE, and the center lines are printed in red. A quick and easy stitch!

Owls of October II from Just Nan - click for more
The Owls of October II
from Just Nan!
*When the night turns black and the moon shines yellow...* Here come 4 intense owls from Just Nan, each coordinating, but stitched with different colors on their bodies and wings, and wild eyes!

The first Owls of October were released in 2011... it's time for more! Six designs in the chart, you get the 4 owls along with the top and bottom panel designs. If you aren't a 'cube finisher,' consider making a set of individual pin cushions... these little guys would be spectacular peeking out of a bowl of little stitched cushions!

Worked on 32ct Vintage Country Mocha Linen with DMC, the chart includes beads, black decorative pins for the corners, bronze beads for cube 'feet' and cardboard cube base.

Grateful Hearts by Mary Engelbreit from Imaginating - click for more
Grateful Hearts
by Mary Engelbreit from Imaginating
Imaginating has charted the artwork of Mary Engelbreit, and presented it in a leaflet format. I'm not sure how old the actual picture is, but the charting is new for 2020. Coded for DMC, it measures 168 x 142, so finishes approx 10 x 12 on 14/28ct. The model is shown on Aida, but working on Lugana or Linen is MUCH EASIER because of all the half-placed backstitching on this. With Aida, you have to MAKE your own holes... with anything over two - you HAVE that perfectly spaced middle hole already.

Next... notice the bottom is solid stitching. It is #369... and it's a MILLION stitches. Consider doing those in half stitches - along with the peachy-part in the center. It's lovely this way, but there are a ton of stitches there that you could probably do without, and not ruin the charm of the picture! Just a thought!

Salem from Jardin Prive - click for more
from Jardin Prive
By Jardin Prive, here are some cute owls and a trio of really unfortunate Jack-o-Lanterns! I think they're getting ready to go Trick or Treating!

Coded for DMC, they finish about 6 x 6 on 32ct. Actually, I think the owls are super cute - wouldn't they be cute as individual pin cushions?

Teeny Witch from Imaginating - click for more Teeny Witch
from Imaginating
This is a Mary Engelbreit design charted by Imaginating! On 14ct it measures 4 x 7 and it uses 24 different shades of DMC floss. The chart is huge, and easy to work with.

There are lots of 1/4 stitches that get crossed with your backstitching. A lot of people don't like tat effect, but since the chart is so large, they are really easy to deal with on this!

Hallows' Eve Haunting from Autumn Lane Stitchery - click to see more Midnight Brew from Autumn Lane Stitchery - click to see more Moon's Out Brooms Out from Autumn Lane Stitchery - click to see more Woodland Santa from Autumn Lane Stitchery - click to see more
Some Dramatic Pieces from Autumn Lane Stitchery
Here are 4 designs that are coded for DMC floss, but beg for some fun metallics to be added in - by YOU!
  • Hallows' Eve Haunting - This is worked on Picture This Plus's Murky - which comes in several counts of aida and linen. You're going to need 4 skeins of black floss, and probably some gold metallics for those windows and that moon! It finishes 10 x 13-1/2 on 14/28ct.
  • Midnight Brew - This one needs 7 skeins of DMC black! It does call for some glow-in-the-dark thread... really a fun scene! Fabric information is supplied in the chart.
  • Moon's Out Brooms Out - A fun Retro-look to this one! Choose a dark blue to mimic night sky, this one finishes about 8 x 11 on 32ct.
  • Woodland Santa - Stitched on a Star Sapphire-colored fabric, DMC flosses, he finishes approx 6 x 15 on 32ct. Easy to tell from the digital image on here that metallics would be fun and pretty easy to add.

Three Little Witches by Pine Berry Lane
Three Little Witches
from Pine Berry Lane
You get a trio of pin cushion-sized designs in the package - each finishes only 1-1/2 x 2 though!

Find some fun trims, finish them back to back... super small and quick.
Tis H'owl'oween from Val's Stuff Tis H'owl'oween from Val's Stuff
A fun chart that comes with clay button eyes, green leaf buttons, and felt pieces to make those leaves. I'm thinking though... if you have some rust or orange felt... you may want to toss some of that Fall color into your leaves!

You'll need flosses from your stash for this, can it can be stitched on just about any fabric you like.

Witchy Pantry from Barbara-Ana Designs - click to see more Three Witches from Barbara-Ana Designs - click to see more Witchy Harvest from Barbara-Ana Designs - click to see more
Barbara Ana's *Girls* are Getting Ready for Halloween!
Barbara Ana has a trio of new designs that are actually pretty entertaining when you study them! Can you find the little dangling lizards (I Believe those would be Newts?) Each pic has a cute little cat, and all the pumpkins, vines, dresses, and quilty design elements everywhere add pops of color. Break up some of the motifs and make some individual pin cushions - the cat with the basket of pumpkins is pretty cute... or you could stitch the witch faces on one side of a pin cushion and personalize your friends names on the other side! (depends on your friends, I guess.)

Anyway, presented in three different charts, all are worked on 32ct white. Witchy Pantry finishes about 6 x 6, Three Witches finishes approx 12 x 7-1/2, and Witchy Harvest finishes approx 8 x 6. All are coded for regular DMC floss.

Moo-Ella DeVil from Petal Pusher - click to see more Ewe Witch Chart from Petal Pusher - click to see more Cluck Cluck Boo from Petal Pusher - click to see more Bat Pig from Petal Pusher - click to see more Captain Black Mane from Petal Pusher - click to see more
Halloween Hoedown from Petal Pusher - click to see more Halloween Hoedown from Petal Pusher
Oh my gosh, this is the CUTEST design! It's a whole little barnyard of animals all dressed up for Halloween! Presented in 5 single charts, each 4 x 4 design - stitched on any neutral 32ct - can be stitched alone, or joined together with a Halloween Hoedown banner border.

The whole piece measures 16 x 5. (That border chart is offered Free - details inside each of these charts.) Anyway, we get Moo-Ella DeVil, Ewe Witch, Cluck Cluck Boo, Bat Pig and Captain Black Mane. All charted for DMC floss... I don't know which section is my favorite!

Halloween Calendar from Tiny Modernist - click to see more Halloween Calendar by Tiny Modernist
This is a fun piece... each day of the month has its own 32 x 31 square, and all of them feature something different, small and CUTE! Stitched on 32ct Twilight Blue linen - we have some dynamite Picture This Plus hand-dyeds that Praiseworthy Stitches features for all their Christmas and Haunted Houses that would be really cool with this as well. This finishes approx 10-1/2 x 15-1/2 on 32ct.

NOW... WHAT IF... you re-arrange the dates on the days of the week - the 13th of the month doesn't HAVE to be Tuesday. You can make tiny 1 or 2-inch pin cushions out of each different date square. You can make individual stand-up blocks out of each one, you can use the Trick or Treat and Boo boxes and choose 3 more to stitch 5 cubes all in a row - you can do ANYTHING! As cute as can be, this is coded for only 14 shades of regular DMC floss. (Ohhh what about beads and thin metallics and some buttons?)

Autumn Mouse Scissor Roll & Embellishments from Just Nan - click for more Autumn Mouse Scissor Roll & Embellishments from Just Nan
This is the third design in Nan's series called Mouse on a Roll. All scissor rolls in the series will be the same size, and each features a guardian mouse. The rolls are designed to hold 31/2" or 4" scissors of your choice.

Each of the mouse garden scenes on the outside of the roll features a mouse (or 2) and a moment in an autumn garden. Look for an apple tree with gathered apples beneath it; a mouse on a pumpkin sitting on a fence; a scarecrow with sunflowers and crows, and an outdoor fireplace for chilly nights. Fall flowers separate the scenes which are grounded with graphic autumn leaf patterns. The scenes are embellished with sparkling purple beads. A gold cluster of grapes charm marks the closure. Inside, 3 little helper mice scurry through acorns, grapes and apples to a secret pumpkin patch - the padded pocket for the scissors. Find a fourth mouse behind one of the pumpkins! The verse: "Where pumpkins hide, scissors slide."

Use DMC floss and Weeks 2239a Carolina Cecil to stitch the roll as one long piece on Zweigart 32 CT Vintage Country Mocha Belfast Linen. Form a scissor pocket with the overdyed wool backing, sew on a snap and roll it up! Four mouse garden scenes will show on the outside, the path to the scissors and verse will be inside and your scissors will stand at attention in the middle. Place Harvest Mouse on top of the roll to guard the scissors.

Harvest Mouse is stitched on Weeks 32 CT Grape Ice Linen. Her dress is decorated with autumn fruit and flowers and purple beads. Her hat is a copper bead cap, her tail is gold wired string and she is holding a satin maple leaf. She is not available separately.
Complete finishing instructions for the roll and the mouse are in the Stitch Guide.

Pumpkin Truck from Shannon Christine Designs - click to see more Pumpkin House from Shannon Christine Designs - click to see more Pumpkin Patch from Shannon Christine Designs - click to see more The Pumpkin Farm Series from Shannon Christine Designs - click to see more
Pumpkin Patch, Truck and House... The Pumpkin Farm Series
from Shannon Christine Designs
This is a cute three-part set of 4 x 4-ish designs that all go together, so we're offering them as the set.

Coded for DMC floss you can stitch them all in one row, or make a cube - and decorate the three sides that are showing with each of these designs. Just something fun and cute for the season!

Halloween Party from Les Petites Croix De Lucie - click for more
Halloween Party
159 x 190 - A 10-inch circle of cute mini-motifs coded for DMC, this begs for metallics, beads, and maybe some frizzies for the spider legs!

By Les Petites Croix De Lucie, presented as a pair of charts - one chart has the backstitching lines printed in color, for clarity.

Field Mouse Hollow from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more
Field Mouse Hollow from With Thy Needle - Due in the shop next week
Brenda Gervais has announced a new pattern with little witch mice in their garden of bittersweet. The big 'ol witch shoe might be the 'house' they are Trick-or-Treating!!! Finishing about 5-1/2 x 6-1/2, it'd make a cute hanging pillow over a doorknob somewhere.

It would also be cute perched as a cushion in that Halloween Candy Basket you might have already started! (You know the one where you buy the Halloween candy NOW, so you'll HAVE it to give away at Halloween... all you find in the trash are wrappers that nobody knows anything about!) The inference of mice in their candy might scare them away! This comes as a chart... hand-dyed flosses.

A Witch's Hat of Bats by Bent Creek -- click to see more A Witch's Hat of Bats
from Bent Creek
Marsha and Elizabeth have finally done another design in their *Thing of Things* Series! Just in time for Halloween - which really IS just around the corner - stitch this cute little hat full of bats, cats, pumpkins, and a little spider! Lots happening in there! Presented as a complete kit, you get the 18ct natural linen and DMC #5 Pearl Cottons. Measuring just 6 x 6 when finished, make a box stand-up for a cute holiday decoration.

These kits are just like my Secret Needle Night designs - same size, same fabric, same threads (only we toss in some Rainbow Gallery specialties.) A great size for in-the-car-stitching... everyone loves something fun and quick to stitch now and then! There are at least 10 other Things of Things in this series - Candy Canes, Candy Corn, Snowmen, Ornaments, Pumpkins and Leaves, Easter Eggs.

Halloween Hats from Imaginating - click for more Halloween Shoes from Imaginating - click for more Halloween Shoes and Halloween Hats
from Imaginating
Quite a fun sampling of expressive shoes and hats for the season! Measuring 6 x 6 on 18ct, and coded for DMC floss, it might be fun to do these with some metallics to brighten them up a little... maybe add some beads?

Just fun pieces! Presented as leaflets.

Get Away Ghost Needle/Sewing Case and Matching Beaded Fob
from Fern Ridge Collections
Get Away Ghost Needle/Sewing Case and Matching Beaded Fob from Fern Ridge - click to see more Fern Ridge's newest Scary Smalls Set is here, and super cute - if you are into scary-looking little ghosts! Offered as complete kits, you get ALL the fabrics, beads, buttons, charms, threads, findings, linings, EVERYTHING but your time to stitch them in the kits!
  • Get Away Ghost Needle/Sewing Case is worked on Weeks 32ct Spanish Moss linen with weeks flosses. It features tulle to make those 3-dimensional ghosts on the front. Several cute silver charms appear on the inside of the case - a little skeleton, gravestone and flying bat... everything is gray, black and silver! Measures approx 3 x 4 when closed.
  • Get Away Ghost Beaded Fob is simple Peyote beading... again, that little ghost, with beautiful gunmetal beads and crystals. He's just the right size to finish in about 4 hours... fringe and all. Some of the Fern Ridge fobs have tons of 'fussy' fringe, but this one has a little less, so much easier to control. Kit contains all the beads, threads and findings you need.

Autumn Saltboxes from Plum Street Samplers Gobble Gob from Plum Street Samplers Five New Designs
from Plum Street Samplers -
Gobble Gob and Autumn Saltboxes are just two!
Paulette Stewart has sent the cutest new designs! Click the pic to visit her page with all the details!
  • Gobble Gob - This is the newest animal stack - it features a turkey family all perched in a field of Autumn corn!!! All the autumn/checkerboarded/quilty sunflowers are charming... and so is that little turkey chick! Finishing the same size as the rest of the Animal Stacks... about 3 x 5, Paulette discusses two different fabric choices for this one!
  • Autumn Saltboxes - Nick-named the Salt Shakers! 2 Houses, each 63 x 81 in stitch count, these look gorgeous! She has them finished as flats, but they would make 3 x 4-ish pin cushion pillows as well. Great colors, and again those charming quilted flowers in the backgrounds!

Black Cat Hollow from Barbara-Ana Designs - click to see more
Black Cat Hollow - All Three Parts! from Barbara Ana
This is a whole village scene complete with pumpkin vine border, little haunted houses, black cats, and witches with big behinds!!!! (better them, than me!) Cute as can be, it is full of stars and moons, lots of Autumn vegetation and witches and bats everywhere. Originally released in three separate charts, we have all of them together, so you can have the set at one time rather than chasing down all the parts.

*Double double toil and trouble, fire burn and cauldron bubble.* Measuring 151 in stitch count, this will finish approx 11 x 11 on 28ct, and is charted for just 9 shades of regular DMC floss! Go for it, and add hand-dyeds, metallics for the house windows and bats... wool thread for the cats??

Halloween Sampler from Cottage Garden Samplings - click to see more Halloween Sampler
from Cottage Garden Samplings
What a cute medley of Halloween-themed words all bunched together into this alphabet piece! Stitched mostly in hand-dyed blacks (There are three different shades in here... Blackboard, Raven and Soot!), you get just a hint of bright coppers and oranges here and there!

Finishing approx 10 x 10 on 32ct, they suggest Weeks Dye Works Havana Linen, which comes in several counts. Maybe add a little black Petite Treasure Metallic Braid to the capital letters???? Offered as a chart.

Black Cat from Madame Chantilly Pumpkins Thieves from Madame Chantilly Pumpkins Thieves and Black Cat
New from Madame Chantilly
Halloween patterns are flying into the shop - just like they're on witches brooms!!!!!
  • Pumpkin Thieves is darling! The little witch is borrowing a harvest, complete with watch-cats! The main design measures a whopping 267 x 132 in stitch count. The back cover of the chart shows just the witch and pumpkins without the dirigible (the little blimp up there!) Charted for just 6 shades if DMC floss... this gal has Santa in airplanes and hot air balloons - she excels in alternative transportation designs!
  • Black Cat - See? Another means of transportation! A spooky village, that larger-than-life cat... again, this uses only 6 colors of DMC and measures a generous 172 x 140 in stitch count.

Scary Berry from Erica Michaels - click for more Scary Berry from Erica Michaels
Oh my gosh, Erica Michaels continues her super-charming miniature stitched berry cushion collection with pair of Halloween designs! We always get one 2 x 3-1/2 inch-ish cushion stitched on linen (linen berry) with no background stitching, and another with a totally different design that is stitched on 40ct silk gauze (silk berry) -- background is stitched. I cannot tell you how CUTE these are... we have a trunk show in the shop right now, and it is one of my very favorites... I think 48 different berries!

You CAN stitch the silk version on linen and linen on silk... they call for hand-dyed flosses and frequently use Week's wools for the topping treatments. Silk berry chart comes with cut of 40ct silk gauze. Finishing is basic - even though it looks scary -- like the designs, I guess!

CS241 Basketful of Autumn Time from With Thy Needle & Thread - click for more CS240 Bittersweet & Broomsticks from With Thy Needle & Thread - click for more CS239 Autumn in Baltimore from With Thy Needle & Thread - click for more
Autumn and Halloween are on their Way from With Thy Needle & Thread!
CS242 The Cat & the Moon from With Thy Needle & Thread - click for more Due in the shop August 8th... they are all charts... here's the scoop!!!!
  • Basketful of Autumn Time -- This is the 3rd of a 4-part series. 93 x 83 In stitch count, preferred fabric is Summer Khaki, which comes in lots of different counts. There are a few over-one stitches in the Jack-o-lantern faces, and all is worked with hand-dyeds. No houses in the basket this time around... just that pile of pumpkins!
  • Bittersweet & Broomsticks -- 115 x 90, Super-cute! The golden color of the fabric highlights the flosses nicely on this... but something mangy and gray might be fun too!
  • Autumn in Baltimore -- The 3rd in this series, this time, you are seeing it stitched over one thread on 28ct Mushroom Lugana. Pin cushion, basket wrapper and even a little wool pumpkin, this all fits into a 5 x 3-1/2 x 2 oval paper mache box! Lots of stitching options with this one, each of the quilt motifs would make pretty little cushions and smalls...
  • The Cat & the Moon -- The 3rd small peat pot design, this makes a cute 52 x 53 pin cushion if you don't want the pot and ruffle finishing option. Notice how she's stitched the cat's face vertically so the thread variations are not horizontal??? I think it makes him look more 'vintage.'

Autumn Blessings from Waxing Moon
Autumn Blessings
from Waxing Moon Designs
*May your blessings be as countless as the autumn leaves.* A simple message delivered with the yummiest of Autumn  colors... pull out your Weeks hand-dyed flosses of  Straw, Guacamole, Driftwood, Amber, Havana, Oscar, Gold, Daylily, Sweet Potato and Terra Cotta.

This finishes about 8 inches square on 16/32ct. Frame it, make a pillow, or just mount the flat fabric to a piece of wool, and let it be a flat table mat! (Easy to store away as a seasonal decoration that way, and a neat way to show off some of your primitive stitching talents - if you have those too!)

Sugar Skull from Imaginating - click for more

Sugar Skull
from Imaginating
This is super-energetic on color... Imaginating's Sugar Skull is quite an eyecatcher!

Coded for DMC floss, it finishes approx 8 x 10 on 14/28ct. No special stitches or anything... just a fun design for Sugar Skull Lovers!

Happy Halloween Companions from Artful Offerings - click for more Happy Halloween Companions
from Artful Offerings
This is just a cute design to make you smile! By Artful Offerings, it is stitched on Week's Havana linen (several counts available, on 30ct this finishes about 6 x 7) and calls for Sampler Threads or DMC.

You could stitch the kitty in fuzzy black threads -- we have several options, you could add glass beads for the spider and cat eyes -- you could do the moon, bow tie and kitty hat in Fyre Werks metallic... you could bead the border... or add a couple more rows of a complimenting color to make it more jaggedy! Lots of options with this, because it has 'good bones!' Presented as a chart.

Halloween Quaker from Lila's Studio - click to see more Halloween Quaker from Lila's Studio
WOW, is this a cool piece!!!!! By Lila's Studio, this is stitched on Picture This Plus's Murky Linen -- it's a dark, drab but dramatic muddy grey-brown fabric! (Simply delicious, as it's name does not suggest!) Halloween Quaker measures a generous 261 x 180, so it finishes approx 16 x 11 on 32ct. Stitched with Classic Colorworks hand-dyed flosses, this has several cool elements to it.

The Quaker-inspired motifs are fun, especially the unusual spiders in one, and the black cats in another. That little village at the bottom is cool, the witch legs and boots are colorful, but your eye really goes to that silouette right in the center! Beautiful colors of thread against that fabric, chart calls for 40ct... we can order that for you... 32 is a little less scary to see!

Weed It and Reap! from Hillside Samplings Weed It and Reap!
I have always loved this little guy! Definitely an *oldie but goodie* chart -- it was published in 1996! (The price is $5!!!) A cute little scarecrow is tending his organized vegetable garden -- it measures about 8 x 8 on 32ct.

Lesley designed this before all the hand-dyeds were prevalent... so you might be able to grab some cool colors from your stash, rather than doing all the blended needle colors she's called for in here! Just a timeless little design -- presented in a leaflet.

Autumn Willow from Hillside SamplingsAutumn Willow
One of several new Hillside releases... I love this charming willow tree 'dripping' with Lazy Daisy branches wilting down to the Scotch-Stitched grass and hand-dyed pumpkins! Smyrna Crosses in the border, Satin in the tree trunk, this petite piece is stitched on 40ct Sandstone linen using Weeks overdyeds of Cocoa, Kudzu, Whiskey, Carrot and Chrysanthemum, and it is stunning!!!

Finishing a mere 4 x 5 on the 40ct... it can be larger if you choose a different fabric. The special stitches give lots of texture and interest in this. Offered as a leaflet... check out all the other new things by Hillside as well!

Happy Halloween in punch needle from Teresa Kogut -- click to see more Beeutiful Garden in punch needle from Teresa Kogut -- click to see more Halloween Duos in punch needle from Teresa Kogut -- click to see more
A Trio of New Punch Needle Designs from Teresa Kogut!!!
Super-Cute designs presented as line drawings to transfer onto provided weaver's cloth, each of these is punched with hand-dyed or DMC flosses.
  • Happy Halloween -- Wow, talk about eye-catching! Finishes approx 5-1/2 x 7, punching around the circle gives you all that color variation!
  • Beeutiful Garden -- Charming floral border surrounding a beehive -- everything is muted in color on this... just gorgeous! Finishes 5-1/4 x 7.
  • Halloween Duos -- Cats and Jacks, and crows! I love the white outline she's added around everything in this! Finishes approx 8 x 6.

Giving Thanks from The Workbasket - click to see more Giving Thanks
from The Workbasket
The Workbasket has a pair of designs sharing some of the same motifs with a Thanksgiving flavor. Squirrels and squash accompany acorns and corn on the cob. Charted for Classic Colorworks silks or DMC floss... the silks are almost $8 each... pull the DMC and convert those to hand-dyed cottons!

Then, see about doing some contour stitching on here. See the squirrel? See the horizontal lines on him? If you stitch him following the outside curve of his tail, he will look much better. The basket is OK with horizontal lines, but the pumpkin needs vertical lines as well. The hand-dyed colors on the corn and leaves are spaced well... see what you can do with threads on that squirrel and pumpkin to give this your own special touch! Both designs are presented in this chart.

Squirrely Acorn Banquet from Artful Offerings - click for more Squirrely Acorn Banquet
from Artful Offerings
A banquet of Acorns stashed away in this little guy's very best top hat... isn't he spiffy and cute? Stitched on Weeks 32ct Parchment linen this finishes approx 7-1/2 x 6-1/2, and is coded for DMC floss.

You might want to grab a few of the hand-dyeds from your stash too... just for fun! Presented as a chart, you could add some Just Another Button Company acorn buttons to the border, or maybe some leaves!

Full Moon Halloween from Imaginating - click to see more Full Moon Halloween from Imaginating
Here's a festive design with lots of visual impact! Presented as a leaflet, this design measures 134 x 160 -- or approx 10 x 11-1/2 on 28ct. The Moon is UNSTITCHED. You are working the blue background of the evening sky, and leaving that moon empty!

Then, the spooky little house and graveyard scene dresses the bottom of the piece -- so darn CUTE! Just 6 colors of DMC floss, it caught my eye, because it is so different from everything else we have!

Moonlight Haunting from Blackberry Lane Moonlight Haunting
from Blackberry Lane Designs
Blackberry Lane's Marie Driskill has designed the most delighfully colorful Halloween-y night scene! Presented as a chart, it is stitched on Picture This Plus' 32ct Mirage Linen with 15 different hand-dyed shades of flosses. Finishing only 4 x 5-ish, (we're cutting 9 x 9 in size) there is a little toad down there in the left-hand bottom corner that she says you could stitch as an individual fob as well.

The giant moon has that wonderful smiling face, the Jack looks great too, not to mention all the circling bats -- and everything is set against that wonderfully dark, moving sky color! It'll finish small enough for a pin cushion but you can make your pillow larger with the fabric strips and cool trims in the cover model pic.

Mr Nutley Owl by Just Nan -- click to see more! Wild Eyed Jack Humbug by Just Nan -- click to see more! Autumn in the Meadow by Just Nan -- click to see more!
NEW Just Nan Autumn and Halloween 2016!
Oh we are in for a treat from Just Nan! We have three new things that are KILLER CUTE!
  • Mr Nutley Owl -- He has an REAL ACORN CAP HAT! Nan's latest small ornament, Mr Nutley companions Oakley Owlet, and is stitched on County Mocha Vintage Belfast Linen. Limited Edition kit... if you are on our Ornament Auto -- you'll get him right away (along with his fabric.)
  • Wild Eyed Jack Humbug -- This little 2-1/2 inch ornament is worked on Stone Gray Belfast linen... different on all three sides... Jack's eyes are metallic sequins trimmed with beads and buttons! Read more for all the design and package details.
  • Autumn in the Meadow -- The third in this seasonal series -- a folding case of acorns, pumpkins, vibrant leaves and lots of crows. 5-Inch square design, this folds to a smaller case, but can be framed as well!
Nan has such an eye for Autumn and Halloween things... I just couldn't wait to show it all off to you! She said that she's hand-picked ALL of Nutley's Acorn Hats from her walks with John... on their new property ... by the water in Georgia! Each one is different because that is how Mother Nature makes them!

Welcome Autumn from The Drawn Thread -- click to see more Trick or Treat from The Drawn Thread -- click to see more Simply Scary from The Drawn Thread -- click to see more
Autumn and Halloween *The Drawn Thread Way* are Here!
  • Welcome Autumn -- Cynthia Zittel of The Drawn Thread is beginning a new set of Seasonal Welcome Designs -- This is the first! 30 x 216 Stitch count (2 x 13-1/2!), it is worked on 32ct Antique Lambswool linen and is coded for Dinky Dyes hand-dyed silk. FOR A LIMITED TIME, our charts are coming WITH that silk packet of threads. Very pretty with all it's textured specialty stitches, the colors are gorgeous! Make the individual letters into cushions and dump them all into a basket together, see how long it takes someone to figure out they spell WELCOME!
  • Trick or Treat -- Skeletons, ghosts, crows and spiders... what could be better? Everything ELSE you want to see when you're out Trick or Treating!!! Drawn Thread's Halloween look is all over this charming row of pumpkins and birds. Special stitches everywhere, this stitch count is 50 x 210 and it is worked with Dinky dyes silks on 32ct. Presented as a chart, there are three black button embellishments in it, and for a limited time, our charts will come with the packet of Dinky Dyes hand-dyed silks. So many cute motifs in here, another one to split up and make into a set of small cushions!
  • Simply Scary -- Another in Cynthia's Simple Sampler series... this is only 53 x 95 in stitch count, so quite petite! It is coded for either Dinky Dyes silks or Gentle Art Sampler Threads, and the chart includes a pair of bitty black buttons to make those little spiders! Very cute... I imagine this will be a 4-part piece -- just like her Simple Samplers for the 4 Seasons -- which have just finished!

Scary Things October Brings from Silver Creek Samplers - click to see more Happy Halloween from Silver Creek Samplers - click to see more Happy Halloween and Scary Things October Brings from silvercreek.html
Silver Creek Samplers has a pair of cute designs that you can add to your stitching stash for next Fall!
  • Happy Halloween -- Weeks and Gentle Art over-dyeds in this, it finishes approx 5 x 6 on 32ct. It'd be fun to add buttons and bead embellishments to, metallic in the eyes, opalescent in the ghosts, Wisper thread for the kitty... you get the idea.
  • Scary Things October Brings -- This one finishes approx 6 x 6-1/2 on 32ct, and would look good with lots of thread and embellishment creations. A neat rhyme, something like this makes a cute decoration finished into a fabric 'mat.' Just add some fabric strips and make a mini quilt hanging, only don't hang it -- just lay it on the coffee table. (Of course you have to be one of 'those people' who have empty spots in your house for that. Maybe the wall is a better idea!?)
Both are offered as charts, and will go great on so many different fabric color and count choices.

Sir Scissors Hollow from Blackberry Lane Hollow's Eve's Trees from Blackberry Lane New Arrivals
from Blackberry Lane Designs
(I am at the Houston show this week, and have not SEEN our new charts!!! Here is what Marie told me about them before I left and she had them in the mail. I promise to do more descriptions when I get back!)
  • Hollow's Eve's Trees -- Wow, this is a pincushion tree, ornament, and/or scissor fob! Offered as a chart, it's similar to her new Christmas feather tree., I can tell there is over one and over two stitching.
  • Sir Scissors Hollow -- He's an addition to Marie's Fright Night series which includes Baron Von Bat and Rest Ye Pins. So darn cute, it is pictured with a 4-inch sized embroidery scissor.

Over The River by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more
Over The River from Jeannette Douglas
Oh, this is a super-gorgeous, super-textured piece full of Autumn flavor... do Grandma's House for Thanksgiving instead of Christmas! Choose a neutral 32ct linen, your silk threads are all cinnamons, browns, brick reds, ambers, teals, mossy greens, a bit of cream and even some aqua metallic to make the little river glisten! Jeannette has packed this full of special stitches -- the border is Saw Tooth, then that gorgeous section of small star motifs on the upper left -- they are all Milanese and Scotch. The water is all Satin, the turkey is over one... and lots more Milanese in the bottom row of leaves.

I think by the pic you can tell the variety of pretty colors in here -- in person, the model is just stunning! It finishes approx 9 x 12-1/2, and is offered as a leaflet with threads (Gloriana, Silk 'n Colors, Splendor, Needlepoint Inc and Accentuate metallic) separately. (This is not, however, coded for DMC.)

Pumpkin Row from Erica Michaels - click for more Pumpkin Row from Erica Michaels
Pumpkins at morning, Pumpkins at noon, If it weren't for pumpkins, we should be undoon. This is very cute -- lots of brilliant and bold color in the rows of pumpkins -- this is offered as a chart, and offers three different stitching and finishing options.
  • The bitty pin cushion is worked on 40ct silk gauze (not included in the chart). It finishes approx 2 x 3, and with the fabric border, this model is actually 3-1/2 x 4-1/2 in total size. Over-the-top cute!
  • The long pumpkin line cushion finishes approx 2 x 8-ish on 32ct. Same row design... just easier to see!
  • The third option is the 5 x 7-ish framed piece with the verse. That is on Weeks 35ct Tin Roof Linen -- stunning!
All three options are stitched with Gentle Art Sampler Threads or the Weeks flosses. This is a great set of pieces -- you're going to have trouble choosing a favorite!

Simply Autumn from The Drawn Thread -- click to see more   The Haunting from The Drawn Thread -- click to see more   Tangled Up in Boo from The Drawn Thread -- click to see more
The Drawn Thread's 2015 Fall Releases are Here!
Cynthia has been busy, and has sent REAL CUTE new things for Autumn and Halloween. Everything is offered in chart format and for a short while, we have silk thread packs for most of it! Special stitches here and there -- nothing is too involved so you'll have fun stitching all of them. Do you remember seeing her working on these models while she was here for our Event this past summer??????
  • Simply Autumn -- The first in a new set of seasonal samplers -- this piece is worked on 32ct Dirty Belfast Linen in Gentle Art Sampler Threads of Brandy, Terra Cotta, Oatmeal, Brethren Blue, Walnut and Carriage Black. It finishes a bitty 6 x 3, and sports Satin Stitches leaves in all those gorgeous fall colors. Not huge... you could even stitch the right half and leave off the alphabet! Offered as the chart.
  • The Haunting -- This is really cool! There is so much going on in here... it is worked on 32ct Cobblestone linen and measures about 9 x 18. Coded for Dinky Dyes Silks (this is what is featured in our thread packs) or Gentle Art Sampler Threads, this is full of color and really charming. Nestled among the alphabet are motifs of everything Halloween -- and a lot of them are worked in Satin Stitches or Eyelets. She's got a *Bat Stitch* in here, which is a series of 9 straight stitches stacked so they look like bitty bats! The hand-dyed threads are gorgeous rusts, mossy greens, cream, a touch of antiqued honey and black. Offered as the chart, our silk pack is offered separately if you'd rather use silk than cotton.
  • Tangled Up in Boo -- A skinny skeleton (I guess there isn't any other kind!) perched on a pumpkin, you have several different design options with this chart. Work it on 32ct Dirty Belfast linen -- that's the long sampler. 18ct Brown Mono Canvas delivers the framed piece, and there is a tiny black box (Amazon ordering info inside the chart) option worked on 28ct Touchstone linen. The silks we offer are Dinky Dyes for the long sampler - the other pieces call for Gentle Art cottons.

Eat, Drink & Be Scary from AB Designs - click for more Wilhelmina the Little Witch from AB Designs - click for more Wilhelmina and Eat, Drink & Be Scary
from AB Designs
AB Designs has a pair of new charts for Halloween that over-the-top colorful, funky and wild -- just like so many of her other creations!!! Both are presented as the charts with a few button embellishments. Stitch them on Weeks purple, orange, green or yellow hand-dyed linens... there are tons of color choices!
  • Wilhelmina the Little Witch is stitched on a light purple with regular DMC floss! She measures 50 x 105 -- so she's not too large to finish in time for the Big Night!
  • Eat, Drink & Be Scary is on more purple, and agian DMC floss -- 67 x 107, so these could be a pair!

The Witch's Inn from Barbara-Ana Designs - click to see more The Witch's Inn from Barbara Ana
Oh this is cute!!! Make it a TWO-SIDED pin cushion!!! One side features the Witch's Inn with the welcoming key hanging from the sign. You could garnish this with pumpkin buttons, bats and spiders... all sorts of cute stuff. The other side, however, is too cute to pass up! It has the witch sleeping in bed -- inside the Bed and Breakfast -- her kitties on and under the bed with her! Witch shoes are underneath there too! Since 1692... has she been sleeping that long... or has this place been in business that long?

Front side finishes approx 7-1/2 x 3-1/2. Smaller design is 4-1/2 x 3. I think they'd be really fun finished back to back as a two-sided cushion! Offered as the chart, coded for DMC floss and stitched on 32ct Flax Linen (but you could choose some scary hand-dyed fabrics as well).

Halloween Royal Family from Madame Chantilly Halloween Royal Family
from Madame Chantilly
Isn't this a ridiculous little piece of Halloween charm??? By Madame Chantilly, this should bring a smile to your face, it does to ours.

Measuring 161 x 123, it is coded for DMC floss but you know, metallics and bead embellishments would be great on this! See what your stash holds in store for you!!! Just think this is darling! Offered as a chart.

Seedy Pumpkin Cottage from Praiseworthy Stitches - click for more Seedy Pumpkin Cottage from Praiseworthy Stitches
Praiseworthy Stitches has released their 8th annual haunted house scene and this year's is SO AWESOME! Seedy Pumpkin Cottage is full of wispy ghosts, shiny spider webs, black cats and carved pumpkins... and all of it is underneath the glowing Jack-O-Lantern Moon. Stitched on Picture This Plus's 32ct Echo Linen (an awesome grey/teal midnight-sky color), there is so much going on in here that it has enchanted us in the shop!

The model arrived today -- patterns should be here soon -- clay button embellishments and fabric follows later this week. Finishing approx 21 x 15... it is HUGE and quite the eye-catcher! Coded for DMC or Weeks and Gentle Art hand-dyeds you'll need multiple skeins of 12 of the 41 colors called for, along with silver metallic for the spider webs, petite Mill Hill glass beads and a FULL clay button pack of spiders, ghosts, bats and even a little owl.

The white fence around the porch is really neat because it is done with long stitches of white thread but they have added three teeny orange beads to each railing post -- it glistens! Yes... this might take all year to stitch... but WOW, what a fun and creative seasonal decoration that everyone can enjoy year after year!!! Seedy Pumpkin Cottage is the place to be on The Big Night!!!!!

The Yikesberries from Erica Michaels - click for more The Yikesberries from Erica Michaels
OH THESE ARE SO COOL!!! Erica Michaels has outdone herself with this pair of Halloween Strawberry Pincushions! Presented in chart format -- one is stitched on Picture This Plus's 32ct Jewel Belfast hand-dyed linen and the other on bitty 40ct silk gauze -- they each use Weeks or DMC floss. These are the first in Linda's new set of DARLING berries (I talk to her all the time, and I know a Christmas berry is coming!)

Anyway, your LINEN Yikesberry measures approx 2-1/2 inches wide and 4 inches long, features a stacked button stem and a bit of black felt for it's leaves. The GAUZE Yikesberry is only 1-1/2 inches wide and 2 inches long -- a miniature version of the larger. Each of the two charts are slightly different -- can you see the design differences in my pics? I have a pair of 4-inch scissors in there as well, so you can see the scale of these. Absolutely the CUTEST little things EVER... they finish in a similar fashion to Just Nan's little mice -- a stitched 'half-circle' area that is folded together --sort of like an ice-cream cone. You need these!

Playing with Jax from The Cricket Collection - click to see more Playing with Jax from The Cricket Collection
Cross Eyed Cricket's Vicki Hastings has a new Halloween design -- a nifty arrangement of delightfully different pumpkins and ghourds! All five in the group are really cool... and I think my favorite is that black and charcoal one on the right. Stitched on 28 Sandstone or a yummy golden hand-dyed fabric, this finishes approx 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 and is worked in 29 DMC floss shades.

DO NOT MISS the little bonus Halloween owl -- Little Boo -- up there in the mitten design in the upper right corner! Vicki has a million different mitten designs for you collectors -- they have been topping TONS of her leaflets for years!

A Smidgen of Halloween from Heart in Hand - click for more A Smidgen of Halloween
from Heart in Hand
Heart in Hand has a new tiny design, and it's really cute! Just a bitty medley of even bittier stuff, it finishes approx 3 x 4 on 32 -- but choose something else to do it on if you want to.

The small card chart comes with an orange button (down there by the 31st) and a few green and white beads you'll use in eyes and that top border. I think that green jack-o-lantern is so funny -- he steals the whole picture! Just a *Smidge* of a thing!

Gobble & Give Thanks from Heart in Hand - click for more Gobble & Give Thanks
from Heart in Hand
Here's a neat piece -- perch it flat on your table or horizontally on the wall! Absolutely precious, this has a stitch count of 21 high by 269 wide -- so it is approx 1-1/3 inches by almost 17 worked on 32ct Lambswool linen. It would be so cute as a stuffed cushion filled with walnut shells -- decorating the dining room table or perched on a windowsill!!!

Charted for DMC or overdyeds, there is a set of clay buttons embellishing -- it has leaves, birds and pumpkins. Quite a fast piece to work up, the chart is printed very large inside the leaflet, and I'm thinking just an evening or two TOPS to get this stitched! It is CUTE! Offered as the leaflet with buttons separate.

Halloween Parade from AB Designs - click for more Halloween Parade
from AB Designs
This is SO CUTE! Ms Amy has outdone herself with this fun pagent of Trick-or-Treat hopefuls! Worked on the delicious 30ct Weeks Peoria Purple Linen in both Weeks and Gentle Art overdyeds, it finishes a petite 6 x 9. You can do the whole thing, or split everyone up and make smaller individual stand-ups.

Colors are fun, subject matter is over-the-top creative... you could even do those stars in metallic, and put beads in the witch's dress. Offered as the chart with packet of mini metal brads and rubber band embellishments!

Bittersweet Pumpkins from Just Another Button Company - click to see more Bittersweet Pumpkins from Just Another Button Company
Just Another Button Company and Art to Heart have teamed up again to bring us 4 MORE cute quilt designs in Cross Stitch! Bittersweet Pumpkins features a pair of pretty spectacular pumpkins stitched in lots of gorgeous Autumnal shades of DMC, Weeks and Gentle Arts or Anchor flosses.

They've garnished with a small smattering of buttons -- but if your stash has some cute ones that are 'homeless' -- add them! Stitched on Week's 30ct Parchment and finishing approx 8 x 9 ... you might want to look at Week's Straw or even Zweigart's Dirty Linen ... just a color that is a shade darker than that Parchment -- so the right pumpkin (which is stitched in GAST Peach Ice Cream) shows up better. It is WAY TOO CUTE to be lost against the background fabric, and I think it is now. Anyway, adapted from Art to Heart's quilt designs, this is a beautiful piece of needleart! Offered as the chart with button set.

Harvest and Halloween Delivery
Plum Street Samplings has a pair of new releases... kind of celebrating the Mail System!

  • Halloween Delivery from Plum Street Samplers - click for moreHalloween Delivery features a big 'ol Raven pulling his Post Coach! The pattern tells us that from 1784 to the mid 1800's, Great Britain used Post Coaches to deliver the mail. They were faster than stage coaches, in that they only stopped for delivery of mail and not for passengers. Eventually, they were replaced by the railway system. Choose a pretty tan or brown fabric to accent your Weeks and Gentle Art flosses, this has a stitch count of 155 x 77, so will finish approx 9-1/2 x 5 on 32ct. (Just the coach is 77 x 77... so it'd be 5 x 5-ish!) Offered as a chart.

  • Harvest Delivery from Plum Street Samplers - click for moreHarvest Delivery has a charming wagon full of a very festive array of pumpkins and blossoms. 1860 references the year the Pony Express went into operation. It lasted for only 18 months, and the average time it took for a message to get from one side of the country to the other was 10 days on horseback. Horses were changed out frequently, and each rider traveled an average of 75 miles per day. Although the Pony Express and the English Post Coaches have nothing to do with Halloween and the Harvest Season... they do make for fun conversation about these pieces! Harvest Delivery finishes a bit over 4 x 9 on 32ct, and is again, stitched with delicious shades of Weeks and Gentle Art flosses!

  • Witches Night Out from Blackberry Lane - click to see more
    Witches Night Out
    from Blackberry Lane Designs
    Blackberry Lane has introduced a stunning sillouette of witches playing in their lairs... presumably in anticipation of Halloween!

    The main design features a big tree -- branches flowing everywhere and surrounding each of the design vinettes. It measures 136 x 465 stitches! (That's 9 x 29 on 32ct!!) Stitched entirely in black, as you can see, lots of different fabric colors look good with this.

    Every little section is enchanting -- there is so much going on in each. All of the smaller projects are take-outs from the main design -- Marie has re-charted bottom edges so they can stand alone. VERY imaginative... quite a stunning piece... this is offered as a chart.

    Widow Black's B & B from Praiseworthy Stitches - click for more Widow Black's B & B from Praiseworthy Stitches
    Praiseworthy Stitches annual huge haunted house has arrived!!! Widow Black has opened her very own Bed and Breakfast to *Guests.* Tasty Delights are served every afternoon in her private parlour... she thinks it is simply delightful that many of her guests have been tied up for the entire afternoon... and that many linger way past check-out time! Widow Black does remind guests that they may have to share their rooms with her long-time boarders... who love to watch for fresh arrivals!

    Stitched on 32ct Murky from Picture This Plus with 31 different hand-dyed or DMC flosses, you will need multiple skeins of 12 of the colors in here. There are Mill Hill beads scattered about, and a JABCO button pack with three gravestones, three bats, 4 spiders, two jack-o-lanterns and a little owl! There is so much going on in this piece -- it is CHARMING -- and makes the best companion to Croaking Toad Manor, Ravenmoon Hall, Buzzard's Roost Inn and Black Cat Manor.

    I don't know about you... but I think Pam and Susan are out-doing themselves every year! Offered as the chart, we have the fabric cut separately, as well as the clay button packs! (Fabrics for the previous 4 Haunted Houses are now here as well, if you are needing them!)

    Halloween and Christmas are right around the corner -- according to these new releases!
    Classic Prairie Schooler style, I think my favorite is Trick or Treat!

    Prairie Schooler's #188 Trick or Treat Leaflet -- click to see more Prairie Schooler's #190 Happy Christmas Leaflet -- click to see more Prairie Schooler's #191 Nordic Holiday Leaflet -- click to see more
    #188 Trick or Treat is so fun. Check out all the activity in that Halloween Evening scene! Ghosts flying from chimneys, little people scurrying everywhere, toadstools and spiders, it is just the cutest. I love that row of characters down in the lower front!
    #190 Happy Christmas features a sleepy village against the deep midnight black winter sky. Finishing only 5-1/2 x 7-1/2 on 18ct black aida, there are only 8 colors of DMC floss in here!!! The snowflakes look like stars in the sky and the dark windows tell you that everyone is fast asleep. You can hear the quiet... all except for Santa's sleigh bells up in the sky!
    #191 Nordic Holiday features 9 designs that are all the same size and use the same two colors of DMC floss -- 699 and 817. Simple and classic with a Nordic design inspiration, you could repeat and repeat these to make a cool table runner!

    Croaking Toad Manor from Praiseworthy Stitches - click for more Croaking Toad Manor from Praiseworthy Stitches
    Praiseworthy Stitches has another annual haunted house, and this year's is just as busy and (charming?) SCARY as the rest!!! Presented as a chart with clay button set additional, this finishes quite large -- just like all it's companions. A whopping 15 x 20 on 32ct -- if you are CAREFUL (only 1-1/2 inches on the sides)... we can get this on a fat quarter(18 x 27) of Thunderstorm for you. (otherwise the 21 x 26 cut is $43.68!)

    The design is full of great details -- just so much to look at and enjoy. There is a toad in the pond with a witch hat... He's the culprit who's stirring up the landscape! Charted for DMCs or lots of Gentle Art and Weeks overdyeds. It also features a smidge of silver metallic and a few Mill Hill beads.

    Quaker Gone Spooky from ByGone Stitches - click for more
    Quaker Gone Spooky from ByGone Stitches
    Well...... here's an unusual graveyard... the markers are all Quaker-inspired motifs! The design elements in here don't seem to go together -- those headstones are a surprise -- but the parts are stunning! The tree is stitched up and down in rows (NOT across!) with hand-dyed to get that incredible wilting movement. The wrought iron fence is gorgeous -- wouldn't that be incredible to have around your house??? (Well, if it is old, and you give out really *good* candy at Halloween. I wouldn't go through that gate just for those orange and black taffy things!)

    The little animals -- see that little mouse? -- and the owl with the *Attitude!*. The headstones are just awesome! Offered as a chart, the stitch count is 237 x 284. 15 x 18 On 32ct... dig out the perfect linen and some pretty overdyeds and you're set!

    Halloween Jumble from The Drawn Thread -- click to see more Halloween Jumble
    from The Drawn Thread!

    Drawn Thread has a new piece -- a companion design to Be My Valentine -- it's a series of MINIATURE blocks that include bitty Halloween motifs and letters to spell out 'Trick or Treat.' Really a very tiny thing -- 2-1/2 x 6-1/2 -- Cynthia has used a few Satin Stitches and a smattering of glass beads to embellish her squares a bit -- but each square measures ONLY AN INCH on 28/14 count and even smaller on the recommended 32ct Dirty Belfast.

    So cute, you can make some initial scissor fobs if your name has the right letters... you can stitch a set of small ornaments for a little tree branch... you could stitch these all in one horizontal row (1 x 21!) and hang it above a doorway... or you could stitch them all vertically (again 1 x 21!) and hang it on a skinny wall somewhere. You could even finish them into individual cubes to make a set of alphabet blocks! Offered as a chart. As you can tell from the pic -- rich rusty oranges, fun greens and purples and lots of black!

    The Tricky Witch Treat Bags from The Drawn Thread -- click to see more Spiders 'n Bones Treat Bags from The Drawn Thread -- click to see more Spiders 'n Bones and The Tricky Witch Treat Bags
    from The Drawn Thread!

    Here's a fun set of 8 x 8-ish treat bags that feature your stitching on both sides. Offered as two separate charts -- the skeletons are one, the witch is the other. The simple designs are stitched on 18ct Natural linen and measure approx 4 x 4 each. Cynthia has the charts placed on one piece of fabric, so as you construct your little bag the fabric is folded across the bottom.

    Cute designs, both are stitched in DMC with bits of hand-dyed floss from your stash. Our charts include the black or orange mini-buttons featured in the bats and witch dress. Super quick to stitch... what a fun way to use cute Halloween fabrics for finishing along with flourishes of cool ribbons! They would also be cute as hard-sided buckets -- either way -- cute centerpieces to hold that precious Halloween candy!

    Halloween Quilt Sampler from Rosewood Manor - click for more Halloween Quilt Sampler
    from Rosewood Manor
    Rosewood Manor has a new sampler that is full of Autumn color and Halloween attitude! All tucked inside her Blackwork border of acorns, you'll find 15 different quilt blocks worked with 8 different shades of Weeks overdyeds. Amber, Eggplant, Lancaster Red, Moss, Sweet Potato, Teal Frost (retired color!), Indian Summer and Swamp Water... pull them out of your stash... a gorgeous collection of color!

    Finishing approx 7 x 14 (not too big at all!), the leaflet comes with a stunningly REAL looking sterling spider charm that is featured on the Cobweb square of the sampler. If that little guy showed up live and in person on my wall, I'd be freaked out!!! Offered as a leaflet with Mr Scary Spider charm, this is a fun diversion from classic Halloween... into traditional quilt motifs!

    Spider Moon from Just Nan - click for more Spider Moon from Just Nan
    Oh My Gosh... Nan always out-does herself with her Halloween pieces... and Spider Moon is no exception! *Beneath the spider moon * Ghosts drift out to play * Bones begin to dance * Monsters start to sway * Witches cackle tunes * Owls hoot and prey *... Night will end soon -- beneath the spider moon!* Now... look at the bands in this 15 x 6 sampler stitched with DMC floss on 32ct Stone Grey Belfast Linen. Check out that Spider Moon! (just like the clouds and veins you see sometimes!) The cats and bats. Then... the drifting ghosts. Next... the dancing bones! They're cute -- but probably upstaged by the swaying monsters!

    One row of Spider Moon from Just Nan - click for more I love the witches -- they always wear purple -- a great fashion color for the season. The owls are SERIOUS... and the spooky graveyard tree against the moon is spectacular! (Check out the trunk -- could it be another swaying monster???) Finally, we are treated to Nan's handpainted Grim Reaper Charm perched atop one of the tombstones! If there isn't enough Halloween mischief happening in here for you -- it's another scary scenario for you!
    Offered as the leaflet with embellishments, this is stuffed FULL of Nan's Halloween Humor and Imagination. Just the best... and this is only one of several new Halloween designs!

    Halloweenies from Plum Street Samplers - click for more Halloweenies
    from Plum Street Samplers
    Well... if this isn't the cutest picture for Halloween! A pair of festive dachunds dressed for The Season, do you think they are deciding who gets to use the fire hydrant first? Plum Street delivers this cute design -- stitch count of 157 x 65 that will look great on tons of different fabric choices.

    Worked with Gentle Art and Crescent Colours hand-dyed flosses, Paulette has kind of dedicated this pattern to her little Yorkie -- a most mischievous little beast! Offered as a chart -- reminds me of her Boris and Olga pair!

    261 Halloween Ornaments I from JBW Designs - click to see more 262 Halloween Ornaments II from JBW Designs - click to see more 263 Halloween Ornaments III from JBW Designs - click to see more
    Halloween Ornaments from JBW Designs
    JBW has a new set of small Halloween designs -- 12 in all -- that finish into small 2-inch rounds. Stitched on Light Sand 32ct linen in either overdyeds or DMC's... the models are mounted onto fabric covered rounds, and trimmed with festive cords and ribbons. You can see orange stripes in the backgrounds -- that's not the fabric -- it's your stitching.

    Offered in a trio of 3 small cards, each with it's own embellishment pack of charms, beads and clay buttons... real cute!

    October 31st from Barbara-Ana Designs - click to see more October 31st from Barbara Ana
    What a cool little garden! Check out the candy corn flowers with resident spiders! Quaker motifs scattered everywhere, critters all over the place and of course that awesome cat, everything about this screams creativity! Offered as a chart, it finishes approximately 6.5 by 8.5 on 40 count linen. (127 x 171 Stitches.)

    Coded for DMC floss, get out your overdyeds and see what else you can add to make this your own. The model is worked on something mangy -- choose something dark enough so that the winter-whites will show up.

    Halloween (The Moon Laughs) from Barbara-Ana Designs - click to see more Halloween (The Moon Laughs) from Barbara Ana
    This is a neat design -- and is offered in two different colorways. On lighter linen, choose solid or hand-dyed thread in just a black and gold for the moons and stars. The pic on the darker fabric features everything stitched in DMC flosses -- a combo of 12 classic halloween-y colors!

    Stitch count of 99 x 171 -- Barbara Ana gives you 'official permission' to pick a hand-dyed linen color of YOUR CHOICE!!! (and I support that!!!)

    Trick or Treat from Barbara-Ana Designs - click to see more Trick or Treat from Barbara Ana
    Too Stinking Cute -- especially because it talks about stinky feet!!! 'Trick or Treat, smell my feet, give me something good to eat!' I know there is lots more to that verse... the girls were reciting it while we were pricing these charts. The kitty atop the boot is perfectly sweet, and how can you not fall in love with these colors!

    It calls for 5 solid DMC flosses and 6 more of DMC's Variations. Of course, you can pull overdyeds already in your stash... but the Variations might be tempting to try! Offered as a chart, 77 x 79 stitches.

    Mr Baron Von Bat - The Needle Minder from Blackberry Lane
    Mr Baron Von Bat - The Needle Minder from Blackberry Lane - click to see more
    Blackberry Lane's Marie Driskill is amazing! Check out this Over-The-Top scary and realistic stitched BAT!!!!! *Mr Von Bat takes his job seriously and tries to be intimidating with his fangs, but he's too cute of a fellow to take seriously. He has a baby bat button (JABCO's little black bat) as a bowtie with two dickeys made with (Week's) overdyed wool where he guards his needles well.*

    Stitched on 36ct linen, (fabric options vary for this) with DMC flosses (only 25 colors!) he measures 8 inches from wing-tip to tip and 3-1/2 inches high. He is stitched on BOTH sides -- so you see his back on the outside, and his tummy on the inside. You'll need to get a couple of those super-stong magnets to put inside his wing-tips to help then close. (A pair will do, but you might want more.)

    Offered as the chart, the instructions to assemble are all here. You'll need the bat bowtie button, those dinky magnets and bit of Weeks wool to finish. I have never seen such a cute needle case like this... the design is incredibly detailed, such a different and unique subject matter .. this little guy is a MUST HAVE!!!!!!!!! Models are a possibility for us in St Charles and Houston!!!

    Halloween from Elizabeth's Designs - click to see more Halloween
    from Elizabeth's Designs
    Elizabeth's designs has a really cool design for Halloween -- very simple, actually! Halloween is spelled out in plain letters, but each letter is 'garnished' with a spider web, bat or crow. The row of pumpkins below is very organized and full of Sweet Potato and Tiger's Eye Weeks Dye Work's color... and that saw-tooth border is simply Satin Stitches of Tobacco Road!

    Stitched on Weeks 35ct Mocha Linen, the colors really caught my eye, the balance, and those charming spider webs that seem to cling to every nook and crook of those letters -- just like they stick in the nooks and crannies of my house!!! Offered as a leaflet, cute to add some crow or spider buttons, too!

    The Halloween Branch -- Hooty Hoo Owl and Border from Bent Creek - click for more The Halloween Branch -- Hooty Hoo Owl and Border
    from Bent Creek
    Bent Creek has a new 3-part design joining their series of 'Branch' designs... this one features a cute verse; 'When the owl and witch together are seen, There's mischief brewing on Halloween.' So far, we have that chubby little owl, some ghosts and crotchety-looking spiders!

    This first chart includes the chart for all you see, along with snap and button embellishments. The next two designs will come as small charts, with more snaps. (They usually run $7-ish.) Measuring 5 x 11 on 32ct, you can choose any fabric you like, and you can use either DMCs or overdyeds from your stash.
    VERY cute... let us know if you want to join the Auto-Ship to receive the last two parts!

    Autumn Glory Humbug from Just Nan
    Autumn Glory Humbug from Just Nan - click to see moreJust Nan's 4th Seasonal Humbug for 2010 is here! Rounding out her tiny set of 4 pin cushions, Autumn Glory is stitched on Light Sand Cashel Linen in DMC flosses. Sometimes described in the shop as *little pillowy-triangle-thingies* each little Humbug is covered with small stitched flowers and motifs and a tiny verse that is two threads high (!) that wraps around 'the bottom.' (But sometimes the bottom is on the top!)

    Nan describes Autumn Glory: '...richly colored autumn leaves, luscious grapes, acorns, sunflowers and 2 little crows stitched over 1. Apples in red gold and Granny Smith form the bottom border and 'Shine on harvest moon' is the repeating verse.' Nan's Charm Garden Harvest Moon pin is included and features glass and crystal beads in those yummy autumn hues. We have the other seasons available as well... this is a cute set of smalls! Includes chart, fabric and pin.

    The Frankster from AB Designs - click for more The Frankster
    from AB Designs
    *Witchypoo's Main Squeeze!* ab Designs has sent us the cutest little Frankenstein monster to stitch, and we have plenty of time to finish him before The Big Day!!! The 5 x 9 Frankster belongs to previously-published Witchypoo, and while she is stitched on Weeks Dye Works 30ct Peoria Purple, The Frankster is stitched on 30ct hand-dyed Banana Popsicle. He features right, fun Halloween-y colors, and some DMC Memory Thread on his pumpkin's smile!

    Actually, we think that Memory Thread is totally awesome, and it'd be fun on all the spider legs, too!!! Offered as the single chart, check out the trio of smaller matching pumpkins, with those same wired-thread smiles!!! Such a cute set of designs!

    Great Pumpkin from Threads That Bind -- click to see lots more Great Pumpkin! from Threads That Bind
    Shawn Williams of Threads That Bind has 4 AWESOME new Punch Needle designs that are full of silly Halloween whimsy, and incredibily intense fall color. I chose Great Pumpkin to showcase here... because I love the fact that the moon silhouetting the house is really a big, fat pumpkin!!!

    Threads That Bind is undoubtedly the best Punch Needle designer out there... her stuff has such great color sense, none of it is too 'busy' or 'sloppy.' She uses good old fashioned DMC flosses in her designs -- so yours WILL turn out looking as good as the original, (you can actually find the thread at a shop!) and her designs all come clearly pre-stamped on HUGE pieces of antiqued Weaver's cloth. (Huge means like a 14 x 16 piece... so you can get it into a nice large hoop or stand.) Of all our shop models... hers are the ones that always draw the comments and inquiries!
    Make sure you see the other three!

    Witches Brew by Hinzeit -- click to see more new designs Witches Brew and Owloween from Hinzeit
    Hinzeit has 7 new releases... colorful and so full of personality, here are two of my favorites! Witches Brew features 4 charms to embellish each of the ever-important ingredient jars -- a spider, bat, a very upset cat, and a scary skull and crossed bones! Talk about 'Mom's Favorite Recipes!!!'
    Might need this to hang in the kitchen around Halloween time! Owloween by Hinzeit -- click to see more new designs

    Owloween is very hard to spell, but easy to stitch for Halloween!!! Fun colors, that serious owl... his charm is a tiny Trick or Treat Bag. Both designs are offered as charts, with their embellishments, and finish approx 3-1/2 x 13.

    Halloween Bits from Erica Michaels - click for more Halloween Bits from Erica Michaels
    Erica Michaels has OUTDONE herself with a new set of miniature seasonal designs! Halloween Bits is the first of 6 40ct Silk Gauze designs that all fit into Olde Colonial's tiny 1-1/2 x 2 inch frames! Halloween, Christmas, Valentines and Hanukkah come to mind... her set is fantastic!

    Charted -- so they can be stitched on ANY size fabric... the cut of 40 ct is included with the chart, in case that's your favorite! Luscious overdyed colors from your stash are used -- and as you can imagine -- just little schnibbles of all! ... Watch for the rest of EM's designs in a week or so!

    Vintage Halloween Stockings from Blackbird Designs
    Vintage Halloween Stockings from Blackbird... No photo yet! - click for moreBlackbird Designs will be releasing a little book of 13 Halloween Stockings -- to match their on-going series of mini monthly stockings!!! Blackbird Designs will be releasing a book of 13 Halloween Stockings -- to match their on-going series of mini monthly stockings!!! It has 36 pages and lots of color pictures for you to enjoy! In addition to the 13 stocking patterns, there are several other projects too.

    Stitched with Weeks, Gentle Art and Crescent overdyeds, I imagine we'll offer some thread sets, but details right now are sketchy, and I can't give you specifics about threads. 5 Of the little stockings are stitched on 30ct Cafe Kona, 5 on 18th Century Brown, and 3 on Witches Brew. We're offering the book, or book and linen cuts.

    Blackbird is one of the companies that doesn't reprint sold-out patterns, so we want to MAKE SURE you don't pass this one by before it's gone! We just love those little stockings... so we *can't wait* to see the new collection! Fabric Set ($57.50) includes 1/4 yd each of Cafe Kona and 18th Century Brown (enough for 6 stockings each) and 1/8 yard of the Witches Brew.

    Spellbound Witch Case and Fob Kits from Fern Ridge - click to see more Spellbound! from Fern Ridge
    Fern Ridge has, once again, delivered us a charming sewing case with matching beaded scissor fob! The Witch's Case features a really cool metal spider web charm on it's front, Weeks Dye Works 30ct Carrot Linen, fuchsia silk linings and the most delightful colors of silks -- both solids and hand-dyeds! The witch is tempting stray Halloween spiders to join her brew! Inside, against the fuchsia silk, you have 4 pockets to store necessary needlework implements. Not tons of stitching, but there are a lot of beads on the edges. The spider on the back is glass!!!

    Offered as a complete kit of all the fabrics, silks, beads, linings and findings, there is even a color pic of the inside of the case, which is a real help. The Spellbound fob is peyote-stitch bead work. It's complete kit contains a huge wired spider that you bend a bit to attach to the fob (WAY TOO authentic for me!) and lots of black crystals and beads to adorn the fringe -- which you string apart like a web! Just the most imaginative thing!

    Creepy Crawly from Blue Ribbon Designs - click to see more Creepy Crawly from Blue Ribbon Designs'The stitching tools from my basket, are laid to rest in this tiny casket!' If this isn't the cutest little set of sewing pieces for Halloween... they are a hoot! Blue Ribbon has created such a fun little set of things... the (almost 5 x 7) casket to hold scissors and threads, a needlecase with a tombstone front, and the 'pushed-up daisies on the back, the black cat pin keep, and the bat scissor fob. When you open your casket, you'll find the 'preserved threads' and a stitched skeleton!!!

    WAY, WAY cute, this project took a lot of creativity, and it just brings a big smile to your face! I don't think you'll find another available on the market, quite like this! Offered as a chart, all the finishing instructions are included, stitching is done with overdyed flosses.

    Bone Appetit from The Cricket Collection - click to see more Bone Appetit from The Cricket Collection
    Well... *never* trust a skinny cook! Chefs 'Click' and 'Clack' are stirring up a big pot of haunting stew... that YOU are welcome to try! (I'm on a diet!) What a fun kitchen decoration to offer a lighthearted warning that this IS the haunting time of year... 'and one must beware of that which is simmering in the soup pot!' Stitched on 30ct hand-dyed, it uses regular DMC flosses, finishes approx 9 x 9, and has a couple of little blackbird embellishments.

    Offered as a chart, Vicki has also included a really cool strawberry pin cushion design in here... that is only pictured in the top little preview area of the pattern cover! It finishes approx 2-1/2-ish inches around, and is stitched in a medley of awesome fall colors. Full of little maple leaf motifs, she includes the finishing templates and instructions for the emery-filled berry and wool topping.

    Both designs in this pack are dynamite... you'll want to stitch them ASAP! For Bone Appetit, Weeks hand-dyeds Straw, Kudzu, Scuppernong or Guacamole would be great color choices of fabric, for the berry... you might want a darker -- Onyx, Gunmetal, Aztec Red, Chestnut or Havana, as the topper is Chestnut Herringbone (but I like Houndstooth better!)

    Sleepy Hollow from Cross-Eyed Cricket -- click to see more Ghosties & Ghoulies from Cross-Eyed Cricket -- click to see more Things That Go Bump in the Night from Cross-Eyed Cricket -- click to see more The Eyes Have It from Cross-Eyed Cricket -- click to see more
    Four New Halloween Designs from Cross-Eyed CricketWell, it isn't very often I get a call from the shop saying basically "lookee here!" But I did yesterday when these came in! So, here are the four new designs from Cross-Eyed Cricket. Again, you have to put up with my descriptions until Lindy is back, but I think you'll have more than enough to decide that this is a very cool set of Halloween designs that you *must* have for your stash.

    Based on the legendary poem, Sleepy Hollow is shown stitched on 3 panels, totaling about 15 inches wide!
    If ornaments are your thing, Ghosties & Ghoulies and Things That Go Bump in the Night will fill the bill.
    Ghosties & Ghoulies even comes with basic finishing instructions.
    The Eyes Have It gives you three separate designs, including one for a matching jar label and lid.
    How about using some of the DMC Effects threads for some of these -- one even glows in the dark!

    Autumn Snapperland!from Bent Creek
    Autumn Snapperland by Bent Creek -- click to see more!'Autumn is a second Spring, when every leaf is a flower.' Bent Creek's final celebration of the Four Seasons -- in Snapper Card Designs! Presented in 4 small individual designs, Harvest Time is the first, with the barnyard and scarecrow outside. Autumn Walk is the second... the trees wander and follow the hikers a bit. Pumpkin Hunt and Turkey Farm finished it up!!!

    Each square design is a small 'Snapper' card, that includes a snap as its embellishment. Tying all these small squares together is the complimentary border chart and embellishment package... just like we have been treated to for Winter, Spring and Summer Snapperlands!!!
    A really cool series... we just finished an auto-ship for the rest of the cards in this set.

    Moonlight and 11:58 PM from Fern Ridge
    Moonlight and 11:58 PM from Fern Ridge -- click to see moreThis stitched and beaded needlecase and scissor fob set is over-the-top with Halloween personality!!! You'll see from our pics, that each has so many fun little details in the beads and stitching, I don't know where to begin my description! Designed by Fern Ridge, these are offered as complete kits that contain all the necessary beads, threads, findings, charms, fabrics, needles, lining fabrics and linen, beading threads... just everything... except you!

    The needlecase features a beaded edge, a sterling spider and skeleton charm, is stitched on 28ct Silvery Moon Cashel Linen in silks, silks and more silks, and overdyeds flosses -- all of which are included in the kit. With special stitches and finishing instructions, the verse -- in a crooked alphabet font -- reads, "Moonlight and it's 11:58pm. Don't just stand there! Come on in. Our Stitch-in is about to begin. The linen we use is a spider's web. Our threads are the hanging moss. The needles we use will delight and amuse. So, come on in. There's no time to lose. It's 11:59 pm and the stitch-in is about to begin!" Lots of black, greys, bronze and brown... this is CHARMING! Finishes approx 4 x 4 when closed, and because of all the cool beading around the edges, this feels heavy in your hand.

    The RIP fob is stitched in Peyote Stitch. It's trim features a sterling skull charm, hematite stars and amber beaded accents...all the beads have a frosted matte finish... and make this look old and weathered! So creative and unusual, this is such fun!

    Ghastly, Ghostly Ghouls!
    from Just Nan

    I'm thinking this is a delightful seasonal companion piece to Nan's High Hopes design! GGG is a delightful design that finishes approx 4-1/2 x 4-1/2 on 28ct Cobblestone Cashel Linen, and features the one-inch miniature pewter coffin charm which actually opens to reveal the dead skeleton inside!!! (Dead skeleton, I guess, is redundant, isn't it?)

    Absolutely over-the-top with rich reds, oranges, rusts, chartreuse, and purples, the spooky Halloween garden is filled with spiders, ghosts, cats and toads... quite different than the spring garden of High Hopes!!! Available as the leaflet with the coffin charm, this is absolutely charming... and you need it! Silks or DMCs are called for... whichever you wish!

    Just Nan Ghastly, Ghostly Ghouls! -- click to see more

    Thankful Sheep from Shepherd's Bush
    One of four new mini-designs by Shepherd's Bush... Thankful Sheep joins the family of other little sheepies for the holidays!!! (We have a patriotic one, a Halloween one... and a few others, I believe!) Anyway, Thankful is standing beside the Mayflower, and he's dressed with his Sunday Best Pilgrim Hat! (A cute clay button!) Offered as a small complete kit of 32ct Liberty Gathering Gray hand-dyed linen, and 8 different hand-dyed and solid shades of silk threads, he finishes a mere 3 x 3! Very cute... make him into a little box stand-up!

    Make sure to visit our Shepherd's Bush pages to see the rest of the new things this time around... quite a fun little batch!

    Thankful Sheep from Shepherd's Bush -- click for more

    All Hallow's Night
    from Birds of a Feather
    This year's totally, awesomely scary pumpkin faces join our other two Halloween favorites by Birds of A Feather! The same flavor as Scared Silly and Fat Cat, All Hallow's Night is stitched on the very distressed hand-dyed linen of 32ct Sparrow, dyed by 'Birds.' Great, bright overdyed colors of Weeks Dye Works flosses, I don't know what about these draws people -- you either love them, or can't stand them!!! (I hope you're of the former!!!) Anyway, available as a single chart, we do carry the fabric -- which is just one of the most wonderful shades of hand-dyed linen available -- and COLORFAST!!!

    All Hallow's Night by Birds of a Feather -- click to see more

    Haunted House & Halloween
    from Hinzeit
    Two scary releases by Hinzeit... these are charming... just like their package contents! Each is available as a chart and includes all the silver-toned charms shown, as embellishments. Halloween finishes a whopping 5 x 26 on 28ct, Haunted House runs a bit smaller at 3 x 13. Just something fun and fast for the season!!
    Haunted House by Hinzeit -- click to see lots more new designs

    Halloween by Hinzeit -- click to see lots more new designs

    Spooky Row

    Another very long and thin alphabet by Bent Creek, Spooky Row is full of the cutest Halloween motifs! The cauldron at one end... and my absolute favorite -- that little buzzard/vulture guy down at the other -- this is stitched in black, browns, oranges and creme overdyeds.

    Spooky Row by Bent Creek now has a package of embellishments! A darling set, it includes quite a few new clay pieces from Just Another Button Company. Notice the cute Jack-o-Lantern guy, and those new "Wild" pumpkins! Cute, each Row-Pack, dreamed up by the gals at Abecedarious in Atlanta, really adds a lot of charm to this series of Bent Creek Rows!
    The entire series of "Row Designs" is so much fun to have! All our models are hanging together in the shop... and they look great!

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