Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Serendipitous Jo's Thirty-Eighth Frolic of the Year

It was IHSW starting last Friday, and as is traditional I went out for a rare day out and didn't stitch much on the Saturday!  I was also rather busy with my Big Birthday Blog Hop.  Follow the link and check that out if you haven't already done so.

On Friday I continued working on the Sugar Skulls which will be for my niece and her fiance:

These are from Brooke's Books and are available from her Etsy store.

Having finished Ghostly Mandala on the Thursday I continued with a new evening piece - Potions and Brews by Cherished Stitches from the most recent JCS Hallowe'en Special:

stitched on 28 count Moondust from Crafty Kitten

I am only stitching the top part of this design on this fabric, it's coming up huge as it was charted for 36 count.  I don't have enough Moondust for the whole piece and it's lighter than I want anyway.  This is just an excuse to try out some different shades of black and dark grey!

I did finish another Hallowe'en Cube on the Sunday, the one with the purple fabric:

I'm using the same backing fabric in three different colours for these cubes.


Khristine Doiron said...

I love the sugar skulls! Great new start! And yay for getting another cube finished!

diamondc said...

Jo: I love Sugar Sculls, such sweet designs.
Looks like the cubes are so cute.


Stitching Noni said...

Cute! Not normally a sugar skulls fan but these ones are cute!
Hugs xx

Kaisievic said...

The sugar skulls are looking fab and I love the way that you experiment with your stitching - the cubes look great, too.

Rachel said...

Great designs for Halloween!

I have ordered fabric and threads for the Potions pattern.....I hope they will arrive soon :)

Have a great week of stitching :)

Brigitte said...

Great to see the O cube finished. And such a lot more weekend stitching. You were busy, Jo :)

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Great! If I stitch the whole piece I would definitely go for the recommended count and a darker colour fabric than this. But it's a fun design and the letters are going really quickly. As they do!

FlashinScissors said...

Gosh! Great stitching Jo! Sugar skulls are progressing well! I love the "O" block, very cute .... and just my colour!! I was just trying to think of a Halloween idea to stitch (not cross stitch though), and that involved a cauldron too!
Barbara xx