A Creepy Crowler

Here is a new pattern from Frony Ritter Designs, as autumn stitching season is upon us. They are stitched on 18 count Pumpkin aida from Fiber on a Whim, and on 32 count Carrot linen from Weeks Dye works. They are mounted on crowler lids painted black and decorated with trim, ribbon, and spooky Halloween buttons.

Halloween stitching and Painting

I stitched the grouchy ghost for The 2018 Just Cross Stitch Special Halloween Issue. When I was still thinking of unhappy spirits I drank a special bottle of wine from Oso Libre winery which was black. So when it was empty I took off the label and painted this same fellow on the bottle and made it into a vase.

Sunflower Stitches

Sunflowers. How do I stitch thee? Let me count the ways. I stitch thee on 18 ct. linen burlap towel by MCG Textiles, and on 32 ct. Golden Needle Country French Linen by Wichelt over two. I stitch thee on 14 ct. Tropical orange Aida by Wichelt and 14 ct Country French Cafe Mocha by Wichelt. I also stitched thee on card stock which I cut out with a die cut from Paper Smooches.

A Spooky Table Runner

Another two creatures to mark off my cross stitch design bucket list–a snake and a rat. I stitched the design on both ends of this table runner. My sister, “The Rat” is staking a claim on this as a rat is her trademark, totem, spirit animal, friend, foe?

The pattern for this is in the 2017 Special Halloween issue of Just Cross Stitch.

Witchy Stitch

Just Cross Stitch has released their Special Collector’s Edition in time to stitch Halloween projects. Included are two Frony Ritter Designs. One is an ornament depicting the cool accessories a witch gets to put on. I think they would be fun, minus the broom which reminds me of housework, but would be okay if it I only had to use it as a mode of tranportation. The second pattern is what the accessorized witch does on weekends. She is casting spells that make pretty colors and scary birds appear.

This is the time of year I use the color orange, which I pretty much ignore the rest of the year, except when I go to San Francisco Giants baseball games, wherein a fan is slightly scoffed and sneered at if they do not wear orange or black. This is why my Giants hat is pink.

Halloween Stitching Ideas

Just Cross Stitch just released their 2015 Special Collector’s Issue for Halloween.  Of the 55 designs it contains, two of them are from Frony Ritter Designs.

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The card is stitched on Antique Brown perforated paper. The brooms are a cutout from Lifestyle Crafts.  While I have been asked what my favorite color is, and a geeky friend asked me to name my favorite mathematician upon our first meeting, no one has ever asked what my favorite shape might be.  I stitched it here, in ornament form–the Gothic arch.