Sunday, 31 January 2016

Trick or Treat - finished

It's been a while since I was here. Again. Time flies, eh? I hope everyone had a good Christmas. Mine was brill and very busy too so I didn't have much time for festive crafts. Not long before Christmas I finished my cross stitched halloween project - Trick or Treat by The Prairie Schooler. It hasn't been framed yet and it's awaiting a right picture frame. I'm thinking of something dark, perhaps sculpted, embossed, textured. This detailed project definitely deserves a quality frame.


Cross stitch chart: The Prairie Schooler, Booklet nr 188 "TRICK OR TREAT"

linen: 32 ct, antique white, DMC

threads: DMC

design size: about 22cm x 16cm

The beauty of this design lies in the detail. There are lots of tiny details that add to the overall halloween charm. Obviously, I'm loving the orange accents here too - the pumpkins, the jack-o-lanterns, the halloween sweets...

Lots is happening here. The witches and bats are flying, the pumpkins and cats are celebrating and trick-or-treating. the moon is chuckling eerily. Add the settings to this with the haunted mansion on the hill in the background, ghosts flowing out of chimneys, scary-looking owls watching from the dramatically twisted branches and voila! Halloween in full progress.

It's scary and spooky but in a friendly way, of course :)

I thoroughly enjoyed myself stitching this project.  I'm looking forward to more Halloween projects of this sort in the future. I also loved stitching with a darker thread on a white linen. It was like drawing with a black marker on paper :) You can see your progress instantaneously.

Well, that's it for today. Have a nice week everybody. Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Great job. I love the black on the white too.

  2. Hi MArtha,
    so great to see you again! Hope, you are well!
    Your Design is great, I love it!
    Happy week to you,
    Love and Hugs,
    Claudia xo

  3. Very nice,
    and yes I also think it deserves a nice frame :)

  4. That is lovely! I really like the in his 'skeleton' costume :) lots of detail x

  5. Hi Martha,
    your embroidered pictures are very beautiful and you have photographed them very well. Unfortunately I have not enough patience for embroidering.
    It's nice to hear from you again.
    Lovely wishes,

  6. Lovely!!! I really like all your handiworks, knitting, embroideries, crochet works.....
    Best wishes,

  7. I'm visiting your blog and saw your chicken gang. Do you have a pattern for it? Can't figure out how to create them. Would love to sew a banch of them to offer my friends this easter. XOXO


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