Friday, October 4, 2019

Halloween Finishing Spree Day Five

Hi, stitching friends!

Welcome to day FIVE of my Halloween finishing spree. Today's finish is "Chic Witch," a free pattern from La Comtesse & Le Point De Croix. Click here for the pattern.

I stitched Chic Witch on 36-count Star Hollow linen by R&R Reproductions. I did not have the called-for threads and I didn't want to use all DMC, so I used:

  • Weeks Dye Works (WDW) Grasshopper - boot accents
  • WDW Taffeta - wording and purple stripes on sock
  • WDW Mascara - crow and spider
  • The Gentle Art Fragrant Cloves - orange stripes on sock
  • DMC 310 - blended with 535 for boots
  • DMC 535 - blended with 310 for boots

The designer does such beautiful work and she is very generous with her free patterns.

The pattern, on 36-count linen, fit perfectly in a 5x7 thrift store frame I painted with black chalk paint. For the skirt, I took some wired plaid ribbon, removed the wire and stitched a running stitch on one side to gather the pleats. I stuck the ribbon to the inside of the frame with some sticky dots and put the needlework, laced onto foam core, into the frame.

I blended DMC 310 and 535 for a heathered look in the boots. What do you think? And don't you just love that spider? (If it's possible to love a spider.)

This was such a fun stitch, and great because you can use any color combination you want, with any ribbon you have on hand.

See you tomorrow for Day SIX of my Halloween finishing spree! Until then, be well, and I hope you have lots of time to stitch.


  1. So cute the little witch shoes.
    Enjoy the day.

  2. I get this finishing spree.. you are going in order of good to fantastic. Seriously, this is one of the cutest things ever. It makes me want to stitch it simply because you have done such a cute finish.

  3. Meg, this is adorable! I like the addition of the ribbon for the "skirt". Well done!

  4. It just keeps getting better and better...anothr fabuous finish, Meg!!!

  5. I have so loved seeing all your lovely stitching these past few days. I haven't been able to comment on blogger in a long time. Your stitching and finishes are amazing. Hope you have a great day and weekend, too. :)

  6. What a fun finish, Meg! Just gotta love that flouncy skirt and her mismatched socks :) Well done, my friend!

  7. Ciao bellissimi i tuoi lavori, complimenti ;)
    Ti seguirò molto volentieri
    Buona serata

  8. Oh my goodness you are so creative, what a darling idea.


  9. I am loving all your final finishes! I might have to rethink Vonna's drum construction as I don't want to cut all that mat board into circles. Yours looks great, heck, it all looks great:)

  10. So cool! What a fun finish! Thanks for the link.

  11. Hi Meg,
    Your finish is just great, a great design, beautifully edited.

  12. Oh, this is just darling Meg!!! I want to stitch it now too, I just love how you finished it with the cute little skirt!! Don't you just love chalk paint and thrift store frames?

  13. I just love the skirt! Perfect way to finish this.

  14. Such a cute idea for the finishing, very creative and a great job.


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