Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Halloween Finishing Spree Day Three + Freebie

Hi, stitching friends!

Wow, how's that for assonance in the title? My English teachers would be proud.

For day 3 of my Halloween finishing spree, I'd like to show you "Scaredy Cat" by Val's Stuff. This was a free pattern I received from the Crazy Annie's Stitching PTP Fabric of the Month club. They send a shop freebie with each fabric cut.

I stitched Scaredy Cat on 28-count coffee/tea-dyed Irish linen using DMC black and white and a selection of Colour & Cotton flosses from my collection. I used Mill Hill petite beads for the pumpkin's teeth and the spider eyes.

I laced the little ornament onto foam core, added a felt backing, and pinned ribbon around the edges.

I embellished regular ol' straight pins with some decorative beads I found at Michael's. I wasn't sure if this would work, but it did. What do you think?

A Cute Autumn Freebie

Check out this adorable freebie, brand new for autumn 2019, from Ricami di Marula at Crocette a gogò. You can get the chart from her blog by clicking here. She also has an Etsy shop with some very cute patterns.

I'll be back again tomorrow with Day Four of my Halloween finishing spree. Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Meg, your finishing spree day 3 is adorable. I love your beaded trim edge. Well done! Thank you for sharing the link to the autumn freebie! It is a very pretty fall one.

  2. Wow, Meg, you are on a roll...another great finish. Love the look of the pins and beads...keep 'em coming!

  3. You have been on a roll. Another adorable finish.

  4. Oh I love the beaded edge. What a wonderful touch. Never thought of that. Turned out perfect indeed.

  5. Sono sempre super le tue finiture di halloween. Ti ringrazio moltissimo per aver messo il link del mio blog e per esser diventata mia follower.
    Buona giornata

  6. I wish some of your finishing mojo would wash off on me, Meg--I'm procrastinating terribly here! Love this latest one and the beaded edge is a very fun touch. The freebie is darling--thanks for the link :) Looking forward to your next finish!

  7. Meg: I love this design, the beads are perfect, I love adding beads to my stitching, your style makes me want to use beads on a finishing I am working on.
    Have a fun week.


  8. Wow, what a great finish. The beads are perfect.
    Enjoy the day. Manuela

  9. So adorable. You did an awesome job. :)

  10. I"m going to have to remember to try the beaded edge, Love IT!!!Your home is going to be all decked out for Halloween!!

  11. That looks like such a fun stitch! Love how you finished this one.


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