I'm also getting started on this cool cat:
He is not exactly new, this is a canvas from my Vintage Halloween Candy Pail series that Cynthia Thomas did stitch guides for a couple years back. I loved the stitches and the finishing so much that I have been working on stitching a set for myself to keep and display. I've managed to make it to the halfway point now with the cat, here are the others that I have completed-- the Jack O Lantern:
The Spooky Skull:
The fantastic finishing on these is by West Coast Needlepoint Finishing. I sent Sue ribbons and beads from my own collection (although I didn't need to, she has lots of terrific trims of her own!) and she added them to the cute wired pail handle. These are just so much fun to stitch and I love them in my Halloween display. I'm always a little tempted to carry them around as a handbag in October, since they are quite sturdy and have a lot of space inside!
As long as we are talking Halloween, I have to show you my friend Judy G.'s newest Hoot Hoot owl finish. I love seeing what Judy does with these because she is stitching from her stash and adding her own touches, each one is a little surprise for me. I love how Spooky Owl has turned out, and I love the little spider charm too!
Hope you have enjoyed this spooky start to the week, until next time, Happy Stitching!