Gosh, here we are already at the end of October. I am so excited that Halloween is on a weekend this year so I can be home to pass out candy. I get home from work too late during the week to catch most trick-or-treaters, so it has been several years since I have bought candy for Halloween. And, because next year is a leap year, I won’t get this chance again until 2020 when Halloween lands on a Saturday again! Crazy.
I haven’t done any Halloween stitching, but here are a few patterns I love with a Halloween theme:
Clockwise from top left:
- “Jack’s Bash” by Plum Street Samplers
- “Oct. 31st” by With Thy Needle and Thread
- “Year in Chalk October” by Hands On Design
- “Halloween Cove” by By The Bay Needleart
- “Mini Witches and Crones” from Heaven And Earth Designs
- “Hocus Pocus” by Prairie Schooler
I love the “Year in Chalk” series that Hands on Design has been doing this year. I have not bought them yet, but I am so tempted to splurge and get the whole set of 12 months.
The “Mini Witches and Crones” design is by the artist Jane Wooster Scott. I have three cross-stitch patterns from Heaven and Earth Designs adapted from her artwork, but I’ll admit I have not yet started stitching any of them. I am still too intimidated by HAEDs, but I love Scott’s folk art style.
Finally, “Hocus Pocus” is in my pattern stash. Prairie Schooler has a number of great Halloween designs. I may have to pull this one out of the stash and aim for next Halloween…