Saturday, October 31, 2020

Trick or Treat Blog Hop 2020

Today I’m linking to Jo of Serendipitous Stitching for her annual Trick or Treat Blog Hop. (Find out more on Jo’s blog)

DH and I have never really celebrated Halloween ..... much ..... I could tell you about the year when our Halloween decorations almost set our porch on fire, tee hee, but we’re here for some stitching and a little crochet I couldn’t resist making this year!

Previously I’ve watched Jo's Blog Hops and collected a few Halloween cross stitch patterns, and this year  I stitched - Boo, a free pattern from Happiness is Cross Stitching.  Unfortunately I ran out of time and haven’t managed to make it into a “flat fold” ..... yet! I made one tiny change from the pattern though and stitched the little ghost in grey as I don’t think he’d have been visible at all!

On Instagram @chaicoffeecrochet I found this cute little witch - Zena! She is such a sweetie! There is a free pattern and you can find her and others on the blog Chai Coffee Crochet - here 

(Zeena is approximately 4.5" tall)


And I just couldn’t resist making this little guy:


There was a competition on Instagram but as my Howl didn't really meet any of the categories I didn't join in.

The free pattern for Howl can be found here at Cafe del Craft!

Zeena and Howl had great fun,
messing around at the photoshoot 

Oh, and one more thing, of course, the letter you’re looking for is: (and just imagine this bit is centred, because I can't find the centering thingy!!!!)


If you are taking part in the Hop, the next blog to visit is:

Thank you for popping in. Have a great Halloween!!

Stay Safe and well!


Barbara xxx

Monday, October 19, 2020

Gifted Gorgeousness - October - Halloween Preparations

Hello my friends, new and old!      

Thank you for all your comments on my last post! It was lovely to catch up with everyone and see what you are all doing.  

It’s been a funny old year, what with COVID! I’ve been a real coward and haven’t been out shopping at all! I don’t know how everyone copes with wearing masks? DH and I have been out walking with a friend on a nearby common and my friend has asthma and is very scared about catching COVID. So we wear masks even though we can distance from each other safely. Maybe it’s because we are walking uphill and talking but I keep finding I can’t breathe with a mask on!