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2016 Halloween Ornament Spooktacular
2016 Halloween Ornament Spooktacular
By Various Designers
You might not have a Halloween tree, but ornaments can go anywhere in your home that could use a bit of frightful fun. Even the "batroom" gets a decoration thanks to designer Elizabeth Spurlock. Spiders, black cats, jack-o'-lanterns -- they're all within these pages of exclusive designs.
Amish Apple Sampler
Amish Apple Sampler
Design by Nicoletta Farrauto of Nikyscreations
The simple life of an Amish couple is celebrated in this primitive-style sampler. The design, by Nicoletta Farrauto, features fall's favorite fruit tree. Cross stitches and a Smyrna-stitch border make this small sampler a delight to stitch.
Autumn Leaves
Autumn Leaves
Designs by Liz Almond of Blackwork Journey
Leaf motifs abound in this creative combination of blackwork stitches using brown and red threads. Red French knots add texture to these fresh designs. Copy the center motif to create coasters that will complement warm hues in any part of your home.
Band 5 Bonus: Hardanger Card Insert
Band 5 Bonus: Hardanger Card Insert
Design by Roz Watnemo of Roz Watnemo Designs
This modified band makes a beautiful design for a card insert. The two colorways presented would work for a birthday or wedding card. Choose your own favorite pearl cotton shades to create a card for that special someone.
Garment of God Sampler
Garment of God Sampler
Design by Carol Emmer
Carol Emmer combines traditional sampler elements to create this updated, fresh design, using stylized motifs to take nature from the sea to the heavens. Her inspiration was a quote from the 18th-century writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.
Graphic Acorns
Graphic Acorns
Design by Kathleen Berlew of KBB Crafts & Stitches
The symmetry of the leaves and acorns in this eye-pleasing design will add some sophistication to your autumn decor. Created with full cross stitches on 14-count Aida, this is a picture-perfect project for a beginner with an eye for color.
Hardanger Band Sampler: Band 5
Hardanger Band Sampler: Band 5
Design by Roz Watnemo of Roz Watnemo Designs
Stitch along with JCS throughout 2016 to create this elegant Hardanger sampler. Each band introduces a new stitch to the sampler; also, each band is presented as a bonus project that will allow you to perfect the stitches and have a smaller, stand-alone project. Change up the colors if you desire and make the projects your own.
Nuts for You
Nuts for You
Design by Frony Ritter of Frony Ritter Designs
What better decoration for a box of nuts than an acorn tree! This design stitches up adorably with full crosses, backstitching and French knots.
One Crazy Autumn
One Crazy Autumn
Design by Carolyn Manning of Carolyn Manning Designs
Leaf motifs and fall colors pull this crazy-quilt-inspired design together. Lots of color changes, backstitching and button accents make this a project that's both fun and eye-catching.
Pumpkin & Patches
Pumpkin & Patches
Design by Amanda Noto
Patches the Cat embraces Smiling Jack in this whimsical piece from new designer Amanda Noto. The grins of the kitty and pumpkin will have you smiling while you stitch this adorable design.
Pumpkin Patch
Pumpkin Patch
Designs by Angela Pullen Atherton of Pullen Designs
Pumpkins don't need to be carved to be craved! These gorgeous gourds will dress up your walls. Stitch them on a larger thread count to shrink the design to fit into coasters for a practical patch of pumpkins.
Seasons in Chalk Art: Fall
Seasons in Chalk Art: Fall
Artwork by Priscilla Blain; Cross-Stitch Design by Cathy Habermann of Hands On Design
Hand-dyed slate fabric provides the background for this cross-stitched version of a chalk art design. The swirling script is echoed in the curlicue branches of a tree that's ready to drop its colorful leaves on a plump checkered pumpkin.
Splendor of Autumn
Splendor of Autumn
Design by Elizabeth Spurlock of Saving Graces Fine Needlearts
Subtle shading enlivens this still life and adds dimension to this dynamic design. The bright window accentuates the bold colors of the leaves and creates an illusion of a shadow beneath the vase.
The Batroom Towel
The Batroom Towel
Design by Elizabeth Spurlock of Saving Graces Fine Needlearts
For those who carry their Halloween decor into every square inch of their home, this guest towel will be a welcome "batroom" accessory.
The Christmas Stitch -- Rejoice
The Christmas Stitch -- Rejoice
By Nancy Greenberg
Angels herald the baby Jesus in this lovely ornament from Pickle Barrel Designs. This beginner-level project includes a dazzling touch of metallic thread for the Eastern Star.
The Sampler Sleuth -- Mystery Solved: THe Princes Behind an 1820 Sampler
The Sampler Sleuth -- Mystery Solved: THe Princes Behind an 1820 Sampler
By Vickie LoPiccolo Jennett
When Lynn O'Neill fell in love with a sampler more than 30 years ago, she had no idea she was purchasing a piece of history.
The Wicked Witch's Lament
The Wicked Witch's Lament
Designs by Lois Winston
As witches go, these two are more funny than frightful. The wicked witch is nowhere to be found among the rosy-cheeked flyer and the unlucky lady in red shoes. Stitch one or both of these and get a giggle from your Halloween guests.
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