Halloween Cross Stitch Pattern

Halloween Cross Stitch Pattern

It won’t be long before little trick or treaters will be ringing my doorbell. To help get in the spirit and give my house a festive Halloween decor, I think I’ll start working on this adorable Hoot Owl Cross Stitch Pattern.

Halloween Cross Stitch PatternI like this pattern because it has all of the typical fall colors, so I can keep it up for Halloween and Thanksgiving.  This design isn’t too difficult, yet it has enough detailing to make it fun and interesting.  I think I should be able to get it done pretty quickly and have it on display in a few weeks.  It’s a good project to take on the road too, since there are plenty of blocks of colors that I can do while waiting in the car for my kids at school.

Here are a few more of my favorite Halloween craft ideas:

Best of Halloween Tricks & TreatsBest of Halloween Tricks & Treats

Glitterville's Handmade HalloweenGlitterville’s Handmade Halloween

Matthew Mead's Halloween SpooktacularMatthew Mead’s Halloween Spooktacular


Beautiful Embroidery Book

Embroidery Book

I have always enjoyed doing embroidery work and my most recent project is a pretty needlepoint piece that has been tucked away for a while.  I plan on working on a silk embroidery project next.

In my search for embroidery projects, I came across this beautiful new eBook from Needle N Thread.  Let me stress that I am not an affiliate and I make no money by mentioning this book.  I simply love Mary’s work and wanted to show-off her new book.

Embroidery Book

I think the cover alone shows you just how beautiful her work is.  And what I like even more is that she has focused on small projects that don’t require a lot of materials.  Use up some of the stash you have lying around and start a project that won’t take too long to complete.  I’m all about instant gratification, so a small project is right up my alley :)

See more great photos of the projects included in this book.  Visit Needle N Thread

Some of My Favorite Embroidery Books

Mary Thomas's Dictionary of Embroidery StitchesMary Thomas’s Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches

Erica Wilson Embroidery BookErica Wilson Embroidery Book

Doodle Stitching: Fresh & Fun Embroidery for BeginnersDoodle Stitching: Fresh & Fun Embroidery for Beginners