Episode 109 – Night Creature


Thank you so much for tuning in to the Cozyegg flosstube/podcast! In this episode I share the beginning of #darkoctoberstitching and a special event announcement. Music: BenSound.

WIPs

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Sarah Ann Banton 1833 by Cozyegg Designs – AVAS Soie d’Alger on 40ct Weeks Putty – lots of issues, lots of ripping out, but hopefully back on track now.

Dark October Stitching Plans

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Below are the projects I’m planning to work on during October. I’m planning basically a week on each with a new start Halloween weekend.

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Black Cat Hollow by Barbara Ana Designs – DMC on 32ct PTP Murky

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Moon Phases by The Little Stitcher – Weeks, GAST, DMC on 32ct Midnight Tryst by Hand Dyed Fabrics by Stephanie – converted the skin and hair colors for the outer two ladies. I’m hoping to be able to finish this one this month. It’s been my #dark13stitching focus project since I finished Black’d Skie.

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Halloween Neighborhood – various charts with a mix of threads on 35ct Brandy by CountryStitch.

I promised a list of each of the patterns I’ve used in my Neighborhood so far, so here you go…

  • Tree and lamppost are from Trick or Treat by Praiseworthy Stitches from JCS Halloween 2012
  • Three Witches are from A Bewitching Halloween by Rebecca Wood
  • Blue/purple house with bats is Halloween Alley by Pickle Barrel Designs
  • The witch flying with her broom up top is from When Skeletons Dance by The Drawn Thread (I may have taken liberties with her hair)
  • Pumpkin patch and house with the black moon are from Pumpkin Patch by Prairie Schooler
  • Witch and house are from When Witches Go Riding by Prairie Schooler
  • The house with the pumpkins and black cat under the tree is from Trick or Treat by Prairie Schooler
  • The gate with the ghosts, frogs, and skeleton are from Ghastly Ghostly Ghouls by Just Nan
  • The witch hat roofed house is from Ghoulies & Ghosties by Brightneedle
  • The teal blue house on the right is from from Very Scary (Mystery Sampler) by Lizzie Kate
  • Bottom left tree with the witch collecting toadstools is By the Light of the Moon by Primitive Needle
  • The green house and trick or treaters are from Halloween House by Drawn Thread
  • The small cemetery is from Halloween Rules by Milady’s Needle
  • The large tombstones are from Village of Hawk Run Hollow by Carriage House Samplings

The new chart to start is Hallow Wee House by Chessie & Me.

Hallow Wee House
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Dracula Book Cover by Dam Good Crafts – DMC on 40ct Red Gander linen

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The Raven (Spirits of the Woods) by Primitive Hare – DMC and GAST on 30ct Boleyn linen from Primitive Hare (planned new start for Halloween weekend).

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As I mentioned in my last video, we are hosting a new SAL for the Haunted House Sampler by Twin Peak Primitives starting on the 13th of October for #dark13stitching.

Dark October Seance

And the BIG news is that Emily and I will be hosting a small, intimate, virtual gathering on October 29th that we’re calling Dark October Séance. Sign ups will be limited and will open at 10:13am CDT on October 13th. I hope you’ll join us.

New Purchase

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I treated myself to another Bloodmilk Jewels piece. It’s an illuminated XIII that is only offered on Friday the 13th in their shop. So, when I had the chance to get it, I jumped on it. It pairs well with my Night Creature. It seemed a perfect way to celebrate five years of Dark 13 Stitching and Dark October Stitching.

Books

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I finished reading Jane, Unlimited and thoroughly enjoyed it. I had no idea what this book was about and it was a bit mind-bending, but so so good. Highly recommend it.

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I’ve started off my #darkoctoberreading plan by starting Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman. I’m also getting a chance to use my new bookmark from Forest Noir.

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I hope you are enjoying a lovely start to your own Dark October Stitching and Dark October Reading and I hope that if you want to join us for Dark October Séance, you’re able to.