Saturday, October 25, 2008

Stitchy Saturday: Ghosts and Gouls

ghosts and ghouls

Stitched from free patterns by Annie Oakleaves. Am I the only one that craves a good, scary movie this time of year? Does anyone have any good suggestions? Hint: I am not big on gory films, but I am very hard to scare... :)

Oh, and here's a frequent problem I have with French knots, which at least ended up looking like a creepy hanging eyeball (perfect on a ghost):
unintentionally hanging eyeball

I'm so excited about Halloween this year! Are any of you going to any fun parties or events? Do any of you have any fun yearly Halloween rituals? Please let me know so I can live vicariously! :)


MJ said...

Have you seen The Orphanage? (El Orfanato).. it's a really good movie!

Gumbo Lily said...

Cute, cute ghosties and spider. I have trouble with French knots too.

Our family has had a standing appointment with long-time friends for Halloween. The older kids always set up the outside of the Victorian house so it's really creepy and scary and then they dress in ugly masks scare all the kiddies that come trick-or-treating while we parents sit in the house with the shades drawn and eat chili and talk and laugh and warm up some of the Little Ones' hands and feet.


Gumbo Lily said...


The Village


muralimanohar said...

I don't do scary movies. Not so much from tillyness, but more from disinterest. :p Don't do Halloween, either..but that's a religious thing. I would be right in the thick of it, if I did!!

French knots...I don't end up with hanging eyeballs anymore, but I still end up with a less than perfect knot. Usually ends up looking a little fluffy. I've been using Heather Bailey's tailor's knot tut for sewing knots, though, and that helped me finally get a grasp at long last on how you hold the needle, at least! lol

Oh, yeah..originally came over to say, I'm holding a giveaway for a book of Dutch x-stitch patterns...all in Dutch. If you are interested! :p

susanc said...

Yeah, French knots can be tricky; I have a problem with them too. Your embroidery work is beautiful. Love those Annie Oakleaves patterns.

As for scary movies that are more psychological than gory, try Japanese horror films - they rock!!! I'm telling you, they are some of the scariest I've ever seen - I love them! Ones to try: "Jo-On" or The Curse (the American remake The Grudge was so-so), Infection (but this one is a little gory, but not that much), One Missed Call, Dark Water (this is a really good one). If you don't mind reading subtitles, they are great movies. Let me know what you think.

Happy Halloween!

megan and melissa said...

for my family, my niece and nephew (5 and 2)always come to our house and me and my sisters take them trick-or-treating around the neighborhood. This year I'm dressing up (I can't resist) but I haven't decided on my costume yet.
For scary movies, I haven't seen any in a long time, but I do love the suspensful old movies, like the Hitchcock ones, or Charade and Wait Until Dark. Just some classics!
Have a great weekend!

Kara said...

I stumbled upon your blog while looking up embroidery patterns and I love it! Thanks for blogging!
I have a longstanding tradition with some friends. Every year we get together to celebrate October birthdays and carve pumpkins together. While carving we watch "It's the great pumpkin Charlie Brown!" and "Hocus Pocus". Today is our carving day this year. I can't wait!

g said...

{whispering} I have the same problem with french knots!

movie suggestion: the devil's backbone

no halloween rituals or events here...sorry!

jess said...

I hat that with french knots, it happens to me all the time!

ellen said...

Not so scary, but I love watching Johnny Depp in Sleepy Hollow -- it's a good "mood" movie for Halloween. We watched it last year while carving pumpkins :o)

Suse said...

Oh, I LOVE this - it looks AMAZING! Such a nice work!