According to the editor of Just Cross Stitch magazine, Halloween is the second most popular occasion to stitch for. I don’t know whether the sample size for this pronouncement includes only readers of this particular publication, or stitchers in general, but that still can’t dissuade me from devouring the annual Halloween ornament issue. My mother decided she liked “Scaredy Cats” by Val’s Stuff, so I stitched it for her:
I did not have 30-count Peoria Purple in my stash as prescribed in the magazine, but lo, 14-count Lavender Whisper aida still lends a bit of colour. I layered the finished piece on top of two pieces of stiff, sparkly felt, and slipped a loop of black ribbon in between the black and purple felt to make a hanger. I also tweaked the “a”s and the “s” in “cats” to make them slightly less blocky, but that was just a personal choice.
It now hangs in the living room, teasing the living and breathing cats in the house to no end.