Halloween Haunts Today With Sandy..

stbs-HH-Sandy-Scarecrow introLet me introduce you to Sandy, she doesn’t have a blog, so she agreed to let me post her project here for you today. It all started with a witch and a scarecrow and some cool patterns…

Sandy’s projects are in Cross Stitch and Quilting

First this beautiful pattern from Stoney Creek..

Stoney Creek Leaflet 27

Sandy took this Cross Stitch pattern and turned the scarecrow and witch and set it into a wreath.



Sandy says “I made This Halloween Wreath Years Ago. At the Time I did a lot of Counted Cross Stitch. I also made a lot of Wreaths. So I figured this Design Would Look Nice in a Wreath for my Door.  I shaped Some Cardboard like a Tombstone Like the cover on the Pattern and taped the Finished Design To it. I then Added Fall leaves and small Pumpkins to a Straw Wreath. I Love the Black Fabric that Contrasts Nicely with the Witch in the Moon!”

I thought this was very clever, it’s a great way to fill in all that open wreath space.


and here is a closeup of the Cross Stitch.



Sandy - It Seems To Whisper


It Seems to Whisper My Favorite Fall Poem by Humbert Wolfe…..”Listen!…The Wind is Rising and The Air is Full of Leaves, We have had our Summer Evenings, now for October Eves!” This pattern is from The Prairie Schooler.

I Used to do a lot of Counted Cross Stich, but my Passion now is Quilting and my Favorite Technique is Paper Piecing.  Here Is a Quilt Block I made that is part of a Quilt I Finished.  Doesn’t it Look Like an Enchanted Forest Full of Majic and Danger? This is a pattern from www.silverliningsoriginals.com

Silver Linings Originals

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104 Responses to Halloween Haunts Today With Sandy..

  1. AvatarWendy says:

    Love love love your website. Your projects are so realistic.

    • AvatarSandy says:

      Wendy, Thanks! I Love Realistic Quilting and Cross Stitching! I’ve changed Colors in several Blocks I’ve Made to Look More Realistic!

  2. AvatarLori Morton says:

    Love your projects…the quilt block is soooo cool! Definitely an Enchanted Forest! Wow!! Awesome job!

  3. AvatarRhonda Best says:

    I really love your enchanted forest block! mtmom57@gmail.com

  4. AvatarBeth T. says:

    I’m so glad you found a way for Sandy to share her cross-stitch and quilting creations, even though she doesn’t have a blog. Her work is beautiful and her sense of color is outstanding!

  5. AvatarKathy h says:

    Beautiful cross stitch pieces. I haven’t done much lately but still enjoy seeing different projects. And your magic forest is beautiful too.

  6. AvatarColette says:

    OMG your cross stitch is so cute, but your quilt is fabulous! Gorgeous work.

  7. Avatartheresa says:

    Lovely projects, the forest is definitely enchanted.

  8. AvatarFrances says:

    Love the counted cross stitch. Your work is beautiful Happy Halloween.

  9. Avatarcindy says:

    Beautiful stitching!

  10. AvatarVicki H says:

    Great cross stitching projects. I haven’t done cross stitch in years. I love the forest block, especially the purple in the block.

  11. Avatartonia conner says:

    The cross stitch work is cute as cn be and well done. But the forest block blow me out of the water. I’m not usually a huge fan of modern quilting but this is …WOW. The piecing and fabric choices are perfect. I would love to see the whole quilt

  12. AvatarDana Cargill says:

    Love the cross Stitch. I haven’t done it in years but seeing your cute piece made me want to do some. Happy Halloween!

  13. AvatarJulie A. says:

    I used to do a ton of cross stitching…still have some patterns that I am someday going to do 🙂

    • AvatarSandy says:


      I have a lot of Cross Stitch Patterns still. I probably won’t do them All. I’m Hooked on Quilting Now! Happy Halloween!

  14. AvatarMichele T says:

    Beautiful creations and very detailed!! Since I am a quilter, I especially love the Forest piece!!

  15. AvatarSarah says:

    That forest is gorgeous! I also really like the cross-stitch poem. Great stuff!

  16. AvatarWendy says:

    Love your Enchanted Forest! Your cross stitch projects are very nice too. Like you, I am also passionate about quilting. Not so much paper piecing as regular piecing though. Thanks for sharing!

  17. AvatarNancy says:

    Sandy, your forest if just terrific. Nice job!

  18. AvatarJosie Passell says:

    Thank you for showing us your interesting projects, I love the quilt.

  19. AvatarSally says:

    Sandy, I love the cross stitch witch and scarecrow–lots of work (they would work for Wizard of Oz too!)!! Stunning display in the wreath. Your pp quilt block is awesome. What a talented artist you are. I’m so glad Marian brought you to us!

  20. Avataranna brown says:

    well your cross stitch is lovely…but i really liked your paper pieced forest ty for sharing..happyness04431@yahoo.com

    • AvatarSandy says:


      Thanks So Much! I Love The Halloween Enchanted Woods Piece Too! It was So Good For Marian to have this Halloween Haunts!

  21. AvatarLJ DogsMom says:

    Sandy, these are both simply wonderful. I love Stoney Creek and you have inspired me to get my stitching kit out this weekend.

    The paper piecing is bold and exciting1 Love the colors.

  22. AvatarDelaine says:

    Beautiful! I love the idea of cross stitch inside of the wreath. Thanks!

  23. AvatarMarjorie henwood says:

    They are all wonderful, but love the last one!

  24. I am just learning paper piecing and I know that pattern was a challenge and turned out beautiful! I love to look at cross stitch projects and yours are great! Welcome to the blog hop!

  25. AvatarLori Smanski says:

    wow these are gorgeous projects. lovely job. I especially love your PP project
    thanks for shairng

  26. AvatarMary Ann says:

    Love your projects. That forest does look enchanted! Thanks for sharing.

    • AvatarSandy says:

      Mary Ann,

      Thanks So Much! I did change the yellow color on the background to let more sunlight shine through the forest! Happy Halloween!

  27. AvatarJulianne says:

    Love it! Very unique!

  28. AvatarMelissa meinhard says:

    I love paper piecing best too 🙂 I find it so relaxing

    • AvatarSandy says:

      Melissa, I find Paper Piecing Relaxing Too. But Most of My Blocks are Challenging and I’m Relieved When they are Done! Happy Halloween Haunted Haunts!

  29. AvatarRina says:

    Thanks for being a part of the hop. I love your counted cross stitch. I followed the link as I wanted to get the pattern but either they are sold out or it’s out of print. Maybe I’ll find somewhere. Love the block you made, it’s so different from my usual style and I really like it. Thanks for the link to the patterns.

  30. AvatarJane says:

    They are both equally beautifully done. Wish I could do that but my eyes won’t let me do such detailed work. Tried many times. Love them both!

  31. AvatarRina says:

    I also used to do cross stitch and may just have to dig it out again because I love the one you made and have already checked out the pattern. It’s not like I need another project on top of everything else but it’s so cute! Love the quilt block and thanks for sharing the link to it also.

  32. AvatarJane says:

    That is beautiful, you do very neat work. My eyes will not let me do such fine work. I tried many times, so I envy those that can. Beautiful!

    • AvatarSandy says:

      Jane, I’m not sure how I had the patience to do Cross Stitch in the past! I remember thinking it takes about an hour to do an inch or so! Thanks for your Kind Words!

    • AvatarSandy says:

      Jane, Thanks! Have you tried magnifying glasses? I’ve seen some cross stitchers use some that have a chain to wear like glasses.

    • AvatarSandy says:

      I Have to Take OFF my Glasses to see up close now! Have you ever tried magnifying glasses? Happy Halloween Haunts!

  33. AvatarQuilting Tangent says:

    Cute projects, very different quilt :). Happy Halloween. 24Tangent@gmail.com

  34. AvatarCarol says:

    I love to paper piece and find myself in awe of your beautiful forest! Amazing cross stitching, too! Thanks for sharing!

  35. Avatarcarol n says:

    Very cute, thanks for sharing!

  36. AvatarTara says:

    Love your Enchanted Forest. Great use of colour and well placed angles.

  37. AvatarSandy says:

    Susan, Thanks! I never considered Majic in my Work But Now I Do! Cross Stich is So Time Consuming. I’m not sure I have the Patience for it now! And Quilting is always One of a Kind projects made from the Heart!

  38. AvatarLisa Marie says:

    I used to do a lot of cross stitch too, back when I used to be able to see close up! Love your paper piecing project! I’ve only tried a couple of Linda’s patterns — they are just amazing.

    • AvatarSandy says:


      Thanks! I have to take off my glasses to see up close! I’m hooked on Linda’s Patterns. The Woods Block was very Advanced!

  39. AvatarAlidaP says:

    Amazing projects! Really love the enchanted forest! Very inspiring projects!!

  40. AvatarSandy says:

    Marian, The More I Look at Your Site “Seams to Be Sew” The More I’m Enthralled! Thanks For Having This Halloween Haunts! You are Incredible!

  41. AvatarBeth Brown says:

    I love all of them but the scarecrow and wreath is my favorite!!

  42. AvatarMaryBeth says:

    Love the wreath. I haven’t done any cross stitch in a long time, but I used to do tons.

  43. AvatarSandy says:

    Susan, Thanks So Much! I Hope To Make More Seasonal Quilts Next Year…

  44. AvatarMary S says:

    The cross stitch projects are wonderful. The wreath center was a great idea.

    The paper pieced art is amazing! The colors are just incredible.

  45. AvatarPatty D says:

    Very nice witch cross stitch. I really like that project.

  46. AvatarCarol says:

    I thought the wreath was a cool way to use a past project, but the close up of the cross stitch bowled me over. I would want that piece out all year long!! I don’t do paper piecing, but the quilt is amazing and the fabric choices are stunning. It is such a beautiful piece. I’m going to check out that pattern link.

  47. AvatarDana Gaffney says:

    The cross stitch is beautiful, but that quilting, Wow! It’s so beautiful.

  48. AvatarWendy K says:

    Nice work on the cross stitch. I keep trying to finish a cross stitch project but keep getting cross eyed LOL. I love your paper pieced quilt beautiful colors!

  49. AvatarJoan says:

    Sandy you have done a fabulous job on your projects. Those stitchery’s are just gorgeous and the paper pieced forest is just too cool! Hope to see more from you soon!

  50. AvatarCarol says:

    Wow, I love your cross stitch, especially the Autumn poem piece, but your forest quilt is phenomenal!!!! I do some paper piecing but have not had the patience for something that detailed. You have provided me with some incentive. Thanks for sharing!

  51. AvatarAmanda Best says:

    What gorgeous stitching and the paper pieced quilt is amazing, thanks for sharing it with us, Sandy!
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  52. AvatarDorian says:

    Very nice projects Sandy! Cross stitch is so lovely. And your quilting is great.

  53. AvatarEmily C says:

    Very nice. I love counted cross stitch.

    • AvatarSandy says:

      Emily, Thanks! I Love Cross Stitch Too! Though I don’t have as much patience as I used to have. Cross Stitch and Quilts are one of a Kinds!

  54. AvatarElizabeth says:

    Great projects! The quilt is really beautiful.

  55. AvatarMarian says:

    Sandy, thank you for giving me the honor of posting your wonderful projects, I really am in awe, and of course I love paper piecing myself, so that wallhanging from Silver Linings is absolutely awesome.

    Thank you for participating in Halloween Haunts.

    • AvatarSandy says:

      Marian, Thanks So Much For Letting Me Participate in Your Halloween Haunts! I have never done anything like this before. Your compliments are very Gracious. I Want To Thank You For All Your Hard Work In Making This Halloween Haunts Happen! This is a Lot of Fun!

  56. AvatarAnita says:

    The cross stitched witch and scarecrow look fantastic, and the paper pieced trees are gorgeous!

    • AvatarSandy says:

      Anita, Thank You So Much! I’m Addicted to Paper Piecing. I Enjoyed Cross Stich and gave a lot of pieces customer framed away. I Love Wreaths and Love Halloween!

  57. I love all of the project, very nice.

  58. AvatarSusan says:

    I don’t know which one is best, but I really do feel the magic in the quilt! The first cross stitch is just full of Halloween feeling, too!

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