Needles and a Pen » Knitting, Sewing, and Nursing School

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  • Welcome to my blog!

    Hi! I'm Traci. I'm a nursing student and CNA who loves quilting, knitting, cross stitch, and the great outdoors. In my pre-scrubs life, I owned Real Photography, and you can still see my old wedding and portrait photography site here .

    I've created a map that shows links to our camping/hiking/general family fun review posts that you can find here. It's pretty much the coolest thing on this site. Thanks, Google!

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Halloween cross stitch

I know I said I was going to work on that horrible 32 count linen project, but I am weak and so instead I started a whole NEW project.  This is my first time working with Aida and it is just as quick and easy as I had imagined it would be, even if it’s not quite as nice looking as linen.  Oh well.  It is perfect for all of the power point lessons I have been going through!


I am following the pattern with the exception of pink lips for the little wolf, taking out the eyes and snout on his hat, and using a sparkle floss mixed with the Weeks Dye Works purple for the ‘trick or treat’ wording.  The purple just wasn’t variegated enough to look special enough for me to have that much of it so prominently, so adding in the sparkle has been perfect.  It doesn’t come across well in pics, but it’s looking great in real life!

frosted pumpkin stitchery halloween

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