Pumpkin House–Stage 2

I’m still working on the Pumpkin House cross stitch kit from the Enchanted series by Bothy Threads.

Pumpkin House 1

I’m having to force myself to put it down and work on other things because it’s a very relaxing project to stitch.

Here’s where I’m up to. The light wasn’t very good for photography so it’s made the background fabric look different this time. The real life colour is shown in the top photo. It looks even more moody today.


I made good progress again. I’ve added another bat, an owl and part of a spooky looking tree. This is as wide as the design gets. I’m going to start stitching under the roof of the house in time for the next update.

Please visit the other blogs that are taking part in this SAL. We live all over the world so you may need to allow for time differences as we’re posting today at local time.

, Claire, Gun, Christina, Kathy, Margaret, Heidi, Jackie, Sunny, Megan,

Deborah, Sharon, Daisy, AJ, Cathie, Linda, Helen, Connie, Cindy, MaryMargaret

Our next updates will be posted on the 16th April 2023.

About the SAL

Please note this SAL is not accepting any more new members until further notice but this is what it’s all about anyway. This SAL (Stitch Along) is slightly different to other SALs in that we don’t all stitch the same design at the same rate. We choose ONE unfinished project, or ONE new one, and show progress of its completion over a series of three weekly updates. There are no deadlines and no set amount to stitch. The result is that the space in our drawers full of WIPs (works in progress) is gradually being freed up to store lots of new crafty goodness. It’s surprising how much motivation I’ve gained from being in this SAL.

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  1. claire93

     /  March 26, 2023

    looks like a very relaxing project to work on.

  2. Looking like great progress Avis. I am so jealous! My confetti stitching is driving me nuts

  3. You are cruising right along with this!

  4. Love the lighting change of the background 🙂 Those bats are really realistic – love this spooky project!

  5. Cathie J

     /  March 26, 2023

    Stitching in all one color can either be relaxing or boring. I think this is a wonderful project. I like the owl.

    • I agree. Sometimes I’m in the mood for lots of detail when I have long blocks of time to stitch. At other times I like stitching projects I can pick up and put down and not have to concentrate for too long.

  6. Black can be very tiring but at least you do not get confetti stitching. You have made good progress.

  7. This is looking lovely! At least you don’t have to worry about colours! I’ve not done monochrome in ages (I didn’t particularly fancy the monotony) but the result is paying off

    • It depends what mood I’m in. Sometimes I like projects with a bit more challenge and then other times I can happily spend hours stitching one colour or with variegated threads.

  8. Looks like a really fun project!

  9. Great progress, but a little scary project 🙂

  10. I am not a big fan of Halloween type things but its looking pretty so far and the material looks perfect for a moody night sky. I have also popped back to see how Roll Your Own ended up and its stunning. I have a big box full of charts (many kitted up ready for stitching) so I had to have a stern conversation with myself to stop me buying it lol. xxx

    • I’m not into Hallowe’en either but my friend is and she’ll be making it up into whatever she wants when it’s finished. The Roll Your Own cushion was easy to stitch. The only charts I’ve ever bought are several Ink Circles ones. Everything else I have is in kits plus leftovers. That’s why I occasionally need to do something like Roll your Own. It’s a perfect stash buster 🙂

  11. This is looking fabulous! The fabric is so perfect for the black stitching. Not having to worry about changing thread colors does make for a realxing stitch.
    Love it!

    • I’m enjoying stitching it much more than I thought I would. I was worried about the black being difficult because of bad lighting but it hasn’t been a problem so far.


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