This Halloween season, my department at work decided to run an activity that is similar to Secret Santa. Everyone makes or purchases a small treat for a co-worker and sneakily puts it on their desk along with a sign that says "You've Been Booed," as in boo like a ghost. The treat was meant to spread the Halloween spirit, so we weren't supposed to spend that much on it. I knew right away that I needed to find a small embroidery design as part of my treat.
The pumpkin design is by big B, who I found on Etsy. Isn't it adorable? It's part of a 10-page Autumn embroidery package. There were so many great designs to pick from that I am going to have to stitch up one of them for myself. The "Boo" bag was done by Nick, as I have zero ability to draw anything that doesn't look like it was by a kindergartener. I'm pretty sure the person I booed liked her treat as the embroidery is now hanging up in her cube! Shhh to any of my co-workers reading this—it's supposed to be a secret! I also gave her a Reese's Peanut Butter Pumpkin and a handful of Hershey's miniatures. Isn't Halloween candy the best?!
I was also busy stitching up my own desk decoration, Hallowe'en Trio by Cathy Gaubert. It was the pattern for the September Stitch Along at Feeling Stitchy. Although I finished mine a little late, it was fun to work on the same pattern as a lot of other people.
For the first time, I actually finished the back of these embroideries! I knew I couldn't give someone an embroidery treat with the back all messy, so I went back to the finishing techniques that I saved a long time ago and actually tried it out. To my delight, it was super easy! I ended up finishing the back of the autumn and Halloween embroideries, as well as the praying mantis embroidery before I ran out of hot glue. I somehow managed to not take a picture of the finished back of any of them, but I used the very detailed tutorial by The Split Stitch.