Stitching for Halloween is just plain fun. There is no seriousness involved and to me, that makes for enjoyable stitching. When one of the Facebook stitch groups I'm in announced a Halloween exchange, I was in! My little collection of Just Cross Stitch Halloween issues offered a huge selection of ornament ideas and it was difficult to pick just one. But eventually I chose this cute little owl and pumpkin chart by Blue Ribbon Designs called "Perched On A Pumpkin".
I took on the challenge of finishing this ornament the way they suggested in the instructions. This involved hand sewing the back and front together with thread and beads. One bead per stitch. I already had some shiny metallic orange beads in my stash and thought that they would be perfect for this project.