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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

A few small finishes and a taste of fall

This will be a pinkeep, I think. It's a free design from Sandra at Homespun Elegance. You can find it at her blog plain and fancy. It's done on 32 ct. tarnished silver using black floss.
Sorry about this being on it's side, but you get the idea. I will finish this one just like it is finished in Just Cross Stitch. The fabric is 32 ct clay pot using sweet potato and black floss.
This one is from last years just Cross Stitch magazine. I used 28 ct ivory evenweave. The floss is what was called for. I think another pinkeep.

This little guy was done on 25 ct natural over one. Sorry, I cut off his legs when I took the picture. I will finish him like a regular ornament. I am working on 2 more ornies. When I am done with the stitching, I will take a day to do all the finishing. I will post them after the finishing. Then I am on to Thanksgiving. I have one small project and one large sampler I want to do.

The last 3 days it has rained heavily with strong winds. My yard and gardens really needed the rain. Yesterday I roasted a chicken and today I made soup! The biscuits are also handmade using a Barefoot Contessa recipe. Doesn't this meal just scream fall? The cool weather isn't going to last long but I have enjoyed it while it lasted. Oh, I didn't eat all those biscuits by myself. I had help. LOL

As always, I want to thank you for all your kind comments and Happy Stitching!


19 comments:

DonnaTN said...

Your Halloween finishes are so cute! And your soup and lovely biscuits look so yummy.

An itch to cross stitch.. said...

I love your halloween stitching, I wish we celebrated halloween here.
It's been raining non stop here as well and it's freezing, but we are in Winter. :-)

chris_stitch said...

Your fall stitching is beautiful. Fall is my favorite season.

Shari said...

all of the fall pieces are wonderful!!!!!! Makes me want to put away all I am working on & start new fall stuff. Oh yum!!! I love a bowl of hot soup in the fall. I am not ready for fall yet thou!!!!!!! I LOVE FALL, but I want to enjoy summer a little longer first!!!!!

Annie said...

Such cute Halloween stitching. Halloween designs are always the best part of the stitching year I think.

Stray Stitches said...

Your Halloween stitchings are so cute. I look forward to seeing them all completed. I'm so jealous of your rain and cooler weather. We're supposed to reach 108' today!

Parsley said...

I adore pumpkins! Fun stitching my friend!

Julie M said...

Hi Deborah! Love all your fall stitching! Such cute designs you have chosen to stitch!

Judy S. said...

Hmmm, it said my comment was published, guess not. Cute finishes, Deborah! That soup looks very tasty, too. We are seeing lots of big spiders here which means fall is on its way.

Myra said...

I just love all of your Halloween pieces. Who is the designer on the last one?

Sally said...

oh wow your Halloween finishes are fantastic!!!!

BrendaS said...

Love all your Fall/Halloween stitching. Like you I can't wait for Fall to get here!

Thanks for visiting my blog.

Sari said...

Nice finishes! It seems that you like Halloween :)

Pumpkin said...

Holy cow! You've been one busy woman :o) Love all your finishes. I especially LOVE that pumpkin ornament. I just hope I have some orange fabric so I can stitch mine.

Angela P said...

Wonderful Halloween stitching :) I will have to look for the Homespun Elegance one!

Heidi said...

Everything on this post screams fall! I want to come to your house for dinner now and be served this wonderful meal...lol. I so want to do some autumn or Halloween stitching but need to keep up my finishing UFOs. You make my fingers itch to start something new.

Hugs from Holland ~
Heidi

Brigitte said...

You are doing some great Halloween stitching. Can't wait to see the pieces finish-finished.
The soup you cooked is certainly fall-inspired just like your stitching, lol.

Berit said...

Okay, I came over when you commented on my Santa Arrives Tonight and Giveaway blog, but got distracted and didn't get to post a comment--I love it all and I'll take one of each, lol! Except the biscuit (which I can't eat ;).

Seeing your beautiful Hallowe'en stitching is scratching my Autumn Itch, which pretty much runs year 'round, taking a break for Christmas and again for spring. What is it about Autumn home decor that is so cozy, welcoming, and nesty?

Suzanne said...

Love your Halloween finishes, very cute! Mmmm, nothing yummier than soup, too bad my kids won't touch the stuff.