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Sunday, September 25, 2011

I Love Fall!

First, I need to thank everyone who commented and e-mailed me about my last post. I was so touched by all your kind words. They warmed my heart. Thank you all. This is a table runner that Cheryl and I made last year. We have made many different kinds of runners but this is my favorite. Love the colors and the design of the fabric.
I finished Give Thanks and I am so pleased with it. The company that produced the design is the Imaginating Inc. It's a 2005 design. I used 32 ct Ant. ivory linen and the called for DMC floss. I have a frame that I will use to frame it with.
This gem is the October Word Play by With thy Needle and Thread. It's bigger than you think. I will make it into a door hanger. I did purchase the rusty bells for the bottom. I used 36 ct V Buttercream by LSL. I am really going to enjoy these word plays.
This is my latest start. Rubie Owl's sampler by Plum Street Samplers. I love Paulette's designs. I am having so much fun stitching this one. The fall colors are fantastic. The material is 32 ct Days Gone By lugana. This fabric is so beautiful. The picture does not do it any justice. It has wonderful staining on it. You would never know that it is the end of September here in MA. It finally stopped raining for a few days but it was very humid and quite warm. Did get some outside work done. Made a pot of soup and watched TV and stitched today. All in all, it was a great week-end. Hope yours was good, as well. You can click on any of the pics for a larger view. Until next time....Happy stitching! Deborah

46 comments:

DonnaTN said...

The table runner is wonderful. I do love your fall stitching. Glad you had a nice weekend and got lots of time to stitch.

pandy said...

That table runner is gorgeous, I love the colours on it! Very nice fall stitching, too. I can't wait to see more of the owl sampler :)

Mindi said...

Your fall projects are all wonderful! I've been looking forward to the monthly word play pieces.

Mindi said...

Your fall projects are all wonderful! I've been looking forward to the monthly word play pieces.

HeidiInHolland said...

Your tablerunner is beautiful. I quilt but rarely make tablerunners. I am making some with the second series of my FW sampler as too many family members want the quilt. So I will split it all up. :-)

Love Give Thanks! That is just so pretty. Who is the designer?

Just hung my wall scones outside finally and put pumpkins on them. I am really celebrating fall. It is just the prettiest of seasons in my book.

Hugs from Holland ~
Heidi

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely fall projects. Your finish is gorgeous.

Mouse said...

ooo love that runner and and great finish and love your new start the colours are gorgeous ... must go and peek at the full design :) love mouse xxxx

CATHI said...

Great finishes! Love the Imaginating design! And Brenda's design! :o)

Cathi

cucki said...

hello dear, the table runner is really very lovely..i love it so much too..
very lovely finish and i really love the projects you working on..both of them are so lovely..
keep well and have a lovely week xx

Christine said...

Lovely stitching. The table runner is beautiful and I'm loving the little owl sampler

Cindy said...

I love your fall runner, very pretty colors! And your fall stitching is just wonderful...very inspiring...hope you enjoyed your soup and day! :D

Chris said...

Deborah,
It is always such a treat to see a new post from you. I love all of these finishes. I love the With Thy Needle piece. I really like the font she has used.
It sounds like you had a perfect Sunday!

Parsley said...

Love your projects. The Give Thanks one is so sweet for the holidays.

Siobhan said...

Wonderful finishes, Deborah!! You put me to shame... I always think of you and your finishes because you manage to stick to one or a few WIPs instead of skipping all over the place. I need to get control over my impulse stitching! LOL I love the Word Play--that's the first I've seen stitched up and it looks amazing! Love your Give Thanks piece, too! Days Gone By is one of my favorite linen colors--Rubie will look amazing on it. Great job on the table runner, too!

If you like soup, I recently made Pioneer Woman's Italian chicken soup. It makes a big pot, enough to feed my family of 5 with left overs, but it is amazing. My DH is a meat & potatoes type of guy and he LOVES the soup.

Have a great week!

Annie said...

Beautiful fall stitching. That little owl on your new start is just the cutest!

Margaret said...

I just love your Give Thanks piece -- it's so pretty! The Autumn door hanger is so cute too! That table runner is beautiful -- so appropriate for fall! Glad you had a good weekend!

Joanie said...

I love, love, love all your fall pieces! Congratulations!

CalamityJr said...

What beautiful fall finishes. I was really looking forward to seeing Give Thanks completes, and you did not disappoint! I know you'll enjoy seeing these warm fall colors throughout your home.

Kaisievic said...

Autumn is my favourite season, too, although here in OZ we are now in Spring. I love your October word play design - I will have to check out With thy needle and thread for the design.

Give thanks looks wonderful, too.

Hugs, Kaye xoxox

Tricia said...

Your Give Thanks piece is lovely! I have a fall design from Imaginating that is calling my name, too! : )

Your table runner is beautiful as well!

Dee said...

Rubie Owl is one of my favorite samplers. The owl is just the cutests.

pam said...

I love fall too! After a long hot southern summer fall is always so refeshing. Love your Give Thanks piece. Acorns, pumpkins and blackbirds are all so fall to me. Only think missing is a grey sky.

Laurie in Iowa said...

Your autumn stitching and tablerunner all look fantastic.
Rubie Owl is a favorite of mine.

BrendaS said...

Lovely finishes! Your work is always so inspiring Deborah:))

Julie M said...

Your stitching is all so beautiful! I have my eye on the Word Play chart. I agree with you, it's a gem!

Penny said...

What a pretty table runner. Give Thanks is beautiful-I think I want to stitch it now. The October Word Play is cute. I can't wait to see it finished with the bells.

Kathy Ellen said...

What a beautiful table runner and perfect for the fall season. "Give Thanks" is truly lovely. I love the verse especially. Great start on "October Word Play" and "Rubie's Owl".

So glad that you had a nice weekend. A good pot of soup and some stitching sounds like the perfect blend!

Happy Stitching!

country stitcher said...

I love all your projects they are just gorgous. A pot of soup that leaves the house smelling good and stitching- can't get much better than that.
Happy Stitching
Denise

Sherry said...

The table runner is beautiful! I can't wait to see more of Rubie! Makes me want to start on mine. Everything is wonderful.

Berit said...

delicious stitching! I want to hear more about the soup! :D

Rubie Owl is a sweet one. :D

Beth said...

I love all of those pieces. The runner is really cool - I was looking very closely at it to see if I could figure out how to make one. Maybe...

All three of your stitched pieces are terrific. I love the colors in Give Thanks, and I think the Word Play one is really delightful, and the Owl one is going to be gorgeous!! I am going to be meeting Paulette at a retreat next month and I am really looking forward to it. I don't have any of her charts yet, but there are several, including this one that will be coming home with me.

Theresa said...

Those are some beautiful fall colors you got there!!!!!

Jenny said...

I love all of your Autumn stitching. The table runner is beautiful and the samplers are terrific. Fall is such a wonderful time of year!!!

Bekca said...

Your stitching always looks so beautiful, congrats on such gorgeous finishes. I love autumn too! Best wishes.

marly said...

I HATE fall! But I love your seasonal stitching!

Catherine said...

Beautiful stitching!! Love your projects!!

Carol said...

Beautiful work, Deborah--I so love that October Word Play! What fun :)

And This Little Pig said...

Deborah, lovely tablerunner, great finished... Love Plum Street Sampler and the oh so talented Paulette, your start is divine, your finish beautiful.
LiBBiE in Oz :@

Sherry :o) said...

I like the table runner too - colors are delicious. Nice progress/starts!

Michelle said...

I love Fall too - wonderful stitching xx

Lois said...

What a lovely table runner! What great finishes and new start.

Pumpkin said...

That is a beautiful table runner! I agree, the colors are gorgeous.

Congrats on your latest finish! You really flew through this one ;o)

I love your latest WIP! The fabric is yummy. I might have to get me some of that ;o)

Patty C. said...

Give Thanks is absolutely perfect !!!!!

Lynn said...

Give Thanks has turned out beautifully! Love it! The October Word Play is one which I have been considering ordering. They look like such quick stitches.
The table runner is just gorgeous. I love the colours.
Your new start is so cute! I'm currently stitching my first PSS design and I'm having so much fun with it. It won't be my last one either!

Karoline said...

Great seasonal projects, congratulations

Suzanne said...

Ooooh, I love all your autumn stitching and that quilted table runner is lovely.