I know the temperatures across the country sure don't make you think of Autumn but if you go into any of the stores, you are bombarded with them. Well I decided to bring a little Fall into my home in July.
First up is a little pillow I stitched on cream Belfast. After I was finished, I sprayed it with walnut crystals mixed with water but after it dried, I think I'll add some more because it didn't get quite as dark as I wanted it to. If you look at a closeup of the bow, you'll see that this nut forgot to take out the pins before I took the picture. I didn't notice they were still there until I went to put it in my basket of pillows. LOL Old age maybe?
The other day I made a trip down to Hobby Lobby and saw something that sparked my interest. They had this pumpkin knitted out of yarn that was varigated with the colors of Autumn and I loved it. Well back I went to the yarn department and found one skein of a 100% wool that had the right colors in it. Home I came and whipped up this little pumpkin but I really think the leaves are too big....what do you think?
When I bought the above pattern, I was in love with the colors and I thought to myself 'You have to stitch this in the colors she calls for'....boy was that a mistake. You can see the little balls of Valdani silks I got in the mail today and I don't think I like even one color. Now I have to make up my mind whether or not to stitch it in these colors or match them to some DMC colors and stitch it in solids. If I do decided to not use these, you'll find them up for sale in Never Enough Stash.
Speaking of Never Enough Stash and Wanting More Stash, I'm very happy that so many needleworker's are taking advantage of these blogs. As more people join, we're sure to find quite a variety of needlework items over there for sale.
Well that's all for today. It's raining outside and I can hear the thunder in the distance....it's time for our daily afternoon shower.
I want to thank all you sweet ladies who leave comments and who have truly become friends and also a warm welcome to all my new followers. As you can see it's getting close to 500 and I've promised a grand giveaway which will include fabrics, silks, patterns and many other items you'll truly love. Have patience....we'll get there eventually.
Blessings as always,