Gentle Readers and Dear Friends the weekend was as many others - very relaxed and easy going!!! Just the way I like it!
I heard from my partner Diane, over at Nan's Needlework Notions - that my "Friends Stitching Through the Seasons" Fall Exchange had arrived. This was the second piece that I had Faye finish. I had the idea of what I wanted to do for this Exchange, mulling over in my brain for a few months. I knew I wanted to make a Fall Basket - I also knew I couldn't accomplish it with out help and that's where Faye stepped in and rescued me!!! Here are a couple of snaps....
and here is a snap before finishing - to see the entire stitched piece...
The chart is from Bent Creek and called "Autumn Row" - it is stitched on a piece of 32ct linen I over dyed, it is stitched using the recommended floss'. Here's a snap of the the exchange goodies I included...
It was a fun exchange - and I was really pleased with how it all turned out!!!
I finished up CCN October Cottage over the weekend - here's a snap -
I loved stitching this cottage - since October is my birth month I have a special affinity for it - and I made a lot of changes!!
I converted the DMC to over dyed -
DMC 434 - I used GAST Nutmeg
DMC 436 - I used GAST Brandy
DMC 3031 - I used GAST Dark Chocolate
DMC 3033 - I used GAST Flax - for the entire cottage,
I also added the withe trim to make it look more like the previous cottages.
I did stay with the WDW Scuppernong for the green
(I did not used DMC 728 Topaz nor did I convert it)
I used 5 different Oranges instead of only using WDW Carrot, in fact I did not use WDW Carrot at all.
The Oranges break down as follows -
For "October" I used GAST Fragrant Cloves, the large 6 flowers in the top and bottom borders I used VM (Victorian Motto) 05, I also used VM05 for the centers of the little brown flowers, the Pumpkins I used VM 04, the tree leaves I wanted it to look more fallish so I used VM 01 & 02 - I also added two more birds and left off the floating flowers again. I am really pleased with the results.
That's about it for today sports fans. Thanks for stopping by, do stop by tomorrow, the winner of the little Gift-a-way will be announced.