Monday, September 17, 2012

A Stitching Monday

Gentle Readers and Dear Friends the weekend was as many others - very relaxed and easy going!!!  Just the way I like it! 
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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!!!
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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.
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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.

Take care,
edgar

33 comments:

Cindy's Stitching said...

so pretty. the basket looks great. CC oct is so nice.

Parsley said...

Oh I LOVE it!

Nicola said...

Both pieces are lovely Edgar. I love the Autumnal colours, particularly in the October cottage design.

LoriU said...

Love the October Cottage! October is my birth month too, and its my favorite time of the year!

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Wow, that's a beautiful basket! I know your exchange partner just had to be thrilled. :)

Oh, I love your October Cottage...I love anything fall! Your stitches are perfect! I wish I could get mine to look like that! I bow my needle to your Sir. :)

Wishing you a lovely day :)

Mary said...

Love the October cottage and changes, after all orange is my favorite color... one can never have enough pumpkins around ( did I really say "one" ) .

gracie said...

When can I move in?!

Shirlee said...

Oh my goodness!!! I am positively hyperventilating over that basket & accompanying goodies!!! Truly this is the Academy Award winner in the Cross Stitch Exchanges category! Bravo! Bravo!

Please tell me that you have received the email I sent you & that you will answer it : )

Tracey said...

Love the basket and the finish! I forgot you had an October b-day like me. :)

Margaret said...

Wow, you treat your exchange partners to a real treat every time! Wonderful exchange indeed! And your October cottage is wonderful -- the colors are perfect!

Jodi S said...

Love the fall basket with the goodies included! Faye's finishing is great. Your October cottage turned out wonderfully! You have a great eye for what to change.

Carolyn said...

LOVE LOVE your exchange piece! What an adorable way to finish it, too! Love your October house, too. I think this is one of my favorites. I just love the fall colors.

Have a great week, my friend!

Pat Matejcek said...

I just love your exchange piece!! Very creative....
I love your October cottage and your color changes. Very nice...

Pat Matejcek said...

I love your exchange piece! The finishing is lovely..
Your October cottage and the color changes are beautiful!!!

Julie said...

A basket of delightfulness, you do put together a lovely exchange gift.

ariadne said...

The basket is yummie!AriadnefromGreece!

Becca said...

OMG, Edgar, this is so nice. I love the changes you made. Happy Birthday!

Sharon said...

What a beautiful basket! You did a lovely exchange - I always love seeing your ideas and your imagination. Great job changing the colors on the house! I've found a few of the colors a little too intense for my personal taste...I'm glad you've made the project more "Edward". :)

Tracey said...

Diane is one lucky lady to receive such a wonderful basket full of goodies! Your stitching is gorgeous as usual... could you please tell us the details on how you dyed the linen? It's perfect for that piece :-)
Another October baby here... I see that there is another Tracey with an "e" who commented and she has an October BD too!

valerie said...

What a great exchange on your part. I really love the idea of a basket band for the Bent Creek Rows. Great stitching! Your October Cottage looks great too...changes and all.

stitcheranon said...

Wow. That is an amazing basket: lovely, lovely gifts! Happy birthday way in advanced..love the cottage. My favourite one so far.

Lana said...

Love the exchange you sent out! lovely goodies and beautiful stitching! Love October cottage!! I am really enjoying watching everyone's work on these! They are so cute!

Stitching Cat said...

Edgar, as always, your stitching is wonderful. Love your basket full of goodies and the October Cottage is fabulous! I love your color changes - you definitely win the award for such a great "color eye"!

Stitching Cat said...

Edgar, as always, your stitching and gift basket goodies are fabulous! What a great exchange! I LOVE your October Cottage. You definitely have a great eye for color. Hope you don't mind but I'll probably tweak some of my colors to be more like yours - but just you wait until you see the overdyed fabric I am going to use for October! Here's hoping it will come out okay.

Laurie in Iowa said...

Love the fall basket band... you put together a fabulous exchange package.

Faye said...

Oh Edgar....What an absolute joy it was finishing your wonderfuly stitched piece into this basket scarf~~~ I loved the vision you had and the touches I offered to pull this project together... Call on me any time... I surely hope Diane is tickled.. And, your October is great! I need to get my behind in gear and get caught up~ Many blessings my friend, Faye

Barb said...

That basket is just wonderful!!! The October house is just right!

Stitchinowl said...

Bravo! What a great idea to turn one of the BC Rows into a basket. Faye always done such lovely finishing. I also love your October Cottage finish. I like the way you've added your personal touch with your monthly color changes.
Carolyn

Rita said...

What a wonderful basket!

I love your cottage too.

Akila said...

Wow, wonderful goodies and love the piece you stitched. It's finished beautifully.
I think your October is much better than the original. Brings out the right shade of orange

Denise said...

I love the changes you made! It's looks much more fallish than the original pattern!

You basket of goodies is amazing!

melodyr said...

What a great idea for using Autumn Row - it looks beautiful.

Catherine said...

I love how your exchange piece turned out!! And your cottage is just charming!