I love it all: embroidery, canvaswork, quilting, crochet. So much to do, so little time.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Lofty Pumpkin - Finished

Hey Blog Buddies,
Hope you all are having a good weekend!  Our weather turned much cooler and autumn is in the air here.  What a great segue for my pumpkin piece, huh?

Here it is all finished and framed.
Lofty Pumpkin
Designer:  Twisted Threads
Fabric: 25-count ecru Lugana
Threads:  Recommended DMC, one over one
I told you I had the most perfect frame, didn't I?
It's by Homespun Elegance,
probably for one of her specific designs,
but it goes with piece this beautifully, too.
On the Hallowe'en front, I stitched the September ornament,
so now I'm all caught up with my SAL.
This is another design from
BBD's Trix or Treat booklet.
The theme for this month's ornament is
Hallowe'en words.
To celebrate this finish, I put up my Hallowe'en tree.
It looks quite festive with nine new ornaments!
The fabric is (again) 40-count Heritage linen,
and I used Gloriana silk in the color Charcoal.
This was cute and very quick to stitch!
Lastly, here is a little something that
I started a while ago and haven't showed yet:
This will eventually be one of
Victoria Sampler's Tudor Tassel ornaments.
The pattern is from
the 2010 JCS Christmas Ornament issue.
I've had this kitted up for almost 3 years now.
I think the finishing is what's been
making me procrastinate on this project.
But I'm glad it's at least started,
because now I'm much more likely to pick it up soon-ish!
(I refuse to define "soon-ish"!)
Right now I am working on my long-neglected BAP
Rosewood Manor's A Tree by Itself.
I started it in April and haven't picked it up since!
Stay tuned for a update on that in a few days.
That's it from here.
Thanks, as always, for visiting!


Linda said...

Congrats on the cute finishes.


Penny said...

Beautiful stitching and that frame looks great!

cucki said...

Beautiful stitching..
Hugs x

Chris said...

2 lovely fall finishes!! I am interested to see how the other ornament comes out.
Have a great week!!

Karen said...

The tassel ornament is on my to do list too. I haven't started it for the same reason... I'm not sure I can do the finishing. I'll be watching eagerly as you finish it off.

The frame and the ornament both look great by the way.

Anne said...

WOW!!! Your stitching is absolutely amazing! I love the frame you put the "Autumn" piece in. And, of course, your Halloween ornaments are as cute as can be! I'll look forward to seeing the Christmas ornament as you progress.

Anne said...

Love your little Autumn stitch! I'm in the mood too for stitching Autumn pieces. Great finishes!!

Meari said...

Cute finishes!!

Moonsilk Stitches said...

You're right--that frame is Perfect! Lovely pumpkin and I'm in awe of all the confetti stitches over one.

Carol said...

Your little Boo finish is adorable! How nice to have nine new Halloween ornaments for your tree this year--you will show it to us, won't you?

Love the frame you found--perfect indeed... Good luck with the finishing of the pretty VS ornament. I would be nervous about that one, too!

Melody said...

Great finishes! Lofty pumpkin turned out just great! It's great when you can use a 'found frame'.