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

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Autumn Harvest and Friends

Hey Blog Buddies,
Our warm humid weather is finally gone and it's much more Octoberish today, so it's a good time to show my latest little finish:

Lizzie*Kate's Autumn Harvest
Ground:  32-count Legacy Lugana
Threads:  Recommended DMC
I had the frame in my stash--
it was housing a little Spring piece.
I try to frame all my seasonal pieces
so that the pieces pop out easily
and the frames can be used for more
than one design.
Well, I have started a new stitch-a-long.
It's the Ongoing Project at my guild--
a SAL by any other name.
Here is what it will look like...
It's by Needle Delights Originals--how could I resist?
There is a log design for each season..
...I think I may be in trouble here.
Here is what I've done so far:
I'm almost where I need to be.
There's one log, just to the left of the first
pastel-colored log, that I couldn't finish
because for some reason I don't have the thread.
But that will be remedied this week.
And speaking of Needle Delights Originals,
I made some more progress on Tangerine Twist.
Here is where I left off in June--the first block:
And here it is now:
There will be four identical blocks,
each twisted 90 degrees from
the adjacent block.
I usually don't gravitate toward bright colors,
but I love this piece!
If it stays in my rotation, it will
easily be finished before 2014.
I'm to the halfway point
(not counting the beads) already!
And that's a good thing because
there are just too many workshops in 2014
(that I'm currently aware of) 
that I want to participate in!
I've already signed up for three, and it's only October.
And the ANG (American Needlepoint Guild)
National Seminar is being held in Chicago next year.
I know I will take at least one class there,
even though I haven't even seen the catalog yet!
How about you?
Are you mentally lining up stitching projects
for next year already?
Hope you had a grand weekend.
Thanks for visiting!


cucki said...

beautiful stitching and the log season design is so pretty.
love the colors.
big hugs x

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Nice seasonal designs. I'm a sucker for a series of seasons too!

The logs look very quilt like, don't they? The colours are so lovely too.

ps did you get my email saying your name was chosen for spotting the Awesome in my Autumn design?

Melody said...

What pretty projects. The colors are so beautiful!

Anne said...

Beautiful Lizzie K finish. The acorn button is adorable. Love the seasonal logs too. The winter one is so beautiful!

Linda said...

Cute finish and great new start. I love the bright colors.


Karen said...

Cute finish! I love your new start. It's another one that will be added to my wishlist. :)

Anne said...

I love needlework which is based on quilt designs like your latest needlepoint project.

The progress you've made on Tangerine Twist is very impressive! You go, girl!

Julie said...

Lovely autumn finish. Your new SAL design is wonderful.

Carol said...

Such a cute autumn finish! I do the same with my seasonal designs--it sure helps save money on those expensive frames!

Sally said...

Beautiful projects. Love all those gorgeous colours.