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October 2019

Hello Fall | Cross Stitch

Hello fall!  I honestly wasn't sure the temperatures would ever cool off.  While I welcome the warmth of summer, I am grateful the temps finally dipped below 90 degrees.  I'm tired of sweating all the time.  I don't know how Texans do it.  Plus, I have new boots for fall that I'm exited to wear!  

While trying to summon in the cooler temps, I put down my patriotic and summer pieces for a minute and pulled out one for autumn - Hello Fall by Plum Street Samplers.

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There are many fun motifs in this pattern, but I think I love the white pumpkin best.

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The acorns are also adorable!

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Seriously so many vibrant colors in this piece - I wish these pictures did them justice!


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I hope you all are enjoying the cooler temps (or warmer, depending on where you are in your corner of the stitching world!)!  May you all have a wonderful end to your week!!

Happy stitching!

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Grace On Thee | Cross Stitch

I've been on a patriotic kick this year, and instantly fell in love with this Dyeing To Stitch club piece from Plum Street Samplers.  The house was a bear to stitch, and I'm still going through and filling in the white mortar between the bricks, but at least the house itself is done.  I know a lot of you can stitch much faster than me by using the sewing method, but I just can't get the hang of it.  I find my stitches end up all twisted, which makes me crazy.  So, I've resigned myself to the fact that I'll be a poke and stab stitcher.

I chose to use a different fabric than what came in the kit - I used a piece of 36 ct. vintage navy bean from my stash.  I felt that it enhanced the fibers better than the kit fabric. 

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I am absolutely in love with the red, white, and blue stars that are all over this piece!  They're all so different!  Plus, the color choices are perfectly patriotic :-)

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I also chose to use two strands instead of one, even though this is 36 ct fabric.  I don't like all the "white space" using one over two on 36 ct. creates, so I often use two strands, which makes my stitches a little plumper.

I still have a bit more to go on this one, although I do hope to finish it soon!  The house was the part that took me the longest, so hopefully the rest will go a bit quicker!  I have an itch to do some ornaments now that we're creeping closer to Christmas (YAYYYYYYY!!!!), so I may put some of my bigger pieces down for a bit and work on some smalls :-)

Happy Monday, everyone!