Fall Leaves

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Red Thread: County Fair
Bent Creek
DMC, Weeks and GAST on 32ct Light Mocha
Finished 11/7/08

If you can possibly believe it, I have TWO finishes to share today! I’ve been working very hard to catch up with my stitching, and on Friday I finished up my September block for the Red Thread SAL with my friend, Sherri. This one is called County Fair. Eric and I did go to the fair this year, for his birthday, so I’ll have to share those photos with you soon. We had a great time, as usual. And this block is perfect for this time of year. Don’t you just love the pig suspended from a balloon? Anyway, on Friday I was taking a look at the Red Thread SAL blog, which I haven’t taken part in, but I check in on from time to time. One of the stitchers there mentioned how glad she is that these blocks stitch up in a few hours. Wow! I am now officially the slowest stitcher!!! So, I took that as a personal challenge, and Friday night I started stitching on my October block, Wreath. I stitched on it Friday night, Saturday afternoon and Sunday afternoon. I did finish it up Sunday afternoon, which was a super fast finish for me, but it was not anywhere close to a couple of hours! LOL! Anyway, here is finish two…

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Red Thread: Wreath
Bent Creek
DMC, Weeks and GAST on 32ct Light Mocha
Finished 11/9/08

I think this may be my absolute favorite block of the bunch (so far). Maybe it’s the time of year I’m stitching it, but I just love the colors. I love the sort of abstract nature of the wreath itself, and the acorns are so perfect. Love that little bird too! In case you can’t tell, he has a black snap for his body. Love it!!!

So, here are my two weekend finishes together.

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And here is the whole thing so far. I have November and December’s blocks to stitch, as well as the border. I intend to have this completely finished by December 31st! I love how it is turning out, and I am so glad that Sherri and I jumped into this great project together. It’s been fun stitching along with her.

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And speaking of finishes…Katrina has posted up photos of my Neighborhood RR that she completed over the weekend. It will now go back to Annemarie, for her to finish it up. Then, home to me!!

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I just love what Katrina stitched here….isn’t it wonderful! That witch is perfect!

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Thank you so much, Katrina. I hope you don’t mind me borrowing your photos to share!

I am stitching away on Judith’s RR and should have it done in plenty of time for the mailout date of November 15th. That’s my last RR to stitch on, then I just wait for mine to come home. Oh, and I did a little bit of Fall decorating this weekend too, if you’d like to see it.

I am grateful for knowing I can do it!

24 thoughts on “Fall Leaves”

  1. You are making rapid progress on the Red Thread sampler. Good luck on finishing it by the year-end.

    The Prairie Schooler witch and house on your Neighborhood RR looks spookily perfect. I love your theme of a Halloween neighborhood.

  2. You are making rapid progress on the Red Thread sampler. Good luck on finishing it by the year-end.

    The Prairie Schooler witch and house on your Neighborhood RR looks spookily perfect. I love your theme of a Halloween neighborhood.

  3. You made me laugh about the Red Thread sampler and how some of these stitchers complete the blocks in a couple of hours. I’m also working on it (but not part of the SAL)and when I saw they same comment, I felt like I was the slowest stitcher in the world! Slow stitchers unite!

    Love your blog.

  4. You made me laugh about the Red Thread sampler and how some of these stitchers complete the blocks in a couple of hours. I’m also working on it (but not part of the SAL)and when I saw they same comment, I felt like I was the slowest stitcher in the world! Slow stitchers unite!

    Love your blog.

  5. Great work on your Red Thread piece! And I love the new addition to your NRR – what a wonderful little witch. I had to stitch her for myself!

  6. Great work on your Red Thread piece! And I love the new addition to your NRR – what a wonderful little witch. I had to stitch her for myself!

  7. Hi Michelle,

    It was great to hear from you
    on my blog, and was a much
    needed poke in the ribs for me
    to get my fanny over to visit
    your blog and see what you’ve
    been up to recently.

    And you’ve been busy….as
    usual. I love your two finishes
    in the Red Thread series. The
    pig and the cow in the County
    Fair square are too cute, and I
    love that leaf wreath too. It
    won’t be long before this
    series is complete, which is
    hard to believe. Where has
    the year gone???

    I guess I’m a card carrying
    member (in good standing) of
    the slow stitchers club too.
    I don’t think I’d finish one
    of those squares in two hours unless it was an incredibly
    simple one.

    In any case, it’s a beautiful
    series and it must be so
    exciting to see it almost done.

    Your Neighbourhood RR has been
    perhaps the most fun to see
    grow because of it’s Halloween
    theme. The Witches silhouette
    and the crooked, spooky house
    are wonderful additions to the
    piece. Prairie Schooler seems
    to be particularly adept at
    really getting into the spirit
    of Fall and Halloween with their
    designs.

    Your framing of Hallow’s Eve is
    looking fantastic. That frame
    really shows off the stitched
    piece well, and the ribbon for
    hanging is the perfect finishing
    touch.

    It’s hard to believe but I’m
    planning to pack up my Fall and
    Halloween decorations this week
    and this weekend will be spent
    decorating the tree and house
    for….Christmas!!! And next
    week I’ll be starting the cards.

    My DH grouses that it’s too
    early for all that, but I find
    that soon after Halloween the
    year just starts to zip by and
    suddenly there’s not enough
    time to do everything that needs
    doing.

    Cheers!!

  8. Hi Michelle,

    It was great to hear from you
    on my blog, and was a much
    needed poke in the ribs for me
    to get my fanny over to visit
    your blog and see what you’ve
    been up to recently.

    And you’ve been busy….as
    usual. I love your two finishes
    in the Red Thread series. The
    pig and the cow in the County
    Fair square are too cute, and I
    love that leaf wreath too. It
    won’t be long before this
    series is complete, which is
    hard to believe. Where has
    the year gone???

    I guess I’m a card carrying
    member (in good standing) of
    the slow stitchers club too.
    I don’t think I’d finish one
    of those squares in two hours unless it was an incredibly
    simple one.

    In any case, it’s a beautiful
    series and it must be so
    exciting to see it almost done.

    Your Neighbourhood RR has been
    perhaps the most fun to see
    grow because of it’s Halloween
    theme. The Witches silhouette
    and the crooked, spooky house
    are wonderful additions to the
    piece. Prairie Schooler seems
    to be particularly adept at
    really getting into the spirit
    of Fall and Halloween with their
    designs.

    Your framing of Hallow’s Eve is
    looking fantastic. That frame
    really shows off the stitched
    piece well, and the ribbon for
    hanging is the perfect finishing
    touch.

    It’s hard to believe but I’m
    planning to pack up my Fall and
    Halloween decorations this week
    and this weekend will be spent
    decorating the tree and house
    for….Christmas!!! And next
    week I’ll be starting the cards.

    My DH grouses that it’s too
    early for all that, but I find
    that soon after Halloween the
    year just starts to zip by and
    suddenly there’s not enough
    time to do everything that needs
    doing.

    Cheers!!

  9. Your Neighborhood RR is so fun and very pretty! I LOVE this County Fair Red Thread. I keep looking and looking at this Bent Creek pattern, and sooner or later it may find it’s way to my stash. It just looks so fun and you have done a great job!

  10. Your Neighborhood RR is so fun and very pretty! I LOVE this County Fair Red Thread. I keep looking and looking at this Bent Creek pattern, and sooner or later it may find it’s way to my stash. It just looks so fun and you have done a great job!

  11. Red Thread is looking good. You are almost done. That will be quite an accomplishment.

    I am with you on the fast stitching. I don’t stitch fast enough to get things done like I would like. Some people must have smoking needles.

  12. Red Thread is looking good. You are almost done. That will be quite an accomplishment.

    I am with you on the fast stitching. I don’t stitch fast enough to get things done like I would like. Some people must have smoking needles.

  13. I belong in that same slow stitchers club! I am amazed at how quickly some people stitch up a design that I see as large!

    I love your Red Thread Sampler! You’ve inspired me to pull mine out all kitted up and start it!

  14. I belong in that same slow stitchers club! I am amazed at how quickly some people stitch up a design that I see as large!

    I love your Red Thread Sampler! You’ve inspired me to pull mine out all kitted up and start it!

  15. SimplyStitchingintheGarden

    Hi Michele, just love your RR’s especially the Haunted neighborhood, that is great. Still have more to read on your blog — so until later.

    Roberta

  16. SimplyStitchingintheGarden

    Hi Michele, just love your RR’s especially the Haunted neighborhood, that is great. Still have more to read on your blog — so until later.

    Roberta

  17. Michelle, your two blocks are great! I especially like the one for October.

    Keep stitching remember some of us work for a living and we just don’t get things done as quickly.

  18. Michelle, your two blocks are great! I especially like the one for October.

    Keep stitching remember some of us work for a living and we just don’t get things done as quickly.

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