Sunday, September 23, 2012

Fabulous Fall Finish!

Greetings and Salutations!  (I love to say that.  Reminds me of a college friend's father.  He always answered the phone that way.  He was a huge Notre Dame football fan too.  I bet he would have enjoyed their big win over Michigan...but I digress...)

Happy Fall Y'all.  Autumn officially rolled in yesterday and I celebrated with a finish!  This lovely design is from Little House Needleworks; the colors of the linen and fibers are scrumptious.  For now, it will go in the finishing pile, but when I eventually do get around to finishing it, I'm going to do something similar to what Vonna did - as a bell pull

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Autumn Band Sampler
Little House Needleworks
32 ct LL Vintage Buttercream
GAST/CC/WDW Fibers

If you are interested in having this gently used pattern, please indicate so on this post in the comments section and I will draw a name on Wednesday, 9/26.



I don't know what it is about this time of year, but once fall hits, I start thinking about next year.  I think it's because I get so little stitching done for myself during the last quarter of the year.  I'm usually working on ornaments and other Christmas gifts.  Let's face it, half the fun of stitching is thinking about and planning for your next project, right?

Last year (2011) I participated in the Crazy Challenge.  You chose 15 projects, and then started each one, one on each of the first 15 days of January.  I'm thinking I may do something similar next year, but only choose 13 projects since it will be 2013...it's fun to think about, right?  Could be new projects or WIPs/UFOs.  Anyone interested in joining me?

Speaking of WIPs and UFOs...Mrs. Dilly-Dally on the blog Dilly Dally Days is suggesting a new term for unfinished/uncompleted projects that infers no guilt or shame with projects that are in progress.  She saw a reference to this on Facebook and has adopted the term for her own projects; I may just do the same.  From this point forward they shall be called PhDs!  (Doesn't that sound intelligent and important?)  What's a PhD you ask?  Why, it is a "Project Half Done"!  Genius!

I've babbled on long enough....we're going to enjoy some of the produce from our garden for supper - roasted acorn squash and grilled zucchini ---yum!  Thanks for stopping by!

32 comments:

Beth Pearce said...

Terrific Fall finish! The piece really is perfect for Autumn.

Barb said...

Your fall band sampler is so pretty. I would definitely like to be in the drawing.

Patty C. said...

Lovely finish ;)

Mrs. DillyDally said...

Wow! Another finish...you earned a PhD! Don't you feel smarter? Love it! As always...your needlework is stunning! Happy Fall!

Ellen said...

Gorgeous finish! I love Autumn and sure would love a chance to stitch this design, thank you!

Hugs,

Lisa V said...

Congrats on your lovely Fall finish, it will look great as a bellpull finish and I look forward to seeing yours completed.
Please throw my name in the hat for the chart.
Many thanks

Samplers, Silks and Linens said...

Pretty Autumn finish and yes please include me in your chart giveaway, I will have my fingers and toes crossed for this one

Keeper of the Crowes said...


I like your idea for finishing your band sampler. Just checked out Vonna's and I really love it. Dinner sounds delicious.
Linda

marly said...

Great autumn colors and finish. No need to enter my name but thank you. If I started thirteen projects, it's questionable that I would find at least 10 of them before year's end. I have enough trouble keeping track of one.

Anonymous said...

Love the Autumn finish...please include me in your giveaway!

Evelyn from Virginia

Margaret said...

PhD -- I love it!!! What a great way to refer to UFOs. :D Much better for sure. I'll have to try to remember that one.

Love your Autumn finish. Just beautiful! Happy fall!

Pat Matejcek said...

What a beautiful finish! I would love to win this pattern. Thanks for the chance...

Kathy A. said...

Gorgeous girl. I would love to be entered in the draw. I LOVE LHN.

Teresa said...

bellissimo lavoro d'autunno.
Teresa

Chris said...

Lovely fall finish. Please put my name in the hat for this sweet chart.
PhD...I like it :)

Giovanna said...

Congrats on the lovely finish!

denise said...

i would love to have a chance for this pattern. i love Little House patterns. denise

Katrina said...

Sweet little autumn piece!!!!! Funny I was thinking yesterday about what I'd like to finish up for the end of the year and what I want to stitch next year, LOL. My list for this year is ridiculous but I can dream ;-).

teresa said...

Cathy ~ I love your finish! I think the bell pull is a great idea!

teresa said...

p.s. ~ I don't need to win the pattern ~ already have it as a PHD! thanks

gloriahanaway said...

I was just drooling over this LHN the other day and yours is gorgeous! How generous of you to share your chart! Please enter me in your drawing and thank you!

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Oh Cathy, what a great finish! I love it. Love the new term too. I've got a few PhD's hanging around too. Giggles, sounds funny to say that.

Diana said...

Your Autumn finish looks great! I would like a chance to win it.

Karen said...

Love those seasonal band samplers!
Please include me in the drawing.

Paulab said...

I love fall and LHN! Your finish
is so pretty! The fall colors are
so rich!
I would enjoy the chance to stitch
this chart!
Thank you,
Paula

Lynn said...

Fantastic finish! It will look great finished as a bellpull. Please enter me into the draw as I'd love to have a chance to stitch this one.
Love that PhD! It sounds much better than a UFO.

Lillie said...

I just found your blog and hope I get a chance in your draw. You've finished it beautifully. Autumn is fave season.
Thanks!

cucki said...

so pretty xx

Anonymous said...

Hope I'm not to late for the drawing of this wonderful fall chart.

Charlene

barbara said...

Great finish, Cathy! I've also been thinking about next year's stitching and I think I'll make it The Year of the Ark. I have so many fabulous Ark-type designs that I've collected (imagining Arden's room decorated with them) and it would be fun to see what a variety there are. :)

Lois said...

What a lovely finish Cathy! I'm like you, gets to this time of year and I start to think about what larger projects I'd like to stitch next year!

Bekca said...

The colours in the autumn sampler are beautiful. This is my favourite time of year! And nothing says autumn like roasted squash :)
Best wishes.