"Pumpkin Hollow Farms"
I had so much fun stitching up this sweet piece as part of the #pcpumpkinhollowfarms stitch along hosted by Priscilla and Chelsea - The Real Housewives of Cross Stitch!
(Be sure to check out their blog and floss tube - you can click the links above.)
I abbreviated the pattern a bit and only changed out one color.
I was so excited that I had to fully finish it right away!
Here it is, my first "Priscillafied" finish:
I found the wood slat pumpkin plaque at Target for $3!
They were so cute that I had to buy the orange and white pumpkin plaques that they had as well :)
(I already have projects planned for the other pumpkins :) )
I am over the moon with this finish. It is something that I would never have tried if not for Priscilla and Chelsea! I don't use many silk or dried flowers, but I had the leaves, bittersweet and ribbon at home and thought I would try it out. I love it :)
I think the orange fabric sets it off nicely on the natural wood pumpkin.
Thanks so much Priscilla and Chelsea!
And thanks to Little House Needleworks too!
I was so happy, that I have another fully finished project to share:
"Bushel & A Peck"
My Mom sang this song to me and my sister when we were little
and I sang it to my sons when they were little :)
So it was a must stitch.
I changed the bird to a robin, but left all else the same.
So I decided that it was time to reward myself with a start of another Priscilla and Chelsea stitch along! #pcautumnacres. Priscilla drew the original chalkboard and Hands On Design adapted it for cross stitch. I'm having fun stitching all the "chalk" outlines and will "color" it in later.
I will be MIA on my blog for a bit. In just a few days, I will be leaving for my annual trip with the Bittersweet Stitching Sisters! I can't wait! I have missed them so much and we have a year of catching up to do... along with shopping, stitching, eating, etc.
I will have a full report when I return.
I may share a picture or two on Instagram while I am gone, so stop by...
(While I'm gone, you can use the search box in the upper left hand corner and type in bittersweet stitching sisters to see posts from some of our past trips...)
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