"She seeketh wool and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands." ((Proverbs 31:13)

Sunday, November 13, 2011

THE AUTUMN LEAVES DRIFT PAST MY WINDOW....

"The autumn leaves drift past my window, the autumn leaves of red and gold..."  In case you haven't guessed, autumn is one of my very favorite seasons.  I love the beautiful changing colours of all the autumn leaves, the crisp, woody, fruited scents that fill the air, and the blessings of God's most bountious harvest.  Hence comes my inspiration to stitch a variety of autumn themed needlework over the years.  This year is no different!
Mary McLenon-Turley's "Autumn Harvest"
Just Cross-Stitch Magazine (Sept./October 2011)
Bringing in Lacy Corn Stalks
Oh, The Glorious Colors of Autumn!


This is a really enjoyable piece to stitch because it features some specialty stitches  and some wonderful overdyed threads for a real boost of colour!  It can be finished as a framed piece or a needleroll.  Watch for further updates to see how I will be finishing this great autumn piece.


This weekend my husband and I took a road trip to visit a new needlework shop, which was fun, and, of course, I came home with some new stash.  Just couldn't resist.  You know how that goes:)  Here are my newest acquisitions.  




Of course, my heart's desire is to be able to stitch all of these beauties in time for Christmas.  While  I realize that is beyond realistic, it will be great fun to fill some special hours with the sheer joy of peacefully stitching whatever I am able to accomplish.  


Savoring the sweetness of Advent before Christmas is really my very favorite time of the Christmas Season.  For it is in the anticipation of the celebration of the birth of our Precious Savior, that the truest joy on earth can be found.


May you be blessed this week with the many blessings of God that we all share.  
"For I take joy in doing your will, my God.  For your law is written on my heart"
(Psalm 40:8)


Until our lives cross one another once again....
Crossing in Stitches & Blessings With You!

18 comments:

  1. Beautiful stitching, as always. What's new shop that you visited?

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  2. Lovely stitches and great new stash!!

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  3. LOve your stitching! And the new stash is great too!

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  4. I love the colors associated with autumn and Autumn Harvest is very pretty. Lovely stitching! :)

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  5. oooo Kathy, your piece is beautiful....i really like the autumn colors and this one is especially my cup of tea! thanks for sharing and i am off to thumb through the magazine :) ... I hope you have a great week!

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  6. Kathy, I was beginning to wonder where you were. Which store did you visit?? I am always on the hunt for a new place to shop. I love your new stash acquisitions and have eyed the Quaker Christmas since it's release. Can't wait to see your progress.

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  7. I haven't seen this M design before and it's so lovely! Beautiful colours!!
    Fabulous new stash too. That Quaker Christmas is on my wishlist.

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  8. Autumn is my favourite time of year. I have some of the LHN ornaments which you have - they are so gorgeous.

    Hugs, Kaye xoxox

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  9. hello dear, beautiful autumn stitching..i love the colors so much and sweet new stash..
    have a lovely week my dear friend xx

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  10. oh wow, Kathy, your new piece is gorgeous. Those colours are so rich and pretty.

    Very nice new stash!

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  11. Love your Autumn stitching, and great stash.

    Have a great week.

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  12. The speciality switched in your autumn piece are super, they really are effective.
    Nice new goodies.

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  13. I love your Autumn Harvest. Specialty stitches are so much fun. Your new stash looks great! I'll look forward to seeing your progress on all these wonderful things.

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  14. Love your stitching!! I like your stash too!! We are looking forward to a beautiful Advent season too.

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  15. Beautiful stitching on that Autumn piece. Love your new stash too! Especially the Quaker Christmas!!

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  16. beautiful stitching :D it looks lovely.

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  17. Your Autumn piece is lovely! What nice new stash you treated yourself too.

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  18. Oooh, I love your autumn piece! Love the new stash, too. Advent is my favorite time of the church year, too.

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