My Autumn Mantel & Two FFOs

I’ve finally decorated for Fall, and I put some finishing touches on two finished pieces.


Barbara Ana’s “Sweeping the Garden”: Attached by magnet so I can switch up the displays!


The Sampler Girl’s “A Pumpkin of My Own”


Bunting I knitted a while back



I’ve finished “A Pumpkin of My Own” by The Sampler Girl from Just CrossStitch Halloween 2012. I used my coffee-dyed fabric. I used DMC: 731, 729, 640, 3790, tea-dyed 972; Gentel Art: Bittersweet, Red Grape; and Classic Colorworks: Weeping Willow. 

I also stitched a moon and stars instead of the charted cat. I didn’t want it too Halloweeny so that I can have it out all Fall.

I tried to completely finish this one- turned it into a pillow, ripped it all out, tried to redo, and I messed up my sewing machine. So I’m stepping away before I start triage on it…and starting again.

Happy Stitching (and better luck sewing 😜)!