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Sunday, August 24, 2014

A fall embroidery!

I am a very cheap person.  Most of you probably know that already.  Anyway, I was reading one of my favorite free embroidery sites at About.com, and came upon this pattern by Cheryl Fall.  It just hit me across the head, and said..."Try me"!  Here is what I am talking about:
The Fall Acorn Medallion Embroidery by Cheryl Falls
I drew the pattern out using pencil onto muslin, by re-scaling it to the size I wanted, and holding the muslin up to the computer screen to trace it.  It uses a few different stitches, but I have enjoyed filling in the bottom of the acorn with the chain stitch.
Next will be filling in the top of the acorn with a laid filling stitch.  Luckily I had suitable thread colors lurking in my stash!  I got my kit of traced design (thanks, Cheryl), threads, needle and small scissors into a zip lock baggie for portability and keeping it all clean.

Here is the photo Cheryl has on the website.
It just signals the start of cooler air, and I am so ready for fall!
Let the season begin! (soon).

I love About.com's embroidery section!  It is worth checking out!  For sure!

Happy Sunday to you all.
Julie



9 comments:

Cindy said...

Pretty! I like the directional flow of the stitches as you filled it in.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

A great project Julie. I can't wait to see it finished.

Teri Casper said...

Oh you are so smart! Looks great.
Hey, if you need a bunch of embroidery thread, I can send you some. Or goodwill gets it. Also have some counted stitch pieces. Interested?

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Happy Stitching! Hopefully fall will be here sooner rather than later. :-) I am so ready for cooler weather.

Have a great week ~ FlowerLady

Julie said...

Teri- you are so sweet to offer the thread. I feel like I am drowning in it as we speak! The counted cross stitch I just can't do anymore with my crappy eyes! Thanks a bunch for the offer. Lucky person will find it all at Goodwill. I brought this huge floral cross stitch piece from my deceased Aunts house about a month ago, and I think I will take to Goodwill too, as I just know it will never get done by me. So sad. xoxo- ME

cosmosandcleome said...

Pretty! I like all the different fill stitches. I have a few embroidery works-in-progress I need to finish; thanks for the reminder!--Kimberley

Bobbie Lynn said...

what a beautiful fall embroidery design. You have done a great fill in job and I can't wait to see it when your finished. Thanks for sharing the link.
Have a wonderful rest of the week.
Blessings!

JennyPennyPoppy said...

The Fall Acorn pattern looks great and how wonderful that it's available free on-line. I like the flow you gave the bottom section with all the chain stitching. Looking forward to seeing the lattice work too.

Jessica @ Barefoot by the Sea said...

Amazing, this is just the perfect way to welcome Fall! You are quite talented my friend :)