Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Colors of Autumn Exchange

One of the things I've been negligent in posting is my Colors of Autumn exchange pieces. I stitched Lizzie*Kate's "Hello Fall" for Chris. I'm still not too sure about that border, but that's what the pattern called for, so that's what I stitched. I tried a couple of other colors for the border and I didn't like any of them, so I went with the called-for color. I also left off the little charm because I thought it looked kinda dorky.

I snapped this picture of my finish using my camera, which is why it's so dark. I was being lazy and didn't want to fire up the computer and the scanner. I'll do better next time. LOL I also noticed that it looks like the colors ran. Hmmm.... I didn't notice it when I looked at it. Bummer!

My non-blogging friend, Robin, had my name. She stitched this lovely piece for me and included a couple of other goodies as well, like some hand dyed silks! Please note that the buttons are actually sewn on! LOL

I adore this little piece and have stitched others like it in this series as exchange pieces. I think it's the tall houses that I like so much.

Totally switching gears now. Here's the latest on our little Tumbleweed. He's now 6 months old, has been neutered, and weighs 8.2 pounds. He's gonna be a big boy!! He's gotten his permanent canine teeth in, which means he's really growing up. He's still just as delightful and entertaining as ever and has mastered jumping on the...STOVE! (Ack!!!!!!!!!!!) He jumped up on the stove as I was preparing the alfredo sauce for last night's dinner. Scared the bejeebers out of me. He was exiled from the kitchen for the rest of the evening. Here he is playing in his toy box.


Shari said...

both finishes look wonderful!! I love fall stitching!! I think that is the season I have the most of!!!! the second picture looks like a bent I have that one somewhere!!!

Danielle said...

I am stitching this LK piece right now! I love this little design. I am also going to stitch Give Thanks that is included in the pack of patterns. Looks great!

Anonymous said...

I love the fall piece you stitched for Chris. As for the other fall piece, I did think about sending the buttons and keeping the piece! LOL

Guess you will need to kitty proof the stove!


Carolyn NC said...

Lovely finish and exchange! Love the pic of Tumbleweed!

Mylene said...

Both fall pieces are beautiful. Tumbleweed grown up so fast!

Karen said...

Stephanie, I love the two little autumn projects and Tumbleweed is a little sweetheart! And thanks for visiting my blog!

Kay said...

The welcome fall piece looks great! Sometimes when I am not so sure of the color that is called for in a pattern I change the color to something else that I think will go better. I did this myself last year and changed the colors on mine to make it look like more of an autumn piece by using colors that are associated with fall. I love what you got for the exchange, very beautiful! Your kitty is so cute, reminds me of my babies.