Saturday, August 14, 2010

Mums in Fall sampler

Mums in Fall

32 count Vintage Country Grain Belfast linen or Vintage Autumn

Threads by Crescent Colors or your own choice

 Sunshine Girl~~~1 
Red Currant~~ O
Eve's Leaves~~heart
Ruby Slippers~~backwards C
Blue Beadboard~~3
Magnolia Blossom~~2
Copper Penny~~orange half block
Tennessee Clay Red~~half circle, muted red
Blue Beatrice~~~darkest blue, white circle
Fallen Leaves~~~auburn color with shamrock
Ye Old Gold~~ X
Colonial Copper~~~triangle copper color

This morning I designed this sampler anticipating the first Fall mums.  I know soon the vegetable and flower stands here in the North Georgia mountains will be full of choices and colors. My favorite color of mum is the dark burgandy red ones and gold. They are the prettiest perineal flowers to me!
The colors I chose above are just for a guideline. I have ordered several of these colors this week and will do a happy dance the day they come in the mail. A few of them I did not have in my stash before so I'm hoping this design will all jive in color once I stitch a model.

A vintage fabric would make a lovely background shade for these colors.
You are welcome to substitute your own family initial in the design.
I love Delft colors so I chose the blue shades for the bowl.
I plan to stitch this one up for a pinkeep, backed with a piece of homespun cotton to put in my kitchen wooden bowl this year.

If you stitch this up, send me a picture of your finished piece and I will display your work on the blog!!
If you stitch to sale, please give me credit for the design....thanks so much!


  1. Great design! I love the fall colors and mums are so beautiful during the fall weather.

  2. As we swelter through this insanely hot week (my daughter chose the hottest day of the year here to load a moving van yesterday and moved today), this design is a promise of better days to come. Thank you for sharing!

  3. Another lovely sampler Jennifer. Thank you for sharing it with everyone. Those late summer mums are one of my faves, since they herald in autumn. Have a wonderful weekend! Dianne in UT

  4. You are on a roll, Jennifer! I love this one - perfect for Fall!

  5. I love your cute design. I've been having "fall fever" and this just adds to the anticipation. Although, we I live, it doesn't really get very fall~ish. I miss the crisp cool air and being able to wear some cozy sweaters, but on the other hand, I don't miss the snow!

    Can't wait to stitch this one. Thank you for sharing with us :)

  6. Another sweet design! I've noticed a bit of that fall chill in the air here in the early mornings!!!

  7. Thanks so much for the great design. It's absolutely lovely! I think I may have to stitch it soon, well, as soon as it cools off a little bit. I can't stitch fall designs when it's 90 degrees outside!


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