Friday, 27 September 2013

Autumn, a season of love

Hi guys

Autumn has finally arrived here in NJ. I see squirrels jumping everywhere with their favorite acorns! I have not seen anything like this for such a long time. How lovely!

Autumn is a season of love for me and today is our 1st wedding anniversary. Unfortunately, my DH got to be at school the whole day so I am celebrating alone with my threads and needles lol. I managed to finish this today after several days struggle. Yes, a finish - a non-haed.

I have not been stitching anything other than HAED these days so this definitely makes a come back! This beautiful pattern is from one of my subscribed cross stitch magazine called CROSS STITCHER (Issue Sept 2012). Designed by Lesley Teare, these cow parsley really a hidden beauty. It is relly simple to stitch. Even with only 3 colors, it brings the delicacy and the brightness to my beautiful autumn day. An absolute comfort.

So here is it

Stitched on 28 count vintage linen
2 over 1 including full stitch and back stitch
Finished design: 14" x 14"
They said it will take 32 hours, ugh, it only happens in my dream. it took me 5 days of stitching

You may see some stain on the top. I accidentally dropped my pen there! What a shame right! Oh now it needs a good wash and hopefully it will be ok (cross finger). After my pillow form and backing fabric arrive, it should be transferred into a beautiful Oxford pillow ... if only I find out how to make it lol

Have a lovely stitching season my friends!




  1. Beautiful! I've spotted this design in the mag!!! I can't really see the pen but I'm sure it will wash out well x

  2. What beautiful projects you have! Found your blog through the Autumn SAL. That is one very challenging but lovely project.