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This autumn-inspired cross stitch pattern is stitched with scrumptious fall hues. A pumpkin, vine, hearts, flowers, and birds surround text that says, "May our lives be full of thanks and giving." Colorfast, overdyed flosses from Weeks Dye Works complement the solid DMC threads to add texture and visual interest.

As stitched, this design uses shades of orange, green, brown, gold and white.

PATTERN DETAILS: The model was stitched on 28ct. Lambswool Linen (Wichelt #76135) using 2 ply thread. The design uses whole stitches only. The stitch count is 157w x 73h and the finished design measures approximately 11"w x 5"h when stitched on that fabric.

The pattern includes a cover with a supply list and photo as well as 2 pattern pages. One pattern page is in color...

... and one pattern page uses symbols only (in black and white)...

... so you can stitch from the style that works best for you. WHERE TO BUY: This pattern can be purchased directly from me, in the Cherry Hill Stitchery Etsy shop. It can also be purchased from your favorite participating online retailer.

RECREATE THE LOOK: The model was finished as a mounted flat, because I'm more than obsessed with the fusion of all my crafty loves in one single piece. I'd love to come hang out and show you how to do it, but since I can't -- I made some tutorials for you! You can find them here. (Tutorials have pink thumbnails; more traditional flosstube videos have photo thumbnails. If you need help finding what you are looking for, let me know! Just as an FYI, #1 shows you how to mount the piece on backing board. The first half of #2 gives lots of tips and talks about how to make your fabric sandwiches. The second half of #2 talks about how to attach cording and how to put it all together. #3 is how I do my bows, and #5 is how to make cording.) The supplies I used for each element are listed below (as much as possible... Some items were pulled from my stash and are not available in shops anymore.)

Bow: 1.5" Chocolate Brown Burlap Ribbon (stash--originally from JoAnn's) 3/8" Sage and Ivory Gingham Ribbon (Hobbly Lobby, click for link) 3/8" Gold Grosgrain Ribbon (Hobby Lobby, click for link) Cording: 8 lengths of the full 6 ply DMC floss for thickness. I used several shades of brown that I had on hand. I used 2 lengths of DMC 3031, 2 lengths of DMC 898, 2 lengths of DMC 938, and 2 of DMC 839.

Fabric: The beige gingham is from Lecien Fabrics. It is from the Dots and Gingham Durham Quilt Collection. SKU# 31475L-11 HTH! I'm always happy to answer any questions you may have. Enjoy!

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