Cherry Hill Stitchery is celebrating our one year Etsy-Versary! I am so truly grateful for the support from the stitching community and wanted to say thank you with an Etsy-exclusive fall stitch!
This fun, autumn-themed pattern is called "Grateful." It features pumpkins, polka dots, gingham and ombre... all in bright fall hues of orange, green, and brown. It calls for DMC threads and uses whole stitches only. Did you know Cherry Hill Stitchery .PDF's have been formatted for home printers? True story. You can totally skip the printer and stitch straight from an electronic device as well. Each pattern comes with a color version...
and a black/white symbol version...
...so you can stitch from the format that works best for you!
RECREATE THE LOOK: I tend to finish everything as a mounted flat because fabric, cording, and bows all together make me happy. Also, flats are super easy to store. They don't take up much room at all when you need to pack them away until next season. This model was finished as a mounted flat, too. Cording: I used my Kreinik corder to spin 6 lengths 6 ply DMC into cording. I used 3 lengths of DMC 898 and 3 lengths of DMC 838. There is just enough difference in the two colors to add a little bit of dimension without being overbearing. Bow: I used a 9 inch length of 7/8" chocolate brown grosgrain ribbon for the base bow. (Offray brand) I used a 14 inch length of 3/8" orange grosgrain ribbon for the top bow. (Offray brand) I used a 3/4" green button that came in a green bulk button pack for the centerpiece. (Walmart) All bow tails were trimmed to size, clipped vertically, and sealed with fray check. Padding: I layered Warm and White natural craft batting under the stitching
. Boards: I used backing board and Aleen's tacky glue to mount everything. I cut the backing board with a dedicated rotary cutter. Fabric: The green gingham fabric is by Lori Holt. It's from her Cozy Christmas Line by Riley Blake Designs. The SKU is C7972-GREEN.
Hope you enjoy!