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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

October Week four
Something New for You
A Treat from Mary

Fall is such a lovely time of the year with it's leaves changing and the crisp smell of apples in the air. Do you pick apples by you? Are your leaves changing into beautiful autumn colors?  The cooler temperatures sure are enjoyable after a long, hot summer.  

We have chosen two fall inspired ornaments to share.  Hope you enjoy!      
                                                              
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RJ's new ornament -  I chose a scarecrow ornament by Shelly Auen.  She is a designer that sells PDF patterns on Etsy.   Isn't this little guy cute with the blackbirds and pumpkins surrounding him?  I really like how the O in crows is a sunflower and how the crows sit on the C and the S.   I used pumpkin fabric, vintage black rick rack and a black satin bow at the top.  I added a tiny pumpkin charm in the scarecrow's hand.

Love how the O in Crows is a Sunflower!

Mary sent me the vintage black rick rack and ribbon which worked perfectly

Crows in the Corn
by Primitivestitchin
32 ct. flax linen
variegated over dyed threads
charm from Bohemian Findings on Etsy


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Mary's new ornament
-  My new ornament is Hocus Pocus by Shepherd's Bush. This was one of the patterns RJ bought for me when she had the pleasure of visiting the Shepherd's Bush shop in Ogden, Utah last year.   The pattern came with the adorable sunflower button.  One word of caution: I broke off one of the petals when turning the stitch to the right side, thankfully, I was able to attach it back with super glue.  


Embellished with French knots on rick rack

Hocus Pocus
by Shepherd's Bush
Weeks 30 ct. cocoa linen
Called for DMC and Onyx instead of 310

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A Treat from Mary

Halloween decorating has become very popular in my area the last few years. My good friend Louise loves this holiday and has decorated one of these homes. I thought you might enjoy a few photos I took last night.   I've also included a couple of photos of my adorable nephew Hudson.  He makes a handsome police officer! 
It won't be long and this bucket will be filled with candy!

This is serious business tonight.   I have to come up with the best plan to bring home a lot of candy.








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Thanks for your visit.   We so appreciate the time you take to read our blog and leave a comment.   Next week we will be doing our Styling with Stitches post.  Until then "Happy Stitching"!        RJ and Mary


                                    Autumn is the time of picturesque tranquility
                                                       Sir Kristian Goldmund Aumann




29 comments:

  1. Love both the fall ornaments....and those houses...wow!

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  2. What fabulous fall ornaments you stitched up! RJ, did you change up the floss for yours? The colors appear to be more vibrant than the chart photo. Mary, glad you were able to repair the button. Enjoy the rest of the week!

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  3. I love both fall ornaments. The crows one is an Etsy site I will have to check out. Love the rickrack on both and the French knots are great.
    Cute little police officer too!

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  4. Both of the autumn ornaments are precious. I especially love the french knots on the rick rack.
    Officer Hudson is adorable and those Halloween houses look like so much fun!!!

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  5. Blog post and photos are very interesting. I like them very much :) Both of the autumn ornaments are beautiful.
    Happy Halloween!

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  6. Another great duo set!! Well done ladies :)

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  7. I love both of your autumn ornaments, and you finished them perfect.
    The leaves have already changed color and I love to walk through the fallen leaves. Autumn is such a nice time.
    Happy Stitching - Martina

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  8. Wonderful two new ornaments.
    I like them very much.
    Best wishes Manuela

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  9. Both ornaments are adorable! I have not seen french knots done on rick rack and I love it!

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  10. RJ, your ornament is very pretty! So sweet that pumpkin cotton fabric!
    Mary, the sunflower button is beautiful, love your Autumn ornament!
    You can also attach some small beads to the rick rack ;) Your french knots are perfect on the rick rack, your work on it is gorgeous!

    Two beautiful ornaments!
    Great Halloween photos!

    Hugs,
    Lili

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  11. Sweet ornaments, love the scarecrow, cute lil policeman!

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  12. What fun photos .
    I wonder if the cute little police man caught his ghost ha.
    Love both ornaments and the finish on both are really beautiful .

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  13. What a cute police officer and awesome decorations!

    RJ I just love that scarecrow piece! It is adorable and I too love how they incorporated the word crows into the design!

    Mary, Hocus Pocus is awesome! I LOVE that design and you did a great job with it! Glad you were able to fix the petal!

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  14. Thanks for sharing your October ornaments and the little policeman - so cute!

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  15. Mary: Thank-you for sharing the photos of the decorated homes, we do not give out candy its too expensive with from 160-200 kids coming by.
    Love your Shepherds Bush what an adorable deign.
    Your Nephew is such a cutie pie, I hope he did well in the candy department.

    Blessings
    Catherine

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  16. RJ: I have not heard of this designer, I will be looking her up, this is such a sweet design, I love the o in crows the best I am a lover of sunflowers.
    The charm on the scarecrow is so cute, love the ricrak, its hard to find at second hand stores everyone is using it for card making and other crafts.

    Blessings
    Catherine

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  17. Beautiful finishes. Great photos of the Halloween house.

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  18. Hello to you both:) I love your Hallowe’en finishes.This time of year it is wonderful to see different spooky finishes.
    Your nephew is adorable Mary. I enjoyed seeing the Hallowe’en photos too.

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  19. Un superbe décors pour Halloween,bravo!

    Mais j'avoue que tous ce post est intéressant,j'appreçie vos charmantes broderies et la délicate décoration qui sublime le tout.
    Trés charmant,bravo
    Beau week end
    Bon mois de Novembre
    Amicalement a vous

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  20. Two lovely ornies and a new Etsy shop to check out!
    It's great that Hallowe'en is fun in your area too, the kids must love all the dressing up and the sweets too!

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  21. What a wonderful Halloween house!! Both of the ornaments are really pretty and perfect for this time of year!

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  22. Love the fall piece and the sheep is so cute.

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  23. Love your fall ornaments!
    The trick or treaters must go nuts for your friend's house. What fun!

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  24. What amazing decorating on the house!
    Love your fall ornaments....what great finishing.

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  25. What cute fall ornaments! I love seeing others' finishing ideas! So inspirational!

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  26. Lovely ornaments and wonderful scary house decorations.

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  27. Oh my gosh, the Halloween things look all so scary, brrrr ;)
    Soothing and lovely alternative are the ornaments. Love them and the pumpkin fabric is so cute!
    I hope you had a great Halloween. In Holland we see it more and more (ornaments etc.) but no tradition like you have.

    Love and waves across the ocean, Carolien

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  28. Yes, autumn is just like that where I live. But it seems to be over now as we have been having rain for many days and since yesterday it has been so stormy that there are no more leaves on the trees. And the first winter days are forecast from tomorrow on. But to get back the autumn feeling for a bit I made a regional kind of apple bread pudding for lunch today. And it was gorgeous.

    Oh my, I love both ornaments you made. So lovely how they are finished and embellished. Rick rack with French knots (or beads) - I have to keep that in mind.
    Great Halloween pictures here. We don't have this tradition either but in the big cities there are more and more Halloween parties and sometimes also trick-and-treating :)

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  29. Autumn is my favourite season. I love the cooler weather and the beautiful colours in nature. Beautiful ornaments. I don't think many people decorate like that for Halloween here in the UK, but we do like our Christmas lights!

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