The Autumn Leaves Drift Past My Windows...


Oh my goodness, but it is a very cold fall day here in Massachusetts.  Yesterday the sky was a mixture of a very darkened eastern sky, and a grayish blue with the sun trying to peak from behind the clouds in west.  All around our neighborhood we are surrounded by towers of lovely trees, glowing with the gorgeous fall colours.  You can tell that I absolutely love this season!

The other day, I pulled out my autumn needlework pieces and decided to do a little decorating with them in the house.  When Bruce and I went to Pennsylvania this summer, we found some wonderful frame stands in an Amish country store, perfect for displaying some of our needlework.   Here are just a few of my favorite pieces.

Distance photos just don't do justice to these pieces, so I thought that I would add a few close-up's too.
"Autumn Basket" (Sunflower Samplings)
"Falling Leaves" (Prarie Grove Peddler)  
"Autumn Leaves" (Elizabeth's Designs)

Although like every other stitcher, I too am always adding to my "stash" of pieces that I just can't wait to stitch.  Although some of these patterns were among some of my older "stash", I had such fun stitching them.  After all, with the way the economy affects all of us in our spending now, I am so grateful that I can "shop" in my own closet now for something new to stitch!

By the end of the weekend, I should have "Quaker Faith" finished!  It is turning out really nicely, and of course I am an avid Quaker designs stitcher, so I love it!  So, I will be posting my finished piece soon, I hope.  Then I will be starting some Christmas ornaments.  My daughter-in-law, Gwen,  put a whole bunch of stitcky notes in  my 2009 & 2010 Just Cross Stitch Ornaments issues, noting her favorite ornaments...hint...hint:) 
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