Did you get at least one end of your runner done? Working on it during football games, I’ve been able to get the leaves stitched down, and begin the embellishments on one end. Here is where we left off last week, with the shapes pinned in place.
I really love the Aurifil wool thread!! It embeds beautifully and make the stitches practically invisible!
Once you have the shapes stitched down, use matching colors of DMC floss to add the details such as the leaf veins and the pumpkin lines. I pulled these colors to go with the wools I am using – 730 Olive Green Very Dark, 680 Old Gold Dark, 801 Coffee Brown Dark, 301 Mahogany Medium, 3777 Terra Cotta Very Dark, 920 Copper Medium, and 814 Garnet Dark.
I use a back-stitch to add the leaf veins. When I finish all the details, I’ll add some seed beads to give it a bit of shine.
I’ll have to revisit this stitch along in November. I just have had too much to do during this past week to finish it yet. I have a backlog of quilt repairs to finish, and I want to get them all done and shipped out so I can concentrate on holiday sewing next month. Share your Autumn Jubilee projects in our From My Carolina Home Project Sharing Group on Facebook. If you haven’t joined yet, be sure to answer the questions when you ask to join or the moderators may not approve you. Someone sharing there will receive a special surprise at the end of Autumn Jubilee. But first, congratulations to Pam Arbour who has won a charm pack for being the first person to post an Autumn Jubilee project in our Facebook Sharing Group!!
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I wish all my Canadian readers a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving Weekend!!