Yes, I got it done! Finishing the wool work stitchery was a concentrated effort, working on it for several days to finish the details. I don’t like to have UFOs, and I wanted this done to enjoy this season. I left off needing to attach the last leaf, and get the veining and details embroidered.
I matched the DMC floss colors to the wool colors. Five lines help define the pumpkin contours.
Leaf veins were embroidered on all the leaves.
After couple of days of concentrated effort, I finished the embroidery of both ends.
Here’s a close up view of one end.
Now, to decide on how to embellish using seed beads and buttons.
I didn’t want to heavily embellish the piece, just to add a sprinkling of beads to add just a bit of detail and shine.
Most of the leaves got just three beads each, along the center vein.
Odd numbers are most aesthetically pleasing, so most of the leaves have three seed beads, and the pumpkin has odd numbers on each line.
I had buttons in rust, pearl, and olive green to add.
I put five buttons on each end.
When all the embellishing was done, I added fusible web to the back, and fused on a backing in harvest gold. The edge was stitched down all around, then I trimmed the backing to just 1/2-inch.
All done, I put it on the coffee table in the den.
My pumpkin cookie jar goes pretty well in the center for this year.
So, the last project for the Autumn season is finished. Are you working on any hand stitchery?
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