Monday, October 20, 2008

Fall Finish, the Rug, and a Beautiful Weekend!

Hooray! I finished up Harvest Blooms!

This one just makes me smile!

I thought I was doing well when I finished up the border with just enough rum raisin to complete it, until that is, I realized that I had another star to do.

I used blended DMC colors of purple and dark brown to do the star. I was very pleased how close it came to the rum raisin. It has a very nice effect.

I departed from the original design and added a star to the upper left and moved my initials to the bottom. I included the date on the lower right.

I am happy with this one! At some point I think I will make it into a pillow, but that will have to wait for now.

Also, I completed row 36 on the rug. I am still working on the "dark" section. I have just started row 37 here. This is my "wild" color row. I chose a faded red. It is hard to capture the colors. They look a little washed out here.

The Northeast, where I live has many problems, traffic, urban sprawl, etc., but during this time of the year it is simply glorious! The air is crisp. The sun is bright, and the colors are just spectacular!

This weekend we drove up to Rhinebeck, NY, about 80 miles north of here. We discovered when we got there that there was a Wool and Sheep festival going on at the fairgrounds. I was disappointed we had not gotten there earlier. By the time we got there, the crowds were enormous. Oh well, maybe next year! We did however go home with apples and a wonderful apple pie!

The trees were a couple of days past peak color, but still beautiful! This one was in front of a beautiful old house in Rhinebeck


staci said...

Congrats on finishing Harvest Blooms! I love this design and yours looks fabulous!!!

Ginnie said...

Lovely finish. What a fab Autumn photo too.

Anonymous said...

Your finish is beautiful and I love your rug!

riona said...

Your Harvest Blooms is absolutely lovely ... sorry you missed out on the Sheep and Wool Festival ... we arrived at 10:18am to be exact and managed to get a good parking space in the lot off 9G ... a short walk from the entrance. Yes, it was a little commercial with kiddie shows, Mad Science and Frisbee dogs, etc. ... but even so, there was plenty of wool-ish stuff to see, fondle, buy, explore, etc.

Stitchingranny said...

Well done on your finish and on the rug progress.

The colours are lovely in your picture.

Aussie Stitcher said...

Congratulations on your finish, love the changes that you made.

tkdquintmom said...

Wonderful! It turned out great!

Lee said...

I love Harvest Blooms! It's a great design and your stitching is lovely.

Kathy said...

Nice finish on Harvest Blooms. Now I really want to do that. Yours is so gorgeous. I like the changes you made too. That tree is beautiful too. Love looking at the fall colors.

Ranae said...

Congrats! on a beautiful finish.