Sunday, February 7, 2010

Autumn Leaves by Elizabeth's Designs

This design was stitched quite a few years back but never got around to framing it.  Finally it was framed today and I can display it with pride in my bedroom.

The pattern was given to me by someone in an exchange.  I loved it more because my birthday is in Autumn and it fit the occassion just nice.  There are many specialty stitches in this as well as specialty floss (well, back then anyway if it wasn't DMC it was specialty to me lol).

Design size is 4" x 7"
Specialty Stitches: Satin Stitch, Long Stitch, Rice Stitch, Algerian Eye, Smyrna Cross

at the end of the sampler a little antique gold squirel charm is nestled on top of the acorns
the acorns were stitched with DMC Pearl Cotton#8

satin stitch blockes were worked with Needle Necessities #8
adorned in the middle are Glass Treasure flowers mill hill (12451)

two colors of beads were placed as buds
Mill Hill 03025 & 03029
the main flowere was completed in satin stitches using
Needle Necessities thread once again

the pattern


  1. Very pretty Despina! Such soft colours. I like the close up shots of the specialty stitches. :)

  2. The details are wonderful! Great work!
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