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Sunday, July 11, 2010

It ORT to be Autumn

Seriously? Isn't it time for Fall to be here? We had above average temperatures in April and below for May. Way above for June and so far July has been very rainy and below average, but still very warm. Up & down, up & down. Stop the roller coaster! I want off, already! I'm wishing for Autumn and cool temperatures. I love the colors and the scents of Fall, the cold nights and brisk mornings. Feeling the need for Autumn made me search out something to stitch that matched my mood. Then, when I saw this little crow & pumpkin, I knew it was meant to be an RAK! Yup, this pin pillow is being packed up and mailed this week to someone who reads this blog!
Edit: This RAK went to Lynn of Kearnel's Korner!

Design ~ Autumn Row (portion)
Designer ~ Bent Creek
Fabric ~ 28 count Lugana
Fiber ~ DMC
Finish ~ Pin Pillow stuffed with crushed walnut shells


On the back side, I stitched one of the crows over-one. The border of each side is Smyrna crosses worked over-four.
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If you would like to be on my list for a possible RAK (Random Act of Kindness) one day, just email me your mailing address. There is a link to my email in my sidebar ~ find the post-box picture. Anyone, anywhere is welcome! Only...I can't consider sending you a surprise if I don't have your address, right?



It's that time again! ORT time, I mean! The TU SAL continues. My ORT jar got a workout this round. There are threads from Snapper Year, an exchange ornament, Peacock Cypher and the RAK. Alas, my frog jar has plenty too! These are all frogged ORTs from the Christmas ornament in my last post. If you would like to join us in the stitch-a-long, grab a Totally Useless jar, save those Old Ratty Threads and post a photo of your jar at the new moon! There is also a link in my sidebar for information about the Totally Useless SAL.
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Thank you for visiting my blog today!
xox


45 comments:

Barbi said...

O my gosh is it TUSAL time already! I've been stitching over 1 for the last 2 weeks, so I don't think I'm going to have much uf a change. BUT I LOVE your frog jar! LOL What a great idea!

Sharlotte said...

How very cute this is Sharon!! I stitched this up last Fall and made it into a scissor fob. I still have not done the ort jar thing. I've seen some pretty ones, but I have not taken that step yet. I could probably make one us just from the threads that are left on the carpet from stitching! :)

Danielle said...

LOVE that pin pillow! What pattern is that? I am like you. I hate summer. I love love love autumn and can't wait for it to arrive. As soon as summer arrives I am doing a countdown.

Pumpkin said...

So sweet! I absolutely LOVE the little birdie :o) I see it has a pumpkin on it...need I say more? LOL!

I haven't responded to your RAK because I already have a wonderful floss tag from you :o)

~*Shar*~ said...

I love this little pillow and would be honored to have it in my home. :) I just emailed you my address hun, I wish it was fall, it's my favorite time of the year.

Take care
Hugs, Shar

Annie said...

That is just super-cute. I want summer to last forever myself. I don't need to hurry it along!

~ Stitchin Sweet Sue ~ said...

Right there with ya Sista ~ also ready for fall temps, but not yet ready for end of Summer that's for sure. Cute finish, love your Smyrna border, very clever.

Why thanks a heap, your word verification says "tater", sounds good, think I'll go have one for din-din:)

Have a great week!

Lisa V said...

Lovely finish Sharon, I especially love the little crow on the back, too cute!
Hugs
LISA V

Glenna said...

What a cutie-pie little pillow. My favorite is the little crow on the back also!

Myra said...

Bent Creek has the cutest little birds and what you did with this one is so cute. I too love autumn - the colors, the smells, the temps.

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

That pillow is too cute.

I am already on your spoil list... yippee.

Lynn said...

I'm in the mood for Autumn stitching too. I'm just waiting for my BTB Halloween Cove to arrive so I can get started.

The pin pillow is adorable! I love the little crow on the backside.

katica said...

What a great idea, it turned out lovely! I just may need to make one for myself!

Peggy Lee said...

I finished Autumn Row and it's now hanging on my wall. I need to become a bit more creative with my old charts! Your little pillow is soooo cute!!

Carol said...

So cute, Sharon--whatever lucky reader ends up with it will be thrilled!

Mary said...

What a darling finish! Wish it was fall too!!

Karen said...

How cute is that!!! I thnk I may have to steal your idea. I love Autumn too but we only have about 5 days here in the south....its either cold or hot...not much in between!

You will definitely make someones day.

valerie said...

What a cute RAK!

TUSAL time already? I better take a picture. I'm worried about Yoyo...she hasn't posted in forever!

April Mechelle said...

That pillow is so cute !! I love the backside too!

Carolyn NC said...

So cute - and you're so sweet to do these RAK's. Everyone would love something stitched by you! :)

Lesleyanne said...

A lovely finish. I love your frog jar.

Carolyn NC said...

Such an adorable finish!

Christine said...

No autumn here yet please, we've had horrid summers two years running we are due a good one!
That pin cushion is wonderful, the little crow is adorable (and so well read).

Elaine said...

Aww what a sweet finish Sharon , that little crow on the back is soooo cute!

Carol R said...

Sweet little pillow pictured against a great selection of books!

Tatkis said...

Oh, your pin pillow is wonderful! We had such a heat for several weeks that I'm dreaming of autumn too :))

Best wishes,
Tatyana

Sadie said...

Your little pillow is cute as a button! love the over one crow on the back :-)

Jo said...

Gorgeous pillow - what a wonderful RAK for a lucky reader!

Josie said...

Autumn is my favorite season...that little pillow is too cute.

Rachel S said...

So cute! Great job!

Lisa said...

a lovely little finish, really cute little pillow.

Julie said...

Cutie little crow, a nice gift for a blog reader.

We've had some rain today, the first for many weeks and oh so welcome!

ArchangelDecker said...

That little pillow is too cute! :)

Annette said...

Frog jar !!!! hihihihi hahahahah... I love it.....
What a cute little pillow... It's a lovely design.
Keep up the god work with the jar's...

natalyK said...

Love your bent creek design. It's darling! I am not quite ready for Autumn but might me after a couple more of these unbearably humid days. Stay Cool

Patty C. said...

Oh I just love the autumn row
so cute

Doris said...

cute pincushion..i love Outumn, but now here is a hot summer...

Angela P said...

I love it Sharon! It's too cute :) I'm feeling the need for some Autumn/Halloween stitching so I'm in search of a new start this evening!

Meadows08 said...

Your frog jar is super cute! Love the crow and pumpkin pincushion too. It certainly appears you're in a autumnal mood :)

Carol's Stitching said...

Love the pillow! I am hoping fall comes early this year too since I have Cubscout camp in August. This Glory Bee design is one of my favorites and I love the smyrna cross border you added.

Heidi said...

Oh yes! It is time for autumn. Holland is having a terrible hot summer. I do not like summer and cannot wait for my wonderful autumn to come once again. At least it is cool enough this evening to be able to do a little handquilting again.

Hugs from Holland ~
Heidi

Suzanne said...

What a very cute finish!

TinaTx said...

Super cute!
I hear ya - I don't like hot weather! I don't like cold weather either. I could live with 70-75 year round! (not that I'm picky or anything!)

Micki said...

What a cute gift...it will be treasured for sure!
Micki

Karan said...

It's my favourite time of year too & I love the ornie. That'll be one lucky recipient. That frog jar does make me smile. :0)