Monday, September 24, 2012

Fall is in the air

Hello Everyone,
Fall is my favorite season - even though it is the busiest time for us.We've had a few frosts, which means that I get a bit of a break from these pesky allergies. It also means that I can be outdoors without getting numerous insect bites. The burning bushes are turning brilliant red, the black walnut tree is turning golden yellow, and the sugar maples have begun to display some oranges.

Amid the falling leaves, we had a kestrel show up.

I  haven't had much time for stitching - I spent some time picking out a fall exchange piece -and spent even more time pouring through my Just Cross Stitch Halloween and Christmas ornament issues.

Another reason I love fall is because early next month is our anniversary. With that in mind,  I thought I'd have a giveaway for a few threads and the September /October 2012 issue of Just Cross Stitch Magazine. This is the Annual Halloween Issue - not the special edition issue. Just leave a comment. I'll pick a name on October 1st.

Last entry I mentioned a beading project.
Barn owl. from Jill Oxton's Cross Stitch and Beading Issue 72 © October 2007
7 colors of Miyuki Delicas (911 beads)
Cream Nymo Thread
Stitch Count 28w x 43H
Square stitch

Have a wonderful day!


  1. I love fall too Lisa! The colors and the temps!
    My annivesary is the first week of October. What a wonderful time of year to get married.
    Your beaded owl is lovely.
    Have a great week!

  2. I WOULD love autumn if we'd had a decent summer here in the UK! ;0) Your beaded owl is lovely. I've never tried beading before. I'm worried to just in case I love it and acquire yet another hobby!
    I would love to be included in your giveaway. I'm on a bit of a roll with Halloween ornies at the moment!

  3. Love your owl ,so pretty .
    Happy anniversary to you both.
    I'd love to be entered in your giveaway please . Thanks X

  4. I think it is cool that owls are making a come back. Way better than those 70's owls. Great owl finish! Happy Anniversary. I've been enjoying the crisp air up our way. The colors have started to turn bright and bold these last several days, we may have an early peek.

  5. Lisa, love your beaded owl! I can't imagine the attention to detail needed to keep that all straight! The dogwoods and poplars are beginning to turn here in Virginia, but I think it will be a few more weeks before we have colors like you're already seeing. I would love to be entered in your giveaway.

  6. Fall/Autumn is my favourite time of the year aswell. Love the pic of the Kestrel, such a stunning bird.
    I would love to be included in your giveaway please.

  7. What colors of beads are used for this owl. It is just what I have been looking for. I want to make a bracelet on my loom with this embedded in a background color of blue or green.
    How do I find the pattern or just the colors.