I was starting to get my Fall decorations out for display when I remembered that there was something I was stitching last fall but didn’t finish until January of this year. I set the stitching aside and planned to fully finish it later. Well later finally came.
The piece is from the Scarlett House. This is the Autumn Alphabet. Every fall since I’ve been stitching I see it and want to stitch it. Last year I started this at about Halloween time. Fall had gotten away from me and I really want this to display. Fall got away from me and I didn’t finish stitching it until January.
I am now actually really glad I didn’t finish it then because, in the meantime, I found the perfect frame.
Here it is all finished.
Well, it wasn’t quite the perfect frame. I had to cut it down to the right size. The frame was square so I only had to make two cuts and then glue it back together.
I cut a piece of sticky board and a piece of batting the appropriate size. I adhered the batting to the sticky board.
Then I laced my piece. Periodically I will pop it in the frame to see if it is lined up appropriately.
This was pretty easy to lace. I lined the bottom up so no linen was showing then I lined up the other three sides as evenly as I could.
I wiggly and pull the piece as needed to get it as even as I can.
Oh my…I couldn’t have picked a better frame if I paid full price at a framers for this. I just loved it!! The frame was a thrift store find for 50 cents.
I’m not a Halloween decorator. I mix Fall and Thanksgiving together and put it out sometime after Labor Day. I’m a little late this year.
I actually think this one might be my favorite Fall thing I’ve stitched. AH…
It’s the perfect classic piece for Fall and the colors are AMAZING!!
I used a scrap piece of 40-count Picture This Plus Heartland with the called-for overdyed threads. If you’re looking for the chart, HERE is a link.