The People Chose Leaves


This SAL is all about what you want to see on the blog. Each month I ask for suggestions for themes and then put them up to the members of the IHSW Group on FB to vote for their choice. This is what they have chosen:

October - Leaves
November - Funny
December - Fancy Finishes

When I saw this theme come up I instantly knew which piece I would show:

Sue Donnelly from Stitcher's Hideaway designed this as a companion piece to Hear the Sea Call which I stitched the previous year.  I used the supplied 3371 for the verse and Threadworx Chilli Peppers
which is a great variegated green, orange and red colour.  The fabric is 32 count Belfast Linen in Tobacco.

This one is Joan Elliott's Autumn Fairy.  I was experimenting with stitching over one so just did her face.  I substituted French Knots for beads.

Then mounted her in a page from an old calendar with some foil falling leaf stitckers:

Here's another Joan Elliott design, the Green Goddess:

I really enjoyed stitching her and then gave her to my Mum.

Now it's over to you.  All you have to do is make a post on the theme of Leaves, mention The People's Choice SAL (you can copy the picture I used at the top of this post and in my side bar) and my blog. Please link up using the URL of the actual blog post, not the home page of your blog.   I look forward to seeing what you all post.



Finally, I need your suggestions for the next poll.  Anything, no matter how obscure, weird or random will go into the poll.  Keep the theme suggestions to a single word or two - so you could have Cats, or Green, or Holidays, or Warmth etc.   Really anything which could be illustrated in cross stitch.

The People Chose Leaves