Autumn,  New Designs,  Stitching

Fall Releases, Part 3

Me again, back to show you my final two autumn releases (in case you haven't seen them already)!

The first design below was originally released at last year's Dyeing to Stitch retreat in Virgina Beach, as an accompanying small to Jack's Bash. It was named Jack's Birthday Tart, but since I've decided to design a series of these tarts, I've changed the name to Jack's Sweet Shoppe: The Birthday Tart.

  The Birthday Tart

Jack's Sweet Shoppe: The Birthday Tart

Stitch count: 71w x 66h
Linen used: 35 ct. Espresso by R&R
Threads used: The Gentle Art (with DMC equivalents in parentheses) in the following colors:

Raven (310)
Aged Pewter (647)
Piney Woods (730)
Pumpkin Pie (781)
Apple Cider (829)
Brandy (834)
Sarsaparilla (975)
Walnut (646)
Parchment (3023)
Old Hickory (640)
Mustard Seed (832)
Oatmeal (Ecru)
Endive (3012)

This design was stitched over 2 threads, and a personalization chart has been included. Additionally, a short tutorial on how to finish this design into a tart is included.

I found the 4.75" tarts on Amazon (sold in sets of 6), but since they're by Wilton, you should also be able to order them from Wilton's website or perhaps find them in a cake decorating aisle or hobby store. And if you're really lucky, your shop owner may have some on order, and you can pick one up with the chart!

Finally, my last release for this glorious, orange-and-gold season! The second in the Jack's Sweet Shoppe series! This one features a cat motif similar to what can be found on lots of very old samplers.

The Autumn Tart

Jack's Sweet Shoppe: The Autumn Tart

Stitch count: 67w x 65h
Linen used: 36 ct. Ligonier Latte by R&R
Threads used: The Gentle Art in the following colors:

Carriage Black (3799)
Harvest Basket (644)
Piney Woods (730)
Gingersnap (400)
Apple Cider (829)
Sarsaparilla (975)
Walnut (646)
Old Hickory (640)
Oatmeal (Ecru)
Endive (3012)

All cross stitch over two threads, with a chart for any personalization you may want to include. There is also a short tutorial on the personalization page that tells you how to put the tart together.

And thank you to the best mom in the world, Marsha Kwaak, for stitching this for me! I love love love you, Mom!

I haven't even begun to think of winter and Christmas designs yet, but I do have the Twelve Days of Christmas about 1/4 of the way finished. I told so many of you that I'd be releasing it this year, and I'll do my best, but I am so sorry to say that I don't know if it will make the cut. I'm working as fast as I can though, and will do my very best!

In other news, I'll be posting the Shepherd's Bush retreat photos soon, in case there are those of you who'd like to see how it went. I'm pre-blogging this post before I've even left for Utah, but I can definitely say that it will go most excellently, and I can't wait to share the experience with you!

One last note: All of the designs I've shown you this week can be pre-ordered from your favorite shop, and will be sent out to them very soon. However, any re-orders or add-ons that your shop makes will not get sent out until the end of the month, as I'll be out of town with my newly-minted 21-year-old daughter, Sabrina. (We've planned this trip together since she was a middle-schooler!)

I hope you all have a wonderful day, filled with love for one another, blessings, no poxes, birds in autumn boughs, and plenty of sweets.

See what I did there?


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