Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Autumn Band Sampler...

Happy Fall Y'all...
last weekend I ushered in the autumn season by stitching the newly released Autumn Band Sampler by Little House Needleworks. Here it is, hot of the q-snaps:

LHN_Autumn Band Sampler 1

I know it's...
no secret that I am totally on board with just about everything that Diane Williams designs  :o)   and as soon as I saw this cutie, I knew immediately I wanted to stitch it up and finish it so that I could enjoy it this season. So please let me unveil my creation:
LHN_Autumn Band Sampler as Bell Pull 2

LHN_Autumn Band Sampler as Bell Pull 1

LHN_Autumn Band Sampler as Bell Pull 3

"Autumn Band Sampler"
Designed by: Little House Needleworks ~ Diane Williams
Copyright 2011
Stitched on: 28 ct. Vonna hand-dyed linen
Stitched with: Crescent Colours, GAST and WDW cottons
(*only change from charted colors is: I used WDW Ivy and Kudzu for the greens)
Finished as a Bell Pull using Images Stitcher Design Wooden Bell Pull Type C in Walnut Finish

Didn't that...
turn out pretty? This is the first bell pull I've ever made for myself and I must say, this type of finishing lends well for display potential and it is very easy on the pocket book, and really takes very  little know how on the finishing. I was recently introduced to Images Stitchery Design and their beautiful wooden bell pulls. Golly lots of choices for future stitches! But first things first (before I go on a project binge) this project all came together, in my personal opinion, for a stunning finish. Here it is in my entry way, greeting all who enter our humble abode. 

LHN_Autumn Band Sampler Bell Pull on the Wall

So...
what's up next?! Well, I have a colleague that is celebrating a birthday this week and she is such a kind, gentle lady that I always try to make something for her to help her celebrate! I've got a goodie pulled out and ready to stitch, so fingers crossed, I'll have another post by weeks end!

Until next time my dearies...
I'll be keeping my "hands to work and heart to God" just like always!
Hugs and love,
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"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." ~Romans 15:13

76 comments:

  1. Love your autumn finish! I am being really tempted by that new design myself... crows, squirrels, pumpkins...I just love it! Love the bell pull finish too!

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  2. Gosh, but that hardware is gorgeous with this! Nice work, Vonna!

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  3. Love your autumn finish. I love it as a bell pull and think you should do the other 3 seasons as well :) Happy Stitching

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  4. I absolutely LOVE it!!!! Quick stitching and finishing!!! WOW!!! It's gorgeous!!!

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  5. Beautiful finish! I love bellpulls. That used to be my favorite finish for a wall-hanging. I used to have a supplier for really inexpensive hardware, but it dried up. I'll ahe to check out your source.

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  6. Beautiful autumn finish. I have been considering a bell pull finish for the LK Boo Club I'm working on, and am happy to have a source now! Did you back your piece with anything?

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  7. Just beautiful! And of course, the finishing is impeccable! Great job.

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  8. Very Nice! I love your autumn finish
    Happy Stitching
    Denise

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  9. Anonymous3:52 PM

    Congratulations to you on your awesome autumn finish! It looks fabulous in your entry! I love the bell pull hardware! Thanks for sharing the link!

    Robin in Virginia

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  10. Really cute and a nice finish. I love band samplers.

    Bobbi

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  11. love love love this finish!

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  12. Very beautiful sampler! I love everything about it!

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  13. Beautiful finish Vonna! I just ordered this chart this morning:)) It looks great finished as a bellpull:))!

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  14. A gorgeous finish Vonna. Absolutely love the idea of a bell pull.

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  15. Vonna, your bell pull is absoutely gorgeous.

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  16. That is wonderful!! Great work!!

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  17. Such a darling finish, Vonna! I've never tried a bellpull either--yours looks fabulous :)

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  18. This looks beautiful Vonna...great job! I love this design and can't wait to get it too!

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  19. Autumn stitching pieces are my absolute favorite. This one turned out so great! I love this pattern. I hope to stitch it soon.

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  20. I'm a sucker for anything with squirrels. What a beautiful finishing job ~ it looks great in your entry!

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  21. Beautiful finish! Love how you finished it. The hardware is really nice.

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  22. Vonna,

    You've outdone yourself! It is perfect for a bell pull finish.

    Enjoy having it grace your wall and congratulations on a job well done!

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  23. What a beautiful finish! I'll have to check out your supplier. Lovely stitching as well, not to mention quick!

    New Follower :)
    Sarah

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  24. Looks great! I may have to add that one to my stash soon!

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  25. Love the Bell Pull. I love her designs.
    Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

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  26. Just love your Autumn stitching looks so good.

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  27. So beautiful! And I love the bell pull finish to it as well! You are always so fast!

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  28. Another fabulous finish Vonna. I love all the rich fall colors in this.

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  29. What a beautiful fall design and finish. I'm sure it will be enjoyed by everyone who comes through your door!

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  30. I absolutely love it - It has to be one of my favorites - Great finish !

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  31. Vonna, another lovely finish for you. The bell pull turned out great !! Fall is my favorite season and I have this pattern on order. I stitched the Winter Band sampler and look forward to spring and summer coming out next year. Your stitching is beautiful and I can't wait to see what you post next.

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  32. Beautiful bellpull! Will there be a tutorial soon on how to make them? I know that you can show how to sooooo well!

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  33. It looks great and of course, your finishing is perfect! I know you are happy to have an autumn finished and hanging up for all to enjoy!

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  34. Wow! Your needles must have been smoking. It turned out beautifully. Now, will we see a tutorial on bellpull finishing?

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  35. Such a beautiful finish! Love it!

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  36. Lovely stitching, Vonna! And love the bellpull-it looks great in your entry :)

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  37. Oh I love your wonderful stitches. Done as a bellpull it is truly a wonderful work of art. Your entryway is the perfect display space.

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  38. Too cute! Wonderful stitching and, as always your finishing is without equal!

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  39. Ms Vonna! Are you the faster stitcher in the midwest or what? Wow!! It is darling. I may even have to get this one. But mine would be done approx Fall 2013 :)

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  40. This is so beautiful!!!!!! Love the wood bell pull!!!!

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  41. Such a wonderful Designer and a very lovely finish. Vonna, it looks great hanging in your house. Must have been great fun stitching this one up so quickly.

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  42. it turned out lovely! Its a great new design and is already on my wish list!

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  43. Lovely finish Vonna

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  44. congratulations for your finish, look great in bellpull.

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  45. ohhhh lovely Vonna :) it is a gorgeous design and one on my to get list hopefully when I go to the show at Harrogate :) love mouse xxxx

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  46. Beautiful finish, Vonna! It is so sweet--and so timely. :) I have only done one bell pull finish and it turned out super wonky (I was just starting out as a stitcher & getting used to using a needle & thread... what I lacked in skill, I made up for in heart--or so I like to think! LOL) but it's such a nice alternative to having things framed. It looks great in your entryway!

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  47. Turned out beautifully, Vonna. I love the bell pull hardware. I'll have to go and have a look at those. Thanks for the tip. :) Cathryn

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  48. Wow, that is absolutely gorgeous. I just love LHN. Looks great as a bell pull

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  49. Anonymous8:12 AM

    Just beautiful. I have to have this!! Love that you made it into a bell pull. The hardware is strikining. Always enjoy looking at your finishes and drooling!!
    Nice!
    Judy

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  50. Gosh, Vonna - it looks great! i think I might have to stitch this one now. Thanks for the links to the hardware supplier!

    I'd love to see the back of your bell pull to get some idea as to how you went about finishing this one. Will you share?

    Enjoy - it's a lovely finish!

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  51. gorgeous....
    I had seen this pattern & thought to myself...gotta do that one!!! Now, seeing yours finished & how you finished it, I must get it & do it sooner, rather than later....
    perfect!!!

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  52. Lovely finish and the bell pull is gorgeous no wonder you fell in love with them.

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  53. Vonna, beautiful finish! I haven't tried a bell pull yet either. But your finish turned out great. Love that design.

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  54. I love it!!!! I think I will just have to have this pattern. You finished this perfectly. It is oh so pretty for this fall season. Thanks for all your inspiration.

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  55. Beautiful autumn sampler! Love how you finished it as a bellpull too :)

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  56. Oh Vonna you Autumn Band Sampler is so beautiful. This is the first one I've seen stitched and I just love it. The bell pull is lovely so I'm going to have a look at those:)

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  57. It's such a pretty finish Vonna! Your dyeing job on the fabric looks great too. I haven't tried a bellpull yet but if it's as easy as you say it is then maybe I should give it a try!

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  58. Love how you finished it! Can't wait to see what you're stitching for your coworker too.

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  59. Wonderful finish on the Autumn band sampler, I really like the hardware.

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  60. Vonna, what a lovely autumn finish ;o) Bell pulls are a really nice way to finish your stitching although I haven't seen many of them lately. Well done!

    http://firefliescatsinthegarden.blogspot.com/

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  61. Be still my heart!! This finish in its glory is stunning - the stitching, the design, and your hardware all compliment one another wonderfully, congratulations big time, Judith

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  62. That is absolutely gorgeous! You not only done amazing stitching but the finishing is to die for! Love it and fantastic job on it.

    If you have not already stopped by my blog, make sure and visit. Got a giveaway going on that ends on the 5th!!!

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  63. Beautiful site, I'll go visit you. I love autumn.

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  64. More beautiful stitching! LOVE the Autumn Band Sampler. It's on my list to get and stitch! Lovely finishing too.
    Cathy

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  65. Ohhh so niiiicccee!!! ;) thanks for the link, I will check it out.
    Happy fall to you!

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  66. Beautiful finish Vonna! The hardware really sets it off. I love Images Stitchery and am trying to decide on hardware myself! lol

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  67. Beautiful finish! Such a welcoming finish.

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  68. I love it Vonna! And I love how you finished it - it's perfect!! :)

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  69. Too cute and helping to put me in the fall mood:-)

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  70. Your Autumn finish is wonderful! The finish is just perfect for this piece.

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  71. You did a wonderful job on the stitching and finishing! I have always love bell pulls. They are simple yet eye candy!

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  72. It's gorgeous, congratulations

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  73. Beautiful autumn design, and the finishing! Great work!

    Hugs,
    Tatyana

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