Last month it was all about the pumpkins -- and this month it's all about GRAPES! (These photos show what the vineyard hills look like right now in northern Sonoma County, in the Alexander Valley wine region around little Cloverdale, where I live.)
And that means it's time to release my very popular "HARVEST TIME" piece that I used for a cyber class for several years and somehow never got around to offering it as a pattern on my website. SO HERE IT IS NOW for all you wine lovers out there...
HARVEST TIME is a small design - 7.5" x 7.5" on the earthy sandstone 18 ct. canvas, or you can also stitch it on eggshell canvas if you want a brighter look. The thread palette is so very luscious with deep green, burgundy, gold and rose. If you look closely, you can see that the outer border grapevine is worked in #5 pearl cottons, while the inner grapevine is worked with thinner DMC floss, to create a bit of dimension within the small piece. The stitches aren't at all difficult and that makes it very fun to stitch. And wouldn't this make a terrific pillow center or even a square tray insert??
Here's a look up close at the padded center grape cluster, as well as the smaller grapes on the inner "lattice" (which you can see are made with simple cross stitches):
Does this sweet project look appealing to you??
Well, just mosey on over to my website to see the ordering information for HARVEST TIME and get ready to start salivating about stitching this with a glass of your favorite wine at your side....SALUT!