Autumn Leaves and Summer Fruits















Autumn Leaves has been in my finishing drawer for some time, and I finally got it made into a flat fold with some gorgeous paisley fabric. It inspired me to pull out my autumn plates and decorate my hutch for the fall.

I also have been inspired to finish off some of the fruit thread packs by LHN into little pinkeeps during a stitch-a-long we're having at the LHN group. I really want to do pumpkins, peaches, and pear next.

I wish my blog posts weren't so few and far between these days but that is life right now! Hope you all are well.

30 comments:

Sharon said...

Your flat fold is gorgeous! Congrats.

S said...

Beautiful finishes, the fabric is great!!
Happy Fall!!

Nancy said...

Hi Rachel,

Everything is so beautiful! As always your stitching is just perfect, and I love your flatfold finishing and your pinkeeps. Your hutch looks wonderful all decked out for Autumn. Enjoy!

Isabelle said...

Rachel, your posting may be sparse, but the content of your entries more than make up for it! Exquisite pictures and beautiful stitching. Thank you for sharing such beauty with us. I hope you are well, too.

Barbara said...

What a gorgeous finish! And your hutch looks so cozy and seasonable.

monique said...

Looks wonderful; I love Fall decorations :)

Cheryl said...

Have loved looking at pictures of your gorgeous finishes! The flatfold is great (lovely fabric!) and the pinkeeps are too

Vonna said...

What beautiful things you have displayed Rachel!!! I simply love them all :) The flat fold is gorgeous and one that I want to do *someday* and I love the way you've decorated your hutch! Your pinkeeps are gorgeous!!!! Thank you for sharing your lovely stitching and home!

Junie Moon said...

It's a beautiful piece--just stunning! I may be a bit backwards in terms of ideas like this but I've not heard of the flat fold before. It's gorgeous and makes a beautiful way to present the stitching. I'll have to read more about this technique.

Margie said...

I love how you finished your autumn piece! That chart is on my wish list.

Katrina said...

Love your flatfold and the pinkeeps! Everything is so pretty and delicate :-).

siobhan said...

Your flat fold is adorable!! I love the way it turned out. LOVE LOVE LOVE the pinkeeps, too! Great job!

jean said...

It's gorgeous, and so are the pinkeeps! :)

Sally said...

What a gorgeous flatfold! All your other finishes are beautiful as well.

Mindi said...

Absolutely gorgeous finishes, the fabric for the flatfold is stunning and adds a touch of elegance.

Jen said...

The flat fold is really cute. And I love the pinkeeps. What a great way to finish several pieces of a series. You fall decorations are also very pretty.

Annemarie said...

Thanks for sharing these lovely pictures of your fall decorations, Rachel! Your flatfold is beautiful, as are the fruit pinkeeps. I always look forward to reading your posts :o)

Georgie said...

What a beautiful flat-fold! I love the paisley fabric and I love the hutch it's on, with the little pumpkins :)

Stephanie said...

Your Autumn Leaves flatfold is gorgeous Rachel - the backing fabric is perfectly suited. I love how you've decorated your hutch! The pinkeeps are very sweet - great finishing idea. You've inspired me with your flatfold definitely :)

Wawanna said...

I love Fall, your stitching is fantastic...all of it! How clever of you to turn Autum Leaves into a flatfold, soooo creative. And the title of your blog: priceless! Thank you for sharing your heart & home.

Renee said...

At last I come and leave a friendly comment on your blog again, dear Rachel. It's such a peaceful and relaxing moment to read you, watch your photos and browse through your blog again. I love your Fall exhibition on your shelves very much. Here we have to add fog at morning over the landscape (owing to the fact that we are settled along a very large river). Summer was summerized for me in the words "surgery" and "hospital". I had very serious heart surgery in the middle of July, then a second time three weeks later. After all this I spent more than 2 months in 4 various hospitals, because of many complications! Now I'm back home but with daily nursing care and I recover very slowly. My family was wonderful during all this time, and my church too. They helped a lot. For many weeks I couldn't use a computer at hospital. Now I'm very glad to be able to use it again, as I can cross stitch too, both activities being fitted very well with the quiet life I must have.Also I can care for my online cross stitch shop again and send the orders to customers (http://latelierdelacolombe.com)
I wish you very quiet and happy coming days. I'll visit you again soon. I wish you many happy coming days.Hugs from France.

staci said...

Your lovely flatfold is displayed perfectly on your hutch! Such darling pinkeeps too! Wonderful :)

jane said...

Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful! I am so jealous of your stitching and your decor!

anna said...

I'll add a ohh! and ahh! here as well. Beautiful work, and your furniture and plates are fantastic. Loved the pictures!

jasmin said...

ooooohh i'm fainting !!!
this ps is gorgeous, congratulations !
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Hazel said...

These are stunning and I adore the designs. What beautiful finishes. They look fab! xxx

Michelle said...

The finishes are beautiful! I really need to try my hand at a flat fold. I love the autumn decorating you've done. And your fruit packs are wonderful!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Solstitches said...

Rachel these finishes are just beautiful. I never would have thought to make a flat fold out of the PS design.
I love your hutch and the pinkeeps look just wonderful displayed in the basket.

Margaret

CraftyT said...

I love your fabric choice for the finishing of Atumn Leaves. very pretty

Carol said...

Exquisite finishes!!