Pumpkin Hollow is all done!
Details: Pumpkin Hollow free chart by Nancy Woodson of Liberty House Primitives. The design measures 5.25 X 4.75 inches on 28ct natural linen. All threads are DMC floss.
I followed the pattern almost exactly. I changed the year from 2010 to 2013. I added my initials in the lower right corner of the green grass. You can just barely see them in the photo above.
I did not have DMC 936, the lighter green called for in the chart, so I used one strand of 934, the darker green, and one strand of 469 together in the needle to stitch the areas of lighter green. I think it turned out just fine.
I'm pleased with the way this turned out. I was worried when I first pulled all the colors for it that it was going to be dark and dreary- there's a lot of navy, black, and dark green- but now that it's done, I think it looks great. I'd love to stitch it again using hand dyed threads for the pumpkin, the house, and the grass. I think it would look good stitched on a dark fabric as well. Hmmm... I might have to visit my stash.
I'm not sure how I want to finish this. It's a little bit big for an ornament, although I could see it hanging on my china hutch door. It might look nice finished as a small pillow to sit on top of a bookcase. Any suggestions?