Thursday, October 30, 2014

October's Marigold - Finished!

Design - "October's Marigold"
Designer - Cottage Garden Samplings
FAbric - 32 count Lambswool linen
Fibers - WDW - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 23 September 2014
Completed - 27 October 2014

A wonderful October stitch! Black and orange aren't my favorite colors by any stretch, but with the yellow, orange and green of the marigolds I think the piece is great and is probably going to be on my short list to be framed next year.

Here's a final celebration of our October Marigolds taken mid-month.

   My sister loves September and October. These flowers are part of the reason why. 

Here are a few birds sporting October colors.
  
The Goldfinches


A handsome House Finch


Another view


A Goldfinch and a Golden-crowned Sparrow 


A juvenile Starling. I do not care for the birds, but have to admit they are rather pretty.

15 comments:

cucki said...

such a sweet finish my dear x

Melody said...

Love your finish! Congrats!! I don't care for the starlings either, but they are rather dramatic looking birds. Are all of the goldfinchs this muted color for winter? No more bright yellow?

Melissa said...

Congrats on your October finish - it's just gorgeous! Those marigolds are stunning. Maybe we appreciate their colours more now that there is so much more grey around!

Frances N said...

Your wildlife photos are lovely, as always!
I just love that Halloween finish! The marigolds are fabulous and the perfect addition to the traditional Halloween things. Wonderful!

Mary said...

Nice finish...I think Juvie starling look Like so much fun...all those dots......

Marlene jones said...

We love the starlings they swabble all the time and swoop in in large numbers, hubby has just filled the mealworms so we will see them soon

Margaret said...

This cross stitch series is just so fabulous. I do love each one! Love the marigolds and the birds -- they are definitely decked out for Autumn!

Pam in IL said...

October Marigold looks great. We've had several frosty mornings and very chilly temps, but for some reason we have flowers blooming, including marigolds, snapdragons, blanket flowers and tickseed. So odd for this time of year.

I could watch the Goldfinches and House Finches all day long. Your's are so pretty.

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Very apt finish for the month Beth, it looks very bonnie. The house finch is a sweet looking bird.

Barb said...

Beth, that is the perfect October finish! I love it. I wish I had chosen that monthly series. I never saw a pretty starling until your blog!!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Pretty stitching and bird shots as well!

Here, with two heavy frosts under our belt, my marigolds are still blooming! Petering out but still alive :)

Wanda said...

Beth, October's cross stitch is gorgeous! I love all the little details she packs into each month!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

I love the Cottage Garden series so much. This is a lovely one, looking forward to seeing all twelve together!

Maggee said...

What pretty colors! Great finish--I look forward to seeing it framed next year!

Melanie said...

It's a wonderful fall finish. And of course you have matching marigolds from your garden. I would expect no less! ;)