Sunday, September 6, 2015

Indian Summer...And A Giveaway...

Indian Summer Punch Needle Pattern by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

"Indian Summer"...
an unexpected warm spell during the Autumn months.




Indian Summer Punch Needle Pattern by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

I decided to finish this punch needle design 
into a smallish wool cushion.  
with mustard glass beads on the edges.



Indian Summer Punch Needle Pattern by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

I placed a random zig zag stitch of hand embroidery
around the edge of the design, 
using Valdani variegated Perle Cotton Thread.

This design would also look nice finished
 onto a bread board
or the front of an old book.



Indian Summer Punch Needle Pattern by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

Welcoming Autumn, with colors of an Indian Summer...
bittersweet, pokeberry, white pumpkins 
gorgeous shades of fallen leaves 
and a deep blue Autumn sky.



Indian Summer Punch Needle Pattern by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

The "Indian Summer" Mixed Media Pattern,
(Punch Needle and Wool Applique)
 is now available in the Studio.
Valdani Thread Bundles for this pattern
are also available.

I am grateful for all of the wonderful friends
who support and encourage me !
As a Thank You, I will be giving away an
"Indian Summer" Pattern.

~ A winner has been chosen and notified...
this Giveaway is now closed. ~

Leave a comment on this post -
telling me your favorite Autumn food.
A winner will be randomly chosen on
Wednesday, September 9, 2015.

Enjoy this lovely September weekend...
Rose



50 comments:

  1. GINGERBREAD!!! Maybe more of a Christmas item for some, but many afternoons we would come home from school to a hot pan of homemade gingerbread. Mom made the best & I carried on the tradition with my girls. As an adult I learned to appreciate other toppings on gingerbread such as lemon sauce or brandy sauce, but as a child, a slab of butter was perfect. There was nothing like coming in the door to that warm, spicy aroma & my sweet Mom. Love love the new pattern!!!!

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  2. I have to tell you two favorites: Pumpkin bread and apple cider. If I must pick only one, I'll say the pumpkin bread because I make it for my grandkids who love it. I also love your new piece with the punchneedle and applique combined.

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  3. Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies - so delish! My favorite time of the year.

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  4. Its the first taffy apple of the season and its gotta have the nuts on it . Thanks for offering this giveaway linda m

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  5. I love anything with apples ,bread or pies warm and tasty

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  6. It's got to be pumpkin pie. Thanks for the chance to win this great pattern.

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  7. Georgeous pattern..I've never seen the 2 techniques on one piece.....WOW-eye catching! I'd love to win the pattern. Lisa
    scneth@verizon.net

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  8. I always look forward to fall and a pumpkin pie blizzard at the DQ! Bliss.

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  9. It's all about the Apple Crisp in Autumn for me! And that gorgeous applique within the punch needle work is so awesome! I love this design!

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  10. apple crisp!
    mmm, cinnamon, sugar, raisins, apples, and oats,
    so good to come in and smell this in the kitchen as it bakes!

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  11. anything pumpkin I just had my first iced pumpkin coffee. yummm
    Cathy

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  12. Anything with sweet potatoes! I especially love to julienne them for oven baked fries, so good! I live in the #1 sweet potato producing state, North Carolina, so eat them quite a bit. Good thing they are good for you! Thank you for the giveaway, and LOVE the new pattern, just lovely. Ann

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  13. Apple crisp, yum! Love the new pattern,

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  14. Honey crisp apples!!!
    Love this design.

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  15. Donna Frederick please count me in. Lovely design.
    My favorite is anything apple. The smell of a homemade apple pie in the oven is the best, with sienna on and sugar.

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  16. such a beautiful pillow! love how you finished it!! I make a cake called Pennsylvania Dutch Apple Muffin Cake. The recipe came from a Country Living cookbook from the early 80's. I make it every year. You make it in a souffle dish. Perfect for dessert or breakfast. I only make it in the fall because I buy local apples. If you would like the recipe I can send it to you.

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  17. This is a spectacular design and beautiful punching and I love the wool applique. I actually can't wait to make that first really cool day to make a pot of Chili!

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  18. Pumpkin pie with whipped cream is so yummy!

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  19. I live in apple country and I love the apple festivals with pies, crumbles, crisps, and other fruity delights. I love apples.

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  20. Warm gingerbread with chunky homemade applesauce....a fantastic celebration of autumn flavors!!!

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  21. OK, now I'm hungry. We love Apple Dumplings, everything about them - from making them with our church friends to smelling them as they bake and then eating them with cold milk or ice cream. We make over a thousand as an annual fundraiser each year and it speaks autumn to me. I love your project. I love white pumpkins!

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  22. Apple dumplings and pumpkin pie. Just cooked off a fresh pumpkin to bake today. I love this new pattern and love the finish. Even if I'm not the winner, I will buy the pattern. Thank you for the opportunity. It is lovely.

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  23. beautiful design. Always love the beaded blanket stitch.
    We picked pokeberries and dyed wool yarn with a lady that did spinning and weaving.
    She had kettles outside on wood fires. Nothing I was used to.
    My favorite fall food has to be my first batch of apple butter on biscuts and then I make a pie.

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  24. Wow! I love this pillow and all the embellishment details. I hadn't considered doing punch needle before but this might change my mind!

    My favorite foods come Autumn are anything pumpkin and/or anything cranberry. So my favorite pumpkin blueberry muffin recipe accompanied by some hot spiced apple cider with cranberries steeped in it is a fall treat for me!

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  25. Like so many others, my favorites are anything apple or pumpkin! Beautiful pattern! Would love a chance to win!

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  26. My favorite Autumn food is a fresh baked apple pie from just picked apples. served ala mode!
    Love all your work; this pillow is beautiful art!

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  27. We have an old apple tree in our yard which the deer love as much as we do. But there are always a few left for us. I know when it's pickin' time because I awake to the beautiful smell of cinnamon when hubby makes his first apple crisp. He's such an early bird and I'm the night owl who sleeps a little later. So this is his fall suprise for me and it's wonderful in many ways. It's the ONLY thing he will attempt to bake and it is heavenly warm out of the oven. :-)

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  28. That is beautiful Rose. I love all of the extras you put on this. I would love to be entered into your sweet contest. I hope you have a lovely day.

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  29. Oh I have to say homemade apple pie a la mode with lots of good cinnamon inside...yummy...thanks for the chance--I've never tried punch needle but would like to add it to my crafts....hugs, Julierose

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  30. Rose there are so many choices you made for this project that I admire, the white with just a hint of orange for the pumpkin. The soft blue sky, the hand stitched zigzag, and the beaded buttonhole stitch that brings it all together. I've never seen real poke berry but I imagine them thanks to you.

    I'd love to be the lucky winner, thanks for the chance.

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  31. Oh and I just ordered your "beginner" kit --I can see myself in front of the fireplace this winter learning how to dothis--looks like fun!! hugs, Julierose

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  32. Hi Rose, your Indian summer pillow is beautiful! I would be delighted to win it! My favorite fall food is going to the farmers market with all the fall goodness and buying fresh apples and making apple cake for my family,the house smells so comforting with cinnamon apple yumminess. I have made several of your penny rugs with the beaded edges and display small pumpkins and gourds on them for adorable fall decorations. Happy fall and thank you, Teri

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  33. beautiful design. Always love the beaded blanket stitch.
    We picked pokeberries and dyed wool yarn with a lady that did spinning and weaving.
    She had kettles outside on wood fires. Nothing I was used to.
    My favorite fall food has to be my first batch of apple butter on biscuts and then I make a pie.

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  34. Pumpkin Bread Pudding is our favorite autumn recipe.

    I love what you did with the wool applique / punchneedle embroidery. Any project with beads can't be bad either :)

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  35. That is a great pattern. The colors are great for fall. I need to get back to punch needle. I have been doing wool applique. Would love to win that pattern. Nancy P.

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  36. Beautiful finish.
    Great give away, but don't enter me. I have WAY too many patterns waiting for attention.
    Hugs :)
    Lauren

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  37. Beautiful pattern. I would love to give it a new home. lol. My favourite fall food is fresh apple pie with cheddar cheese. Thanks so much for sharing

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  38. I love taffy apple salad! This is just beautiful, I love it! Thanks so much for having this giveaway.

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  39. Your pillow is beautiful!! Thanks for having such a wonderful giveaway. I think my favorite Autumn food is Apple Dumplings...oooh...drooling just thinking about them. Yummy.

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  40. Homemade apple pie with melted cheddar cheese on top is my favorite autumn food. Thanks for having this giveaway with your beautiful new pumpkin pattern.

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  41. Your pumpkin pillow is absolutely adorable -- LOVE the added embellishments. You've taken needle punch to a whole new level!!!! When I think of fall foods, I immediately go back to my childhood when the smell of cinnamon was always present in my Mom's kitchen. There were 3 Golden Delicious apple trees in the backyard, which kept her busy once they ripened. She'd make applesauce, apple cakes, cinnamon apple bars & (my favorite) fried cinnamon apples! Whenever fried cinnamon apples were on the menu, so were her baked pork chops. Makes me want to serve that tonight for dinner. . .!! Thanks for taking me down memory lane this morning & for giving me the chance to win your adorable needle punch pattern!

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  42. Great project. I would have never thought to combine inch needle and wool appliqué. I expecially like the blue background. My favorite fall food has to be pumpkin chocolate chip cookies, maybe I'll
    Make some today. Thanks again for all the great ideas

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  43. Beautiful needle punch! I love squash to eat and apple cider to drink..yum.

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  44. Without hesitation - pumpkin pie! (As I live in South Texas - the pumpkin pie Blizzard at Dairy Queen hits the spot too!

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  45. Wow! This turned out so well! The extra touches at the end really make this piece stunning! My favorite food is pumpkin everything! Pumpkin pie - I have already made one of those so far - and a pumpkin spice latte to go with the pie. Yum!

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  46. Hi Rose,
    Your design is just lovely!!! I LOVE apple anything......the smell, taste and crunch!!!! Thanks for the chance to win!
    Warm Hugs~
    Julie

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  47. The finish is beautiful just as the whole pillow. A beautiful pattern ! I would love to try my hand at it.

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  48. Pumpkin pie blizzard from DQ, pumpkin donuts, pumpkin bread, the list goes on and on! Yum!

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So glad to have you here visiting...
would love to hear your thoughts !
Rose