The trees are giving us the last display of colorful beauty before the late fall and winter season kick in. Vibrant reds, orange, and yellows dot landscapes and remind us that indeed, fall is equally as stunning as any other season. Once the trees put on this spectacular display, it is time for them to get some rest and shed their fall fashion. Below are just a few samples of the what the cross stitch community has to offer for falling leaves.
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DMC is a great place to find detailed free patterns. They are not the average run of the mill easy free patterns. Case in point is this freebie of Falling Leaves. The colors are not your normal fall colors with bright blues and greens. This project is great for variegated floss. You can find this pattern, as well as others HERE.
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Beads and Leaves
Have you tried cross stitch beading before? I have always wanted to give it a shot but been a bit scared to try. This leaf pattern by Mill Hill is the perfect pattern to jump in and stitch. The leaf is detailed with beads, but not so overwhelming that you will throw it to the ground and run away. This would be the perfect project for making a brooch for yourself or loved one. It would look great with your outfit for Thanksgiving. You can purchase the pattern HERE.
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Fall is the time for getting together. Thanksgiving dinners, fall harvest parties and movie nights are just a few ways in which we socialize during the season. You can not go to someone's house empty handed. Ever! Never show up at a friend's house with just yourself. You can always bring wine or a dish, but why not step it up a notch and stitch them up some fall leaf themed tea towels. This is a gift that will last longer than a night and each time they look at it they will have fond... memories of you. You can purchase the printed tea towel pattern HERE.
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Creating a seasonal table setting just got a little more colorful with this Leaf Border pattern from cathartic dream on Deviant Art. This border pattern would look great on a table cloth or a table runner. Fashion it with fall flowers or a pumpkin and you have a spectacular autumn setting. You can download the pattern for free HERE.
Fall leaves give us a beautiful view of what mother nature can do. It is the last colorful display until we wake up again in the spring. While the trees may be taken a break, these patterns can be display all year long. Enjoy the season!