9.26.2014

Bittersweet Harvest!

Once again it's that time of year...
bittersweet harvest!

I love the smell of it's damp leaves...the smell of autumn.
It's that unmistakably smell that you smell just once a year.

It's best picked before the husk burst.
I like to bring it inside where it is warmer and dryer, 
overnight,
and then awake to a whole new looking vine!
The tiny husks have burst open to expose their brilliant orange fruit.
The best color of orange that there is!
Nature is so magical...


I have used this beautiful vine as inspiration in two upcoming cross stitch designs.  They are more harvest & autumn-themed.    Two designs that can be left out through the Thanksgiving season.

Sneak peek of  "Queen of Harvest"....
Bittersweet, pumpkins & acorns...

 &
Sneak peek of "Where the Bittersweet Blooms"...
a sweet and quick - to - stitch autumn time sampler...


Watch for these two new arrivals next week!

Tis going to be another beautiful autumn day here, 
enjoy your day!

Brenda

6 comments:

Brenda said...

Oh, I love bittersweet in the fall, and half the fun is in the hunt!

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

WONDERFUL ... WONDERFUL. I Luv the signs of fall and your designs are no exception.

Brenda A said...

Where the Bittersweet Blooms looks like it's going to be lovely!!!

Jacqueline said...

both designs scream Fall. Can't wait to see them in their entirety.

Margs Primitive Quilts said...

Indeed, beautiful samplers! Gorgeous vines! Love that color too, screams fall is here :) yay!
Hugs Marg.

Karen said...

So happy to see this post. And more of my favorite. Bittersweet doesn't grow where I live so last year I went to the only florist in town that sold it and bought a lot. Time to get it out of the attic! It is the prettiest vine and to me rivals roses! These designs look so pretty and in the loveliest colors. Thank you for sharing.