Monday, October 15, 2012

A Fall Garden Walk and Autumn at Hawk Run Hollow

Thanks to all of you who looked at my blog.  I really appreciate all the very nice things you said about my Halloween decorating and the pansies! We finally are getting some much needed rain.  However, we had a nice break this morning and we got out to the garden to take a few pictures.  Our natural fall color is only fair out here.  We have so many evergreens.  The most common tree in our yard(natural that is) is the big leaf maple.  It turns yellow but that's about it.  So we planted lots of fall color as we landscaped our yard.  I hope you enjoy this walk!

 This pretty little fuchsia is called Santa Claus.  It is considered a hardy fuchsia so should come back every year.

 Little lime hydrangea

Lead-wort ground cover.  It has pretty blue flowers in late summer then turns this pretty red.

 Blushing Bride hydrangea,  white all summer then in the fall turns into this!

 Just a little surprise for the SBA!

This tree is called the parrot tree because of the color.

 A blueberry bush

 A pretty red barberry

The last of the dahlias.

This is one of the biggest designs I have done! Autumn At Hawk Run Hollow.  I like it because it goes from Sept. through Nov. and Thanksgiving.  I have the pattern for Shores so someday I'll get that one started.I took about a year to do this with breaks after each row! The frame looks great with it.  I purchased it from Valley House Primitives.  I do love their frames!
I hope you are all having a good week and thanks so much for taking a look!


  1. ohhh! I love your Autumn at Hawk Run stitch especially the owls in the center square - awesome!

  2. whenever i see a hydrangea in cross stitch i am always tempted to stitch it - love that flower - Autumn at Hawk Run Hollow looks awesome! I am so envious of all your beautiful halloween decoration - hugs and stitches, Amanda

  3. Oh, I enjoyed the walk through your Autumn garden, such beautiful flowers!
    And a Spider too, EEK!
    Your AAHRH is gorgoeus too.
    Thanks again for all of the pics.

  4. Beautiful fall garden pics.
    Wow! Great finish on Autumn at Hwak Run Hallow.
    The frame is perfect. You don't leave it up all year? I would. :)

  5. Those pictures are just gorgeous! The stitching is beautiful!

  6. I really like the way you chose to arrange your Autumn at HRH squares, Barb!! I was thinking about stitching it next year (not sure after doing that one block for my September bowl and realizing what a ton of stitching goes into each!!)... Your finish is gorgeous!

    Looks like a lovely fall in the Pacific northwest :)

  7. Love your AaHRH Barb! It looks very different than most of them since you stitched it more square rather than the long length. I just LOVE it.

    Thanks for sharing pictures from your yard. Very nice:)

  8. The garden fall colors are wonderful!

  9. A lovely Fall walk and a stunning have had a great morning, haven't you??!!

  10. Gorgeous plants, beautiful stitchery, a spider...what an interesting and wonderful post, Barb!!!

  11. I love Autumn at Hawk Run Hollow,it one of my favourite designs that I have not stitched.
    Beautiful photos :)the spider is awesome.

  12. Love your AaHRH Barb! I am ashamed to admit that I started this one almost two years ago and haven't put a stitch in it for over a year.

    Loved your autumn pictures, such lovely colours!

  13. oh I love your stitching !!!!

    bisous de FRANCE

  14. I love Autumn at Hawk Run! What linen count did you stitch it on? How big is it in inches? Sorry for all the questions. I'd love to stitch it one day and I want to see if it's too big for me to tackle.

  15. I LOVE that frame. Never purchased from them - will check it out. You did a great job!