The Fall Fair is part of the premiere
Traditions line by Great Bear Canada. The pattern
opens up to reveal a great big (17½”
x 23½”) color chart with easy-to-read
symbols. A gift for tired eyes! Includes stories
Item # GBC-112 stitched on aida
or evenweave; DMC and Anchor codes.
about this pattern
Every weekend from September through October you'll
find us at a fall fair. A big attraction around
our hometown of Hamilton, Ontario, these fairs
celebrate everything from the biggest pumpkin
to the best-looking cow to the finest stitchery.
We find fall fairs a great way to spend time together
as a family, to meet old friends and new, and
to honour people who make things.
Our design celebrates not just
fairs, but autumn itself ... raking leaves, jumping
in leaf piles, the crunch underfoot. This is a
great piece to display in the fall, which is,
after all, like the start of a new year ... the
kids are back in school, the harvest is in, and
Mom's returning to her own routine and projects.
I keep The Fall Fair hanging up until Halloween,
after which our cold November sets in and it's
time to start thinking Christmas.
Other uses for this pattern
The horses -- which stand just 12-squares high
-- are small enough to stitch above the pocket (or on the collar)
of a denim shirt for your favourite rider. The horses would look
nifty, too, along a bookmark, as would the tomatoes. The Ferris
wheel alone would add some fun to a kitchen, a reminder that next
summer isn't really that far away.