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Traditions Series

Fall Fair SamplerClick to see the finished cross-stitch

Part of the premiere Traditions line, this full color chart has easy-to-read symbols. It opens up to an oversized 17½” x 23½” color pattern. A gift for tired eyes! Stitchers will love the stories about rural crafts.

Stitched on aida or evenweave; DMC and Anchor codes.

Michelle talks 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.

We all have our must-dos: the boys race off to the rides, Bob checks out the kids' art projects and I wander among the stitching and quilts. The horses are another big draw, with many fairs featuring Western and English riding, barrel racing and heavy horse teams. Most Saturday nights showcase a demolition derby with lots of noise, smoke and cheers. (See why I love them?)

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.

 

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