Even in warm California October there is a feeling of fall in the air. This week’s vintage charts all gave a feeling of fall- autumn leaves, celebrating achievements, back to school.
First we3 have this upper case alphabet. It’s the first part of Anne’s child’s alphabet. It also includes lower case, numbers, and even Roman Numerals. (You’ll see the rest of it next week.) It’s a great small alphabet for sayings or for monograms.
The Ancient Greeks crowned their athletic heros with a laurel wreath crown, charted below. Later it became associated with Napoleonic monograms. This laurel wreath is colored and taken from one of Anne’s filet crochet charts. It can be used as a monogram with one of the letters from this weeks alphabet inside.
By changing the color of the ribbon, you could make this be a small celebration for anyone.
Fall Leaves Border
Although the original border was in greens, I though this simple chart, below, would be perfect as a fall border. To make it “fall” gather up all your scraps and threads in fall colors. Randomly pick them to stitch each leaf.
You can make the leaves more symmetrical by stitching the ones on the left in Reverse Tent.