August 01, 2023
I used to make a lot more jams and jellies than I do these days. But the full bloom of summer always makes me think about making preserves.
Summer Jam is my little tribute to those summer days. All the bowls and baskets of fruit, the steamy kitchen as the jam cooks, and the beautiful little jewel-like jars that are the result.
This has been a banner year for October House, and I have a happy heart full of gratitude for all the love my patterns have received this year. October House is actually turning 10 years old this year! (More about that later, in October:)
But as I thought about how to celebrate such a wonderful year, my thoughts turned to the bounty of a garden. And what gardener do you know that doesn't love to share what their garden produces? Passing along a sweet jar of jam or summer preserves to friends and neighbors captured the way I thought about the joy of designing and stitching just perfectly. So....
Summer Jam will be available as a Limited Edition Freebie throughout the month of August! Once August is over, it won't be available until 2024, when I'll be releasing it as a regular pattern.
I will also be giving away 10 full kits of Summer Jam this month*. They will include a printed copy of the pattern, all the floss, linen, backing fabric and trim. I'll also be throwing in a couple of other surprises/goodies in each kit. Plus, everything will come in a Summer Jam project bag handmade by me!
So, let the celebration begin! I can't think of a better way to celebrate and to say "Thank you!" than to share this sweet design with you.
UPDATED SEPTEMBER 1, 2023:
SORRY! THE LIMITED FREE DOWNLOAD IS OVER.
This chart will be appearing as a regular design in 2024, so be on the lookout! :)
*Giveaways will be announced through my newsletter and on Instagram and Facebook. So make sure you are signed up for the newsletter and/or you follow me on Instagram or Facebook! You must be 18 or older to be eligible. Non-US residents are eligible...I'll ship it wherever you reside.
August 30, 2023
Thank you for such beautiful patterns.
Thanks for this wee gift! I make dandelion jam in the spring and raspberry jam in the summer — 16 cups of the latter this year! So this is a sweet little reward for the effort of making ‘Summer Jam’. Sending blessings from western Canada.
Thanks so much for the Summer Jam freebie. I’ve done a number of October House designs and love how easy they are to follow.
Thank you for your kindness
Such a cute design!! Thank you.
August 29, 2023
Thank you for the beautiful Summer Jam design. Love it!
Thanks so much for sharing ❤️
Love, love, love all your designs! Thank you so much for your contribution to the cross stitch community
Such a lovely prize! Saw this on Helen D’s flosstube, it’s beautiful!
August 22, 2023
Thank you for this lovely pattern!
August 16, 2023
Such a sweet patrern! I have the perfect spot already picked out for it. Thank you for your designs.
August 15, 2023
This is a perfect design for the summer with all of the wonderful fruits that are available now. I am really enjoying all of your patterns.
Oh my goodness-how sweet! And such a generous prize! Thank you!
It’s such a cute pattern. I have already finished Strawberry Faire and currently working on Honey Faire. What cheery projects!
Such a lovely summery chart. I haven’t stitched any of your designs and plan to stitch the Strawberry Faire. Thanks for the chance.
So lovely! Thank you for the opportunity!
It is such a beautiful pattern! ❤️
August 09, 2023
A friend stitched 1 of your pieces and I fell in love with it :) Your choice in colors are beautiful and what a cute design to give away…so generous, thank you
August 02, 2023
Thank you! Look forward to making this myself….it’s been added to the To Make Que lol
Love this sweet chart! Thank you!!!
Thank you for the adorable chart! I love all your charts and this is no exception!
August 01, 2023
Oh it looks gorgeous and compliments Strawberry Faire beautifully. Thank you for your generosity offering this during August.
So adorable 🥰
Thank you so much for Summer Jam, your designs are beautifil!
Thank you so much for this beautiful design! So adorable! 😊
What a darling design! While I am not a jam/jelly eater nor have I ever made jam, I have a friend who this is perfect for. Congratulations on your upcoming 10th anniversary in October!
thank you for the sweet design. I was recently thinking of jam making days.
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I'm Robin, the designer behind October House. You've found my blog, where I ramble on about stitching and sewing and anything else that catches my fancy!
I love quiet colors, gentle stitches and making things by hand.
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