Transfer the design onto the fabric using the water-soluble fabric marking pen, centering the design on the fabric. If you have difficulty seeing the pattern through the fabric, use a light box or trace the design by holding the fabric and pattern up to a window.
Embroider the design using 2 strands of the 6-strand embroidery floss throughout.
Work the lines in backstitch. The tiny little leaves are worked in detached chain stitch and the shading on the pumpkins is worked in straight stitch.
Stitch a seed bead where indicated by a small dot on the pattern, using a beading needle and a single strand of the lighter orange floss.
This project is excerpted with permission from <a href="http://www.stackpolebooks.com/productdetails.cfm?sku=1292&repvendorid=1014&isbn=9780811712927&title=simply-samplers">"Simply Samplers: Easy Techniques for Hand Embroidery" by Cheryl Fall (Stackpole Books).