Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Stitchin' Weather

Fall time is in the air - the scent is strong - and with that my fingers are itchin' to be stitchin'.

At work fall time for me means inventory season.  (Yes, that IS a season and not one that makes me grin!)  The days are long and dusty and weekends are pretty much non-existant.  The company I work for has seven retail stores up and down the Pacific coast line and three warehouses in three different states.  Being the inventory control guru, it's part of my job to make sure that the stores are in good shape and ready for their counts as well as going back to the stores on the weekends that their actual counts are scheduled.  All of that to say that even with the blustery fall weather, my stitching time is very little right now.  I have managed to squeak out a darling little pumpkin hat for Mazzy Kaye and have started a Working Man's Beanie for a Christmas present.

Last night I was wandering around etsy and came across this super sweet Alphabet Tree Girl embroidery pattern.  I instantly fell in love with the little girl reading in a tree;  picturing this darling pattern on a canvas bookbag.  The pattern found it's way to my shopping cart and I checked out.  When my pattern came in my email box just moments later, I read all the notes from the seller with glee which led me here to Nicole's blog, Follow the White Bunny, which in turn led me to Feeling Stitchy where I came across a super fun embroidery contest.

Covered in Stitches is a Feeling Stitchy contest that involves embroiderying a piece of art based on the cover of a book.  You can make your piece to look just like a favorite book cover or you can interpret that cover with your own imaginings.  The sky is the limit and what a wonderful contest for those of us who are not only book lover's but embroidery lover's as well.  Pop over to the Feeling Stitchy contest post for the rules and to see what the wonderful prizes are! 

I love to embroidery in the evenings and haven't done it nearly enough the last couple of years.  I'm super excited about this and have a couple idea's kicking around in my head.  It'll be so fun plus the finished pieces will make great Christmas presents for some other book lover's I know!

Sew tell  me - do you have any fall projects going on?  What are they?


Anonymous said...

Wow that is a very stressing job you have by the sounds of it !! I admire you and you must have alot of energy. Yes I am working on a few new items for my shop(s) on etsy. I do rag hot pads from lovker hooking and I also design jewelry and I keep having to set stuff down and walk away to go off to Ohio where my new granbaby Mckenna Grace and Rylee Ann who is almost 2 reside with their loving parents. I do love fall it is my favorite time of year !! : )

Bonnie said...

I always have something on the needles. Love the little embroidery. Precious! Bonnie

Stacey's Treasures said...

I like to ebroidry to but like you havn't got much of it done latly.
We did pick up some supplies for one of the residents yesterday and she has been happily embroidrying ever since. We are lucky one of the nurses found out she likes to do needle work as she had been very restless.

Susan said...

Needlework does calm the soul and I am so hoping you get some soul-calming time in really soon! Darn having-to-earn-some-money thing (aka job)! I love the girl in the tree pattern! Reminds me of Grandma's apple tree. :)

Paula said...

Ooooh~ I love it!
I've been making some fabric pumpkins and a little doll for my neice... I've missed my sewing machine but during the summer it has to just sit quietly and wait until cold weather when I'm not outside so much.

Twisted Fencepost said...

The only fall projects I have going on right now are making birdhouse gourds into birdhouses. And I painted some jars orange and then in black painted some pumpkin faces on them. At night I put candles in them.