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?